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But price won’t be the only factor, Hines said. Because the loans were intended for an arts nonprofit, the winning bidder also must include a “public purpose” and an “arts” component.

A study by two Yale University sociologists titled Network Exposure and Homicide Victimization in an African American Community found that some accepted metrics of vulnerability to becoming a homicide victim — such as race, membership in a gang or physical proximity to a murder victim, are less important than one’s social network.

These mothers and fathers — members of the Congress of Day Laborers at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice — are standing up for justice and risking being deported from the United States. They risk being separated from their children, many of whom are U.S. citizens.

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