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My Education, Uninterrupted

Monday, December 10, 2012

In New York City the high school graduation rate for black males was 28 percent in 2010. Radio Rookie Mike Brown is a young black man living in Harlem and being raised by a single mom.

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Mind the Gap in Crown Heights

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Four Radio Rookies, who are all very recent immigrants from the Caribbean, now attend high school in the heart of what was the epicenter of the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago.  But, as newcomers, the Rookies know nothing about the neighborhood’s fraught history. 

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The Potential Diplomat

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Aired September, 2010. Rookie Reporter Melissa Best has always dreamed of becoming a US diplomat — living abroad and helping people; but then she found out how much work it is to become one. Melissa wonders if she can really live up to her high–achiever persona.

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Chicken

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Web exclusive. Amana Kashakzi loves chicken, but with all the fried chicken restaurants in her neighborhood, she starts to wonder if there is a conspiracy to entice black people to eat chicken.

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Stuck

Monday, December 15, 2008

Kaddeem Wright enjoys reading philosophy and talking about history and politics. Yet like a lot of kids, especially young black males in New York City, he is not reaching his potential.

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I'm Not Emo

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

When Josetta slipped into a depression, she started to listen to rock music that matched her mood. Her family and her community quickly labeled her as different. 

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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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Being Black

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Allison spends her time in two Brooklyn neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights where she goes to school, and Bed-Stuy where she lives with her family and gets teased for "talking white."

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Anchor Dream

Sunday, February 24, 2002

Linda Lee dreams of being the next Kaity Tong, the WB11's nightly news co-anchor. But Linda worries her Korean roots will get in her way.

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