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June 10th, 2014
In New Orleans, the complaint said, poorly performing schools with higher percentages of black students are more likely to be closed than schools with higher white enrollment. It also says white students are disproportionately enrolled at higher performing schools.
Are more black schools than white being closed as communities seek to set up more charter schools that are run by independent organizations? There are complaints against governing boards and agencies running public schools in Chicago, Newark and now New Orleans. Representatives of two community groups in New Orleans have called for the resignation of state Education Superintendent John White...
June 9th, 2014
Written by Travis Loller in Religion's Mighty Rivers, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Will Rev. Dennis Kim become the first Korean-American to lead the Southern Baptist Convention?
Will a Korean-American pastor become the head of the Southern Baptist Convention, continuing efforts to show a commitment to ethnic and geographic diversity of the largest white Protestant group based in the South? Southern Baptists elected their first African-American president two years ago in a move widely seen as a watershed for efforts to broaden the appeal of the nation's largest...
June 5th, 2014
Written by Felicia Fonseca... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
This Oct. 3, 2009, file photo, shows Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez speaking to a woman outside an Albuquerque, N.M., tourist shop during a book signing event for "Navajo Weapon." Nez, the last of the 29 Navajos who developed an unbreakable code that helped win World War II, died Wednesday morning, June 4, 2014, of kidney failure at his home in Albuquerque. He was 93.
The last of the Navajo Code Talkers, Chester Nez, has died at the age of 93. The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez's primary weapon in World War II. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, Nez and 28 others were recruited to develop a code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language. Locked in a room for 13 weeks, they came up with...
June 4th, 2014
Written by James Anderson in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Dr. Maya Angelou, through her writing, challenges each of us to look within ourselves and find and deliver the best, and then spread it around.
The voice that has crossed many waters departed from this life, leaving a priceless legacy. Dr. Maya Angelou challenged all of us to become more introspective, to ask of ourselves the hard questions that we would not dare ask. She dared all of us to look into the mirror and not be afraid of the person that starred back at us. She realized that life was a struggle, an ongoing fight that did not...
May 15th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Motherhood has always been one of the toughest jobs on earth.  And today, with all the forces tugging at both mothers and children, in many respects the job is tougher.
Motherhood is still one of the oldest and greatest professions on earth. There is a lot to the old adage, "Your mother will be there for you no matter what." And usually mothers are unless there are some extenuating circumstance, like physical or mental illness, extreme drug or alcohol addiction or, too often, misplaced priorities. Mothers – those who choose the role or accept the role thrust...


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