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The Swampby Mark Silva Eric Holder, the nation's first African-American attorney general, addressed the employees of the Justice Department on the occasion of Black History Month today with an assessment that, on matters of race, America remains "essentially a...
The Swampby Josh Meyer For the past eight years, the U.S. Justice Department and the Bush administration were relatively quiet on the issue of race and its place within the social fabric of America and the enforcement of civil rights and......
The Swampby Mark Silva "Tough times for America often mean tougher times for African Americans,'' President Barack Obama says. "This recession has been no exception. The unemployment rate among black Americans is a full five points higher than the rate among......
The Swampby Mark Silva "Barack Hussein Obama,'' the New Jersey schoolchildren sang with glee. "Mmmm... mmmm... mmmm.'' "Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you,'' they chimed. "He said that all must lend a hand, to make this country strong again.''......
The Swampby Mark Silva The author of a children's book, I Am Barack Obama, says she wasn't responsible for the Obama song sung by young children in Burlington Township, N.J. Charisse Carney-Nunes says she was invited to Bernice Young Elementary School......
South Bend TribuneIn an earlier column last month, I wrote about whether Black History Month is still relevant. Well, apparently to many readers it is. I received calls, e-mails and many of you let me know how you felt. Today, I’m going to share some those...
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The Williams family and members of Greater Campher Temple will observe a memorial service celebrating the life of Pearl J. Harvey Williams. The service will be held at the church Sunday at 4 p.m. The church is at 125 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown. The...
The Hartford CourantTwo of my favorite quotes are from Frederick Douglass, an American hero and one of more compelling voices in the 19th century on slavery and human rights. "If there is no struggle, there is no progress.'' "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It...
Malcolm London is young, black and talented, and that is a guarantee of nothing these days. But he says, "I do not do what I do for money. I come from a place with no money and don't expect I will ever have a lot of it. But I think that being a teacher...
Somewhere in the middle of watching the movie "42," about Jackie Robinson's historic rookie year breaking baseball's color barrier, I decided something. I decided that this weekend, I'm taking my sons to see it too. They're teenage athletes, and they've...
Is it possible that a husband and wife could win the coveted February Moutza of the Month award, for buying stupid stuffed elk heads with other people's money? Perhaps. Because in America, it is said, even dead elk dreams may come true. Or what...
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