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India’s Shame, and the World’s

Posted by Jose Lopez |
Associated Press file photo

An unidentified ragpicker, left, sleeps on filled bags as another looks on in Bombay, India, in 2003. At the time, more than one-third of India’s one billion plus population lives below the poverty line, according to the International Monetary Fund.

By Mel Gurtov A democracy is supposed to have the advantage of affording people of any social class, gender, or religious or ethnic group the opportunity to advance. In contrast with authoritarian political orders, democracies should be superior in their openness to change, to everyone’s participation in politics, and to equality before the law. In…

NWA Democratic Black Caucus Announces Minority Educators Banquet

Posted by Jose Lopez |

The Northwest Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus’ 2015 Lifetime Achievement award recipients have been announced. Recipients will be honored at the third annual NWA Minority Educators Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May, 15 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House, 491 N. Razorback Road, in Fayetteville. Tickets, which must be reserved by email, are $35 per…

Think Meat, Water and Soil for Earth Day

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By Abel Tomlinson On Earth Day, observe our beautiful planet. It is difficult to fathom how anyone could have anything but gratitude, awe and admiration for all it gives. Earth provides us incredible natural beauty of mountains, oceans, forests, rivers, lakes and a dazzling array of life forms. Most importantly, Earth provides what we need…

Local Resident Answers Call To Service In FEMA Corps

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DENVER — Ariella Amerine, of Farmington, Ark., recently began a 10-month term of national service in FEMA Corps, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program. FEMA Corps provides a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people ages 18 to 24. Based out of the Southwest…