Bootsy Collins Launches World’s First Online “University Of Funk”

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Bootsy Collins Funking It Up Again

Legendary funk music pioneer Bootsy Collins (best known for performing with James Brown in the ’60s, and Parliament/Funkadelic in the ’70s), has announced that he will soon open “the world’s first Funk University for bass players of planet Earth.” Classes start on July 1, 2010, and will be geared towards intermediate to advanced level bass guitar players. Snip…

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Introduction to Poverty Included in Private School’s Curriculum

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Gonzaga student takes part in a school tradition: lending a hand with what’s needed at the McKenna Center, a Catholic-run shelter on Gonzaga’s Washington campus.

During his freshman year at Gonzaga College High School, John Sullivan hurried by the panhandlers and homeless people he passed on the streets. They made him feel uneasy, unsafe.  The teen also was intimidated when he started volunteering at the Father McKenna Center, a Catholic-run shelter on Gonzaga’s Washington campus where homeless men can get a free hot lunch, addiction counseling, and other help.

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Texas Textbook MASSACRE: ‘Ultraconservatives’ Approve Radical Changes To State Education Curriculum

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The Board removed Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum’s world history standards on Enlightenment thinking, “replacing him with religious right icon John Calvin.”

Teachers in Texas will be required to cover the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation’s Founding Fathers, but not highlight the philosophical rationale for the separation of church and state. Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a “constitutional republic,” rather than “democratic,” and students will be required to study the decline in value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard.

“We have been about conservatism versus liberalism,” said Democrat Mavis Knight of Dallas, explaining her vote against the standards. “We have manipulated strands to insert what we want it to be in the document, regardless as to whether or not it’s appropriate.”

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