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Women of Color and Challenges With Smoking, and other news

by The News on August 3 2009, 7:35PM

Report Outlines Challenges Women Have With Smoking The American Journal of Preventive Medicine recently published a report which details the unique challenges women of color and women of low socioeconomic status experience in relation to smoking and the enforcement…

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Texas Missing Diversity Mark, and other news

by The News on August 1 2009, 7:41AM

Texas Schools Lag in Diversity Goals A staff report approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board revealed that Latino enrollment in Texas colleges and universities needs to double in the next six years for the state to meet its…

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Businesses of Color Still Lack City Support, and Other News

by The News on July 30 2009, 1:59PM

Local CA Mayor Under Fire San Francisco business owners of color and Latino advocacy groups are reeling over Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed plan to move contracting oversight from commission Director Christopher Iglesias to former Police Commission President Theresa Sparks….

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Census Seeks to Incorporate Arab Americans, And Other News

by The News on July 29 2009, 2:53PM

U.S. Census Calls on Arab Americans The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking help from more than 100,000 Arab organizations, businesses, educational and religious institutions for the upcoming 2010 census. The Bureau has been criticized by some Arab Americans because it…

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Equal Care Doesn’t Erase All Race Disparities in Cancer, and other news

by The News on July 28 2009, 1:44PM

Blacks Still More Likely to Die of Some Cancers A study recently published online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that Blacks continue to die of some cancers at higher rates than whites. While some researchers…

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Possible Genetic Reasons For Racial Disparity in Cancer Deaths, and other news

by The News on July 27 2009, 1:03PM

Study Suggests Genetic Explanation for Racial Disparity in Cancer Deaths A new national study suggests that biological racial differences may explain why Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. The study has sparked debate…

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Someone has too Much Time on Their Hands: Michigan State Rep Demanding Obama Apologize to Crowley

by Jorge Rivas on July 27 2009, 11:53AM

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) is scheduled to introduce a House resolution today demanding President Obama retract and apologize for remarks he made about Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley this past week. This isn’t coming to an end anytime soon, especially…

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WNBA Gets A+ On Hiring Practices, and other news

by The News on July 24 2009, 9:41AM

WNBA Gets Highest Marks on Hiring For Women, POCs For the second year in a row, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the WNBA its highest grade on its annual Racial and Gender Report Card. The…

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FL Hospital Deports Undocumented Immigrant

by The News on July 23 2009, 12:55PM

Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Immigrant The legal guardian of Luis Alberto Ramirez, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant who was hospitalized with severe brain injuries, is suing the Martin Memorial Medical Center for deporting him without notifying relatives in the US…

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Increasing Electorate Among POCs, and Other News

by The News on July 22 2009, 1:14PM

More POCs Voted in 2008 Presidential Race New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows an increase in Black, Latino and Asian voters during the 2008 presidential election. While voting rates of people of color each increased by four…

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Michigan Public Schools Going Broke, and Other News

by The News on July 21 2009, 1:24PM

Detroit Schools on the Brink of Bankruptcy The Detroit Public School District is facing a decision to file for protection under federal bankruptcy laws by the end of summer. Education and legal experts say the decision would be unprecedented…

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GOP Accused of “Racial Politics”, and other news

by The News on July 20 2009, 5:25AM

Embedded video from CNN Video Sen. Leahy Accuses GOP of “Racial Politics” Last Sunday, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) accused Republicans of using “racial politics” to challenge Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Asian Youth Consider…

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Obama Addresses NAACP, and other news

by The News on July 17 2009, 9:12AM

Obama Addresses NAACP at Centennial President Obama delivered his first address to civil rights leaders at the NAACP’s Centennial, recognizing the historical contributions of the organization while urging activists to remain committed in challenging the social inequities of today. Healthcare…

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Obama Opens the Door for Abused Asylees, and Other News

by The News on July 16 2009, 1:37PM

Rody Alvarado, a Guatemalan immigrant, sought asylum in the United States to escape abuse by her partner. New Policy Permits Asylum for Battered Women Obama recently passed a policy that allows domestically abused women to gain US asylum if…

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Mass. Budget Cuts Benefits to Legal Immigrants, and Other News

by The News on July 15 2009, 1:34PM

Massachusetts Ends Health Care for Immigrants In a step backward from pushing universal health care, the new Massachusetts budget eliminates health care coverage for about 30,000 legal immigrants. Indian Congress Seeks Cigarette Act Amendment The National Congress of American Indians…

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Obama Plans Cash Infusion for Community Colleges, and Other News

by The News on July 14 2009, 12:10PM

Community Colleges Receive Federal Funds The Obama Administration plans to distribute $2.5 billion to the nation’s community colleges for construction and renovation of their campuses along with $500 million to develop new online courses and $9 billion to create…

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Unemployment Gap Getting Wider in New York, and other news

by The News on July 13 2009, 6:33AM

Unemployment Racial Gap Wider in NYC In New York City, studies show that unemployment for blacks increasing at a rate four times faster than for whites, a gap that appears to be widening steadily. Swim Club Wants Kids Back Following…

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E-Verify Mandate Clears, and other news

by The News on July 10 2009, 7:06AM

Contractors Required To Use E-Verify The Obama administration has supported the mandate for contractors to use E-Verify, beginning September 8 of this year. The system verifies if employees have legitimate social security numbers, and therefore, determines whether contractors have hired…

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Black Kids Told to Leave PA Pool

by The News on July 9 2009, 12:43PM

Philadelphia Pool Kicks Out Black Campers Roughly 60 campers with the The Creative Steps Day Camp were told to leave a private swim pool at The Valley Swim Club this week. “There was concern that a lot of kids…

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Blacks and Latinos Lose Millions to Payday Loans

by The News on July 7 2009, 12:29PM

Payday Loans Squeeze Millions in Fees from Blacks and Latinos A new study from the Center for Responsible Lending has found that payday loan centers are 8 times more likely to be found in communities of color than white…

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