January 2012

January 31st, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Latest News with 0 Comments
Not voting in the 2012 presidential primary elections is tantamount to an act of cowardice. At a bare minimum, it can certainly be considered laziness. What is the difference between being a nonvoter in a democracy and a deserter in the military? They both represent dereliction of duty.Failing to vote is cowardice because it shows a lack of courage to take a stand, work, and vote for one party or...
January 31st, 2012
Written by Rita Cook in Cover Stories, Latest News with 3 Comments
Countless children are exposed to a variety of firearms in the home, and these weapons cause a majority of the teen homicides, suicides, and accidental deaths. But black teens, black families and other minorities seem to be affected the most.Statistics since 2007 are not available, but Glenn Heights, Texas Police Department Sergeant Thomas Wilson says, “While the stats are from 2007, most were...
January 30th, 2012
Written by Abby L. Ferber ... in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 2 Comments
Each week, the White Privilege Conference and the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion, housed at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), hosts a half hour radio show called Intersections Radio that features an interview with a different author, scholar, and/or speaker.In this segment, The European-American Collaborative Challenging Whiteness (ECCW),...
January 30th, 2012
Written by Judith H. Katz ... in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 19 Comments
The Help has certainly garnered its share of attention and awards. Many critics, including some highly respected reviewers, have unreservedly praised the film. The performances of Viola Davis and others mesmerized many moviegoers and are indeed outstanding. Some people have complained about the trite and oversimplified plot — that it is more fairy tale than history — but these comments often get...
January 30th, 2012
Written by Rita Cook in Latest News, Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
The holidays are over so now it’s officially time to figure out where you want to go to get out of the cold. Think Mexico and explore the rich diversity of our southern neighbors. Consider the fact that many airlines are offering deals right now before the next peak travel time during March’s spring break.MazatlanMazatlan is one of those destinations with a romantic ring to it and for good reason...