Icons of 1960s civil rights movement voice cautious optimism
At front is civil rights worker Andrew Young, and at right, behind King is Rev. Young, a King lieutenant, marvels at both the sizes and the spontaneity of the protests. (AP Photo, File)CINCINNATI Bob Moses says America is at a lurching moment" for racial change, potentially as transforming as the Civil War era and as the 1960s civil rights movement that he helped lead. I dont think anybody has a notion of how big a change this is going to introduce.Moses remains cautious. Some Americans were shocked, it seems to me, to discover they had actually been swimming in this deep, deep sea and didn't understand it.___Contreras reported from Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Report: Child disparities highest in US South, West
Those inequities put these populations more at risk for the novel coronavirus, the report by Save the Children concludes. The counties and census areas of Kusilvak (Alaska), Todd (South Dakota), Madison (Louisana), Carson (South Dakota), and Bethel (Alaska) were the five worst-ranked, the report found. So far, children in some of the poor counties cited in the report live among the areas hardest hit by COVID-19. According to the report, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Mexico are the lowest-ranked states for these childhood disparities. And most of that growth in poverty has been among children, Harris said from his home in Corrales, New Mexico.