Hillary, Hillary, Hillary…can we still love you when you call us names? And for me, the question is: am I in the “desperate” bucket or the “deplorable” basket, just because I won’t vote for you? A little background is in order.
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A Philadelphia public school that beat the preps and the 1940 NYPD class that excelled with no legacies
Every high school class has organizers, those busy, enthusiastic souls who run for student council, plan proms and after they graduate, are drawn to suggesting alumni events. The latest test for me to remember classmate names was on Saturday night at Central High School’s 211th class’ 75th member birthday party. The original graduating class in 1959 had some 210 students; 46 have died. Ours was not the most remarkable class […]
Millions of white and black pupils in poverty need city services for neighborhoods, not gentrification
The number of children in poverty from Kids Count show 4.082 million African American, 5.225 million non-Hispanic white, and 5.814 million Hispanic. Half of the Hispanic total (an ethnic measure of origin in Spain or South and Central America, including Mexico) is half white race and half black race. Removing the ethnic division, the racial totals would be 6.989 million black and 8.132 million white. A common sense analysis says […]