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A Bush Administration Budget War On Poor Children? Target: Head Start

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By Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1965, Head Start has helped over 20 million children build the confidence and skills they need to succeed in school and to become the leaders, taxpayers, and productive citizens of the future.

Why Study History?

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A belief among many Black youth is that Black and European history have no relevance. For those who say: “The past has gone and it’s the here and now that is important,” I suggest they pause to think of their earliest ancestors in Africa face to face with a lion.

The Code Language Against Affirmative Action

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By Hugh B. Price
President, National Urban League

As the Supreme Court’s decision to consider the University of Michigan’s affirmative action program has brought that issue to the top of the public agenda again, I’ve been reminded, through the words of several recent news articles and opinion columns that “even some Black people” oppose affirmative action.

After the Super Bowl, Brothers Dissed Again

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By Marvin Wamble

How in the heck did Tampa Bay quarterback Brad Johnson get a trip to Disneyland after the Bucs’ victory over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII?

Interior Ancient Africans Invented Writing

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Whereas “speaking” is the parent, “writing” is the child. Writing, always remaining dependent on the evolution of speech, is defined as the art of fixing thoughts and making them intelligible in a visible and lasting shape capable of preservation.

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