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Will Teaching Abstinence Make a Difference?

Darien Spann June 1, 2012 School districts across Mississippi have approved an abstinence program for the school year that begins in August. The choices are abstinence-only or abstinence-plus, which...

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For Some, Summer Also Means More School

Darien Spann June 3, 2012 I found out last week that some people weren’t aware that the Jackson Public School District offers summer school. It’s for students who failed to excel in their class work...

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New Workers’ Compensation Law Favors Employers

Catoria Parker June 4, 2012 A new workers’ compensation law goes into effect July 1, and it aims to significantly change the ability of employees to qualify for and receive workers’ compensation...

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Jackson Community Health Blog

Jacqueline Lott May 16, 2012 More Mississppi residents will have to eat healthier and exercise if the state is ever going to lose its title as the “fattest” in America. The extra weight has led to...

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Community Health

Jacqueline Lott May 16, 2012 More Mississippians will have to eat healthier and exercise if the state is going to lose the title of “fattest” in America. The extra weight has led to high incidences of...

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Forest Hill Senior Overcomes Obstacles To Graduate

Jacqueline Lott May 18, 2012 Homer Alexander Jr., faced numerous problems in school, but he didn’t let them deter him from his dream of becoming a high school graduate. Alexander, a 21-year-old...

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Maynard Institute Webinar: Reporting on Violence and Trauma | Friday, June 8

Event Date(s):  06/08/2012 - 12:00 - 13:00 read more

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Latina Teen Gives Voice to Achievement Gap Debate

Author:  Jean Marie Brown June 5, 2012 Sometimes the framing of a story -- that is, the perspective that it’s written from -- can make all the difference in capturing the nuance of an issue. The...

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HuffPost Delivers Rich Report, with Obesity and Internet Access Among the Topics

Author:  Jean Marie Brown June 6, 2012 Today is a day big on substance as the mainstream focuses on issues relevant to people of color, in place of the usual repertoire.  The Huffington Post takes the...

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Cable Stays Partisan in Recall Coverage

June 6, 2012 Fox roots for Wisconsin governor — MSNBC for unions; Cleveland anchor Leon Bibb out of 6 p.m. chair; little outrage at prospect of Birmingham cutbacks; black churches demonstrate to keep...

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Panel Cites Media Errors in Covering Race-Related Events, Issues

Author:  Maynard Institute Staff June 7, 2012 NEW ORLEANS—Faced with unprecedented competition from 24-hour news channels, instant Internet updates and boisterous chatter on talk radio, the mainstream...

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Now Accepting Entries for the 2013 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award

Event Date(s):  06/07/2012 - 00:00 - 11/16/2012 - 00:00 The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, in the amount of $30,000, will be given annually to aid in the completion of a significant work of...

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Voter Roll Purge in Florida and Sex Abuse Report in N.Y. Get Broad Coverage

Author:  Jean Marie Brown June 7, 2012 The New York Times report on sexual abuse at an elite prep school and the growing battle between the federal government and the state of Florida over voter...

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Northern Kentucky University | Highland Heights, KY

Lecturer/Student Media Advisor Posted on:  June 9, 2012 Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Communication, part of the College of Informatics, seeks a 10-month, full-time, non-tenure-track,...

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Black Network Plans 5 Hours of News

June 8, 2012 Soul of the South releases promotional video; U.S. prosecutors to investigate "leaks" to N.Y. Times; "a disappearing daily ritual for many"; online diversity issues mirror those in legacy...

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Eclectic Roundup Includes Olympics Protest, Wrongful Convictions and Loud...

Author:  Jean Marie Brown June 8, 2012 Stressed teens, wrongful convictions, student debt, military suicides and the famous protest at the 1968 Olympics are all part of the mainstream report today....

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Audra McDonald’s Tony and Creflo Dollar’s Arrest Provide Illustration of News...

Author:  Jean Marie Brown June 11, 2012 Differing decisions on what to emphasize can be seen in today’s coverage of the Tony Awards.  Audra McDonald won her fifth Tony Sunday night -- joining the...

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Googling the Racism Toward Obama

June 11, 2012 Theory holds bias could cost president key states; Biden to speak next week at NABJ convention; Robin Roberts to have bone marrow transplant; rap about shootings becomes op-ed piece;...

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Sci-Fi Author Ayize Jama-Everett speaking on Sci-Fi Speaks! | California...

Event Date(s):  06/17/2012 (All day) Join acclaimed science- fiction author Ayize Jama-Everett as he delves into the history of the pulp genre and considers its relationship to literature, gender, and...

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Maynard Institute Panel on Media Depiction of Black Males at NABJ 2012

Event Date(s):  06/21/2012 (All day) Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012 Time: 12pmKabacoff Room Hilton Riverside2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA read more

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