September 2013

September 16th, 2013
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Race Relations with 0 Comments
You often hear Republican governors, Congressmen, and talking heads exclaiming the need to reach out to Hispanics, Asian-Americans, Latinos, those of every ethnic group, but there is not mention of blacks or African Americans.
Has the Republican Party, the party that was built upon its fight against slavery, given up on appealing to more African Americans to join its ranks? As many party leaders and members of Congress make attempts to become more inclusive following the brutal loss and damage inflicted during the last Presidential election, the absence of any mention of trying to broaden the tent to include African...
September 15th, 2013
Written by Brett Zongker -... in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Black Union Soldiers
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will be hosting a new exhibit that recognizes the first regiment of black Union soldiers from the Civil War. Months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War. The...
September 15th, 2013
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Race Relations with 0 Comments
The “Stop-and-Frisk” laws can really be seen as another facet of a Justice System that continues discriminates against minorities, particularly blacks when it comes to stops, arrest and convictions.
Stop and Frisk laws based on racial stereotypes are being challenged because they disproportionately target blacks and Hispanics who most often are not guilty of committing any crime. According to recent facts about the stops made by the New York Police Department during the last decade, about 5 million people have been stopped, questioned and/or patted down. More than 87% were black or Hispanic...
September 14th, 2013
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
If you have never visited Peru, you might not know the pleasure of a good Peruvian meal. In fact, Peruvian cuisine really is one of the best kept secrets around. While there are a number of restaurants scattered around the United States that offer this cuisine, making Peruvian favorites at home can be quite simple. Peruvian food is heavily influenced by the diverse cultures that play parts in the...
September 13th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Eyes On The Enterprise with 0 Comments
Sorority Girl Meme
At the University of Alabama, all-white sororities passed over two prospective black members due to pressure from advisors and alumni, which has caused several prominent leaders in the state to weigh in. Paul Bryant Jr., the president pro tem of the board of trustees and the son of legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, said the school does not support the segregation of any organization....