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February 4th, 2013
Written by Stacy A. Anders... in Cover Stories, Latest News with 3 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the midst of talking black history with Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou breaks out singing a hymn a cappella. The acclaimed poet and author wants to show Keys, a New Yorker, what "lining out," call-and-response singing that is popular in black churches down South, sounds like. That teaching moment is one of many during Angelou's third annual Black History...
February 4th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
Presidential Inauguration speeches don’t typically contain policy statements, but President Obama broke with tradition on January 21 when he touched on a number of issues including, poverty. “Together we resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable,” said the President. “The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap...
February 4th, 2013
1973The Educational Opportunity Program at the University of Washington: The first group of recruits sits in the classroom in quadrants. The black kids are in one corner, the Hispanics in another, the Native Americans in a third, and the poor whites in a fourth. They keep at least a row of empty seats between them, and when they answer questions, they look at me, not each other, and they look at...
February 4th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 35 Comments
The mind is a funny thing when it comes to how your attitude toward stereotypes affects your overall thinking. For example, have you ever noticed how people with strong mindsets toward racial stereotypes tend to be less creative or able to think in the abstract? One new study released January 7 found a connection between racial intolerance and creativity while a second study has concluded that...
January 29th, 2013
Written by Darlene Supervi... in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama is hailing bipartisan Senate efforts to overhaul the nation's patchwork immigration laws, welcoming "a genuine desire" to tackle an issue that has been stalled for years. Obama was appearing at a campaign-style rally where he will seek to animate public support for his immigration principles. The president's proposals largely mirror plans released a day...

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