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The high price of imprisonment

As incarceration rates continue to grow around the United States, the enormous costs of some prison services are increasingly being paid by those who...

Harlem Program Helps Low-Income Students Reach Commanding Heights

Shay Stinson was a quiet 8-year-old girl, raised by a single mom in Harlem, when her first trip outside of the city took her...

Black woman thrives in Washington’s world of cigars

Negest Dawit, a savvy businesswoman from Ethiopia, steered her 1998 Mercedes Benz past a vacant building on 9th Street near downtown Washington, D.C. and...

Indianapolis’ Oaks Schools Use Student Diversity to Teach and Learn

Diversity is a slogan in many places, but at The Oaks Academy’s campuses near downtown Indianapolis, on any given Wednesday, the hallways are lined...

Engineer’s ‘Hustle’ Becomes Successful Construction Company

Brunson L. Cooper dreamed of starting his own construction firm--but he had no money, no investors, and no connections. He decided to become his own...

From homelessness to hairstylist

Evalyn “Evie” Johnson has traveled the world to share the hair care techniques she’s honed over 20 years as a stylist.She’s taught natural hair...

Flourishing House Flippers, Interior Designers at Home on HGTV

Home flippers and interior designers are thriving in the rebounding real-estate sector — as seen on TV.With an average gross profit of $55,000 per...

School Reformers Struggle to Cure Brooklyn School

If Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls Highs School were a person, it would be in a hospice bed on life support.For the past 40 years,...

School Reformers Struggle to Cure Brooklyn School

If Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls Highs School were a person, it would be in a hospice bed on life support.For the past 40 years,...

Unwed Dads Fight for Fathers’ Rights

U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family.But when the soldier shipped...
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