September 2012

September 30th, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
We can complain about the big donors that have made all of the negative ads that are bombarding the media outlets possible. We can make the claim that those with deep pockets will determine whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will become the next president of the United States. But despite big money, the decision still resides with voters. Will we exercise the massive power we have, or will we...
September 28th, 2012
Written by Rita Cook in Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
No other destination than Memphis offers the Ornamental Metal Museum, dinner menus that rival anywhere in the country, the home of none other than Elvis Presley and Graceland. No matter the ethnicity, race, or culture Memphis is the “home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.” With many things to do and see in Memphis, visiting Graceland, the Stax Museum, and the National Civil Rights...
September 27th, 2012
Written by D. A. Barber in Latest News, Our Daily Walk with 1 Comment
The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual poverty figures recently that painted a dire picture of one in five children under 18-years-old lived in poverty in 2011. According to Bread for the World’s analysis of the hunger and poverty data, this includes 16.1 million children, or 21.9 percent. The numbers also indicate that over a quarter of all children under 5-years-old lived in poverty in 2011...
September 26th, 2012
Written by D. A. Barber in Common Ties That Bind, Latest News with 0 Comments
The tweaking of voting laws in 23 states, including photo identification laws, requirements to prove citizenship and attempts to purge “non-citizens” from voter rolls, could have a "disproportionate effect" on the ability of people of color to vote in the upcoming election. In fact, these changes might dissuade up to 10 million Hispanics alone from voting, according to a report released September...
September 24th, 2012
Written by Rita Rizzo in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
So, Willard “Mitt” Romney thinks 47 percent of Americans are victims who yearn to be dependent on government entitlement programs. That is quite a claim! It is so outrageous that not only has President Obama felt compelled to respond, but even Republican pundits have distanced themselves from his assertions. The day after the secretly recorded video of the Romney fundraiser aired on the major...