Race Issues
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Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies

by Mickey McLean
Posted 3/28/20, 11:34 am

The man considered the dean of the civil rights movement died at age 98 Friday night. The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery succumbed to natural causes not related to the coronavirus at his home in Atlanta, according to a statement released by his family.

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The color of money

Movie | African American entrepreneur challenges establishment in historical drama The Banker
by Bob Brown
Posted 3/26/20, 12:41 pm

Filmmakers who tackle themes of social inequality sometimes allow agendas to run roughshod over storytelling. Producer Anthony Mackie and director George Nolfi take a more engaging approach in The Banker, delivering a teachable moment about racial injustice while keeping drama front and center. 

The film owes much of its watchability to an intriguing main character and top-notch performances from Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson. Strong language and a split focus are drawbacks.

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Inside the outbreak: Teaching and feeding

Education | Families and educators search for creative solutions during the pandemic
by Bob Brown
Posted 3/18/20, 04:24 pm

More schools in the United States are closed than open as states try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Students and their families face challenges and uncertainty not only about how they will learn, but also how to provide for the needs that schools meet for meals, special education, and disability accommodations.

Brielle Landman, a 10th grader at Champion Christian School in Champion, Pa., said her ADHD makes it difficult to keep to a schedule on her own.

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