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We've Got Ourselves a Predicament
By Jon Dunnemann Understanding how to make America better in ways that also benefit the least of us requires greater knowledge on all of our parts regarding the enormous challenges and limitations that we are currently faced with. This is especially true, i...

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Trump Proposes Cutting Billions to Urban Areas He Vowed to Help
This post by Jane C. Timm originally appeared on The NBC News page on March 16, 2017. President Donald Trump is proposing slashing billions in federal funding that helps heavily minority urban communities — just months after appealing on the campaign trail ...

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Dear God,
Please grant to me a single thread of faith that has been torn from the irregular, stained, and tattered cloth of your Son so that I might wholeheartedly persist in learning how to spin this yarn into a magnificent covering for the overall protection and re...

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In Search of a Model for Building a Resilient Neighborhood
By Jon Dunnemann Houston – Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Neighborhood Centers illustrates what it means to embrace democratic change and build a new work force — a new America — at metropolitan scale,” says Bruce Katz, a vice president at the Brookings Institu...

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A Black Man's History
By Jon Dunnemann High School Senior Photo 1973 In 1968, I was fourteen years old and that's when I grew my first Afro. That same summer while living in the Belleville New Jersey Children's Shelter for foster kids, a white male barber completely shaved off m...

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Built to Last
By Jon Dunnemann 272 Lincoln Street The house above is located at 272 Lincoln Street in East Orange, NJ and it's where I lived back in 1970 while a sophomore student attending Clifford J. Scott High School.  It was the second of three families that I would ...

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The 2 Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make
By Benjamin P. Hardy When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  -- Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many ...

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Time Immemorial
Jon Dunnemann Time touches, traces, and slyly invades the very spaces of every human possibility that each one of us at times unpreparedly faces. And yet, it also permits us all to sore along its glorious jetstream to wondrously new and unfamiliar places. M...

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By Jon Dunnemann Strewn across what were once blank pages here are the choice words from my stirred up soul. It cries and hollers aloud, with heavy etchings of noise and fury carved up into neat little stories of my misadventures in principles away from the...

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The plunder of the American prison system
This post by by Ryan Cooper originally appeared in of The Week magazine on Jan. 25, 2017. Mass incarceration is expensive in America — as might be expected from a system that oversees a similar fraction of the population as the Soviet gulags. But how much d...
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