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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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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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Ads Promote Black Adoption, and other news

by The News on August 17 2009, 12:28PM

photo credit: joshunter Ad Campaign Targets Black Families To Adopt A federally-funded ad campaign was released to encourage Black families to adopt from the foster care system. A study released in 2006 revealed the disproportionate number of Black children…

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Asian American Suicides on the Rise, and Other News

by The News on August 13 2009, 1:36PM

Report Finds Increase in Asian Suicides A recent report from the Center for Disease Control found an increase in the number of young Asians who commit suicide. One writer investigates the historical roots of competition and high expectations that…

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Healthcare For Undocumented Has Congress in a Frenzy, and Other News

by The News on August 11 2009, 12:38PM

Debate Flares Up on Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants Some immigrant rights advocates are pushing Congress to consider broadening the reach of healthcare reforms to cover an estimated 6.8 million undocumented immigrants without health insurance. But some progressive state representatives…

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Arab-American Store Owner Claims Discrimination, and other news

by The News on August 10 2009, 6:50AM

Arab-American Grocery Claims Discrimination Against Store A grocery store owner is accusing the village in which his store is located for discrimination against an Arab-American business. The Arab owner contests the health code citations on his store, claiming he and…

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Obama Aims For Immigration Detention Overhaul, and other news

by The News on August 7 2009, 9:00AM

Obama Plans To Overhaul Immigration Detention The Obama Administration announced plans to overhaul the current immigration detention system and establish a centralized system with more federal oversight. While generally supportive, immigration advocates remain skeptical of the lasting effects reform…

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US to Reform Immigration Detention Policy, and Other News

by The News on August 6 2009, 12:46PM

Obama Announces Slight Reforms to Detention System The changes to the system include creating a new office that overlooks the detention system and sending detained families to a detention facility in Pennsylvania instead of Texas. “This isn’t about whether…

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Report Finds ICE Raids Violate Constitution

by The News on August 4 2009, 1:08PM

Immigration Raids Violate Constitutional Guarantees A new report released by the Benjamin Cardozo Law School’s Immigration Justice Clinic found that ICE agents routinely violate constitutional guarantees by illegally entering homes using physical force, seizing innocent people and targeting people…

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