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    Knuckle Game a Knockout for Inner-City Youthi
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    August 21, 2013 9:35 PM
    Washington D.C. -- the U.S. capital -- has seen many changes since the crack-cocaine boom of the 1980s, with its devastating effect on the inner city. But for many with low incomes and limited opportunities … it is still a fight just to survive. Nearly one in five Washington residents live below the poverty line, and crime and violence are a constant presence in low-income neighborhoods. But some in the inner city are trying to right their communities. Arash Arabasadi of VOA’s Persian News Network goes a few rounds with one such non-profit organization.

    Knuckle Game a Knockout for Inner-City Youth

    Published August 21, 2013

    Washington D.C. -- the U.S. capital -- has seen many changes since the crack-cocaine boom of the 1980s, with its devastating effect on the inner city. But for many with low incomes and limited opportunities … it is still a fight just to survive. Nearly one in five Washington residents live below the poverty line, and crime and violence are a constant presence in low-income neighborhoods. But some in the inner city are trying to right their communities. Arash Arabasadi of VOA’s Persian News Network goes a few rounds with one such non-profit organization.


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