August 2014

August 5th, 2014
Written by Erica Werner in All About Family with 0 Comments
Congress makes attempt to address immigration issues, including migrant children, at our borders. But, it remains to be seen whether the bill will become law.
Congress passed a measure to address the migrant children and youth arriving at the U.S. Mexico border, even though it may never become law, and passed a measure that would undo the status of work permits of immigrants working in the country illegally. The House of Representatives, before leaving for recess, approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths...
August 2nd, 2014
Written by Eric Tucker in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 0 Comments
The court papers from the federal government are aimed at persuading judges that the laws, which are being challenged in court, are discriminatory and block access to the ballot box.
The U.S. Department of Justice is challenging new voting laws that seem to be designed to penalize or obstruct minorities. The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo...
August 1st, 2014
Written by Philip Marcelo in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, center, speaks with people in the audience after addressing the crowd at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Boston. Priebus says the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race.
The GOP goes after the black vote, competing with the Democratic Party. While the GOP hopes to see gains in the 2014 midterm elections, they are also focusing on the 2016 presidential race. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the...
August 1st, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Eyes On The Enterprise with 0 Comments
There is a real shortage of black male teachers and efforts are being made to prepare and increase the number of black male educators.
Black male teachers are desperately needed in schools across America. Efforts, including at Winston-Salem State University, are being made to establish the next generation of black male teachers. The historically black college is collaborating with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Wells Fargo to host a program designed to increase, influence and prepare black male educators nationwide. The...