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Urban America

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Russell Simmons | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Mr. President, I am deeply concerned about the future of urban America, specifically the plight of people of color. After listening to people's stories from across this country, this is what I have learned we need to do in order to re-build our families, our communities, our companies and our neighborhoods.

Bottom Line? Cory Booker Has Got It!

Erin Schrode | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Erin Schrode

The power of Cory Booker entered my life and quickly spread to family, friends, classmates, teachers, you name it. Everyone seemed to have the same response upon discovering this new breed of political force... this guy is the real deal.

Obama Launches Community-Based Urban Program To Spark Growth

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- The Obama administration is launching a pilot program designed to spark economic growth in urban America by partnering federal officials wi...

Who Cares About New York?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Urban America is resurgent and hearing the stories -- both good and bad -- from its diverse environs will help city dwellers and suburbanites alike better understand the nation's economic challenges.