October 2014

October 30th, 2014
Written by Gary D. Roberts... in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Speaking to delegates of the state's largest predominantly black denomination, Hagan pressed her case for re-election to pastors and other church leaders influential in their communities. Strong black voter turnout is considered key for Hagan and other Democrats.
Black voters will determine Democratic victories in those highly contested Congressional and Senatorial races across the country next Tuesday. Candidates are making their strongest push during these last days leading up to the Mid-Term election to get the black vote out. Low voter turnout, especially among minorities, is usually the case unless there is some highly galvanizing issue is at stake....
October 30th, 2014
Written by Melinda Deslatt... in All About Family with 0 Comments
In this Oct. 20, 2014, photo, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a campaign event for her senate race in Baton Rouge, La. Landrieu said Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, that she is "not backing up" from President Barack Obama, but she also insisted that she had a record of bipartisanship during Louisiana's latest Senate race debate.
The Obama health care law, often referred to as "Obamacare" has a staunch supporter in U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and she has doubled down on her support for the federal health care law even as polls show the revamp remains unpopular in Louisiana and a new Republican attack ad launched Tuesday hits the Democratic incumbent again for her vote. The 30-second TV commercial by national conservative...
October 30th, 2014
Written by Luis Alonso Lugo in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 2 Comments
In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, poses in the Senate Chambers at the Capitol in Sacramento. Torres, a first-time candidate for Congress, tells voters there is no more critical time to vote than now _ even as she accepts that “great disillusion” might prompt many Hispanic voters to sit this non-presidential midterm election out.
Hispanics are being urged to vote in the November Mid-Term elections next week to send a clear message to Washington that this large minority group cannot be ignored. First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out...
October 29th, 2014
Written by Eric Tucker in National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 46 Comments
The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. That investigation focuses on alleged patterns of racial discrimination by the overwhelmingly white police department.
Does the Ferguson, Missouri police department need major changes because of the death of an unarmed black teen and the subsequent handling of the incident by law enforcement, the continued unrest in the community and lingering doubt about whether the real facts will ever be known or justice ever served? Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for "wholesale...
October 29th, 2014
Written by Emily Wagster P... in National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 17 Comments
School leaders have struggled ever since to improve both the image and the reality of a place once seen as a bastion of segregation. The latest initiative is a diversity plan Chancellor Dan Jones is rolling out this year, addressing symbols and substance to make the campus more inclusive.
Ole Miss is facing its history of segregation as it works to embrace and increase racial diversity. This renewed focus on changing its racist image comes as Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university. The Rebels haven't played this well since 1962, which happens to be the same year troops stood up to mob...