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The N-Word: It Represents Hatred

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The racist tirade by comedian and "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards has once again sparked a debate over the N-word, especially among black people. Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for a complete ban of the word. Comedian Damon Wayans was fined several hundred dollars after using the word more than 15 times in a recent performance. He told the audience "I'll be damned if the white man uses that word last."

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The Internet Bug

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Like a lot of teenagers, Yesica has spent hours and hours online, mostly chatting to her friends, some of whom lived only blocks away.

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Parenting Pointers

Friday, June 17, 2005

Chico loves his parents, but thinks they can learn a few things about parenting - from him. 

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Subways

Sunday, October 24, 2004

The New York City subway system is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Midwood Graduate Rookie Samr "Rocky" Tayeh reports on what subways mean to teenagers in the city.

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Bashir

Friday, October 31, 2003

When Rizwan hangs out around Coney Island Avenue, he always sees Bashir -- a homeless man who walks with a cane and moves between nearby restaurants and shops.

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Questions

Monday, October 27, 2003

Seventeen-year old Munir, a Pakistani immigrant who was raised and lives in Midwood, Brooklyn, is very different from his religious Muslim parents.

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Fashion Obsession

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Shakima is proud of her fashion sense, but finds that as her family's finances have changed, it's been harder to keep up with the name brands she adores.

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Religion and Family

Monday, February 25, 2002

Religion brings some families together, but Heather Oplinger says it pushes others apart. She and her mother are among many who argue over where and how to worship.

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Segregation

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Mary Fory lives among immigrants from many different countries, but she's noticed that even those who speak Spanish tend not to hang out with each other.

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American or Trinidadian

Monday, November 08, 1999

Janelle Lewis is 19-years-old and her report tracks her lifelong quest: figuring out whether she's American or Trini, or both - and why.

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