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January 8th, 2013
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Latest News with 0 Comments
We, as Americans, must come to terms with both random and racist acts of violence. Instances of both types of pernicious and pre-meditated crimes against humanity occur all too often in what purports to be one of the most civilized societies. How have we gone so far astray? How is that civility and reason are not screaming in our collective conscience that we have to get at the root causes of...
January 7th, 2013
Written by Rita Rizzo in Focus on Health, Latest News with 0 Comments
Currently, 54 million Hispanics live in the U.S. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 132.8 million. For this reason, Hispanic health concerns are getting more attention from the American medical establishment than in the past. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that Hispanic Americans tend to live longer than either black or white Americans despite the fact that this population...
January 7th, 2013
Written by Marlene Caroselli in Latest News, Our Daily Walk with 0 Comments
The holidays are over and the annual sensitivity about the various religious and ethnic holidays and other trappings of the season are laid to rest for 12 more months. This year, however, Kwanzaa took on a special challenge, not one usually heard amid the religious/ethnic chatter. Josh Feldman, writing in the online publication, Media-ite, describes the controversy where CNN’S Ashleigh Banfield...
January 7th, 2013
Written by Dixie Eddington... in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
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MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - In the early 1900s, a Jewish man in Chicago, Ill., with no apparent connection to the South, began building schools for blacks in the rural South. Julius Rosenwald would become one of the most significant figures in Southern black education - and would eventually leave his mark in a small community right here in southwest Arkansas. That school was the forerunner of the Free...
January 4th, 2013
Written by Rita Rizzo in All About Family, Latest News with 2 Comments
African-American children are nine times more likely and Hispanic children three times more likely than white children to have a parent in prison. Thanks go to the State of Idaho for assembling a national fact sheet,  which gives us a snapshot of the plight of these children who are often the forgotten victims of crime. The average age of children with an incarcerated parent is eight years old;...

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