Author: Sheryl Estrada

Supreme Court Continues to Scrutinize Civil-Rights Acts

By Sheryl Estrada Civil-rights laws of the 1960s continue to be scrutinized by the Supreme Court under the direction of Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative. On Wednesday, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 will be under a judicial microscope. The high court will consider whether a decision by Dallas…

CVS Saying 'No' to Tobacco Celebrated at State of the Union

By Sheryl Estrada Merlo The national spotlight that shined on CVS Health when the company first announced in February 2014 that it would end tobacco sales is about to get brighter. President and CEO Larry J. Merlo will be a guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union address for his…

Rodgers Leads MLK Day of Service Initiative

By Sheryl Estrada Martin “Marty” Rodgers’ parents prepared him early for his call to service. They chose to name him Martin, inspired by two world changers: St. Martin de Porresand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The expectations my parents had for me were expectations of greatness and service to others,”…

What Do NYPD Officers Think of City Standoff Over #BlackLivesMatter

By Sheryl Estrada Kindness wasn’t on the agenda Tuesday during the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) meeting of delegates in Queens. According to the New York Daily News, the meeting, with about 350 in attendance, almost ended up in fisticuffs. Tempers flared, with members shouting at their president, Patrick Lynch, over…

Stealing Indian Land for a Copper Mine

The desert riparian environment of Oak Flat. Photo by Anna Jeffrey By Sheryl Estrada “All of the federally recognized tribes now know the world has changed,” Wendsler Nosie, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, said. A resident of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, in southeast Arizona, the change…