Stories by Jesse J. Holland

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

Genealogy camps will aim to spark interest in STEM

WASHINGTON - Harvard pro­fessor Henry Louis Gates Jr. hopes to trigger a love for science, technology and math among American students by turning them on to searching for their family roots.
By Jesse J. Holland

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion

CHARLESTON — Sharon Simmons admits feeling torn between anger and an inclination to forgive. Many African-Americans are struggling with those same feelings as the nation begins to move ...
By Jesse J. Holland

Monday, March 10, 2014

Black Twitter network has its say

Black Twitter holds court on pretty much everything from President Barack Obama to the latest TV reality show antics. But Black Twitter can also turn activist quickly.
By Jesse J. Holland

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Court orders rehearing in S.C. adoption case

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to send the case back to courts in South Carolina to determine the final home for an adopted little girl named Veronica.
By Jesse J. Holland

Monday, June 24, 2013

Suing companies gets more difficult

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday decided to make it harder for Americans to sue businesses for retaliation and discrimination, leading a justice to call for Congress to overturn the ...
By Jesse J. Holland

Monday, May 13, 2013

High court rules for Monsanto in seed case

The Supreme Court said Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.'s patents on soybean seeds resistant to its weed-killer by growing the beans without buying new seeds from the corporation.
By Jesse J. Holland

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

Court to decide whether human genes can be patented

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the fight against diseases like ...
By Jesse J. Holland
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