March 2012

March 31st, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note with 2 Comments
Estimates show that more than twelve million illegal/undocumented immigrants from Mexico live in the United States. At the same time, the 2010 Census confirmed that Hispanic Americans are the largest and fastest growing minority population in the United States, not including the twelve million undocumented Mexican immigrants.One can hardly watch the news, read a newspaper, or drive down a street...
March 30th, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Latest News with 0 Comments
When will we get the courage to confront racism in our communities and the commitment to really do something about it? Until race relations become as much a part of the local and national dialogue as sports, the weather, or other things we talk about on a daily basis, we will forever be content to just show outrage as ugly incidents continue to occur.Within two months, we have had two very high...
March 29th, 2012
Written by Rita Cook in Latest News, Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
As the spring and summer travel season begins, let’s check out some of the best destinations for the family this year. Whether searching for a great outdoor vacation, beach holiday, or just a city that offers it all, check out these recommendations.Alabama’s Gulf Coast The Alabama Gulf Coast offers unsurpassed beaches and something for everyone. In fact, in a world of looking for perfect spot,...
March 28th, 2012
Written by Alonzo Weston in Latest News, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Everyone knows about the Welfare Queen. She’s that underachieving mother who supposedly lives a lavish lifestyle with income received solely from government handouts. Now close your eyes, how do you envision this Welfare diva? Do you see a black woman or a white woman? Whether from racism or repeated exposure to the image, many see the visage of a black woman. Very seldom does anyone first think...
March 27th, 2012
Written by Rita Cook in Latest News, The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Throughout their long history, the Alaskan Inuit (also known as the Eskimo) have traditionally been both fishers and hunters. Even today in some areas the Inuit people still hunt whales, caribou, seal, polar bear, and muskoxen. In addition to these staples, meals also include moose, a variety of fish and fowl, mountain sheep, hares, squirrels, and foxes, as well as plant foods such as wild herbs...