Feature Stories: Articles on Racial Profiling, Immigration Today
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June 25th, 2014
Written by Yousur Alhlou in Spotlight, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Millennial-old caves in Israel have been declared a World Heritage site. The United Nations cultural agency designated this week a network of over 2,000 years old, man-made caves outside of Jerusalem a World Heritage site, the eighth such site in Israel. UNESCO added the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha - known as a "city under a city" - to the prestigious list of World Heritage sites during its...
June 13th, 2014
Written by Maram Mazen in African, Spotlight, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Muslims in Nigeria are to be led by a traditional leader rather than Islamic extremists who are anti-education and economic opportunities of the nation's poor. An outspoken former central bank governor who advocates education and economic opportunities for Nigeria's majority poor has become a key religious and traditional leader of the country's Muslims, a counterpoint to Islamic extremists who...
June 5th, 2014
Written by Felicia Fonseca... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The last of the Navajo Code Talkers, Chester Nez, has died at the age of 93. The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez's primary weapon in World War II. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, Nez and 28 others were recruited to develop a code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language. Locked in a room for 13 weeks, they came up with...
June 4th, 2014
Written by James Anderson in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The voice that has crossed many waters departed from this life, leaving a priceless legacy. Dr. Maya Angelou challenged all of us to become more introspective, to ask of ourselves the hard questions that we would not dare ask. She dared all of us to look into the mirror and not be afraid of the person that starred back at us. She realized that life was a struggle, an ongoing fight that did not...
April 21st, 2014
Written by Greg Beacham in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, told The Canadian Press that Carter died in his sleep. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern...