October 2014

October 1st, 2014
Written by Ann Sanner in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
In this Nov. 5, 2012, file photo, voters wait in line outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland on the final day of early voting. Early voting won't be starting in Ohio on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, following an order from a divided U.S. Supreme Court that delayed it until next week.
Early voting delay in Ohio will hurt both Democrats and Republican alike, especially those in highly contested races. A delay in Ohio's early voting schedule appears to be felt most felt by candidates with political futures at stake and their constituents eager to cast their ballots as soon as possible. Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald and his running mate planned to vote early...
October 1st, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Feature Stories, Race Relations with 2 Comments
Artist and activist Harry Belafonte addresses an audience after accepting the W.E.B. Du Bois medal during ceremonies, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. The Du Bois Medal is Harvard's highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies.
Oprah Winfrey and performer-activist Harry Belafonte were among those honored at Harvard University on Tuesday at its annual celebration of African American culture. The university's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research presented its annual W.E.B. Du Bois Medals to eight people at the ceremony, also including British architect David Adjaye, civil rights hero U.S. Rep John...