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Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

Poet, writer and musician Joy Harjo — a member of the Muskogee Creek Nation — often draws on Native American stories, languages and myths. But she says that she's not self-consciously trying to bring that material into her work. If anything, it's the other way around.

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Why The American Shoe Disappeared And Why It's So Hard To Bring It Back

For Douglas Clark, the darkest part of working for Nike in the 1980s was watching American shoe manufacturing "evaporate" in the Northeast in a mass exodus to Asia in pursuit of cheaper labor.

"As a true Yankee — and my father was a Colonial historian — you know, it was heartbreaking," he said.

Clark would go on to a long career in footwear, at Converse, Reebok, Timberland, then his own line of shoes at New England Footwear. And there, he would devote eight years to one mission: creating a model to make shoemaking in America profitable again.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The national president of the AFL-CIO says the newly renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta, falls short of protecting the interests of workers in the United States and wants to see these concerns addressed before a new agreement is even considered for approval. “We have a chance to re-write Nafta,” […] The post New Nafta Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Trumka Warns appeared first on Business Journal Daily.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The student newspaper at Youngstown State University was named No. 1 among members of the Society for Collegiate Journalists for overall coverage last school year. The award is the paper’s second prominent award this year. In February, the Ohio News Media Association named The Jambar the state’s top student newspaper. YO Magazine, […] The post YSU Student Media Win National Awards appeared first on Business Journal Daily.