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November 10th, 2014
Written by Lenore Sobota in All About Family, Race Relations with 1 Comment
This is Ronald Regan as a college student at Eureka College, where he became a freshman in the fall of 1928.
Ronald Reagan had three black classmates, making it the most diverse freshman class ever when he enrolled in Eureka College in the fall of 1928. Willie Sue Smith, who became the first black woman to graduate from Eureka College had a connection to Eureka that started well before she came for college in fall 1928 - the same year as Ronald Reagan. Her parents - Harry and Lula Smith - passed through...
October 30th, 2014
Written by Melinda Deslatt... in All About Family with 0 Comments
In this Oct. 20, 2014, photo, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a campaign event for her senate race in Baton Rouge, La. Landrieu said Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, that she is "not backing up" from President Barack Obama, but she also insisted that she had a record of bipartisanship during Louisiana's latest Senate race debate.
The Obama health care law, often referred to as "Obamacare" has a staunch supporter in U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and she has doubled down on her support for the federal health care law even as polls show the revamp remains unpopular in Louisiana and a new Republican attack ad launched Tuesday hits the Democratic incumbent again for her vote. The 30-second TV commercial by national conservative...
October 20th, 2014
Many are advocating travel bans from countries where there has been an outbreak.
Discrimination occurring as the Ebola crisis unfolds in the United States is becoming a growing concern. Several leaders in a Staten Island neighborhood that's home to a large Liberian community said Friday they are concerned about discrimination amid Ebola fears. The comments came at a town hall meeting held by New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett to address concerns about...
September 25th, 2014
In this June 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause.
Immigration poses major challenges for President Barack Obama who thus far has had a complicated history with the politics of immigration. The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama has been both embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause. In 2006, about 30 Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them...
September 18th, 2014
Written by Mike Stobbe in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
A new government study shows that black children and teens, between the ages of 5-19, drown at a much higher rate than other children and teens.
Black children drown at a much higher rate than other kids, a new government study shows. And, while summer is over, swimming lessons and other training can take place to stop drowning deaths among black children and black teens. Next summer swimming pools could be less of a danger. The research study found that black children ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at a rate more than five times...


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