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Civil rights leaders look back at the 1960s

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Mayor Shirley Franklin: “Invest or die”

MayorTV is a challenge from America’s Mayors to 2008 candidates: start talking about cities! MayorTV asked Mayor Franklin what she thought a national agenda for cities should look like. “Infrastructure isn’t sexy.” So says Mayor Shirley Franklin of Atlanta. In her far-ranging MayorTV interview, she was the first to admit that aquaducts, sewage facilities and desalination plants don’t exactly grab headlines. That is, until the worst drought in 100 years hit the Southeast. With reports that
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Civil rights leaders look back at the 1960s

The so-called “Great Society” era was a turbulent time of change with President Lyndon B. Johnson ushering an era of transformation, centered around programs coming from the federal government. A huge part of that decade: the civil rights movement and the people focused on changing the country.
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Civil rights leaders look back at the 1960s

A new research study says sexism in STEM is alive and well — and that it disproportionately affects women of color.
The”The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out Of STEM” study — published in the Harvard Business Review — surveyed 557 female scientists and interviewed 60 of them.
As the title suggests, researchers found five biases that alienate women in the industry. According to the study, “womenRead more…