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…

Community Creates Bridge for Migrants

Posted by Jose Lopez |
The multicultural crowd listen intently to ideas on how to help immigrants transition into living in Northwest Arkansas.

By María Teresa Molano SPRINGDALE — The Cisneros Center for New Americans and the organization Welcome America conducted an event focused on the importance of creating a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in Northwest Arkansas. In the facilities of The Workers’ Justice Center on Thursday, April 16, participants of the meeting discussed different…