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A China-born teen gets her south Chicago neighbors to the polls, and vows to "keep working until I'm reassured that no families are going to be separated."
Hepatitis C, the "silent epidemic" afflicting baby boomers, is twice as prevalent among African-Americans. Preventive measures could save lives and cut health care costs.
Off to a bright career as an artist and model, a D.C. resident recalls, "My dream by the time I was 20 was homeownership." After countless battles, an "unconventional" program ...
The best way to revitalize depressed portions of Minneapolis is to encourage minorities and immigrants to start businesses, says the city's first councilman of Hmong descent.
A Peru native explains how the inclusive community-college system strengthened her on her way to an Ivy League degree.
A mock interview, a pair of glasses and a Michigan workforce program help a 25-year-old secure his first-ever job. Finally, he says, "I wasn't a burden on anyone. I felt useful...
A barrier-breaking former college athlete who hates the "economic meritocracy" that keeps kids from playing sports, says getting more youth involved "breeds understanding and r...
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