October 2012

October 31st, 2012
Written by Adriana Gomez L... in Latest News, Our Daily Walk with 1 Comment
MEXICO CITY (AP) — At a busy intersection, a girl with a high half ponytail looks at you as she begs for coins. There is dirt beneath her fingernails and her pink shirt looks unwashed. The image in the photo could fit thousands of impoverished Mexican children who sell gum or beg for money in the streets, but for one thing: The girl in this picture is blonde. The flurry of internet attention to...
October 31st, 2012
Written by Mike Schneider ... in Latest News, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — A judge on Monday denied prosecutors' request for a gag order in the trial of a neighborhood watch leader charged with killing a black teen, in a case which drew national attention over questions of race and self-defense. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson said in an order that there was no need for a gag order at this time to ensure a fair trial for George Zimmerman. The 29-year-...
October 31st, 2012
Written by Phillip Rawls -... in Latest News, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Segregation ended decades ago in Alabama, swept away by the civil rights marchers who faced down police dogs and fire hoses in the early '60s. But segregation is still mandated by the state's constitution, and voters on Nov. 6 will get only their second chance in years to eliminate an anachronism that still exists on paper. Election Day in this Deep South state could be...
October 30th, 2012
Written by Jay Reeves - As... in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to finish off that provision. The basic question is whether state and local governments that once boasted of their racial...
October 30th, 2012
Written by Vanessa Gera - ... in Latest News, Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The box-like glass building rises from soil marked by tragedy in the heart of Warsaw's former Jewish district. At certain angles, its luminous facade reflects the outlines of a dark memorial to those who fought and died in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis. Yet despite reminders of Jewish suffering all around, the modern building will soon open as a key...