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July 1st, 2013
09:06 PM ET

Levar Burton: I show my hands to calm cops

Actor LeVar Burton and author Tim Wise explain the differences in their interactions with police.


Filed under: #TheNWord
July 1st, 2013
09:03 PM ET

Is N-word a career killer for celebs?

CNN's Nischelle Turner reports on the use of the N-word and whether it injures the careers of celebrities who use it.


Filed under: #TheNWord
July 1st, 2013
08:53 PM ET

The N-word's dark history: Where did the N-word come from?

CNN's Don Lemon explains the origins of the N-word in relation to black people.


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July 1st, 2013
08:32 PM ET

Author Tim Wise: White people using N-word is 3rd-grade logic

Author Tim Wise explains how today's use of the N-word reaches far beyond Paula Deen's recent fallout after its use.


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July 1st, 2013
08:28 PM ET

George W. Bush builds on legacy in Africa: "I am here to serve"

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura are in Zambia, where they are renovating a health clinic.

The former first couple spoke to CNN's Robyn Curnow about their ongoing work in Africa through their global health initiative, which is in direct support of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership, spearheaded by the George W. Bush Institute, PEPFAR, UNAIDS and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, along with other private and public partners.

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief  program was a commitment of $15 billion over five years from the former president to fight the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Bush says he wished Americans knew how many lives were saved with their contributions.

"I am really proud of the American people for their generosity. Billions have been poured into this faraway land," Bush said.

The Bush Institute combats cervical and breast cancer in the developing world.

While standing in front of the clinic being renovating, Curnow asked if they believed people would be lining up for its service.

"I think women really are because they know people who die from cervical cancer and people are living now with aids because of antiretrovirals, but sadly women are dying of cervical cancer which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Africa," Ms. Bush said.

In December of 2011, the partnership launched in Zambia, and in July of 2012, it expanded to its second country, Botswana.  As part of the initiative, PRRR relies on private and public partners with the expertise and local networks to reach women who might otherwise die of these cancers.

This is the second time President and Mrs. Bush have traveled to Zambia for this purpose. Last July, they renovated and opened a Health Center in Kabwe, Zambia.

 


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