When you read about the unemployment rate in this country, which has been hovering around 10% for a while now, it’s easy to forget that the rate is different depending on where you live in the country, whether you are a man or a woman and whether you are Black, Latino or white. The Joint [...]
This is an excerpt from a post first published at AnythingUrban. I recall living in a predominately white neighborhood for a short time as a youngster. On the surface, social life was fine for me and my two younger sisters; we played with a large number of children that lived in the area — most [...]
If you were among the throngs of Americans out shopping and buying a bunch of items marked down from their original marked-up prices, then you might have missed these news items that are (arguably) interesting but have little-to-no impact on your life. 1) The FAA released the recordings from Northwest Flight 188. If you recall, [...]
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks they should. When California high school students return to school this month they will have access to free digital science and math textbooks that meet state standards as part of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Digital Textbooks Initiative. Ten online textbooks meet state standards, and proponents say California school districts will save money [...]
President Obama delivered the first of three commencement addresses Wednesday night at Arizona State University. He urged young people to “step up” and even mentioned the dust-up over his not receiving an honorary degree from the university. Next stops for the president: the University of Notre Dame and the United States Naval Academy.
It’s National Women’s History Month. So, here’s a round-up of tidbits and interesting articles in honor of the month. Be sure to tell us your Women’s History favorites as well. 1) Go to the National Women’s History Project to find out how Women’s History Month got started or what the 2009 theme is (hint: it’s [...]
Editor of the African American National Biography weighs in on Sen. Obama’s recent speech and the race discourses in America.