Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his “White House Gang” playmates, Roswell Pinckney, 1902. Pinckney was the son of a White House steward. The “White House Gang” were known for their mischievous childhood pranks. Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI.
In a safe house in Montgomery, Alabama, Freedom Riders relax, regroup, and heal in May 1961. Over the next three days, more volunteers would arrive from Nashville, New Orleans, and Atlanta to join the Rides, replacing those who had dropped off. The next stop was daunting — Jackson, Mississippi — but in this brief respite, they played cards, savored cigarettes, and listened to Ella Fitzgerald records.
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Shelby County v. Holder.
Just last week, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson moved an alleged voting discrimination case forward in Baton Rouge. The case is set to go to trial, and centers on how the city court election sections have been maintained to keep a majority white City Court, despite Baton Rouge having a majority black population for more than a decade. The case has already drawn on the Supreme Court’s decision and is a tremendous example of how racial discrimination and gerrymandering continue to function in the U.S.
Read more about this case and the contentious issues it has raised for Baton Rouge in our blog post: Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court: How Voter Discrimination is Impacting Baton Rouge. Louisiana Progress
A study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests more than 1,700 urban areas — including New York and Miami — could find themselves below sea level before this century is out.
Without a sharp and immediate curb in greenhouse gas emissions, the study notes, at least 80 of those cities could be submerged within the next decade.- go to the link and watch the video