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March 25th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
With the nomination of Thomas Perez (the son of Dominican immigrants) as Labor Secretary on March 18, President Obama called on him to continue Administration efforts to help returning veterans find jobs. This comes on the heels of the President’s State of the Union pledge that 34,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will return home by next spring, and the end of the war by late 2014, which means the...
March 1st, 2013
Written by Rita Cook in Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
Lafayette, Louisiana is the home of Cajun culture and the unofficial county seat of “Acadiana” or “Cajun Country.” Folks looking for outdoor fun can’t get enough, and for local culture, it’s the kind of place where you turn up something unusual at every turn. Lafayette, the heartbeat of Acadiana, where you really feel the pulse of the state and a blend of sophistication hard to find this side of...
February 28th, 2013
Written by Mark Sherman - ... in Feature Stories, Latest News with 1 Comment
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote. In an ominous note for supporters of the key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Justice Anthony Kennedy both acknowledged the measure's vital role in fighting discrimination and suggested...
February 25th, 2013
Written by Gary D. Roberts... in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Attorneys for those who challenged North Carolina's boundaries for General Assembly and congressional seats began making arguments over the heart of the litigation Monday, accusing out-of-state mapmakers of creating lines that diminished the influence of black voters. Democratic voters and civil rights and election advocates want a three-judge panel hearing the case to...
February 25th, 2013
Written by Charles J. Gans... in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) - Pianist Herbie Hancock will celebrate the special connection between Turkey and jazz music forged decades ago when the Turkish ambassador opened his residence to white and black musicians at a time when segregation held sway in the U.S. capital. Hancock, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, is organizing a gala concert with jazz stars from around the world on April 30 at the famed Hagia...

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