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03/09/2015
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The American economy is extremely lopsided

The data series ends in 2012 and we don’t know how long the expansion will last, so that negative income trend may evaporate before all is said and done. But unless there’s a massive break with the previous three expansions we will continue to have an economy where the typical family’s living standards grow much more slowly than GDP growth per se would allow. Continue reading

03/09/2015
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Remember the Ladies: Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall (September 3, 1803 – January 28, 1890), a schoolteacher raised as a Quaker, stirred controversy with her education of African-American girls in Canterbury, Connecticut. Her private school, opened in the fall of 1831, was boycotted when she admitted a 17-year-old African-American female student in the autumn of 1833, resulting in what is widely regarded as the first integrated classroom in the United States. Continue reading

03/09/2015
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Remember the Ladies: Dorothy Maynor

Dorothy Maynor retired from the concert stage in 1963 and quickly began extending her activities at her husband’s church in Harlem. At her husband’s urging, she decided to use St. James’ community center to create a music school for the youth of the area. Harlem School of the Arts started with 20 students and support not only of the church’s membership, but the wives of some of the most famous musicians of the era. …She not only taught and served as head administrator for the school, she used her connections in the music world to raise funds for needed expansion. Maynor was so successful that by 1977, she was able to oversee the building a $2 million, 37,000 square foot facility for more than 1,000 performing and visual arts students. Continue reading

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