Inside the TC Daily Planet, 12/19/2007

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INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

Complete freedom
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
Profile: Ann Richards’ next adventure: the Peace Corps, in Romania

“Maximum capacity: African Americans are in the middle of a prison population crisis”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8607
by Paul Edward Hamilton, Insight News
Factoid: The current rate of incarceration is growing three times faster than the population of the country at large.

SEARCH Celebrates Fifteen Years
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Hoang Tran knows how to throw a party. The hundreds of guests, including leaders from community organizations and public agencies, who filled U Garden on Wednesday evening for the Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration of the South East Asian Refugee Community Home (SEARCH) would attest that it was a grand evening.

NEW IN VOICES
Do you have an accent?
Prof. Joseph L. Mbele, African News Journal
If you are like me, with deep roots in Africa, you probably have heard Americans say you have an accent. You might feel that having an accent is not a good thing. Many new immigrants in America are embarrassed about their foreign accents and struggle to learn to speak like Americans. I met a Somali youth in Faribault, Minnesota, who felt that way. I think all this is rather unfortunate. I teach English at college level in America. With apologies to no one, I speak English with my distinctive Tanzanian accent.

NEW IN BLOGS

Jack the Giant Killer? Part 2
by Rich Broderick