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Harlem – News October 7, 2011

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Harlem Gets Two New Affordable Housing Options, For Rent or To Buy (DNAInfo)
Officials celebrated the opening of Beacon Towers and Mews. From left: Bill Yates, VP of Citi Community Capital; Marian Zucker, EVP, State of New York Mortgage Agency; Ann Soja, Affordable Tax Credit Syndicator; Frank Anelante, CEO of Lemle Wolff, Inc.; John J. Frezza, President, Strategic Development Construction Group; Marc Jahr, President of NYC … (more)

Tenants, housing advocates join Occupy Wall Street protests (The Real Deal)
From left: Wednesday’s Occupy Wall Street protest, Michael McKee, treasurer of Tenants Political Action Committee, and pro-tenant attorney Samuel Himmelstein As thousands of demonstrators rallied at the Occupy Wall Street protests yesterday, they were joined by hundreds of affordable housing advocates, tenants organizations and even tenants’ … (more)

For Children at Risk, Mentors Who Stay (The New York Times)
Samuel was out of control. He cursed at his teacher, refused to do school work, attacked other kids in the schoolyard – and Samuel was still in kindergarten.

Rapper Jim Jones guilty in NY Bentley driving case (KTVB Boise)
The hip-hop artist and actor, whose “We Fly High” was one of 2007’s top-selling rap tracks, admitted to a traffic misdemeanor and was fined $200. The rapper hadn’t realized his license had been suspended over a traffic ticket he hadn’t fully paid, said his lawyer, Marianne E. Bertuna.

The Great Migration (WNYC-AM New York)
My paternal grandparents came from the South in an earlier migration. My grandfather came east from Galveston, TX to study with WEB Du Bois at Wilberforce, then moved to NY in the early 1900s.

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Perry’s Hunting Camp Puts Focus on U.S. Map’s Race-Based Names

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Perrys Hunting Camp Puts Focus on U.S. Maps Race-Based Names
By KIM SEVERSON (NYT)

The onetime name of Gov. Rick Perrys Texas hunting camp is currently the most famous example of an egregious race-based place name, but it is not the only one.

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Chicago Program Aims to Create More Black and Hispanic Teachers
By REBECCA VEVEA (NYT)

To encourage more black and Hispanic teachers for city schools, Wells Community Academy High School has a program that begins training aspiring teachers as soon as ninth grade.

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Fred Shuttlesworth, Marching in Kings Shadow
By DIANE McWHORTER (NYT)

The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, who died Wednesday, was the unsung hero of the civil rights era.

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