August 2012

August 31st, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Ethnicity vs Race, Latest News with 0 Comments
During the 2012 Republican Convention, diversity window dressing and collective amnesia about the systemic racial discrimination in this country was in full regalia. Throughout the convention, a parade of new minority faces crossed the stage. There was Mia Love, a black, Mormon mayor of a small town in Utah who is currently running for Congress. Are we to believe that she is just one of many...
August 30th, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
The 2012 Presidential Election will go down as one of the most blatantly negative and factually misleading campaigns in modern times. What makes this characterization particularly troubling is the pervasive proliferation of the ugliness and falsehood through the multi-media at our fingertips. Today’s technology makes no distinction between lies and truth, both reach a busy, preoccupied, and...
August 29th, 2012
Written by D. A. Barber in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
According to a survey released August 22, 2012, by the Pew Research Center, the median income for the middle class in the U.S. decreased from $72,956 to $69,487 since 2000. In fact, for the first time since World War II, “mean family incomes declined for Americans in all income tiers” with the percentage of Americans who fit into the new normal of the middle class dropping from 61 percent in 1971...
August 28th, 2012
Written by Manny Otiko in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
Historically prominent in the fields of academia and technology; Asian Americans are now making waves in the political arena.   Just recently, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was named as one of the front-runners for the Republican vice presidential nomination, but the position eventually went to Rep. Paul Ryan. Jindal is the child of Punjabi immigrants who settled in Louisiana and a former...
August 27th, 2012
Written by D. A. Barber in Education, the Great Equalizer, Ethnicity vs Race, Latest News with 0 Comments
A report from the Center for American Progress released August 22, 2012, indicates there are “lingering vestiges of racial inequality” in America’s schools when it comes to state and local education “per-pupil” spending on students of color. Another report released August 20, 2012, by the Pew Hispanic Center says Hispanics are now “the largest minority group among the nation’s four-year colleges...