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Gov. Napolitano Could be Homeland Head; 6 Long Island Teens Charged with Hate Crimes

by Jonathan Adams on November 21 2008, 7:59AM

Ariz. Governor Tapped to Lead Homeland Security Gov. Janet Napolitano, a fierce opponent to Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration raids, is at the top of President-elect Obama’s list for head of the Department of Homeland Security. New York Times. Iowa…

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Racists Call for Post-Election Militia Revival; Jury Awards $2.5 Million to Victim of Klan Attack

by The News on November 20 2008, 7:24AM

Ideologues Call for Post-Election Militia Revival With the election of the nation’s first black president, some conspiracy theorists and fringe “Patriot” radio hosts are seeking to reverse that course by calling on their friends and countrymen to arm themselves, organize…

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American Exceptionalism? ; Skilled Immigrants Excluded from California’s Workforce

by Guest Columnist on November 13 2008, 9:53AM

by Chris Crews American Exceptionalism? Now that Barack Obama has been elected U.S. president, people of color in Europe question if a Black man could lead anywhere else. Everyone thinks not, and no one is particularly polite about it. IPS…

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¡Escuche La Raya hoy!

by Jonathan Adams on November 12 2008, 6:44PM

Millone de Latinos cambian el panorama político en EEUU 12 Noviembre, 2008 Más del 80% de Latinos en Estados Unidos Votaron el porcentage general nacional fue 65%. El “Resumen de la Noticias” del 11 de noviembre, 2008 Con Ana Maria…

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Obama Plans to Close Gitmo; Bush Expands Local Spying Powers

by The News on November 12 2008, 9:34AM

Obama Makes Closing Guantanamo Top Priority “The Obama administration will launch a review of the classified files of the approximately 250 detainees at Guantanamo Bay immediately after taking office, as part of an intensive effort to close the U.S. prison…

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NY Governor Decries Hate Crime; European Leaders’ Racist Response to Obama Election

by The News on November 11 2008, 10:02AM

Obama’s Election Sets Off Racist Remarks Internationally “Over the past week, a number of European lawmakers and journalists have made foot-in-mouth comments regarding America’s Black president-elect, suggesting that some otherwise respected public figures in Europe are far from enlightened on…

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Mississippi Students Told Not to Say ‘Obama’; N-Word Hurled at Prop 8 Rally

by The News on November 10 2008, 9:43AM

Mississippi Students Told Not to Say ‘Obama’ The ACLU MS is concerned about free speech rights violations after reports that a Pearl Schools coach and bus driver told Black children not to say President-elect Barack Obama’s name. WAPT. Young Muslims…

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Rinku Sen’s thoughts on election night

by Jonathan Adams on November 5 2008, 9:37AM

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Voters Wait in Long Lines to Cast Ballots; New Citizens Head to Polls

by The News on November 4 2008, 3:53AM

New Citizens Head to Polls “In California, more than 298,000 new citizens were sworn in this year, up 39 percent from about 182,000 naturalizations last year. That surge is adding to a growing Latino electorate in California, as have similar…

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Immigration Ignored in Campaign’s Last Days; Ashwin Madia’s Image Darkened

by The News on November 3 2008, 7:36AM

Both Campaigns Ignore Immigration, Obama’s Aunt Despite news on Saturday that Barack Obama’s aunt is undocumented, neither campaign had much to say. Obama says all laws should be followed and the McCain campaign had no comment on the matter. Associated…

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Two Arrested for Obama Effigy in KY; Meatpacking Exec Arrested for Hiring Postville Immigrants

by The News on October 31 2008, 10:21AM

Attack ad’s darkened images prompt questions “A Republican attack ad invites viewers to “meet the real Ashwin Madia,” but the still photos featured in the spot present a noticeably darker version of the 3rd District DFL congressional candidate.” KARE11. Working…

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Threatens Education Cut; La. Frat Holds Blackface “Slave Auction”

by The News on October 30 2008, 7:14AM

Fraternity Suspended for Blackface “Slave Auction” The Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, has been shut down after pictures of pledges in blackface during an annual “slave auction” appeared on Facebook. NBC33TV. Black Chamber of Commerce…

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One in Five NYC Asians Live Below Poverty; LAPD Defends Special Order 40

by The News on October 29 2008, 8:04AM

20% of New York’s Asian Community Below Poverty “These findings counter the widely held perception of Asian Americans doing well financially,” said AAF executive director Cao O. “Many Asians are vulnerable and unprotected, trapped on the low rungs of the…

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Voter Suppression in Virginia

by Jonathan Adams on October 28 2008, 3:01PM

H/T Stereohyped A new phony flyer being distributed throughout Virginia’s Hampton Roads localities advises recipients that Republicans are to vote for president on November 4, while Democrats are to vote on November 5. Actually, Election Day for all Virginia voters…

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Plot To Assassinate Obama Thwarted

by The News on October 28 2008, 7:42AM

White Supremacist Plot To Assassinate Obama Thwarted Two white supremacist youth planned to kill 88 Blacks, including decapitating 14 of them, but were stopped this weekend by local and federal authorities. The two youth, Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman, were…

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Pa White Dems Can’t Afford to Vote Color; Sharpton Adds Mineo to Cop Assaults

by The News on October 27 2008, 7:51AM

Sharpton: It’s About Accountability not Race Michael Mineo, 24, claims to have been sexually assaulted by NYPD similar to the case of Abner Louima, a Haitian man sodomized by white cops. Al Sharpton visited the man in the hospital, and…

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Bloomberg Backed for Third Term; New Report Shows LAPD Racial Profiling

by The News on October 24 2008, 7:02AM

ACLU: Blacks and Latinos Oversearched, Overarrested by LAPD On Monday, the ACLU of Southern California released a report on the LAPD that showed statistically significant racial disparities in policing that raise grave concerns that African Americans and Latinos in Los…

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KKK Fliers in Long Island Railroad Station; Border Patrol Threatens Professor For His Border Protests

by The News on October 23 2008, 7:40AM

Radio Pundit Attacks Obama, Claims He Would Stand With Muslims Against West KSFO radio’s Lee Rodger falsely claimed that Obama stated in his book Audacity of Hope that he would stand against the US with Muslims. However, he ignored the…

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Remember the Referendums on the Ballots; Farrakhan Finds Message of Change, Too

by The News on October 22 2008, 8:53AM

Farrakhan Calls for Change, Inclusion in Religion “Calling today’s organized religion a failure, the Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday urged a “new beginning” during the rededication ceremony for a renovated mosque on Chicago’s South Side, striking a…

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Obama Finds Support in Unlikely W. Va; Comic Book Helps Voters “Steal Back Your Vote”

by The News on October 21 2008, 7:11AM

Does Powells’ Endorsement Help Obama? The endorsement by former Secretary of State Colin Powell made major news headlines over the weekend, but what, if any, are the potential impacts to the election of his endorsement. Dante Chinni explores that question…

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