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Bill Cosby to Talk to Youth About Staying in School



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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Bill Cosby accepts the "Hall of Fame" award onstage during the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on March 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby is coming to New Haven on Tuesday to help encourage local youth to stay in school and to work toward academic excellence.

    Cosby will be meeting with local school officials and visit Lincoln-Bassett School in the city’s Newhallville neighborhood.

    Last November, he spoke at Southern Connecticut State University, the King-Robinson International Baccalaureate Magnet School and did a walk and talk through the Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods.

    Stanley Battle, interim president of SCSU, a friend of Cosby, invited him.

    His trip comes about a week after Russell Simmons was in the city to talk to students about becoming successful adults.

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