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Group Registers Asian and Pacific Islanders; 3,000 Black Men Mobilized in Birmingham

by The News on February 11 2008, 7:53AM

Obama beats Clinton — this time at the Grammys Barack Obama was honored with his second Grammy for his spoken word album, “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.” In 2005, he won the same award…

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Hate Crime in W.Va Torture Case; Bhutto Killed By Bomb, Not Gun

by The News on February 8 2008, 7:27AM

Bhutto’s Death Not By Bullet After a Scotland Yard probe into Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, investigators conclude that it was a suicide bomb not a gun that killed Pakistan’s former prime minister. Washington Post. Cartoonists of Color Protest in DC Clamoring…

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Bush Administration Backs Guest Worker Program; Waterboarding Deemed Legal

by The News on February 7 2008, 6:55AM

Waterboarding is Legal The Bush Administration has said that the controversial and contested interrogation technique known as waterboarding is legal and that “under certain circumstances” President Bush could authorize the CIA to continue using the method. LA Times Expatriate Democrats…

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Clinton Wins Over Latino Vote; Seattle Honors People of Color Contributions

by The News on February 6 2008, 9:41AM

Frederick Deputies Get Immigration Training The federal government is paying for twenty-six deputies from five different law enforcement agencies in Maryland and Northern Virginia to be trained on arresting and detaining illegal immigrants by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

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Super Tuesday Kicks Off; Republicans Tone Down Immigration Rhetoric

by The News on February 5 2008, 8:59AM

Youth Remain an Important Voting Bloc In an effort to capitalize on the importance of the youth vote, candidates have been reaching out through blogging, MySpace, Facebook, and sending celebrities to do campaigning work. Despite youth cynicism and disillusionment with…

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Racist Super Bowl Ad; Higher Suicide Rates for Latino Students

by The News on February 4 2008, 8:13AM

‘Latino Caravan’ for Clinton Drives Through Upper Manhattan In support of Hillary Clinton, an organized group of Latinos led by New York city councilmen Miguel Martinez marched from 155 Street and Broadway up to 216th Street and 10th Avenue, passing…

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New U.S Border ID Rules in Effect; New Americans Caucus to Fight Anti-Immigration Bills

by The News on January 31 2008, 9:29AM

New U.S Border ID Rules Begin Starting today, U.S and Canadian citizens crossing through the U.S-Mexican and Canadian borders will have to show proof of citizenship- a passport, traveler card, birth certificate or driver’s license. MSNBC Obama States Position on…

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Bush Calls for Immigration Reform; Oscar-Winning Crash Will be Made for TV

by The News on January 30 2008, 7:57AM

Bush Prods Congress to Pass Immigration Reform This past Monday in his last State of the Union address, Bush argued that, despite having implemented several technologies to curb illegal immigration, the border will never be fully secure until a “lawful…

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Bush State of Union Address Refers to Unmet Goals; Citizenship Applicant Surge Causes Backlog

by The News on January 29 2008, 8:18AM

New Spying Law Does Not Pass A new electronic surveillance law, back by the Bush administration, failed to be put to vote by the Senate. Additionally, the Senate did not approve extending the expiration date of the existing surveillance law….

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Bush Threatens to Veto Support for Native Americans; Coalition to Fight Idea of Immigrants as Scapegoats

by The News on January 28 2008, 8:01AM

Black Women Support ‘Sisters’ in the Service Sisterfriends, a women’s book club, is sending care packages to Black military servicewomen in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. The club sends difficult-to-get supplies, like black hair products, to the military service personnel, who…

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Jolie and Pitt Adopt Katrina Orphan; American Indians Like Obama

by The News on January 25 2008, 9:26AM

Schwarzenegger Warns GOP on Immigration Talk in California The governor’s advice for Republican presidential candidates campaigning in California is to not use California to tout immigration reform. Despite his hesitance on many policies to help immigrant families in the state,…

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New Vietnam Pact Allows Routine Deporations; Obama Talks Race

by The News on January 24 2008, 8:09AM

New Pact to Deport Vietnamese Immigrants Negotiations between the U.S and Vietnamese governments has led to the creation of a pact that allows for the deportation of undocumented Vietnamese immigrants and those who have ‘committed crimes’ who entered the U.S…

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White Separtists Rally in Jena; CNN Miscounts Black Women’s Vote

by The News on January 23 2008, 7:56AM

Canada Expected to Back Out of UN Racism Conference Fearing that the follow-up to the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South African (Durban II) will be “anti-West” and “anti-Israel,” sources say that the Canadian Foreign Minister, Maxime Bernier,…

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Democrats Speak at King Day Rally; Blaming Immigrants for High Health Care Costs

by The News on January 22 2008, 7:55AM

Democratic Candidates Address Crowds at King Day Rally Clinton, Obama, and Edwards spoke at the annual NAACP sponsored King Day Rally in South Carolina highlighting the significance of black voters in the 2008 election and the important legacy of Dr….

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Hispanic Activists Visit to DC; Obesity Rates High in Black Community

by The News on January 18 2008, 8:03AM

The Skinny On Obesity New statistics have been released by the American Diabetes Association, the American Obesity Association, and others focusing on the alarming obesity rates among Black people. Nearly 80% of Black adult women are considered obese or overweight….

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Bill Clinton Suggests Obama is ‘All Talk’; Town Ordered to Give Up Land for Border Fence

by The News on January 17 2008, 8:13AM

Democratic Presidential Candidates Court Gloria Molina Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, is considered one of the most powerful Latinas who could help sway the vote in California, a key Latino demographic state. Since her first choice, Richardson, dropped out…

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Clinton and Obama Run From Race

by The News on January 16 2008, 7:27AM

Race Not an Issue for Clinton and Obama During a debate in Nevada, the next state to hold a caucus, both Clinton and Obama made conciliatory remarks in hopes of moving past any discussion of race that was sparked by…

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Race Heats Up Democratic Candidacy; Poll Says Immigration an “Ugly Race Issue”

by The News on January 15 2008, 8:04AM

Clinton Tries to Make Peace Over Dr. King Comments As issues of race heat up in the democratic elections, Clinton tries to ease accusations of degrading Martin Luther King’s work. NY Times Poll Shows Immigration Concerns An Arizona poll of…

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Race and Gender the Focus in South Carolina

by The News on January 14 2008, 9:59AM

In S.C., Clinton and Obama Preach Race and Gender Both Clinton and Obama are scrambling for ways to appeal to the Black community, a crucial voter base in South Carolina, and race and gender have been pushed to center stage….

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Chertoff Says State IDs Won’t Fly, Asians Face Voter Discrimination

by The News on January 11 2008, 10:11AM

Asians Face Discrimination at the Polls A study of voting in 2006 reveals that many Asians were discriminated against at the polls and they fear it may happen again in 2008. The Asian American Legal Defense Fund says intimidating actions…

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