August 2013

August 31st, 2013
Written by Blake Nicholson in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Neo-Nazi Group
Citizens of a small North Dakota farming community is trying to stop a white supremacist from building an enclave for Neo-Nazi and Aryan activities. In a tree-fringed grassy lot with a lone picnic bench in the tiny North Dakota farming town of Leith, Craig Cobb sees the perfect venue for a white power music festival. Across a gravel intersection between two abandoned buildings, he envisions a...
August 31st, 2013
Written by Marlene Caroselli in One Race... One World, Our Daily Walk with 0 Comments
Mary Jo Colligan and one of her nimble-fingered seamstresses
Despite what Martha and the Vandellas assert in "Dancing in the Streets," it does matter what you wear … everywhere around the world. Few people know the truth of this better than Mary Jo Colligan and her nimble-fingered seamstresses at Angels of Mercy. There, they make dresses for young girls everywhere around the world. Colligan explains how the non-profit began: "Seven years ago, I was at a...
August 30th, 2013
Written by Manny Otiko in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dr. Wilmer Leon
Dear Sticky Wicket, Do Snowden Leaks Open Old Wounds for African-American Community? -- Just Wondering, Wasilla, Alaska Dear Just Wondering: The Edward Snowden affair has unique issues that concern some in the African American community, according to Dr. Wilmer Leon, a political scientist, syndicated columnist and radio show host. Snowden is the contractor who revealed that the National Security...
August 30th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
Swastika and "White Power" clothing patch
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man and woman have pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing them of violating the civil rights of a black family by setting their home on fire and painting a swastika on their driveway. Independence residents Logan J. Smith, 25, and Victoria A. Cheek-Herrera, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to one count of...
August 29th, 2013
Written by Manny Otiko in Eyes On The Enterprise with 0 Comments
Pablo Solomon with his cat, and one of his sculpture
Many gun owners believe they are being targetted by the Obama administration, and that fear has inadvertently bolstered the gun manufacturing industry as many Americans flock to buy up weapons and ammunition. It is not just white males who are concerned – this feared crack down cuts across racial and ethnic lines. Pablo Solomon, an artist and designer, who lives in the Austin, Texas area,...