Monday, April 29, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Johnson, senior pastor of Philadelphia's Bright Hope Baptist Church, was to be Morehouse's baccalaureate speaker on May 18, but was uninvited by Morehouse because of an editorial Johnson penned that was critical of Obama.
by Citizens for Change Morehouse College alumni are outraged by the college's decision to disinvite fellow alum, the Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Johnson , Senior Pastor of the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, as the baccalaureate speaker on May 18, 2013. After being announced to alumni and the college community as the baccalaureate speaker, Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. contacted Johnson on April 15 via phone to inform him of the decision due to concerns about views Johnson expressed in an opinion editorial in The Philadelphia Tribune and stated that the article was "untimely" given that President Obama is the 2013 Commencement speaker, a day after Baccalaureate. The article entitled, "A President for Everyone, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Four girls, two black and two white, are attempting to finally bring an end to the practice of segregated proms in Rochelle, Ga.
This is a topic that is dear to the hearts of many in the Cascade area and greater SW Atlanta area, because so many of our older residents actually fought against segregation and for civil rights. When four girls from Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Ga., decided it was time for them to be able to attend prom together, Melvin Everson, Republican executive director of the Georgia Commission of Equal Opportunity, offered his support. Up until this year, there has always been two proms for the students from Wilcox County High — one for white students and one for non-white students. According to Snellville Patch, the four students, two white and two black, were not happy that they would not have been able to attend prom together. "We …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Between 1960 and 1990, Atlanta’s white population fell from more than 300,000 to just 122,000 residents concentrated primarily on the north side of the city.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
"Not too long ago the slogan 'what would Jesus do' was popular among Christians in America, so I would like to ask our leaders who claim Christianity as their inspiration, to consider once again, “What would Jesus do or have us do”?
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
"We have slowly dismantled a public mental health system that has limited resources to deal with dangerous psychiatric illnesses"
Friday, December 21, 2012
Could the shooting that took place in Connecticut happen at your child's school?
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Connecticut shooting has awakened many parents, especially me. Most teachers and school administrators focus on ways to make sure students are present in class, safely getting to the right bus and safely making it home, but the thought of some random person walking into your school and shooting students is not something that we prepare for. Every school goes through the traditional fire drill and hurricane drill, but what about the “Stranger-Danger” drill? The president said it best that this is becoming all too familiar to our nation. So is your child’s school safe? Over the last two months, I took the time to visit a few elementary schools. My son will be attending kindergarten next year so before we make the move, I wanted to make …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The historic Butler Street YMCA, a linchpin of Atlanta’s black community for generations, will end its 118-year-old run in Atlanta starting next month.
Friday, November 2, 2012
'This amendment is about giving public school students a chance and parents a choice in for a quality public education.'
Friday, November 2, 2012
by Kelly Cadman There has been an awful lot of energy expended by opponents of the Charter Amendment. The opposition to the Amendment claim, that the state can “already” act as an appeals body for charter schools. Those supporting the Amendment wonder, if the state can already approve charters, why is the Education Establishment fighting THIS hard against affirming that on the ballot on Nov. 6? Most of the arguments posed against the Amendment are related to the enabling legislation, which establishes a Commission. The ballot question, however, ONLY reaffirms the state’s role in K-12 general education, so why the nasty battle against the Amendment? At the heart of the argument employed by the school districts and affiliate associations who…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Halloween is here and Cascade Patch has a "question of the day" for all readers: Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? Take our poll and share your view in comments!
It's Halloween 2012 and Cascade Patch has a "question of the day" for all readers (religious and non-religious; Christian and other faiths): Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? Today we not only want you to take our poll, we also want to ask that you tell us why you voted the way you did in our "Comments" section. Thank you for sharing your view today on Cascade Patch!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Many of us have family and friends in the path of this massive storm. Here are some tips for how to cope from afar.
Hurricane Sandy’s reach is beyond the northeast. Locally, it has many worried about their loved ones in the violent storm’s path. Between phone calls to my family and friends bracing themselves for Sandy and the 24-hour news updates on its potential severity, the stress builds. Here are tips on managing hurricane distress from the American Psychological Association: If you have loved ones in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast, odds are, there's a Patch site in their town that can give you local upates on the conditions there. Go to the Patch homepage and click on a state to find a list of our local websites.