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IPS stuck in culture of apathy, inefficiency

Waste, bureaucracy, confusion get in the way of teaching By Andy Gammill When the superintendent brought in auditors to look at the Indianapolis Public Schools bus operation in December, the department couldn't say how many routes it runs each day. Auditors had to guess. When the school district tried to dismiss 14 administrators this year, it missed a deadline to notify the employees and now must pay their full salaries for ...

How do you see the world?

from Glengarry Glenn Ross from Boiler Room from Two For The Money from Any Given Sunday from The Ultimate Motivational Speech from Lean on Me

Woman dies of Leptospirosis

Just received the following email from a friend: This is Serious! This incident happened recently in North Texas. A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday. The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to the can ...

CNN presents: Black in America

Black in America. "CNN Presents: Black in America" a six-hour television event, examines the complex issues, successes and struggles of black men, women and families.

Blackstar Project: taking back the community

On Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 11:00 am C.S.T, seventy-five courageous, principled and hardworking men--ministers, former gang members, law officers, fire fighters, teachers, construction workers, business owners, social workers, retired elders, community members, and students--will bring this movement of Black men to the community where the mass arrest occurred. Men will come together to walk the streets, talk to the people and bring hope to a community ...

Boondocks’ creator Aaron McGruder to BET: %@*$% ^ & !

Animated episodes that never aired, which take swipes at black cable network executives, will be included on next Tuesday's DVD release. By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer The battle between "The Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder and Black Entertainment Television is about to get a lot more animated. Two second-season episodes of the biting cartoon series that attack the black-themed network but were never aired -- possibly because of corporate ...

Press hails Obama the ‘giant slayer’

(CNN) -- History in the making was how many international newspapers viewed Barack Obama's emergence as Democratic presidential candidate, with the focus on his status as the first ever African-American to win the ticket. Newspapers described Obama as a "political giant slayer." Even before Hillary Clinton admitted defeat in the hard-fought contest, some publications were already dissecting her failed campaign, analyzing where it went wrong and what the future ...

Obama Claims Nomination; First Black Candidate to Lead a Major Party Ticket

By JEFF ZELENY Senator Barack Obama claimed the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night, prevailing through an epic battle with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in a primary campaign that inspired millions of voters from every corner of America to demand change in Washington. A last-minute rush of Democratic superdelegates, as well as split results from the final primaries in Montana and South Dakota, pushed Mr. Obama over the threshold of ...

Alpha Nerds

by David Brooks In 1950, Dr. Seuss published a book called "If I Ran the Zoo," which contained the sentence, "I'll sail to Ka-Troo, and bring back an IT-KUTCH, a PREEP, and a PROO, a NERKLE, a NERD, and a SEERSUCKER, too!" According to the psychologist David Anderegg, that's believed to be the first printed use of the word "nerd" in modern English. The next year, Newsweek noticed that nerd ...

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