Oratory contest inspires students 1130080467989912

01/18/2005 3:00 AM

10/23/2005 11:14 AM

Pumping his index finger with fury, Mitch Baker bellowed grim statistics at the crowd of college students, most of them black.

Appalling rates of black women with AIDS. Whopping numbers of black males in prison.

"And when you do nothing, you say,

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