On Sept. 16, the Randolph County (N.C.) school board voted 5-2 to remove Ralph Ellison’s landmark 1952 novel “Invisible Man” from recommended reading lists and school libraries. When I read about it in a Facebook post by National Public Radio, I hadn’t even read “Invisible Man.”
To the Editor:
Three cheers for Tuesday Musicale that thrilled people's hearts and made them tap their toes, hum along and clap their hands in applause and appreciation of beautiful music made by talented artists.
Since the Snowden affair came to light, there has been a lot of concern about the National Security Agency and their snooping into our private lives. This neither surprises nor concerns me, for I’m sure it has been going on for a long time.
Duke University sociologist Mark Chaves is writing a new book on "the decline of American religion," but he has already reached this conclusion: "The burden of proof has shifted to those who want to claim that American religiosity is not declining."
On the street corners of Grand Haven’s busiest main drag, Beacon Boulevard, it is common to witness one of America’s seriously unhandled social and economic problems: the needs of people living near or beneath the poverty line.