African-Americans Learn To Swim

CHARLOTTE– Evolutionary Aquatics is teaching adult African-Americans how to swim. According to the U.S. Swimming Association, 64% of African-Americans have little swimming ability or none at all. This African-American swim class is getting more black people in the water. Dawn Patton, swim coach, says African-Americans have a history of being...
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Activist accuses Curran was marginalizing Latinos

The former head of the now dissolved Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board continued her criticism Friday of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran for not having Latino representation in what she called the county's more powerful Office of Minority Affairs. Melissa Figueroa, a community activist from Hempstead, said Curran was marginalizing Latinos,...
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Newberg school worker in blackface fired

NEWBERG, Ore. (PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP) — The Newberg school employee who showed up to work Sept. 17 wearing blackface and calling herself Rosa Parks — a reference to a Civil Rights icon who fought against segregation on public buses — remains defiant. Lauren Pefferle, the Mabel Rush Elementary School special...
Galesburg Register-Mail

LETTER: Trump presidency a dark chapter

Editor, Register-Mail: In her recent Register-Mail “Your Turn” column Galesburg writer Naomi Law wrote about the esteemed all Black Tuskegee Airmen who successfully flew fighter escort missions for bombers during World War II. The War Department at that time did not think that Blacks were capable of piloting planes. She wrote that, “The Tuskegee Airmen proved that to be untrue.” Ms. Law pointed out that, “Segregation is part of American history including military history.” She goes on to point out something that we should all take notice of, “I believe that the more accurate history we know and accept, the better able we will be to bring about improvements.”

Louisville Is More Diverse Than Ever But Remains Largely Segregated

Neighborhoods in Louisville and Jefferson County became more racially and ethnically diverse in the past three decades, but the county remains largely segregated. Nearly half of its population lived in places that were isolated by race even though the share of white population rose in the West End of the metro region.

Callous COVID response part of pattern from UF president

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs once again has shown the community of Gainesville and the student body that he is only out for himself. His callous COVID response is not new. It is a result of weak leadership. Fuchs would rather keep his position than protect the student body...
Mennonite Central Committee

Crying out for justice

A diverse group of 20 Mennonite Brethren youth and young adults gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, in late July to begin a nine-day study of Christ’s peacemaking mandate, while studying the history of racism in the U.S. Many did not know one another, and each participant came with a different background....
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Maher: ‘Woke Segregation’ Will Destroy a Country Where Most Black People Have Good Lives, ‘Ask Yugoslavia’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher said that “Balkanizing our nation will certainly cause us to lose” a country “that most black people now have found a decent life in, with a relatively high standard of living, and don’t want to lose.” And that we must “stop regarding this new woke segregation as if it’s some sort of cultural advancement. It’s not. Ask Yugoslavia.”

Uproar at anti-vaxxer who compared himself to Rosa Parks

A Canadian anti-vaxxer and candidate of right-wing political party People’s Party of Canada has compared Ontario’s vaccine passport legislation to the injustices faced by civil rights activist Rosa Parks. In the Canadian province of Ontario, businesses are required to ask customers for their vaccination status. On 22 September, Darryl Mackie...

Oxy Sociology Professor Dolores Trevizo to Deliver Sterling Lecture Sept. 30

Occidental College Sociology Professor Dolores Trevizo ’88 (right) will present Occidental’s annual Sterling Lecture on September 30, a presentation delayed for 18 months by the pandemic. Trevizo, a member of the Occidental faculty since 1996, was presented with the Graham L. Sterling Award, the College’s most prestigious faculty honor, in...

A Visit with Dorothy Eady

“Life is what happens when you are making plans.” I have used that phrase on numerous occasions when things didn’t go as I hoped they would. Last week, life happened to me. When I started writing these weekly articles, I had several folks in mind that I wanted to interview....