Tag: African-Americans

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.  In a surprise…

These last months have been a stressful and difficult time in the history of our country. I say that with some experience behind me. I’m 101 years old. I was born during the 1918 influenza…

Juneteenth is coming on Friday. The holiday celebrates the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in the South and is keyed to the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read to the newly freed in Texas:…

In our country’s long and difficult history of dealing with racial inequality, Kansas has played a proud role. But we can’t let that role only be a historical one. Many are familiar with our state’s…

In our naivete, we thought a crisis the magnitude of a global pandemic could serve to unite us as a country. Not that we wished for catastrophe. But the indiscriminate and deadly nature of the…

When a parent is called into the principal’s office for an “emergency,” it’s usually trouble.  So thought Lajuana McCree whose daughter, Promise, is a senior at South Grand Prairie Early College High School outside of…