Why main line news organizations do not address the reasons behind extreme weather

By Jim Johnson The average U.S. temperature for March was 46.1 ˚ F, 4.6˚ F above average, ranking 10th warmest in the 126-year record. The U.S. precipitation average for March was 2.83”, some 0.32” above average, ranking among the wettest one-third of the historical record. Alaska endured the coldest January through March since 2012. Southerly … Continue reading Why main line news organizations do not address the reasons behind extreme weather

2019 School Board Candidates Respond to FOR Issues Questionnaire

The Aim Higher subcommittee of FOR is continuing to expand its advocacy work in the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). As part of that work, we have asked the eight school board candidates in the contested school district 4 race (to fill a vacated seat in southwest Jefferson County) to respond to 13 questions in … Continue reading 2019 School Board Candidates Respond to FOR Issues Questionnaire

400 Years of Inequality

By Gracie Lewis                                               August 2019 marked the 400th Commemoration of Black Enslavement in America. In August 1619, more than 20 Africans landed at Point Comfort, the present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.  According to the early documents, they had been acquired from a Portuguese slave ship, put aboard the “White Lion,” an English ship, and … Continue reading 400 Years of Inequality