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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – July 2013 Archive (7)

Fighting For One's Good Name Is NOT About Money - Truth Versus POWER!

For The Third Time, Immigrant Cleared In Cop-Attack Case - NHI

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 30, 2013 6:13 pm

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Victories Against Childhood Obesity Harder to Find Among Poor & Obesity As Disease

Victories Against Childhood Obesity, But Harder to Find Among Poor

American Medical News, Jennifer Lubell, 07/19/2013

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Are There Similarities Between Dred Scott Verdict 1857 & Zimmerman 2013?

What If Any, Are the Similarities Between Dred Scott 1857 and the Zimmerman/Martin Verdict in 2013?

In light of the Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin Verdict, are there lessons to be learned today (in 2013) from the Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott in 1857? Whether we are dealing with the city of Sanford, Florida, or John Sanford and family in 1850’s Missouri, history certainly has its uncanny similarities.…

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Develop Skill-Building In Adults to Lessen 'Toxic Stress' In Kids

New Video Explains How Adults Can Lessen ‘Toxic Stress’ In Kids

WBUR, Sascha Garrey, 06/25/2013



Almost one in four American children are living in poverty, according to a new report by the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 11, 2013 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

July Is National Cord Blood Awareness Month - Help to Advance Stem Cell Research - Donate Cord Blood

National Cord Blood Awareness Month – National Institutes of Health

Office of the Director - July 9, 2013

Bone marrow transplants can treat and even cure some types of genetic disorders and blood diseases. Key to this potentially life-saving procedure is finding a matching donor. Not all patients, however, are able to find a match among their relatives. In those cases, searching for an unrelated, matched donor can be a long, stressful, and…

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Successful Youth Initiatives - Dream It! Learm It! Be It!

Stepha'N Quicksey beat the odds, the result of a strong local effort to fix broken schools in Detroit. / Paul Engstrom/Skillman Foundation

The Skillman Foundation features Osborn High Schoo

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 4, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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When “Hoops in the Hood” Became “Hoops in the House”

When Covid-19 came to Chicago, Hoops in the Hood, LISC's long-running basketball-community-building-and-safety program, morphed into the perfect antidote for quarantine stress and boredom. Now, hundreds of kids and their parents across the city are staying active, and logging their exercise minutes, in a true Chicago-style competition between neighborhoods.

Our Communities Need a Marshall Plan

In his latest video message, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones reflects on the disproportionate health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on underinvested communities and communities of color, and calls for a 21st-century Marshall Plan—intensive and broad investment that will both help people and enterprises recover, and redress the inequities that set the stage for the fallout of the current crisis.

We Have Reached the Housing Cliff

As we look back on Affordable Housing Month, marked every year in May, it's clear that the need for safe, affordable housing—as well as the threats to providing it—have never been more acute. Denise Scott, LISC's EVP for Programs, makes a compelling case for why, during the Covid era and beyond, we need a robust national plan to safeguard homes for all of our country's vulnerable residents, as well as for the organizations that make those homes possible.

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