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November 7th, 2013
Written by Corey Williams - Associated Press in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
Mike Duggan waged a historic write-in campaign to become the first white mayor in four decades of Detroit, which is more than 80% black.
Detroit's mayor-elect said Wednesday that far too much had been made of his skin color during a historic write-in campaign and general election victory that will make him the predominantly black city's first white mayor in four decades. Appearing at his first news conference as mayor-elect, Mike Duggan said he would meet over the next two days with Michigan's governor and Detroit's current...
April 12th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Cover Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
Equality In Environmental Education For Minority Students When the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom happened 50 years ago to highlight political and social injustice towards African Americans, there was no “Earth Day” and no environmental justice movement. It is ironic since Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring – the book credited with launching the environmental movement - was published...
March 17th, 2013
Written by Hope Yen in Cover Stories, Latest News with 1 Comment
Latino population growth impacts racial divides all across America in many ways. Such fast growth of Latinos is blurring traditional black-white color lines, testing the limits of civil rights laws and reshaping political alliances as "whiteness" begins to lose its numerical dominance. With a historic and steady decline in the growth of the white population, the U.S. is rapidly becoming a nation...
February 4th, 2013
Written by Stacy A. Anderson - Associated Press in Cover Stories, Latest News with 3 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the midst of talking black history with Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou breaks out singing a hymn a cappella. The acclaimed poet and author wants to show Keys, a New Yorker, what "lining out," call-and-response singing that is popular in black churches down South, sounds like. That teaching moment is one of many during Angelou's third annual Black History...
December 27th, 2012
Written by Francisco Vara-Orta -San Antonio Express-News in Cover Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Most Americans probably associate mariachi music with Mexican restaurants, not classrooms - but that's changing. Schools from Oregon to Iowa to Tennessee now teach it as an art form. San Antonio, a city that plays it at the drop of a sombrero for civic events, weddings, or funerals, long has led the way: teaching it in classrooms stretching from elementary school to college for...


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