July 2012

July 31st, 2012
Written by Rita Rizzo in Latest News, Our Daily Walk with 0 Comments
As we move toward Election Day, the racial tension and bitter rhetoric is building to a fever pitch. It seems as though spouting stereotypic and bias notions and taking racist actions, then denying the obvious racism displayed, is becoming more commonplace than at any time since the Jim Crow era.Dr. Billy Vaughn of Diversity Training University International (DTUI), coined a phrase more than a...
July 30th, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Latest News with 1 Comment
A new school year is upon us and it presents a great opportunity to take meaningful steps to close the achievement gap for minority students.We are bombarded with study after study about the systemic practices in the nation’s public schools that promote and embrace the poor educational performance of children of color. The numbers confirm that when it comes to black and Hispanics students there...
July 27th, 2012
Written by Alonzo Weston in Latest News, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Republicans are racist. They’re uncaring about the poor and they’re greedy. If you read enough blogs, email forwards and biased news reports it’s easy to come away with this perception about the Grand Old Party of Abe Lincoln. But the rule of thumb is to be careful about generalizations.Racism and prejudice flourish whenever we lump all people of a certain race, religion, or political bent under...
July 25th, 2012
Written by D. A. Barber in Feature Stories, Latest News with 1 Comment
On April 16, 2012, Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper signed a law that allowing the teaching of Native American language and culture in public schools. It is part of a larger global effort toward saving Native American and other languages, which have traditionally been lost through cultural assimilation. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO...
July 24th, 2012
Written by Rita Cook in Focus on Health, Latest News with 0 Comments
All children’s vaccinations are important.That’s what Michael Marshall, MD, an independently practicing physician on the medical staff at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, specializing in pediatrics and internal medicine in Dallas, Texas, says.“The ones that are going to trip parents up the most this year are the relatively new requirements for the tetanus diphtheria, acellular pertussis, and...