Montgomery, AL – A number of civic groups yesterday honored the exact moment of the historic Brown versus Board of Education Supreme Court ruling 50 years ago. At 12:52 p-m yesterday, a new campaign was launched aimed to ending injustice in the public school system. The program is called RISE ... which stands for Replacing Inequities in Schools with Excellence. RISE members say they hope to create public policy initiatives and develop strategies to end inequities in education.
Tuscaloosa, AL – The founder of Habitat for Humanity says his organization is ready to turn its attention to rebuilding Iraq. Alabama native Millard Fuller founded Habitat with his wife in 1969. Habitat is a volunteer-centered organization that has built housing for an estimated 800-thousand people in nearly 90 countries. The organization has already built 500 houses in Afghanistan. Now Fuller says he hopes they can now help ease tensions in Iraq.