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January 6th, 2015
Written by Erica Werner in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Republican lawmakers are showing support for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise despite his past affiliation with a white supremacist group. Photo Credit:
Are there elements of white supremacy, in principal or practice, embedded in the Republican Party? The question is being asked as Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House Republican leader as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana has said the speech was a mistake...
December 2nd, 2014
Written by Kate Brumback - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind, National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 6 Comments
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gestures as he speaks to members of the community during an interfaith service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Holder traveled to Atlanta to meet with law enforcement and community leaders for the first in a series of regional meetings around the country. The president asked Holder to set up the meetings in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.
U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder will hold meeting around the country in an effort to address police and community relations with minority communities. Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta - the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial...
November 25th, 2014
Written by Josh Lederman in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 1 Comment
President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. "We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make," Obama said. In a late-night statement from the White House,...
November 9th, 2014
Written by Brett Zongker - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 1 Comment
In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby.
The Cosby extensive collection of African-American art, which includes pieces never seen by the public, will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Everybody knows Bill Cosby's humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is opening to the public for the first time Sunday at the Smithsonian Institution,...
October 30th, 2014
Written by Gary D. Robertson - Associated Press 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....


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