April 2013

April 30th, 2013
Written by Jennifer Peltz ... in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
Mayor Bloomberg Fiercely Defends Stop And Frisk Practice NEW YORK (AP) - In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice and surveillance programs. "The NYPD is under attack," the mayor said in a speech that lauded the department for lower crime rates,...
April 30th, 2013
Written by Manny Otiko in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 0 Comments
After the last presidential election, the GOP realized that it had a problem with people of color. And according to Bill Calhoun, chairman of the Texas Federation for Republican Outreach (TFRO), the party is now making a concerted effort to reach out to minority voters.  "The last election taught the GOP that inclusiveness was an objective that would need to get started," Calhoun said. "Mitt...
April 30th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Setting It Straight with 2 Comments
We’ve all heard in general terms how immigrants helped build the United States of America. However, did you know that statement is literally true? Without Chinese immigrant workers, the Transcontinental Railroad would not exist. The railroad sparked the development of the West, so it is literally true that without immigrants, America’s western expansion would have been quite different....
April 29th, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in Education, the Great Equalizer, Latest News with 2 Comments
Urban Prep Educates Its Students Straight Into CollegeBy Glenn MinnisA Chicago public high school is not only beating the odds in terms of educating all its students, it’s giving concerned observers yet another layer to ponder in addressing the city’s ongoing gang and violence problem. Nestled in the heart of Englewood, one of the city’s most notorious and crime-ridden neighborhoods, for the...
April 29th, 2013
Written by Felicia Fonseca... in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Star Wars Dubbed To Preserve Navajo Language FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - In the new translation of "Star Wars," Darth Vader is Luke's bizhe'e. The classic 1977 film that launched a science fiction empire and revealed the force within a farm boy who battles evil has been dubbed in Japanese, French, Spanish, and about a dozen other languages. Add Navajo to the list. Manuelito Wheeler, the director of...