July 2013

July 31st, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in Eyes On The Enterprise with 0 Comments
African-American medical students
At a time when six out of seven black workers remain under or unemployed, for profit-colleges are now almost the equivalent of Ponzi schemes in the way they prey on hard-luck, yet desperately ambitious minorities, peddling what largely amounts to worthless, but overly-expensive degrees that ultimately only make the depths they must travel to a better life that much steeper. According to a recent...
July 31st, 2013
Written by Marlene Caroselli in Race Relations with 0 Comments
Preuss School Graduates
What does racism fear the most? Education - and there is a San Diego school that demonstrates just how powerful a tool education can be in the fight against racism' ignorance. For the third year in a row, Newsweek has identified the Preuss School in San Diego as the top transformative high school in the country. Nearly all (99.6%) of its student body is defined as economically disadvantaged (...
July 30th, 2013
Written by Bob Johnson - A... in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Jonathan Daniels
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — On Aug. 10, a pilgrimage will be held in remembrance of a civil rights activist murdered while shielding a black teenage girl. The activist was shot by a white gunman in central Alabama in 1965. Jonathan Myrick Daniels, who was a student at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., was killed in Haynesville in Lowndes County on Aug. 20, 1965. Daniels was fatally shot...
July 30th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Stand Your Ground Graphic
The controversial jury verdict of "not guilty" in the Trayvon Martin case has sparked calls to change the "Stand Your Ground" laws that provided the flashpoint for the incident. However, nobody is examining the political environment that has caused those laws to be passed in the first place. Racist laws are nothing new to the United States. This has been ongoing in America ever since the U.S....
July 30th, 2013
Written by Marlene Caroselli in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
illustration of Homeless Vets, including soldier and American flag
Twenty five percent of America's homeless population is military veterans and they cut across race and ethnicity. These are the same people that this country once called heroes. It is past time that these heroes are treated with respect and dignity by the country they so gallantly served – and that the needs based upon the diversity of these veterans are taken into account in providing the array...