African-American http://kmuw.org en Double 'V' For WWII Victory: African Americans In The Armed Forces http://kmuw.org/post/double-v-wwii-victory-african-americans-armed-forces <p></p><p></p><p>It’s reported that less than half of the 2.5-million African American soldiers who registered for the armed forces at the beginning of World War II were called to serve. Those who were enlisted found that as they served their country abroad, they still faced less than a democratic reception at home.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels & Julia Holen 29923 at http://kmuw.org Double 'V' For WWII Victory: African Americans In The Armed Forces African-American Entrepreneurs Have Long, Important History In Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/african-american-entrepreneurs-have-long-important-history-wichita <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since his arrival on campus in 2011, Wichita State University history professor Robert </span>Weems<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. has been busy researching the history of African-American businesses in Wichita.</span></p><p>Weems, a Chicago native, has a longstanding interest in this area.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:07:31 +0000 Carla Eckels 19519 at http://kmuw.org African-American Entrepreneurs Have Long, Important History In Wichita Workshop Teaches Digital Skills For Sharing African-American Culture http://kmuw.org/post/workshop-teaches-digital-skills-sharing-african-american-culture <p>A two-day workshop in Wichita will offer skills on how to email, text, tweet and post on Facebook.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The workshop is designed to build intergenerational bonds around African-American culture and technology.</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:54:32 +0000 Carla Eckels 13654 at http://kmuw.org Workshop Teaches Digital Skills For Sharing African-American Culture Top Morning News 3.05.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-30513 <p><em>Lawmakers to consider bill that limits teacher's bargaining rights; Man enters plea in Wichita child exploitation case; Workshop teaches digital skills.</em></p><p><strong>Lawmakers To Take Up Bill That Would Limit Teacher Bargaining</strong></p><p>Kansas legislators are considering major changes in a state law governing contract negotiations between teachers and school districts. The state's largest teacher's union is calling it a "war" on educators.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/lawmakers-take-bill-would-limit-teacher-bargaining">More...</a></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:18:18 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13657 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.05.13 Lecture Covers The History Of Black Newspapers In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/lecture-covers-history-black-newspapers-kansas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dozens took part in a lecture Wednesday on African-American newspapers and communities in Kansas at the Wichita Public Library downtown.</span></p><p>Historian Aleen&nbsp;Ratzlaff, professor of communications at Tabor College in Hillsboro, says Kansas has a rich history of newspapers that were owned and published by African-Americans and targeted to black readers.</p><p>"The emphasis has been on mainstream newspapers, but there were vital publications that were part of the African-American community as well as other ethic communities," he says.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:06:09 +0000 Carla Eckels 12721 at http://kmuw.org Lecture Covers The History Of Black Newspapers In Kansas