Princeton University professor Dr. Cornel West, right, talks to television and radio personality Tavis Smiley during the State of Black Union 2005 conference at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga. Activists West and Smiley are planning a 15-city "Poverty Tour" to bring attention to the needy and to what they say are the failings of President Barack Obama. Erik S. Lesser/AP hide caption

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Cornel West Talks Poverty, The President

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NFL's Longest Work Stoppage Ends

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New Job Openings...But For The Employed Only

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Hidden Treasure Thousands of One
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Nick Dunn, 16, gave up on school shortly after he lost his father. He lives with his mother, Deborah Gilmore Dunn, in rural South Carolina. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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Zero-Tolerance Policies Doing More Harm Than Good

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