Minority Recognition

The Temple News highlights the importance of ethnic and minority holidays.

February marks National Black History Month. There are many months during the year that are declared to celebrating ethnic and minority holidays, but The Temple News would like to note that the history and recognition of ethnic and minorities groups should be reflected and celebrated each day.

Coverage was extended throughout this month of to highlight the milestones of African-Americans. See coverage on page 14 for “People You Should Know: Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas.” Dr. Collier-Thomas said Black History Month is important to her.

“As a black American I know that it is important that we keep this history alive and share – if only for a month – with the millions who are bombarded by the media daily with misinformation.”

Fatima Maddox, 2007 alumna, was also mentioned this week on page 15, “Alumna returns to North Broad from pro game.” Maddox is the first women on the Harlem Globetrotters since 1993.

The March 13 issue of The Temple News will recognize Women’s History Month by observing the accomplishments and contributions of women in Temple’s community for their dedication to empowering and advancing women, both locally and worldwide.

In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Barbara Mikulski cosponsored what was then known as “Women’s History Week.” That then led to month long observation of National Women’s History Month in 1987.

The Temple News continues to strive to provide news coverage to all ethnic and minority groups. The Temple News feels that this is extremely important because it promotes what America should represent – a united people.


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