It will strike many of you as counter-intuitive, but there has been a rising phenomenon of unemployed workers suffering discrimination when they have sought work because…they have been unemployed. This is not an exaggeration.
I am still at a loss for words after seeing the devastation that hit Moore, Oklahoma on this past Monday afternoon, when a monster tornado tore through the town killing at least 24 people which included 9 children.
The 2013 Morehouse College Commencement theme, “Keeping Our Focus,” defined by the university’s President John Wilson as attending to important matters “to the exclusion of distractions” appears to also describe the strategy employed by its graduation speaker – President Barack Obama.
Members of the newly emerged C. Travis Traylor, Jr. Eagle Class of 2012 gathered on Sunday, May 19th, at Crowne Plaza Hotel near Reliant Park for the annual Gathering of Eagles Reception hosted by the Eagle Scout Association of the Boy Scouts of America’s - Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC).
The April jobs report has been hailed as good news by the nation’s newspapers. But a look under the numbers is more sobering. In Chicago and cities across the country, extreme poverty remains high, and the jobless still haunt our streets.
When a Baltimore grocery store employee fingered 26-year-old Michael Austin for the murder of a security guard in the spring of 1974, Austin didn’t even match the police sketch. The wanted suspect was less than 6 feet tall and Austin was the size of a small forward in the NBA. The only other evidence linking him to the crime was a business card with the name of an alleged accomplice, a man who was never found.