April 2011 Archive

Education Report Reveals Disparities in Minority Opportunities
WASHINGTON - For years, our nation has been sounding an alarm about the need to ensure that students graduating from high school leave equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary ...
Freedom Rides’ 50-Year Celebration
Next month, hundreds of Americans are expected to converge upon Jackson, Miss., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Freedom Rides.
Last Call for Tea Party?
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist Across the nation, rumblings are being heard of the party coming to an end-and for many people, it's none too soon. The party, in ...
In Some States, Working Poor Could Pay More Taxes
By Pam Fessler WASHINGTON (Special from commondreams.org) -Several states want to scale back or eliminate a tax credit for the working poor, as they try to balance their budgets. Anti-poverty groups ...
Gulf Coast Marks First Anniversary With Host of Events
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform claimed 11 lives on this Gulf of Mexico oil rig, injured 17 others and triggered the most massive oil ...
‘Treme’ Producers Would Have Chipped in on Restoration
By Ariella Cohen http://thelensnola.org Neither the Landrieu administration nor preservationists followed up to save houses featured in ads for the HBO television show "Treme," series executive producer David Simon ...
Mayor’s Advisory Group Avoids Topic of New Orleans Jail Complex Size
By Matt Davis http://thelensnola.org Mayor Mitch Landrieu's jail advisory working group is moving slower than expected, and members are beginning to polarize on contentious issues relating to the total space in Orleans ...
As BP oil spill anniversary looms, groups laud RESTORE Act
A coalition of environmental, economic and social equity organizations on Thursday praised the Senate introduction of a bipartisan bill to ensure that 80 percent of the Clean Water Act (CWA) ...
Obama Tells Black audience ‘We’re not there yet’
By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) - President Barack Obama, pouncing back into campaign mode having announced his bid for re-election, told a cheering audience at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network ...
Planners OK Erasure of Mid-City Street Grid for Gigantic Med-Center
By Karen Gadbois http://thelensnola.org Disappointing preservationists, the New Orleans Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended further collapsing a Mid-City neighborhood's traditional street grid to create a giant "super block" for the long-stalled LSU ...

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