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Trey Songz, Magic Johnson Recruited By NYC Mayor For Program Aimed At Truancy

Trey Songz, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Get Schooled launched a campaign in New York City on Thursday (February 10) called “Wake Up! NYC”, aimed at reducing truancy in New York City high schools. The launch, which took place at Isaac Newton Middle School in East Harlem, was the beginning of a campaign rolled out by the administration of Mayor Bloomberg, attempt to get students who persistently skip class to start showing up more often…

Russell Simmons Pushes For Stricter Gun Laws, Participates In ‘Peace Week’

Due to the recent Arizona shootings, politicians and some celebrities are pushing for stricter gun laws, including hip-hop business pioneer Russell Simmons. Simmons is among a group of politicians and moguls who have come together for another “Peace Week” — a special week-long exploration of how youth violence has impacted lives across the country. The music mogul joined New York City Councilman Charles Barron and others…

A&E Readies ‘Beyond Scared Straight’ Series — 30-Minute Sneak Peak Inside

The A&E Network has been releasing some interesting shows as of late. Following the premiere of “The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars,” following gang mediator Malik Spellman in his quest to bring peace between rival gangs, the network is gearing up for the release of “Beyond Scared Straight.” The show is a new series based on his Academy Award and multiple Emmy-Winning documentary “Scared Straight!,” and will profile unique…