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February 20th, 2014
Written by Krista Larson in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Thousands of Muslims are being forced to leave the Central African Republic, resulting in ethnic cleansing of historic proportions.
The exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central African Republic amounts to "ethnic cleansing," according to Amnesty International, warning that the sectarian bloodshed now underway despite the presence of thousands of peacekeepers is a "tragedy of historic proportions." Their report Wednesday comes as the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed fears that the violence...
February 18th, 2014
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In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, Bella Kukan, Miss Circassia from the town of Maikop, waits to greet visitors during a folk theatre troupe performance at the Circassian House in Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Circassians, an ethnic group indigenous to the land now hosting the Olympics, are using the games to call the world’s attention to their culture and history, which includes massacres by imperial Russian armies and persecution by Stalin.
Ethnic discrimination and unrest provides another snapshot of the landscape just outside of Olympic Village in Sochi. Members of the Circassian diaspora from New Jersey to Turkey and Israel have protested, arguing that Olympic skiing and other events are being staged on the blood of their forebears. But Circassians who still live in villages sprinkled through the Sochi region are loath to put up...
February 3rd, 2014
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 This photo shows Martin Luther King ASU speech 1964 tape box with audio reel with typed label "M L King Tempe 1964." Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement's most revered leader. Last April, Scanlon was at the thrift store when she spotted a pile of 35 vintage reel-to-reel tapes, including one labeled with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name.
The only tape of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. at Arizona State University were unknowingly purchased at a Goodwill resale. Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill resale store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement's most revered leader. Last April, Scanlon was at the thrift store when she spotted a pile of 35 vintage reel-to-reel tapes,...
January 28th, 2014
Written by Czarek Sokolowski in Feature Stories with 4 Comments
Auschwitz survivors lay a wreath at the former Nazi death camp Wall of Death in Oswiecim, Poland, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, to mark 69 years since the Soviet Red Army liberated the camp. Israeli lawmakers and government officials are to attend anniversary observances later in the day. The Nazis killed some 1.5 million people, mostly Jews at the camp during World War II.
A European Jewish leader condemned anti-Semitism as a crime on Monday as Auschwitz survivors and Israeli officials marked 69 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp. The ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial took place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by the United Nations in memory of some 6 million Holocaust victims, and some 1.5 million victims of...
January 20th, 2014
Written by Lucas L. Johnso... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, President Kennedy stands with a group of leaders of the March on Washington at the White House in Washington. Immediately after the march, they discussed civil rights legislation that was finally inching through Congress.
As Americans reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., an audiotape of an interview with the civil rights leader discovered in a Tennessee attic sheds new light on a famous phone call John F. Kennedy made to King's wife more than 50 years ago. Historians generally agree that Kennedy's phone call to Coretta Scott King expressing concern over her husband's arrest in October 1960 - and Robert...

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