Feature Stories: Articles on Racial Profiling, Immigration Today

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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...
April 21st, 2014
Written by Greg Beacham in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, knocks out Italian boxer Fabio Bettini in the 10th and last round of their fight at the Falais Des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, told The Canadian Press that Carter died in his sleep. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern...
April 15th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
April is child abuse prevention month, but everyday should be child abuse prevention day because abuse of children represents a kind of domestic violence all its own.
Domestic violence often include children, with the devastating and lasting impact going unnoticed and untreated until manifestations appear years later when the children become adults. April is Child Abuse Prevention month. But everyday should be child abuse prevention day because abuse of children represents a kind of domestic violence all its own, and the resulting impact on children can often...

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