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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......
Tags: Laws, NAACP, History, Demonstration, Sociology
The Swampby Mark Silva On a day when the achievements of African-Americans in attaining positions long denied them were on the minds of many in Washington, retired Rear Adm. Stephen Rochon, White House "chief usher'' and director of the executive residence,......
Tags: History, Slavery, Justice and Rights, Family, Politics
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 This isn't Crawford, Texas, anymore. This is Martha's Vineyard, the remote island retreat of clapboard cottages, bluff-views of the ocean and tranquil harbors reachable by ferry, boat or plane off the shore of Cape Cod where the......
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......
I let Black History Month slide by this year without writing anything about it. I am so over celebrating firsts or reprising triumphal narratives. But news from last month did suggest that we may need a black history lesson — one that goes...
Tags: Civil Rights, Spain, Slavery, Culture, Justice and Rights
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...
Central Florida artists are as creative and innovative as any artists anywhere. So, it should be no surprise that Orlando's Chris "Tobar" Rodriguez has twisted the concept of "art exhibit" into a whole new adventure. On his website (http://www....
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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