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.
August 14th, 2014
Written by Kimberly Hefling - AP Education Writer in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Schools of minorities are growing across America as the nation's demographics are changing as a result of a growing Hispanic population. For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing demographics of American education are apparent inside Jane...
August 13th, 2014
Written by Astrid Galván in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Immigration arrests are still a major issue in Arizona and the police and many citizens are on opposing sides of whether such arrests should continue and under what circumstances. Protesters and activists are becoming more vocal and leading demonstrations. Norlan Flores Prado was still wearing a hospital bracelet from his daughter's birth when U.S. Border Patrol agents who had been called by...
August 9th, 2014
Written by Will Weissert - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Black and Hispanic students are closing the achievement gap in Texas, especially when it comes to completing high school. The Texas Education Agency said Tuesday that a record 88 percent of high school students graduated on time last year, marking the sixth straight year of gains. Education Commissioner Michael Williams said the number of Class of 2013 students who finished high school in four...
August 1st, 2014
Written by Philip Marcelo in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
The GOP goes after the black vote, competing with the Democratic Party. While the GOP hopes to see gains in the 2014 midterm elections, they are also focusing on the 2016 presidential race. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the...
July 29th, 2014
Written by Darlene Superville - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
An African leadership program has been named after Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. The youngsters are participating in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, part of the...