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December 24th, 2013
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
During this Christmas season, one of the takeaways should be to work in whatever way we can to promote peace and goodwill in our families and communities. It really is the greatest gift we can exchange.
Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or of some other religious or spiritual persuasion, the true meaning of Christmas, that of peace and goodwill toward men, should resonate with us all. But what has happened to the notion, the goal, of achieving peace in this war-torn, racially and ethnically divisive world – where unrest is not only present in distant lands but also right in...
December 24th, 2013
Written by Martha Mendoza in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The education achievement gap persists among Hispanics, particularly in the state of California where the population is growing at a faster rate than in other states.
Hispanics lag behind in educational achievement despite being the fastest growing minority in the United States. While California has the fastest rate of growth of Hispanics, the wide achievement gap in education persists. As Hispanics surpass white Californians in population next year, the state becomes a potential model for the rest of the country, which is going through a slower but similar...
December 12th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
This undated image provided by New Mexico Tourism shows farolitos, which are candles in paper bags, flickering against the night sky atop Santa Fe’s Inn at Loretto. The farolito lanterns, also called luminarias, are a New Mexico holiday tradition.
Christmas in New Mexico offers a great cultural mix of festivities and ethnic history in addition to what you might experience on any given day. No matter when you visit New Mexico, the state's cultural mix is part of the appeal. Spanish colonial history, Native traditions and Anglo and Mexican influences are seen year-round in everything from architecture to food. But the Christmas season offers...
December 7th, 2013
Written by Greg Myre in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, raise clenched fists as they walk hand-in-hand upon his release from prison in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa's president says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95.
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Feb. 11, 1990, AP reporter Greg Myre was in Cape Town when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison hand-in-hand with his then wife, Winnie, as people worldwide rejoiced. The momentous event rivaled the fall of the Berlin Wall just a few months earlier as a symbol of newfound freedom. Twenty-three years after its...
November 26th, 2013
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Feature Stories with 1 Comment
Find ways to be thankful and thoughtful all year and let Thanksgiving be the great time to recharge and get recommitted.
Thanksgiving, this great American holiday, is a time to be both thankful and thoughtful in ways that too often get lost in the daily demands of life. For some, Thanksgiving provides a "break in the action" so to speak. But it also represents the kick-off of a long holiday season with the two big ones, Christmas and New Year's, to follow. For those who can, Thanksgiving means preparing a lavish...


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