Publisher's Note

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July 15th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Detroit was once the land of opportunity brought about by a thriving auto industry. Now the city is in economic ruins.
Structural racism in Detroit will be examined in the areas of education, health care, housing and safety among others. The study will be conducted by Wayne Sate University and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The goal of the study is to examine the long history of structural or institutional racism that has plagued that city and make recommendations for change. The Kellogg Foundation is...
May 21st, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Why isn’t a quality education for blacks and other minorities higher on the list of our national priorities – sixty years later?
Quality educational opportunities still elude most minority children sixty years after the victory of Brown vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court case that was supposed to end segregated schools and provide a pathway for black children and other minorities to have equal access to a quality education. It was in the month of May in 1954, that blacks thought they had won the opportunity to...
April 15th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Rosa Parks' belongings, the value of which is estimated to be in the millions of dollars, are now on the auction block waiting to be passed on the highest bidder.
The legacy of Rosa Parks deserves more than being caught up in a legal entanglement in the courts and dust in a New York warehouse. During the year that we are remembering and commemorating many aspects of the Civil Rights Movement, tangible elements and items of history which would help inform generations of younger Americans about one of the movement's pioneering figures are hidden from view....
March 15th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note, Race Relations with 0 Comments
The Corps plans to aggressively recruit in more racially and ethnically diverse communities. Regional recruitment offices are hiring dedicated diversity recruiters to achieve its goals.
A goal to have a more diverse Peace Corps in the future has been announced as it seems that the Corps in its current state does not reflect the changing face of America. We may recall that the Peace Corps is an initiative of President John F. Kennedy. The idea was presented at the University of Michigan at Ann Harbor while he was campaigning for President. He issued a challenge to students to...
February 24th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note, Race Relations with 1 Comment
The future well-being  of African Americans is to refocus efforts to build strong family units with strong family values.
Strengthening the black family unit must be of highest priority if there is hope for a better future. As we come to a close of Black History month, one of the most worthwhile things we can do for the future legacy of African Americans is to refocus efforts to build strong family units with strong family values. Sociologists proclaim that many forces bombard the family unit in contemporary society...

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