“A voice is a powerful thing. It’s not just about finding and making peace with it, but using it beyond the norm to lead, inspire, and inform.”
FROM: SANDY HOCKENBERRY
I recently argued with my cousin about the events in Ferguson, Mo. She said I implied she was racist and claimed, “If you’re white, you’re wrong.” This letter is for every whiter person who feels polarized in a racially polarized debate. It doesn’t have to be that way.
When black people are protesting across America, they are not protesting against white people. Black communities are protesting systems of injustice and inequality. Responsibility isn’t that same as culpability.
BY SAM LOZADA
Video coverage of the Dubuque chapter of the NAACP march on Saturday.
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BY ALICIA YAGER, TH STAFF WRITER
The Dubuque chapter of the NAACP aims to promote justice and equality issues Saturday with a peaceful march.
The walk from Jackson Park to Washington Square is not a protest, said Anthony Allen, President of the local chapter. Rather, he hopes the event will build connections in the community and allow residents to discuss issues affecting equality and justice in Dubuque and nationwide.
Brushing aside warnings from Republicans, President Obama announced Thursday night that he is granting temporary legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants, igniting a constitutional furor that amounted to a declaration of war against the incoming Republican majorities in Congress. Read More >