Common Ties That Bind

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August 13th, 2014
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Both immigrants who are in the country illegally and protesters against how law enforcement behaves are being arrested.
Immigration arrests are still a major issue in Arizona and the police and many citizens are on opposing sides of whether such arrests should continue and under what circumstances. Protesters and activists are becoming more vocal and leading demonstrations. Norlan Flores Prado was still wearing a hospital bracelet from his daughter's birth when U.S. Border Patrol agents who had been called by...
August 9th, 2014
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Hispanic and black high school students have made consistent gains in graduation rates during the past six years.
Black and Hispanic students are closing the achievement gap in Texas, especially when it comes to completing high school. The Texas Education Agency said Tuesday that a record 88 percent of high school students graduated on time last year, marking the sixth straight year of gains. Education Commissioner Michael Williams said the number of Class of 2013 students who finished high school in four...
August 1st, 2014
Written by Philip Marcelo in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, center, speaks with people in the audience after addressing the crowd at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Boston. Priebus says the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race.
The GOP goes after the black vote, competing with the Democratic Party. While the GOP hopes to see gains in the 2014 midterm elections, they are also focusing on the 2016 presidential race. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the...
July 29th, 2014
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President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014 during a town hall meeting. The President announced that the program will be renamed in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The summit is the lead-up event to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering any U.S. President has held with African heads of state.
An African leadership program has been named after Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. The youngsters are participating in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, part of the...
July 22nd, 2014
Historically black colleges and universities have educated a huge percentage of black America. Today, HBCUs are facing unprecedented challenges.
The Koch brothers are connecting with black colleges. What does it really mean? America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Koch brothers, which has pitted the needs of black students against liberals' insistence that the Kochs are pursuing a racist...

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