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November 24th, 2014
This combination made from pictures distributed by the FBI in 1964 shows, from left, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, civil rights workers who were killed in the "Mississippi Burning" case of 1964. The men are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, but the honor is not sitting well with some of their relatives.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom being awarded posthumously to the three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 makes some of their relatives uneasy. They worry it could relegate the racial equality movement to history books when it should instead be seen as relevant as ever, particularly in light of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer...
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...

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