October 2011

October 31st, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 10 Comments
Present day racism, bigotry, and prejudice negatively influence our future generations!In the fast-paced, information over-load society in which we live, much of what we see and hear remains in our consciousness for a fleeting moment. There is so much that we miss, never see, or hear about at all. Out of necessity, we often self-select those areas of interest that obviously influence our...
October 31st, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 80 Comments
Stereotypes and labels wield a lot of persuasive power, intentionally or unintentionally in our daily lives.We trust the labels on the commodities (clothes, foods, etc.) that we buy, often grabbing and purchasing without reading the fine print — totally unaware of the content or any changes, updates that could be there. And, yet we fancy ourselves as being informed consumers.This tendency carries...
October 31st, 2011
Written by Rita Rizzo in Cover Stories, Latest News with 2 Comments
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a respected organization that significantly contributes to finding a cure for breast cancer states, “Race is not considered a factor that might increase a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer.”Why then do white women receive a diagnosis of breast cancer more frequently than any other group of women after age 45? Why do African-American women experience a higher...
October 31st, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in All About Family, Latest News with 0 Comments
On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, the well-known Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos in Spanish brings together family and friends to remember those who have died. Every year on November 1 and 2, people in Mexico, or towns and cities near the Mexican border celebrate this holiday.Although how the Day of the Dead became associated with the Catholic holiday of All Saints Day on...
October 29th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility with 0 Comments
As concerned citizens, we must demand civility from Congress, now!We must start now to reclaim a civil electoral and public policy process. And, it begins with demanding an end to the current charade taking place in Congress. We can not wait until the 2012 elections. If we do not see effective and clear changes prior to those elections, then those we choose to vote for or against should be very...