What has changed, I think, in the last 15 years is the fact that immigration, once a marginal issue for many Latinos or a nonissue for Cuban Americans and Puerto Ricans, for instance, has become central to the Latino agenda including Cuban Americans and Puerto Ricans. And in part, that has to, I think, because of the wholesale deportations that we have seen under the Obama administration. In all national polls, including Cuban Americans, immigration comes up to the top of their agenda, when asked, “What is the most important issue facing your community?” not yourself or the country, but your community..
Last year, the entire group was awarded the Congressional gold medal. That honor was a stark contrast to the treatment Dryden said he experienced when he began his military career. In an interview last year with Atlanta member station WABE, Charles Dryden remembered that African Americans had been given menial jobs because of a study that came out after the First World War..
March 12, 1921 Accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, Chicago White Sox pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude “Lefty” Williams, first baseman Chick Gandil, shortstop Charles “Swede” Risberg, third baseman Buck Weaver, outfielders “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Happy Felsh and infielder Fred McMullen were suspended for life by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. The players had already been suspended by the team on Sept. 28, 1920, following their indictment on criminal charges..
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What lends this genre outing more than a touch of topical interest is the female centric cast, headed by Sandra Bullock and including a lively band of actresses in strong supporting roles. Like the gender flipped “Ghostbusters” before it, this new movie neither reinvents not dishonors its inspiration, instead adding a modicum of zip if less than turbocharged horsepower to a vehicle that runs you through the staging of a crime by, ironically, obeying all the traffic laws.Bullock plays con artist Debbie Ocean, who, as the film begins, is being released after a five year stint in prison for running a scam. The sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean, the mink oil slick grifter who headlined the previous three “Ocean’s” films and who, we quickly learn, is recently deceased Debbie has hit upon a plan: steal a $150 million diamond necklace during the Met Gala, the splashy annual fundraiser of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.