Race Ethnicity & Culture

9:05am

Mon January 21, 2013
Series: Losing Ground

I-News Study Finds Some Civil Rights-Era Gains Eroding for Colorado Minorities

Archival photo. Civil rights activists march with political leaders, including Denver mayor Wellington Webb and Colorado Gov. Roy Romer, center, during a parade through Denver marking Martin Luther King Day in 1990
Denver Public Library

4:45am

Mon January 21, 2013
Series: Losing Ground

Single Parenthood: A Major Factor In Poverty

Angel Castro's son, Aaron, 3, watches a movie while Castro feeds his sister, Alexis, 17 months, at their Englewood, CO apartment. Castro, 28, a single mother relying heavily on public assistance, quit her part-time job after losing childcare for the two
Joe Mahoney The iNews Network

Angel Castro’s days teeter between determination and desperation. She is 28, impoverished, scarred from a chaotic childhood and adolescence, raising two young children alone.

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1:41am

Mon January 21, 2013
Race

Myrlie Evers-Williams To Deliver Inaugural Invocation

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 8:01 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And the widow of a murdered Mississippi civil rights leader will help open the inaugural ceremony today. President Obama selected activist Myrlie Evers-Williams to deliver the invocation. She's the first woman and the first layperson to have the honor.

NPR's Debbie Elliott has this profile.

DEBBIE ELLIOTT, BYLINE: Evers-Williams' prominent role in President Obama's second inauguration comes in the 50th year since NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers was shot to death outside his family's home in Jackson, Mississippi.

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7:58am

Sun January 20, 2013
Series: Losing Ground

In Income, Poverty, Education, and Home Ownership Colorado's Minorities Are Losing Ground

Archival photo, Limon Correctional Facility. In 2010, about one in every 20 black men were incarcerated in Colorado state prisons compared to one out of every 50 Latino men and one of every 150 white men, according to an I-News analysis
The Denver Public Library

By some of the most important measures of social progress, black and Latino residents of Colorado have lost ground compared to white residents in the decades since the civil rights movement.

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4:55am

Fri January 18, 2013
StoryCorps

The Moment Race Mattered: A Haunting Childhood Memory

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 7:11 am

Bernard Holyfield (right) shares a childhood story with his friend Charles Barlow, about growing up in a racially charged Alabama during the early 1960s.
StoryCorps

When Bernard Holyfield was 5 years old, he was the proud owner of a dog named Lassie, a collie who closely resembled the namesake fictional dog on television.

"And we used to always keep Lassie tied up at the house with a chain, kind of like our protector," Holyfield explains to his friend Charles Barlow, 63, for StoryCorps at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta.

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