Alex Kellogg http://www.kunc.org en The Changing Face Of Seeing Race http://www.kunc.org/post/changing-face-seeing-race Let's go back to 1967.<p>That was the year interracial marriage made headlines. Just take the Hollywood classic <em>Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. </em>The<em> </em>film was a new kind of love story for Hollywood. The movie was about a black man who wanted to marry a white woman — a huge taboo at the time.<p>According to a 1968 Gallup Poll, just 20 percent of Americans thought it was OK for a white person to marry a black person. White Americans were far less likely to accept the idea than blacks. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 19:28:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 16069 at http://www.kunc.org The Changing Face Of Seeing Race Cherokee Nation Faces Scrutiny For Expelling Blacks http://www.kunc.org/post/us-government-opposes-cherokee-nations-decision Every September, the Cherokee Nation celebrates its national holiday. The holiday marks the signing of its first constitution after the Trail of Tears in 1839. The main event, a big parade, features traditional Cherokee music, colorful floats and people singing and dancing in traditional garb.<p>The holiday draws tens of thousands of people to Tahlequah, Okla., the heart of the Cherokee Nation. But this year it was marked by controversy and protests.<p>The Cherokee Nation recently decided to limit its membership to people who can prove they have Indian blood. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:17:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 14743 at http://www.kunc.org Cherokee Nation Faces Scrutiny For Expelling Blacks MLK Memorial: One Fraternity's Brainchild http://www.kunc.org/post/mlk-memorial-one-fraternitys-brainchild Even though the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., has been postponed, King's fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha held its own special ceremonies Friday. The organization spent decades on the effort, partly because King was an Alpha himself. Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 13542 at http://www.kunc.org National Cathedral Damaged During Earthquake http://www.kunc.org/post/national-cathedral-damaged-during-earthquake The Washington Monument is closed after engineers discovered a crack near its peak following yesterday's five-point-eight earthquake that rocked much of the East Coast. Another of Washington, D.C.'s most prominent landmarks, the National Cathedral, is also closed after it was damaged by the quake. The damage was a bit of a blow to those who came to see the cathedral. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:00:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 13376 at http://www.kunc.org Racial Gap In Homeownership Widens In U.S. Slump http://www.kunc.org/post/racial-gap-homeownership-widens-us-slump When Clyde Jackson's wife took a $6 hourly pay cut several years ago, it was the beginning of his rapid descent from two-time homeowner to renter in an apartment complex in the working-class Washington, D.C., suburb of Greenbelt, Md.<p>Jackson, 51, is an African-American father of three who works for a local government sanitation agency. In December, he lost a three-bedroom brick home to foreclosure. He purchased the house for $245,000 in 2004.<p>He has separated from his wife and now lives in a two-bedroom apartment. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:05:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 13417 at http://www.kunc.org Racial Gap In Homeownership Widens In U.S. Slump