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The Swampby Mark Silva One hundred years ago, black boys and girls attended school separately from white boys and girls, by law, in many parts of the United States, home of the free. One hundred years ago, black men and women......
Tags: Racism, United States, Discrimination, Xbox 360, Politics
The Swampby Mark Silva It may not be the "reset button'' that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented her Russian counterpart earlier this year - a symbol of the need to start over again in relations between the United States and......
The SwampPresident Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan and travelling through Ghana today, was asked what Africa means to him - "Is it half of you?'' "Well, no, I don't think it would be fair to say it was half,''......
The Swampby Mark Silva This isn't Crawford, Texas, anymore. This is Martha's Vineyard, the remote island retreat of clapboard cottages, bluff-views of the ocean and tranquil harbors reachable by ferry, boat or plane off the shore of Cape Cod where the......
Tags: Football, Baptist, Barack Obama, Minority Groups, George W. Bush
Who's on Team Gloucester?At Tuesday night's Board of Supervisors meeting, the board got an update on Woodville Plantation Park from Carol Steele, director of Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Steele said plans for the 100-acre park in central Gloucester near Glass would...
The Swampby Mark Silva The genealogic discovery of a white great-great-great grandfather in the family tree of First Lady Michelle Obama is a quintessential American coda to a year of living divisively. The genealogist Megan Smolenyak, who spent several months in....
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated with service President Barack Obama, speaking today from the pulpit of a church where the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sometimes spoke, called on the congregation to rally around the spirit which had helped......
The Swampby Kathleen Hennessey A group of black political activists on Wednesday defended the tea party movement against accusations of racism and claimed its critics were using race to shore up support for President Obama and his policies. The news conference.......
Tags: Racism, Republican Party, Terrorism, Nevada, Sacramento
The Swampby Mark Silva, as told by the pool. JERUSALEM - Every journey has its tourist value. But Masada could be among the most sobering of all sites. President Bush flew by helicopter this morning to Masada, the fortress atop a......
The Swampby Mark Silva Virginia's governor was only trying to accentuate the positive. You know: The "sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War,'' those good sons of the South who killed thousands of......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who became the first African American president with the help of the electoral votes of Virginia, suggested this week that any discussion of history and the Confederacy should include slavery -- and a sensitivity........
The Swampby Mark Silva The turning points in American history "remind us that our American story has never been inevitable,'' President Barack Obama suggests. He says so in the introduction to a 12-hour television series starting Sunday on HISTORY channel,...
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