January 2013

January 31st, 2013
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
protesters holding "Stop the NRA" signage
To own a gun is to be American. The right to do so is second only to the right to speak. That preeminence and priority is a good indication of how deep the love of guns flow in many Americans. Will America be able to enforce meaningful gun control when there is such deep-seated love and obsession for guns in our society? The right of people to keep and bear arms as stated in the second amendment...
January 31st, 2013
Written by Mike Corder - A... in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Jozy Altidore
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch football fans hurled a barrage of racist abuse at AZ Alkmaar and United States striker Jozy Altidore on Tuesday during a Dutch cup quarterfinal against second-tier FC Den Bosch. Altidore, who is black, said he had never faced such serious abuse from the stands, but shrugged it off after the match, which his team won 5-0. "There's nothing I can do about it," he...
January 30th, 2013
Written by Vanessa Gera - ... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Silvio Berlusconi
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday with solemn prayers and the now oft-repeated warnings to never let such horrors happen again. Events took place at sites including Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former death camp where Hitler's Germany killed at least 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, in southern...
January 30th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Harry Belafonte
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) - Singer, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte on Tuesday urged leaders in the black community to get more involved in the national debate on guns. Belafonte told The Associated Press that the current discussion arising out of the Connecticut school massacre in December often ignores decades of urban gun violence. He said it's important that African-...
January 29th, 2013
Written by Darlene Supervi... in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama is hailing bipartisan Senate efforts to overhaul the nation's patchwork immigration laws, welcoming "a genuine desire" to tackle an issue that has been stalled for years. Obama was appearing at a campaign-style rally where he will seek to animate public support for his immigration principles. The president's proposals largely mirror plans released a day...