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'The Ivy League Hustle (I Went to Princeton, Bitch)' -- An Analysis

By Amada Sandoval | June 11, 2012

(Alternet) A twenty-something Princeton University graduate has earned nearly 300,000 views for her YouTube video "The Ivy League Hustle (I Went to Princeton, Bitch)." This clever rap parody by Nikki Muller is garnering national and international news coverage as an economic paradox of over-education and underemployment, and a useful image for the current critique of the liberal arts.

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Why the War on Affordable Health Care is a War on Blacks and Latinos

By Cassandra Jackson | June 8, 2012

(The Huffington Post)  As we wait for the Supreme Court to announce the fate of the Affordable Care Act, researchers at the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center have released a study that indicates that the Affordable Care Act will dramatically shrink racial and ethnic differences in health care coverage. Currently 21.6 percent of blacks and over 33.3 percent of Hispanics are uninsured, compared to just 13.9 percent of whites. According to researchers, Lisa Clemens-Cope, et al., if the Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, it could potentially cut the black-white differential in half, and the Hispanic-white differential by a quarter.

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2012 International Women’s Forum Conference in Morocco: A volunteer’s experience

By Hasnae Fathi | June 6, 2012

(Mamfakinch) On May 30th, 2012, I volunteered to help organize a conference entitled “Morocco and the Future of the Arab World,” organized by the International Women’s Forum. During a meeting with the organizing committee coming from the US and South Africa, I was shocked by the attitudes of a South African man towards the Moroccan volunteers. He was giving orders and informing the volunteers how they should handle themselves during the program and complaining about the limited budget, which prevented them from providing food to the volunteers. He then asked them to bring sandwiches.

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How to Prevent The Wedding Black And Blues: The Child You Had with Your Ex is Getting Married

By  Judge Michele F. Lowrance | June 4, 2012 

(The Huffington Post) The last time you saw your ex-husband, maybe you said to yourself: "I will see him in hell." Perhaps you thought of a milder version of distain: "I hope I never see him again as long as I live." But life has taken charge and you are staring down the barrel of your first, albeit forced reunion -- the child of your marriage is getting married. 

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RH Reality Check 

Maternity Care in a "Majority Minority" Country

By Miriam Perez | May 31, 2012

(RH Reality Check) Two weeks ago the news from the Census Bureau that non-white children make up the majority of those under the age of one year created a firestorm of media headlines across the nation. These demographic shifts have many implications for our nation, but my first thought was this: The majority of the babies being born in the US are now at serious risk for a whole host of maternal, fetal, and infant health problems.

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