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Immigrants Fleeing Fires Get Deported; Hillary Welcomed in Harlem

by The News on October 29 2007, 7:41AM

Georgia Gives Genarlow Wilson Reprieve Reprieved from a 10 year sentence he received for consensual sex, Wilson was freed by the Georgia Supreme Court that called the sentence “extraordinarily harsh.” MSNBC. Advocates Criticize NY Immigrant’s ID Governor Spitzer, due to…

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DNA Researcher Resigns Amid Racist Remarks; More Nooses Means More Lawsuits

by The News on October 26 2007, 8:23AM

More Racial Harassment Lawsuits With increasing news coverage of nooses around the country, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that lawsuits over racial harassment in the workplace are on the rise. USA Today. Sagging Economy Hurts Immigrants’ Families Back Home…

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Dream Act Fails Vote; Child Health Bill Vs. Wildfires

by The News on October 25 2007, 7:53AM

Dream Act Fails Senate Vote The Dream Act, a bill to grant legal status to illegal immigrant students who completed high school if they either attended college or served in the military for two years, failed to receive enough votes…

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Bush Remembers Katrina, Rushes Aid to California; Another March on Washington

by The News on October 24 2007, 7:48AM

Unlike Katrina, Federal Aid Rapidly Floods to California Fires Schwarzenegger received a rapid response from President Bush yesteday in the wake of wildfires in California that have forced up to 300,000 people from their homes. New York Times. Immigrant Women…

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Press Sues for Public ‘Jena Six’ Trial;Obama Supports Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

by The News on October 23 2007, 8:18AM

Obama Favors Legal Path For Immigrants Barack Obama made many promises at his well-received speech at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. He addressed the issue of immigration, a contentious topic in border states such as Arizona, and addressed the need…

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7,000 Black Men Rally in Philly Against Violence; More Noose Incidents in New York

by The News on October 22 2007, 8:25AM

Volunteers eager to patrol Philadelphia Tired of the violence that has plagued their city, over 7,000 black men gathered in the streets of Philadelphia to sign up as volunteers for community peacekeeping patrols. Feeling that police had failed to adequately…

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Nas Defends Upcoming Album Name; “Operation Lifeguard” Tackles Human Smuggling

by The News on October 19 2007, 8:18AM

Nas Explains Controversial Album Title, Denies Reports Of Label Opposition Rapper Nas says his label Def Jam has no intentions to change the name of his upcoming album, Nigger. Despite protests from the NAACP and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Nas adamantly…

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Farrakhan Tells Black America To Wake Up; Pill for Middle Schoolers Sparks Debate

by The News on October 18 2007, 7:37AM

Nation of Islam Leader Makes Rare Public Appearance Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, who has for the most part retired from public life, appeared at the Atlanta Civic Center to address what he considers a key issue for black…

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More Jail Space Instead of Detention Centers; $500 Million Dollars for Racial Slur

by The News on October 17 2007, 8:31AM

Virginia Rejects Illegal Detention Center Proposal; Decides on More Jail Space The Virginia State Panel decided against a proposal to build a state-run detention center for illegal immigrants. On the flip side, however, the panel recommended spending money to build…

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More Border Control Technology; NO to Condoms in Prisons

by The News on October 16 2007, 7:32AM

Increase in Border Control Technology The U.S Senate has increased spending on border control surveillance and technology by $4 billion dollars in the wake of the Global Border Security Conference and Technology Expo to be held next year in Austin….

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Columbia Releases Noose Footage; Schwarzenegger Signs Pro-Immigrants Law

by The News on October 12 2007, 8:28AM

California Law to Protect Immigrant Tenants This week, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a piece of legislation that would prevent landlords from verifying the immigration status of those immigrants interested in renting as their tenants. International Herald Tribune. ‘Jena 6’ Teen Back…

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Judge Delays Bush Policy on Immigration Indefinitely;Don Imus Back In December

by The News on October 11 2007, 7:15AM

SF Judge Rules to Stop Bush Immigration Crackdown Policy Previously stalled, a San Francisco judge ordered an indefinite delay yesterday of a central measure of the Bush administration’s harsh immigration policy. New York Times. Portland Artists Panhandle for Reparations Giving…

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More ‘Jena Six’ Copycats; Immigration Crackdown on Gangs

by The News on October 9 2007, 7:30AM

Racial Incidents Like Jena Spark in More Schools At a high school in South Bend, Indiana, students are organizing in support of six black students who were threatened. The Jena 6 case has created a platform for discussing racial…

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Blackface Video Reenacts Jena Six; Supreme Court Cracks on Sentencing

by The News on October 3 2007, 7:28AM

Drug Sentencing Argued in Supreme Court Recently, the US Supreme Court heard arguments for Kimbrough v. US on sentencing guidelines that addresses the racial disparities between powder and crack cocaine. Washington Post. Chertoff: Immigrants, Not Fence, Bad for Environment Homeland…

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Isiah Thomas Guilty; Indian Americans Follow Jewish Community Political Model

by The News on October 2 2007, 8:05AM

Jews Serve As ‘Model Minority’ For Indian Americans Replicating the community centers and political action committees that Jews have utilized greatly, Indian Americans hope mimicking organizations like the Anti-Defamation League will yield similar political clout for their community. New York…

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LA Black-Brown Conflict Exaggerated; Taser Coverage Missed Race

by The News on October 1 2007, 7:41AM

Los Angeles Race Wars Exaggerated Gregory Rodriguez editorializes about what he calls, “Anglo race fatigue,” and the mainstream media’s attempt to shift race from white people to, “new players.” Los Angeles Times. Barack Gets Backing From Black Entrepreneurs Looking to…

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‘Jena Six’ Defendant Released on Bail; CA Schools Use New Affirmative Action

by The News on September 28 2007, 5:34AM

Mychal Bell, One of ‘Jena Six,’ Released on Bail Bell, who was released on $45,000 bail Thursday, still faces trial as a juvenile in December. California Universities Find New Ways to Acknowledge Race Called ‘The New Affirmative Action,’ some California…

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Rise In Racist Incidents At Colleges; US Attacks Illinois Immigration Law

by The News on September 26 2007, 6:46AM

Racist Incidents Surge on College Campuses Nooses are not only in Jena, LA. The U. of Maryland and US Coast Gaurd Academy have also had the racist symbols on their college campuses along with other incidents across the country. Washington…

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Medicaid Ruling Hurts Immigrants With Cancer; Black Students Still Suspended More Than Whites

by The News on September 25 2007, 8:07AM

National Test Scores Rise Leaving Black and Latino Students Behind “The nation’s fourth- and eighth-graders continue to improve steadily in mathematics, and fourth-grade reading achievement is also on the rise. But progress in narrowing racial and ethnic performance gaps remains…

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Ten Thousand Protest in Jena; Immigration Agents Sued For Raids

by The News on September 21 2007, 12:34PM

New York Latinos Filed Charges Against Immigration Agents A federal lawsuit filed charges that agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement unlawfully force their way into the homes of families in the New York area without court warrants in search of…

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