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They Changed The Name

By It Takes A Village Family Of Schools

Village Leadership Academy (VLA), Chicago's very own premier K-8 independent social justice school, is excited to announce the BET television debut of Change the Name, a short documentary highlighting their students' work to change the name of Stephen Douglas Park in Chicago's North Lawndale community to Anna and Frederick Douglass Park.

The "Change the Name" campaign, which began more than four years ago as one project of the VLA social justice GrassRoots Campaign curriculum, garnered much attention as VLA students refused to back down from the Chicago Park District's silent dismissal of their proposals to change the name of the park, which celebrated a slave-owning family in a historically Black neighborhood.

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Posted on June 16, 2021

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Stop Sign

The owner of a Washington-state computer shop asserts that computer viruses are the biggest threat to business computers, when clearly the real danger comes from shitty coffee.
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Posted on July 17, 2007
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Joel Osteen

He's everything Kevin Trudeau would be if Trudeau actually believed in anything.
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Posted on August 15, 2007
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What I Watched Last Night: Columbo, Sort Of

By Tim Willette and Steve Rhodes
20 tweets in - nothing about Columbo.
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Posted on July 11, 2017

Why Do White Republicans Oppose Black Lives Matter? Look At What They're Watching

By Julie Hollar/FAIR
Right-wing distortion machine.

Posted on June 10, 2021

Local TV's Sponsored Content Ruse

The Venus Veil!
News sites do it, too - just not as conspicuously (or unconspicuously, as they case may be).

Posted on May 27, 2021

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