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For the Love of Classroom Tech

Todd Felderstein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Todd Felderstein

As today's science affects our lifestyles exponentially, many districts now have line items in their budgets that reflect the changing landscape of high-tech learning. Is it justified? Will students continue to learn using yesterday's methods in preparation for a wireless, paperless future? Can they?

Almost Everyone In This Neighborhood Has Been To Jail

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Welcome to Beecher Terrace, a housing project in Louisville, Kentucky where nearly everyone has been to jail or prison. "Prison State," the second ...

Reminiscing With MC Sha-Rock: Beginning of Women in Hip-Hop Culture

Karim Orange | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Karim Orange

When we played superheroes and the other girls wanted to be Wonder Woman or The Bionic Woman, I always wanted to be MC Sha-Rock or Pam Grier. Sha-Rock made me feel like I had a voice, and I could and would be heard.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete -- Home Alone on the Other Side of Brooklyn

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Corinna Clendenen

Take an African American and a Korean American school boy, two mothers trying to support them working in the world's oldest profession, set them in Brooklyn public housing, mix in pimps, thieves, beggars, and a daily maternal dose of heroin, and what do you get? A heart-warming saga of family and friends.

HUD Salutes Low-income Families Moving to Opportunity

Philip Tegeler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Philip Tegeler

We are often the first to point out that HUD has fallen short in its mandate to promote racial integration in its housing programs, but we also recognize when HUD does the right thing. I attended the Fair Housing Month celebration last month and was moved by the stories we heard.

Poor People Don't Have Feelings

Will Newman | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Will Newman

I know what you're thinking. Something like "This is even worse than Seth MacFarlane's boobs song" or "This song literally dehumanizes the poor by turning them into kittens, fondled for the amusement of juvenile musicians." And you're right.

Family Of Man Killed By NYPD Cruiser To Hold Rally

Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

The family of a Brooklyn man struck and killed by a police car earlier this month will join Reverend Al Sharpton in calling for an investigation into ...

HUD Gives Colorado Millions

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Denver

Colorado was awarded $12.1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for improvements to public housing units Tuesday, t...

Cabrini-Green Target To Hire Public Housing Residents

Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority and Target, the big-box retailer, appear to have reached a deal that would allow for a giant new store to be built on th...

Boy Who Watched Brother's Murder Sentenced To 71 Years

Posted 06.04.2011 | Chicago

In 1994, a child's tragic murder at a housing project in Chicago made headlines across the nation. Five-year-old Eric Morse and his brother Derrick Le...

With Mixed Feelings, A Farewell To Cabrini-Green

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

It has been the dream of a city, the scourge of a nation, and even, briefly, the home of a mayor. As of Wednesday, the Cabrini-Green Housing Project w...

'Bed Intruder' Songster Turning Fame Into A Future

AP | Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Antoine Dodson's angry, head-shaking TV interview about an attempted rape against his younger sister in her bed has turned in...

Cabrini-Green's Demolition: Notorious Housing Project Torn Down Slowly (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years, the site of the Cabrini-Green housing projects on Chicago's Near North Side has undergone massive transformation. The infamous housing pro...

Jack Kemp: Bleeding-Heart Conservative

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Kemp was a fervent believer in "supply side economics," which I just as fervently oppose. But you do not have to agree with all of Jack Kemp's economic policies to be impressed and inspired with his life and leadership.

Green Housing Project Sprouts Up in New York

The Highbridge Lowdown | Sarah Maslin Nir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A vacant lot in the Highbridge area of the Bronx heralds the latest installment of what some say is the future of low-income housing. XX Avenue* is to...