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What About Immigration Reform?

by Jessica Valoris on November 13 2006, 12:24PM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.13.06 What About Immigration Reform? While Democratic victories might give hope to minimum wage and anti-war advocates, for immigrant rights activists, who marched by the tens of thousands this spring, much is left to be desired….

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Implications of a Democratic Congress

by Jessica Valoris on November 10 2006, 2:04PM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.10.06 Impact of Political Shift in Congress Does Democrat-controlled congress mean Black political gains? Democratic Victory Raises Spirits of Those Favoring Citizenship for Illegal Aliens Supporters of granting citizenship to some or all illegal immigrants say…

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Congressional Demographics Remain the Same

by Jessica Valoris on November 9 2006, 8:25AM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.09.06 Congressional Demographics Remain the Same Capitol Hill demographic goes slightly more female and there is no racial shift, but minorities’ influence may rise. Bush Replaces Rumsfeld with… Another Rumsfeld Because who but another “Rummy” would…

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Rumsfeld Resigns

by Jessica Valoris on November 8 2006, 2:22PM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.08.06 Rumsfeld Resigns United States President George W. Bush announced the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at a news conference this afternoon. A Sober Day for Civil Rights Affirmative action banned in Michigan and…

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VOTING DAY

by Jessica Valoris on November 7 2006, 10:27AM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.07.06 New Rules, Machines Frazzle Poll Workers ID rules and new machines cause early problems in Indiana and Ohio Affirmative Action, Same-Sex Marriage, Immigration—Why You Must Vote Important issues rise to the surface as control of…

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Today, We Decide

by Andre Banks on November 7 2006, 10:13AM

Mervyn Marcano, Communications Director at the League of Young Voters offered this piece on WireTap this morning: Today, We Decide. After all is said and done, no one will be able to deny the power of organized, engaged, and motivated…

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Text Messaging Registers Young Latinos

by Jessica Valoris on November 6 2006, 2:15PM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.06.06 RU a Txt Votr? Text Messaging Registers Young Latinos A first-of-its-kind effort to engage young Latinos in the political process has prompted an estimated 38,000 to register to vote. Saddam Trial: GOP Sacrifices Justice for…

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Houston Republicans Have Bad Reaction To Flu Shots

by Jessica Valoris on November 3 2006, 11:43AM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.03.06 Houston Republicans Have Bad Reaction To Flu Shots The city has stopped offering free flu shots at early voting sites after Republicans alleged it was a ploy by the mayor to lure more Democrats to…

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Detainees’ Attorneys Challenge the Court

by Jessica Valoris on November 2 2006, 8:13AM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.02.06 Detainees’ Attorneys Challenge the Court Attorneys for captives in the Guantanamo Bay military prison asked a federal appeals court yesterday to reject a provision of the new military-commission law that strips hundreds of detainees of…

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Bush’s Brave New World of Torture

by Jessica Valoris on November 1 2006, 11:58AM

The RaceWire Beat - 11.01.06 Bush’s Brave New World of Torture Now that Bush has signed the infamous Military Commissions Act into law and officially gutted the Geneva Conventions, what’s next? We Sought Reform And Got a Fence Congress has…

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Ending Race Preferences in Admissions Causes More Racial Disparities

by Jessica Valoris on October 31 2006, 8:57AM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.31.06 Ending Race Preferences in Admissions Causes More Racial Disparities Debate over affirmative action splits Michigan. Fairness for ALL 300 Million Americans The Uniting American Families Act would amend the immigration law to add the words…

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Who Is Paying to End Affirmative Action?

by Jessica Valoris on October 30 2006, 2:27PM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.30.06 Who Is Paying to End Affirmative Action? The anti-affirmative-action movement gains momentum through support from deep-pocketed conservatives and campaigns duplicitously framed in the name of civil rights. Ethnic Media on the Rise Immigrant-focused news outlets…

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700 Miles Of New Fence OK’d For Mexico Border

by Jessica Valoris on October 27 2006, 12:27PM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.27.06 700 Miles Of New Fence OK’d For Mexico Border President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing 700 miles of new double-layer steel fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border — a move Republicans hope will give them…

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Selective stats and curious corrections in the New York Times

by Daisy Hernandez on October 26 2006, 2:17PM

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported on a new program being developed across the country. Hospital officials have figured out that it’s cheaper to provide preventive care to folks who don’t have health insurance than to wait for…

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Soldiers in Revolt

by Jessica Valoris on October 26 2006, 10:17AM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.26.06 Soldiers in Revolt 125 active-duty troops call to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Obama Must Weigh the ‘X Factor’ of Race White voters tell pollsters they’re color-blind when it comes to race. But when…

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Racial Dynamics Revealed in Katrina Insurance Battles

by Jessica Valoris on October 25 2006, 1:39PM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.25.06 Racial Dynamics Revealed in Katrina Insurance Battles Louisiana residents living in white neighborhoods have been three times as likely as those in black neighborhoods to seek and get help from the state agency in their…

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The Problematic Pop-Culture Movement to ‘Save’ Africa

by Jessica Valoris on October 24 2006, 8:56AM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.24.06 The Problematic Pop-Culture Movement to ‘Save’ Africa Madonna’s adoption debacle is about more than one Malawian baby. Celebrity stunts and corporate campaigns reveal that well-meaning Americans often have no idea how to help Africans. Low…

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Children of Undocumented Immigrants Sue Government

by Jessica Valoris on October 23 2006, 11:38AM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.23.06 Children of Undocumented Immigrants Sue Government Sixty United States minors entered a class action suit against the government, in an attempt to force it to suspend the deportation of their parents. A Set of Borders…

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Minnesotan Poised to Be Congress’ First Muslim

by Jessica Valoris on October 20 2006, 10:35AM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.19.06 Minnesotan Poised to Be Congress’ First Muslim Keith Ellison’s candidacy has contributed to a political awakening among immigrants in the state who share his faith. Bravo to Brown University Panel suggests Brown University atone for…

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More L.A. County Children Live in Poverty

by Jessica Valoris on October 19 2006, 8:39AM

The RaceWire Beat - 10.19.06 More L.A. County Children Live in Poverty A new report indicates that nearly three-quarters of the families with children are struggling. Calif. authorities: GOP campaign warning Hispanics State investigators have linked a Republican campaign to…

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