Alex Kellogg http://weku.fm en The Changing Face Of Seeing Race http://weku.fm/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 14341 at http://weku.fm The Changing Face Of Seeing Race Cherokee Nation Faces Scrutiny For Expelling Blacks http://weku.fm/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 12729 at http://weku.fm Cherokee Nation Faces Scrutiny For Expelling Blacks Racial Gap In Homeownership Widens In U.S. Slump http://weku.fm/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 11180 at http://weku.fm Racial Gap In Homeownership Widens In U.S. Slump States, Cities Reject Federal Deportation Program http://weku.fm/post/states-cities-reject-federal-deportation-program Three states and two major cities say they have pulled out of a federal program aimed at deporting criminals who are in the U.S. illegally. And now Boston's mayor has threatened to join them.<p>Secure Communities was created to help federal authorities deport illegal immigrants who are hardened criminals. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:04:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 9175 at http://weku.fm States, Cities Reject Federal Deportation Program Blacks Calling South Home Again http://weku.fm/post/blacks-calling-south-home-again Roughly 6 million blacks migrated north during the 20<sup>th</sup> century, fleeing racial hatred in the South and seeking good jobs in places like Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee. Now, many blacks are returning to the South — and especially to Georgia.<p>According to the U.S. Tue, 24 May 2011 04:01:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 4540 at http://weku.fm Blacks Calling South Home Again Little By Little, Huntsville, Ala., Returns To Normal http://weku.fm/post/little-little-huntsville-ala-returns-normal Search crews in Alabama continue to pick through huge piles of rubble after last week's tornadoes destroyed entire neighborhoods. In Huntsville, it's taken businesses some time to get up and running again. Fri, 06 May 2011 08:00:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 3040 at http://weku.fm For 'Bama Students, A Somber, Sudden End Of Classes http://weku.fm/post/bama-students-somber-sudden-end-classes Usually, Jerilyn Griffin would be studying for finals at this time of year. Instead she was using a large dolly to pack her things and head home on Monday afternoon.<p>That was true of many University of Alabama students — if they hadn't already left, they were on their way home, often with their parents help.<p>One of last week's devastating tornadoes slammed into Tuscaloosa, but largely spared the University of Alabama. Tue, 03 May 2011 15:59:00 +0000 Alex Kellogg 2788 at http://weku.fm For 'Bama Students, A Somber, Sudden End Of Classes