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York Will Witness First Black Mayor’s Election, and other news

by The News on October 30 2009, 8:00AM

Racial History in York Mayoral Election Forty years after race riots occurred in York, Pennsylvania, the city will soon be electing its first Black mayor. Democrat Kim Bracey is slated to win the mayoral election in which both Democrat and…

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90 Percent of Asian Americans Want Universal Healthcare, and Other News

by The News on October 27 2009, 2:03PM

Justice Department Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Arkansas City The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the city of Marion, Arkansas, and if approved by the U.S. District Court, will resolve the department’s lawsuit against the city alleging race…

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Research Shows Latino Toddlers Lagging, and other news

by The News on October 26 2009, 6:27AM

Research Shows Latino Toddlers Lagging According to a UC Berkeley researcher, toddlers born to immigrant, Latina mothers tend to have poorer cognitive skills than white, middle-class toddlers. Several factors may explain the lag, including the generally larger size of Latino…

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CNN Program Stirs Up Dobbs Debate, and other news

by The News on October 23 2009, 6:47AM

photo credit: christyfrink ‘Latinos in America’ Program Fuels Fire Against Dobbs Activists have galvanized themselves around the airing of CNN’s “Latinos in America” documentary program, continuing a campaign to have CNN news anchor, Lou Dobbs, fired for his anti-immigration…

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Commerce Secretary Seeks Arab Community’s Support, and other news

by The News on October 19 2009, 6:35AM

Commerce Secretary Seeking Arab Support U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will be meeting with Arab-Americans and Muslims in Dearborn, MI to discuss ways in which their communities can help the economy. While Locke hopes to raise issues about access to…

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Bill To Address Drug Sentence Disparity, and other news

by The News on October 16 2009, 9:38AM

Durbin Bill To Address Disparity in Drug Sentences Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has introduced a new bill that would eliminate the disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentences, which many activists believe disproportionately affects Blacks. Durbin’s bill would increase…

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Asian-Americans To Hold NY Political Offices, and other news

by The News on October 5 2009, 8:29AM

photo credit: Miguel de la Fuente NYC Asian-Americans Gain Political Ground New York City is poised to see the first Asian-Americans hold seats in its political offices in the last 8 years. Margaret Chin will likely be the first…

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Latino Community Divided on Census, and other news

by The News on October 2 2009, 9:46AM

Latino Community Divided on Census Latino community leaders are divided on urging Latinos to participate in filling out the 2010 Census forms, or boycotting the Census entirely. Many Latino immigrants have a negative perception of the Census, believing that information…

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Recording Latino Stories, and other news

by The News on September 28 2009, 7:01AM

StoryCorps Historias Collect Latino Stories Last week, StoryCorps launched a new initiative, StoryCorps Historias, which hopes to gather and share Latino stories here in the U.S. While most StoryCorps recordings are generally conversations between two people, some of the stories…

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Japanese-American Weekly Paper Now In Print, and Other News

by The News on September 21 2009, 6:40AM

Japanese-American Newspaper Gets New Life In San Francisco, a group of community leaders and journalists recently started the Nichi Bei Weekly, a Japanese-American newspaper. Despite pressures on print publications to scale down or close entirely, New America Media reports that…

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Racial Health Disparity Cost Billions, and other news

by The News on September 18 2009, 11:08AM

Racial Health Disparity Cost US Billions A study released by researchers from Johns-Hopkins and the University of Maryland reveals that between 2003 and 2006, racial health disparities cost the U.S. $229 billion dollars. Breaking down the issue in monetary costs…

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Blacks, Latinos, Disappearing From Top High School, and other news

by The News on September 14 2009, 12:34PM

Black and Latino Numbers Dip At U.S.’ Best High School According to numbers from Fairfax County Public Schools, Thomas Jefferson High School, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the best high school in the nation, is drastically losing…

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Immigrants Lose Jobs at American Apparel, and other news

by The News on September 4 2009, 8:41AM

photo credit: racoles Immigration Probe Tied To American Apparel Layoffs Following a probe made by U.S. immigration authorities, clothing company American Apparel Inc. will lay off more than a quarter of its workforce in Los Angeles. In July, the…

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API Community Rally For Immgration Reform, and other news

by The News on August 28 2009, 9:35AM

photo credit: Miguel de la Fuente API Community Rally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform/a> A dozen Asian/Pacific-Islander (API) organizations in cities with high Asian-American populations hosted events calling for comprehensive immigration reform. The API community is one of the fastest…

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Asians Call for Immigration Reforms, and Other News

by The News on August 25 2009, 11:38AM

Asian Immigrants Gather for Town Hall Meeting To jump start dialogue about immigration in the Asian community, Asian immigrants in Chicago, IL met at a town hall meeting this weekend to talk about problems reunifying with family because of…

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NJ Female, POC Attorneys Treated Unfairly, and other news

by The News on August 24 2009, 6:49AM

Female, POC Lawyers in NJ Still Face Discrimination Based on responses from 851 attorneys in a 2007 survey, a recent report released by the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Court shows that a majority of females and people…

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Asian-American Men Seeking Cosmetic Surgery, and other news

by The News on August 21 2009, 8:17AM

photo courtesy of mydochub Rise In Asian-American Men Seeking Cosmetic Surgery Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that in 2008, Asian-Americans underwent 866,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Among this group is a growing number of Asian-American…

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Latina Service Worker Wins Battle for Lost Wages, and Other News

by The News on August 20 2009, 12:00PM

Gloria Rodriguez pictured with her husband, Rigoberto Cartagena, and daughter, Andrea. Worker Battles Company for Lost Wages After Gloria Rodriguez waged a media campaign against Coverall, a cleaning company, for denying her up to $1,200 in wages, the company…

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Obama Works to Close Achievement Gap, and Other News

by The News on August 19 2009, 11:50AM

President’s Education Reforms to Help Students of Color According to Juan Sepúlveda, director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, the Obama administration seeks to improve and close the achievement gap for students of color. Reforms…

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Leonard Peltier May Be Freed Tuesday, and Other News

by The News on August 18 2009, 10:51AM

Peltier May Get Parole Attorneys are hopeful that Leonard Peltier, a long-time activist in the American Indian Movement who has been incarcerated for the last 33 years, will be given parole at Tuesday’s court hearing. SF City Considers Sanctuary…

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