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Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 3: The Grit-Builders - Communities, Schools and Families

Frank Islam | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

This is the third in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.

Huddling For the Right Reasons

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

2014 is just getting started, and already there have been serious or fatal shootings in cities from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles.

Health, Jobs and Deficit Reduction! In One Easy Package!

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

Nothing real was done about diabetes -- our major national health problem -- in the first stimulus, but look at what could be done by making real diabetes prevention a major "stimulus" focus.

An Open Letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Remember the Poor

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Russell Simmons

We respect the city's interest in servicing the tourists and more affluent New Yorkers and we recognize these programs, in some way, benefit the entire city. However, the poor do not benefit enough.