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Inner City Youth Become Global Environmental Experts

My vision is to increase the visibility of underrepresented ethnic groups in the fields of environmental education and awareness, diversifying the global and cultural experiences of children from the inner city and to inspire leadership among children by progressively changing how they see themselves as environmental stewards and advocates for their personal communities. We will change the trajectory of our nation by supporting the growth and development of students who will be the pioneers and educational leaders of tomorrow. Please Join me by supporting my cause at the following link: www.duelingcreek.org or on the following crowd funding web link: http://scholargifts.com/campaigns/inner-city-youth-become-global-environmental-experts/
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Be Fearless-

Che Marville is the Founder Founder The Creative Diversity & Ingenuity Lab and ED for the McLuhan Centre for Narrative Culture.
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Is there a whole section on this website entitled "Truth vs. Fiction About Van"?

I'm looking for the page referenced here: http://bit.ly/1osDIoZ The link http://vanjones.net/the-truth-about-van-jones/ used to take you there. Was this page lost when the site was rebuilt/updated? If it no longer exists will it be replaced? There was some good information there which refuted the lies often put forward by Van's critics. I liked that this page existed, as it had all the answers to the lies about Van and made it clear he was not trying to hide anything. If it still exists can someone please let me know how to find it? If it no longer exists I'd like to suggest that it be restored. Thanks.
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History should be experiencial

I love creating educational ideas, but don't know how to share them to inspire others. I use history experiences in the classroom's management. What do you think about this?  Thank you! (This isn't about money--it's a presentation method.) http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Experience-history-and-CORE-subjects-all-through-your-classroom-management-1267367
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We can diversify Silicon Valley by making it like professional sports ...

Historically, Blacks were systematically overlooked for major league sports because white owners did not a way to monitize our presence there. Today, there is hardly a major team sport that is not dominated by a Black presence. Suffice it to say that it is tremendously EASIER to learn and write computer code than to qualify for spring training in most of the major league sports leagues. Our approach to Silicon Valley needs to be more like what college coaches did when they sought and recruited Black talent for their teams. Get a COACH to fill the Human Resources posts at Silicon Valley’s tech firms. THEY know how to locate and entice Black talent into the ranks — and to retain them there! My point is this. Imagine major league sports here in the USA ‘without’ Black players. I think that the parallels and comparisons to Silicon Valley and the tech industry are the same. Detroit and Watts are much closer than India and China — and the language barriers are fewer.
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Aug 07, 2014
(CNN) -- Sometimes the hardest thing is to say "no" to a friend. All the more reason to applaud the bravery of Lee Saunders and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. A few months ago, the United Negro College Fund accepted a $25 million grant from Charles and David Koch to support scholarships for minority students. It raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, everyone -- including me -- reveres the college fund. Its contribution to the cause of equal opportunity is legendary. But few people still alive have done more to promote policies that hurt African-Americans... ... more
Aug 06, 2014
  Where are the black and brown Mark Zuckerbergs? That was essentially the question — the challenge — that the musician Prince asked Van Jones, civil rights activist, founder of Green for All, and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire. The result is an ambitious initiative called Yes We Code, to prepare 100,000 low-opportunity youth for careers as web developers and computer programmers. Such training is critical for young people — the tech industry is a major driver of job growth. But it’s also important if the United States hopes to retain its technological edge. Without major investments to expand the talent pool,... ... more
Aug 04, 2014
  (CNN) -- The first thing we need to do to get serious about student debt? Stop calling it "student debt." "College debt" or "education debt" might work. Anything but student debt -- because not just students but entire families are paying the cost of our broken system for funding higher education. Case in point: The other day, one of the top stories on CNN.com was about two grieving parents who lost their child but are still stuck with her student loan bills. This story represents so much about what is wrong with our system of financing higher education -- not... ... more