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.
July 22nd, 2014
Written by Jesse Washington - AP National Writer in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
The Koch brothers are connecting with black colleges. What does it really mean? America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Koch brothers, which has pitted the needs of black students against liberals' insistence that the Kochs are pursuing a racist...
July 17th, 2014
Written by Astrid Galván in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
The U.S. Border Patrol has wide latitude at checkpoints along the border and at airports near those borders. The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the latitude that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was detained at the McAllen/Miller International Airport in south...
July 13th, 2014
Written by Jesse J Holland in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event. In a letter made public Thursday, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...
June 24th, 2014
Written by Nomaan Merchant - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Does Donald Sterling represent racism in America and how it is typically perceived, reacted to, and ultimately fades from the front page? Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Monday said the comments made by ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling needed to be viewed within a broader perspective of how America faces racism. Irvin and Abdul-Jabbar...
June 21st, 2014
Written by James P. Anderson in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
How would you like your homegrown terrorism served up as you are sitting at your favorite restaurant or just stopped in the local eatery for a quick bite to eat or soda? If the question isn't foremost in your mind, with the growing incidents of extremists attacking innocent citizens for some crazed cause, under the guise of 2nd Amendment Rights, perhaps it should be. There are many gun rights...