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“One of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty,” said Common at a press conference to announce the collaboration. “I was doing an event in the neighbourhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?’ And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance.”
Common’s Common Ground Foundation and West’s Donda’s House company have joined forces with local community organisation Chicago Urban League to help provide year-round opportunities for the city’s youth, with an annual music festival set to be held as a fundraiser.
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We are thrilled to announce the success of our graduate Sam Lutalo-Kiingi from Uganda, the first Deaf African to earn a doctorate in linguistics. His thesis is entitled ‘A Descriptive Grammar of Morphosyntactic Constructions in Ugandan Sign Language (UgSL)’, and is the first attempt at describing the morphosyntax of an African sign language, many of which are severely under-documented.
Using an inductive approach, a corpus-based methodology and extensive fieldwork in Uganda, Sam studied how UgSL signers construct utterances of morphosyntactic complexity. His findings include that UgSL has especially interesting ways of expressing negation and possession, as well as an unusually extensive pronominal system. As a native Deaf user of UgSL who is also fluent in several other sign languages, Sam also relied on introspection and his insider status among members of the Ugandan Deaf community, who were instrumental in providing data.
Great News. It is wonderful to see deaf people of color being successful.
Remember how Teen Titans had a lesson about Racism without blatantly bringing Cyborg’s Race into it?
One of the best shows of my childhood.
Without bringing Cyborg’s race into it? They deliberately lampshaded it right there.