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Obama at the Apollo; Three Officers Sentenced for Beating

by The News on November 30 2007, 8:02AM

3 Wis. Ex-Officers Sentenced in Beating Three white ex-police officers in Wisconsin: Jon Bartlett, 36; Daniel Masarik, 27; and Andrew Spengler, 28 were found guilty for beating a bi-racial man, Frank Jude, Jr. while off duty in October 2004. For…

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NYFD Attracts More People of Color; Jesse Jackson to March on Wall St.

by The News on November 29 2007, 9:03AM

New York’s Bravest Attracting More Blacks and Latinos While the NYPD has been in tnews for fatally shooting mentally-ill Black men, the Fire Department has doubled its pool of black and Hispanic job candidates since 2002. New York Times…

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AIDS hits DC Black Community Hard, Arizona Businesses Suffer Amid Migrant Crackdown

by The News on November 27 2007, 7:27AM

Latino Businesses Impacted by Arizona Immigrant Crackdown As large numbers of the Phoenix Latino population start leaving the state in the wake of a crackdown on undocumented workers, businesses are starting to feel a slow down in customers. MSNBC D.C’s…

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Training Day Begins in Philadelphia; Latino Organizations Get Out the Vote

by The News on November 26 2007, 8:03AM

First of “10,000 Men” go out into the field. Last month, more than 11,000 black men gathered in the streets of Philadelphia during the “10,000 Men: A Call to Action” demonstration. The first 100 men that had been mobilized to…

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New Orleans Demographic Shift Shows in Vote; Giuliani Hopes to Secure Border in 3 Years

by The News on November 20 2007, 7:29AM

Whites Take Majority On New Orleans Council For the first time in 20 years, New Orleans City Council voted in a white majority. This shift indicates the clear and significant demographic impact of Hurricane Katrina on the black population of…

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March on Washington Against Racism; Not Enough Hispanic History in Texas Schools

by The News on November 19 2007, 7:59AM

MTV launches new Arabic channel MTV has recently launched a new service, MTV Arabia, estimated to reach to out to 36 million households. The service will provide Arabic music videos along with current MTV programming that has been adapted for…

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Michelle Obama Speaks About Reluctance of Black Voters; Racial Bias Leads to More Minorities in Foster Care

by The News on November 15 2007, 8:03AM

Racial Bias Is One Cause For More Children of Color In Foster Care Researchers find that Black, Latino, and other minority children in the United States are more likely to be taken from their homes and placed in foster care…

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Spitzer Curbs Driver’s License Plan

by The News on November 14 2007, 8:42AM

Spitzer Brakes on License Plan “Gov. Eliot Spitzer is abandoning his plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, saying that opposition is just too overwhelming to move forward with such a policy.” New York Times. NYPD Fires Back at…

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Brooklyn Shooting Example of a National Trend

by Guest Columnist on November 13 2007, 2:32PM

On the same day that ColorLines and The Chicago Reporter published a special joint investigation into fatal police shootings across the country, the New York Police Department shot to death an unarmed 18-year-old Black man in a public housing…

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Brush-wielding Brooklyn Teen Shot 20 Times; Diwali Gets Official Recognition

by The News on November 13 2007, 7:28AM

18 Year Old Brooklyn Man Killed By Police Armed with only a hairbrush, an 18-year-old Black young man was fatally shot by five police officers. New York Times. Lawmakers Continue to Struggle With Immigration Bills Last week’s Senate approval of…

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Remembering Latino Veterans

by The News on November 12 2007, 7:58AM

Veterans Day is a time for forgotten Latinos to be recognized Bay area resident, William Carrillo, who fought in the Army Air Corps, is one of the 500,000 veterans of Latino descent from World War II. It is also these…

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Black Writers Affected by Strike; NYPD to Conduct Study on Street ‘Stop and Frisks’

by The News on November 9 2007, 8:30AM

Study on NYPD street stops and minorities due Statistics show that in 2006, the amount of people stopped on the streets of New York City by police was 508,540, a dramatic increase from 2002. The RAND Corporation has been hired…

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Immigration Raid at O’Hare Airport; Last of Jena Six Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

by The News on November 8 2007, 7:41AM

Immigration Raid at Chicago Airport Leads to Arrests 23 undocumented workers, who gained access to fake ID badges in order to allow them to work at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, have been arrested and are facing state felony charges…

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Anita Hill on Affirmative Action; In US, Gay Muslims Do Exist

by The News on November 7 2007, 9:23AM

USA Today Examines States’ Immigrants Rights The states, not the federal government, have given our first glimpse into immigration policy in the United States. The USA Today says its a sign that people in the country are choosing “pragmatism over…

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Homeland Security Sorry for Racist Costume; No Time for ‘No Child Left Behind’

by The News on November 6 2007, 7:25AM

Top Immigration Official Apologizes for Racial Halloween Costume A public apology was issued by a Homeland Security Department official for a fellow employee dressed in prison stripes costume, with dreadlocks and dark makeup at a Halloween party at the agency….

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“Dog the Bounty Hunter” Yanked For Racist Marks; Sharpton Won’t Protest New York Knicks

by The News on November 5 2007, 8:43AM

Census figures show 70 percent of California’s Mexican population are U.S. citizens Despite the popular misconception that California is “overrun by illegal immigrants,” the United States Census Bureau recently noted that Mexican-Americans comprise 7.6 million of California’s 36 million legal…

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NYC Responds to Racist Incidents; Raids Leave Immigrants’ Children Without Care

by The News on November 2 2007, 7:21AM

NYC Sets “Day Out Against Hate” In efforts to counter the hail of hate crimes that have hit New York City, New York’s leaders have declared that November 29 will be a “Day Out Against Hate.” Associated Press. Immigration Crackdown…

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Clinton Slips on Immigration; Swastika Painted on Columbia Professor’s Door

by The News on November 1 2007, 8:59AM

Chicago High Schools Try New Approach For Black & Hispanic Students Two Chicago high schools are offering assistance programs to bolster the test scores of struggling Black and Latino students. Administrators of Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools say…

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‘Jena Six” Judge Recuses Himself; Chinese Want White English Teachers Not Asian

by The News on October 31 2007, 7:20AM

Jena Judge Recuses Himself From Media Hearing Lousiana State District Judge J.P. Mauffray Jr. stepped down from hearing a case on whether the media should be allowed inside the trial of Mychal Bell. The judge says he recused himself because…

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Muslim Minister Detained; Indigenous Farm Workers Forgotten in Fire Relief Efforts

by The News on October 30 2007, 7:38AM

Nooses Hung in NYC Parks Employees’ Lockers In what is becoming a weekly trend, nooses were found hanging in the lockers of two black NYC Parks Department supervisors. The NYPD is treating the case as a hate crime, and the…

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