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Harlem Residents Fight Rezoning; Md School Bans Confederate Flag

by The News on March 11 2008, 11:26AM

Central American Studies Becomes a Major At Cal State Northridge, where about 10% of the student body, is of Central American descent, a new degree program in Central American Studies is now being embraced. It is the first to be…

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Hate Crimes Linked to Immigration Debate; Wildfired Report Ignores Undocumented

by The News on March 10 2008, 10:08AM

Wildfire Report Doesn’t Document Poor Treatment of Immigrants San Diego’s mayor released a report on the city’s response the wildfires last fall, but the report fails to mention how police used the emergency to question the immigration status of those…

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Bill Blocks Native American Abortions; Latinos Want Citizenship in Time to Vote

by The News on March 7 2008, 7:49AM

New Bill Blocks Native American Women’s Right to Abortions The Senate last week voted on a health care bill that prohibits the use of federal dollars to fund abortions for Native Americans except in rare cases. AlterNet. Immigrants Sue for…

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Coalition Wins Fight Over New Bronx Jail; New Urban Indian Health Report

by The News on March 6 2008, 7:06AM

Bronx Groups Blocks New Jail in the South Bronx Though the city of New York had plans to build a jail to relieve the overcrowded Riker’s Island, Tuesday, the city withdrew its $375 million proposal after a coalition of neighborhood…

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FBI to Open Unsolved Civil Rights Cases; Israel Deports African Immigrants

by The News on March 5 2008, 7:41AM

FBI to Reopen Civil Rights Era Cases Though the FBI has not focused on civil rights cases this year, the top investigative arm of the Department of Justice will look into 26 of 100 unsolved civil rights movement-era cases. MSNBC….

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Retired Black Police Officers Shortchanged; Hip Hop’s Birthplace Saved

by The News on March 4 2008, 7:25AM

Georgia’s Retired Black Officers Fighting for Equal Pensions Though Georgia’s first Black police officers, some working as early as the 1940s, had to endure a segregated system while on the job, these men are still fighting racial inequality today. Blocked…

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States Stutter Step from Immigration Reform Laws; Construction Jobs Killing Latinos

by The News on March 3 2008, 8:34AM

On Being Black Again In response to K. A. Dilday’s article on dropping African-American, readers make arguments for and against being “Black.” One suggests going back to “colored.” New York Times. States Rethink Immigration Reform With a lagging economy, many…

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One in 100 Adults in Prison; SNL Defends Blackface Obama

by The News on February 29 2008, 8:21AM

UK Makes Point-Based Immigration System In efforts to attract highly skilled workers to the country, the United Kingdom has developed a point system on which to accept immigrants from outside the EU. Skills and earning potential are key indicators for…

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Racial Attacks Aid Obama; Immigrants Not the Criminals

by The News on February 28 2008, 8:19AM

California Immigrants Not So Illegal In spite of efforts to vilify immigrants, a new report reveals that immigrants in California are less likely than US born residents to commit crimes. TIME. Racial Ruse at South African University Prompts Protest In…

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Ward Connerly Takes on Nebraska, Two New Books Focus on People of Color Issues

by The News on February 27 2008, 7:56AM

NYC gives $21 million to Black, Latino Parks Employees New York City has come to a settlement of $21 million to be paid to 3,500 Black and Latino workers at the Department of Parks and Recreation, 11 whom filed a…

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Immigration Advocates Allege Unlawful Raids; Black Queer Hate Crimes Ignored

by The News on February 26 2008, 8:14AM

Immigrant Advocates Accuse ICE of Illegal Searches “A privately convened commission of labor and immigrant advocates held the first of several planned nationwide hearings yesterday to publicize allegations that U.S. immigration officials routinely violate constitutional protections against unreasonable search and…

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Farrakhan Praises Obama; Israel Bows Out of Durban II

by The News on February 25 2008, 7:58AM

Israel to Boycott UN Anti-Racism Conference Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Tzipi Livni announced, unsurprisingly, that Israel will not be participating in Durban II, the follow-up to the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, along with Canada and…

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Race Reaffirmed by Politics in the South; Clinton, Obama Ditch Border Talk

by The News on February 22 2008, 8:19AM

Race Reframed in Southern Politics Like Barack Obama’s campaign for president, two Black men in the South are also appealing to white voters and winning. While some see their success as evidence of a post-race South, Alabama residents that were…

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LAPD Latinos Surpass Whites; Jackson: Election Example of “Maturing America”

by The News on February 20 2008, 7:48AM

Civil Rights Leader Jesse Jackson Comments on Presidential Election At Bishop L.E. Willis’ Annual Community Leaders Lucheon, Jesse Jackson said that, while both Clinton and Obama have his “support,” Obama has his official endorsement. During his speech, the president of…

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Castro Resigns; Clinton’s Black Supporters Restrategize

by The News on February 19 2008, 8:36AM

Castro Steps Down As Cuba’s President Fidel Castro, 81, has resigned from his position as the president of Cuba after almost 50 years. One of the longest-standing Communist leaders in history, Fidel Castro will be replaced by his brother Raul….

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Police Stop More Blacks and Latinos on NYC Subway; Boston Wants to Study Black Men

by The News on February 18 2008, 7:57AM

NYPD More Likely to Question Black, Latino Subway Riders Even though Blacks and Hispanics make up nearly 50% of the riders in the New York City Subway, a recent report from the New York Daily News has found that, during…

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Rep. John Lewis Changes Vote; Bush Decries Nooses During Black History Month

by The News on February 15 2008, 10:00AM

Bush Offended By Nooses During Black History Month Several months after the incident in Jena, LA, during his speech for Black History Month, President Bush reminds Americans that lynching and nooses are “not a harmless prank.” WZZM. CNN Reframes Race…

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US Could Boycott Anti-Racism Conference Again; Infant Died in Immigration Detention

by The News on February 14 2008, 9:55AM

ICE Raids County Jail In Search of Immigrants “Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has agreed to let federal immigration agents set up an office in the county jail to more often monitor whether inmates booked into the downtown facility are…

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Native Americans March Cross-Country; Calderon Wants More Mexican Jobs

by The News on February 13 2008, 7:36AM

In Dominican Republic, Cockfighting is Celebrated Many are comparing a recent video of Pedro Martinez and Juan Marichal, major league baseball players, at a cockfighting club in Dominican Republic to Michael Vick’s dogfighting and calling it inhumane. But Dominicans argue…

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Death Penalty for 9/11 Suspects; 1 in 5 U.S Residents will be Immigrants by 2050

by The News on February 12 2008, 5:50AM

Pew Center Report Makes 2050 Projections A recently released Pew Center report has stated that by the year 2050 nearly one in every five U.S. residents will be an immigrant. Chicago Tribune Lawsuit Against new NYC Campaign Finance Law Stating…

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