Common Ties That Bind
Exploring common values, living conditions, arts & cultural traditions and practices that cross racial, ethnic, generational, religious, and geographic boundaries; and destinations that offer opportunities to explore and enjoy the diversity and commonalities of the world’s peoples, places, and cultures.
April 25th, 2014
Written by Juliet Williams in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives. The debate is unfolding in the nation's most populous and most ethnically diverse state as an unrelated...
April 22nd, 2014
Written by Emily Wagster Pettus - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Race relations in Mississippi has changed during the last sixty years according to Mississippi legislator, David Jordan. Jordan was born on a Mississippi Delta plantation during the Great Depression, when segregation and poverty created a bleak outlook for a son of black sharecroppers. Eighty years later, Jordan is a retired science teacher, longtime Greenwood City Council member and prominent...
April 15th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 4 Comments
President Barack Obama said the Republican Party is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of a historic 1965 law expanding rights at the ballot box to millions of black Americans and other minorities. Obama's critique of Republicans on Friday came as he seeks to mobilize voters ahead of the November congressional elections, when Democratic control of the...
April 14th, 2014
Written by Stacy A. Anderson - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
President Barack Obama on Monday mourns those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers. Obama noted that synagogues and temples across the country are taking extra security precautions following the shooting, adding: "No one should ever have to fear for their safety when they...
April 11th, 2014
Written by Charles J. Gans - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Hugh Masekela celebrates with Paul Simon and friends in the city where he began what turned out to be a 30-year exile from his homeland. The South African trumpeter and vocalist celebrated his 75th birthday with a little help from some old friends – Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte. Introducing Simon near the end of Friday night's concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Masekela noted...