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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://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php?feed=121&pt=Van+Jones%3A+African+Americans+lost+a+generation+of+wealth+in+mortgage+crisis&id=26662&is_corp=0 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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You're a New Democrat?

Van, I was very sad to hear you became a democrat for Obama. I am a liberal dem myself, but I support the best candidates and I feel you simply went for the black guy. Hillary Clinton beat him in the popular vote and she only competed in 22 states! She won all the big states and swing states. The only reason he won is because Michigan and Florida didn't count due to punishment. Also we don't use winner take all like the GOP and general election. Why did she get more votes? She was and is more qualified and experienced. We could have had 8 years of her and then 8 of him but he has done such a terrible job he again puts her in danger. I was sad to hear you switched party affiliation based simply on race. He needed a perfect storm to beat her and got it but then blew it in office. Luckily Hillary and Bill are still considered the party leaders and she will likely still be president. Still disappointed to hear that from you.
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I think more needs to be done about the economy especially.

hello Van Jones my name is FaithTobin and I'm a big fan of ya/your'e work as well.what I like about you is your'e smile and you talking about the democrats e.t.c.p.s.FaithTobin@aol.com.Van your'e No 1.luv,Faith
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Jul 10, 2014
(CNN) -- Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook have all released their workforce diversity reports in the past few weeks. These reports have sparked much hand-wringing about the low number of African-Americans and Latinos who are working in Silicon Valley tech companies. We expect to see a tide of more reports, illustrating a dismal situation needing attention. But, too often, stunned commentators overlook a simple fact: This problem is fixable. Tech companies need more workers, and African-American and Latino communities need more work. Silicon Valley has an insatiable demand for genius. Communities of color have an untapped supply of it. Putting aside any blaming or shaming,... ... more
May 07, 2014
Van Jones and S.E. Cupp went head to head on the topic of climate change, along with guests Bill Nye, the Science Guy and The Heritage Foundation's Nicolas Loris on Crossfire.  Watch our favorite clips below. "Climate disruption is not a crazy, liberal concoction..." - Van What do cigarettes and climate change have in common? Van asks should the government stop preparing for climate change? Like what you see? Watch the FULL episode here: Part 1:  Part 2:  Part 3:  ... more
Mar 25, 2014
(CNN) -- If you took out a loan a few years ago to buy a flashy sports car, you could save buckets of money by refinancing at today's low rates. But if you did the smart thing and took out federal student loans to pay for an education -- sorry, you are out of luck! Federal student loans cannot be refinanced. If that sounds insane to you, you will like the plan Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled in a speech recently at the Center for American Progress. Last spring, Congress passed bipartisan legislation to lower student loan interest rates as of July 1, 2013.... ... more