September 2014

September 17th, 2014
Written by Matt Hamilton in Discrimination Cases, National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 8 Comments
Los Angeles school districts are taking steps to stop disciplinary practices that result in many minority children entering the court system that is a downward spiral that leads to incarceration and prison.
The "school to prison" practices that have become so common place in disciplinary practices in schools all across America are about to end in school districts in Los Angeles. Students caught misbehaving in the nation's second largest school district will be sent to the principal's office rather than the courthouse as part of sweeping disciplinary reforms in Los Angeles schools. Under the new...
September 16th, 2014
Written by Jesse J Holland in National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
There were black poet during slavery, a time when it was thought that black could not read nor write.
A new book, "Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century" edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, fills a gap in the history of black poetry especially during slavery and following emancipation. A work of more than a decade, the project came about as Louis was working on his thesis about the black press and noticed that many if not all of the black...
September 16th, 2014
Written by Geir Moulson - ... in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into anti-Jewish demonstrations and violence in Europe. The slogan reads: Stand Up! - Jew hatred - never again!', and the name of the organizer: Central Council of Jews in Germany.
Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday, telling several thousand people that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity and she wants to ensure that Jews feel safe here. Germany's Jewish community organized the rally at the capital's Brandenburg Gate after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw anti-Jewish slogans...
September 15th, 2014
Written by Jesse J Holland in Eyes On The Enterprise, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Voting continues to be a struggle for many minorities in local communities, like Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis.
Voting is being emphasized in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown by a member of a nearly all-white police department. Ferguson is nearly 70% black. Increased voting will be one of the ways to increase black representation in city government as well as law enforcement. Political participation is increasing on the national level for blacks and Hispanics. On the local level...
September 15th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Tampa Bay police department, like many in the region, has far fewer black and Hispanic officers than the population they serve.
Diversity is the focus of Tampa Bay area law enforcement agencies in the wake of last month's police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. They are taking a hard look at the makeup of their forces. Most of the region's departments have far fewer black and Hispanic officers than the populations they serve, the Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday ( Take the...