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Sunday, 6 September 2020
Restorative Justice Resources

Books Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York. The New Press. 2012. Book Link Davis, Fania E. The Little Book of Race & Restorative Justice, Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation. Sky Horse Publishing. 2019. Book Link Diangelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about […]

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Tuesday, 1 September 2020
NAYA Back to School Drive

Many Nations Academy (MNA) begins a new school year on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. School staff will assist students’ transition to comprehensive distance learning during the first week. Will you help? There are many ways... check inside...

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Thursday, 27 August 2020
AFRICAN REGION CERTIFIED WILD POLIO-FREE

Dear Rotarians, It our pleasure to announce to you that the African region has just been certified wild poliovirus-free. Rotary members have played an invaluable role in the effort to rid the African region of wild polio. We should be proud of all the hard work that we’ve done to eliminate the wild poliovirus throughout Africa […]

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Sunday, 1 December 2019
Madison High School's AVID Program

High percentages of young adults in the United States know that a college degree is a key factor in obtaining an interesting, financially rewarding job. But U.S. Census data for 2018 show that only 41.2 percent of all persons 30-34 have actually graduated from college. For some population groups, the numbers are even lower. The […]

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019
How to Stop the Mainstreaming of Anti-Semitism in America

Anti-Semitism has been a nasty feature of American life for many decades. In surveys of public attitudes, Jews have often been identified negatively by the general American population, especially in relation to the dominant white Christian population. A number of sociological studies suggest that anti-Semitism may have generally decreased since the high point of Jewish […]

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Savana Semallie, Madison HS November Student of the Month

SAVANA SEMALLIE IN HER OWN WORDS - Name: Savana Lia Semallie ( pronounced as Small- e)- Age: 17- Family: Jackie Semallie is my mom. Jorja Semallie Smith is the middle sister, and my youngest sister is named Sedona Semallie Smith. Their dad is named Christopher Antonio Smith- Year at Madison High School: Senior- Activities at […]

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Portland's Trash Recyclers Creating Green Jobs

Living in a big American city such as Portland is a good deal for many of us. We have steady jobs providing solid incomes to enjoy the many surrounding entertainment, sports, and cultural opportunities. Technological revolutions in electronics provide us fast desktop computers, exotic packaged foods, and stylish clothes.  But cities also have a yin […]

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Abani Neferkara, Lincoln's November Student of the Month

Abani Neferkara In His Own Words - Name: Abani Neferkara- Age: 17- Family: Pamela Neferkara, Mother- Year at Lincoln: Senior year- Activities at Lincoln: Co-President of Brothers of Color club, Track & Field, Founder and Co-President of Biology club, National Honors Society, Co-ed Rec. Soccer- Involvement in the community outside school (church, volunteer organizations, youth, music, sports, […]

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Monkeys in our Midst, Providing Insight into Human and Animal Health

In the past few decades, the rights of animals have received extensive attention from one type of animal, humans. Extensive attention has occurred in regard to whether humans should be eating other fellow animals. Should we be relishing our yummy McDonald’s burger, or should we feel great guilt for eating the parts of conscious creatures […]

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