Eric Dregne, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Interest is growing in communities across the country to help our young men, particularly our young black men, to succeed. This is for good reason as minority males are more likely than their white counterparts not to read at grade level or graduate from high school on time. […]
By Zachary Roth – MSNBC
The ongoing rift between New York police officers and Mayor Bill de Blasion continues to roil the nation’s largest city. And nearly 1,000 miles away, last week saw more angry clashes between protesters and St. Louis police.
But away from the major hot-spots of tension, some police departments and law enforcement officials have more quietly taken a different approach. In Nashville, police have served protesters hot chocolate instead of arresting them. Pittsburgh’s police commissioner called for a dialogue on poverty and racial injustice. And in Richmond, California, the police chief even joined protesters on the barricades.
“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.
Education is a game changer. Those that have more of it earn more over a lifetime and have the greatest chances to build wealth. Yet a wide gap persists between educational attainment between white and non-white Americans. Read More >
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 >