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Latino Lawmakers Ask Activists To Support Census, and other news

by The News on July 6 2009, 6:31AM

Latino Lawmakers Urge Activists Not To Boycott Census In Southern California, Rep. Linda Sanchez, along with several Latino lawmakers, are making efforts to stop a boycott of the 2010 Census by immigrant rights activists who are trying to persuade Congress…

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NYC Mayor: Schools Shouldn’t Close for Muslim Holidays

by The News on July 2 2009, 12:24PM

NYC City Council Passes Muslim Holiday Resolution Religious, labor and immigrant groups are calling for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to rescind his rejection of a City Council resolution to close school for two important Muslim Holidays. The Mayor says…

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Census Bureau Seeks Help in Counting Oklahoma Hispanic Population, And Other News

by The News on July 1 2009, 12:35PM

As Oklahoma’s Hispanic Population Grows, Census Bureau Hopes For More Participation U.S census officials want to ensure the participation of Oklahoma Hispanics in order to get a correct count of the population. There is an estimated increase of 100,000…

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Obama Administration Lifts HIV Immigration Ban

by The News on June 30 2009, 1:29PM

Obama Takes First Step in Lifting Ban The Office of Management & Budget just finished the research required to start the process of lifting an immigration ban which denied people diagnosed with HIV entry into the United States. Immigrant…

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Latino Activist Charged With Voter Fraud, and other news

by The News on June 26 2009, 6:20AM

Latino Rights Advocate Charged With Voter Fraud After being suspected for election and voter registration fraud, felony charges have been filed and a warrant issued for the arrest of Orange County-based long-time Latino rights advocate, Nativo V. Lopez. Police Commissioner…

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Bank of America Called Out for Racial Discrimination, and Other News

by The News on June 25 2009, 2:06PM

FL Community Group Launches Campaign Against Bank of America The Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition is staging a hunger strike in protest of the bank’s discriminatory lending practices to borrowers of color. VA Crash Victim’s Family Harassed Over Mother’s…

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EPA Funds Navajo Nation Uranium Eradication, and Other News

by The News on June 24 2009, 1:55PM

photo credit: Environmental Protection Agency Navajo Homes Contaminated by Uranium to be Rebuilt The EPA will spend up to $3 million annually to demolish and rebuild 500 structures in the Navajo Nation that are contaminated with uranium. LA Blacks…

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Support For Gay Marriage in L.A., But Blacks Oppose, and other news

by The News on June 22 2009, 9:44AM

L.A. Supports Same-Sex Marriage But Blacks Still Opposed A recent LA Times poll shows that most voters in Los Angeles support gay marriage, at 56 percent. However, a majority of Blacks still remain opposed to same-sex unions while the Latino…

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CA Might Apologize to Chinese Americans, and Other News

by The News on June 19 2009, 12:09PM

State Considers Official Apology California will decide next week whether or not it will apologize to Chinese Americans for official acts of discrimination such as banning cultural practices and interracial marriages. ACLU Joins Muslim Prisoner Lawsuit The American Civil…

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Immigrants’ Kids File Lawsuit Against US, and Other News

by The News on June 18 2009, 11:41AM

More Than 100 Kids Sue Over Parents’ Deportation The kids of hundreds of deported parents are filing a lawsuit against the government claiming their constitutional right to stay in the US is violated by the deportation of their parents….

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More Workers Seek Education, And Other News

by The News on June 17 2009, 12:19PM

photo credit: Mario Quiroz/Casa de Md Day Laborers Return to School While the unemployment rate is at 9.4 percent, training programs have been successful in graduating workers who are interested in acquiring new skills. High Court Continues Ruling on…

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Obama’s Stimulus Backfires, And Other News

by The News on June 16 2009, 3:58PM

Jobless Lose Food Stamps Because Of $25 Stimulus Check Obama’s stimulus plan has backfired on some laid-off workers who are no longer eligible for food stamps. Because the income cap on food stamps did not rise with the $25…

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Studies Show Bias for Boys Among Asian Families, and other news

by The News on June 15 2009, 6:31AM

Studies Show Bias for Boys Among Asian Families A recent study on census data tracking births from families of Chinese, Korean, and Indian descent shows that there could be a bias for having boys. Some researchers believe certain cultural traditions…

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American Airlines Vying For Latinos, And Other News

by The News on June 12 2009, 2:33PM

American Airlines Vying For Latinos American Airlines is launching a nation-wide campaign targeting its Latino travelers, hoping to further solidify its position as the “leading U.S. airline serving Latin America.” Media Post. Native Hawaiian Self-Governance Bill Gets Reviewed Congress…

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Breaking: White Supremacist Shoots 2 at Holocaust Museum

by Channing Kennedy on June 10 2009, 12:31PM

From CNN: A lone gunman wounded a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday before being injured by return fire, according to police and a museum statement. The suspect was identified as James von Brunn, an…

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Bipartisan Panel Debate on Immigration, and Other News

by The News on June 8 2009, 10:01AM

Bipartisan Panel Debate on Immigration With the U.S. unemployment rate at its highest in 25 years, the Obama administration convened a bipartisan summit to address the ongoing immigration debate. Chicago Tribune Florida Company Charged For Allowing Racial Harassment The Equal…

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Wells Fargo Pays for Its Racism, and Other News

by The News on June 4 2009, 2:10PM

Employees Claim Racist Wells Fargo Loan Practices Wells Fargo is facing a hefty lawsuit by Baltimore City that claims the bank routinely pointed people of color towards high-rate mortgages and channeled prime-loan-qualified customers toward subprime loans. Baltimore Sun Racist Vandalism…

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No More Licences for Undocumented in Maryland, and Other News

by The News on June 3 2009, 3:13PM

11th Hour Immigration Rule Reversed by Justice Department. Attorney General Eric Holder overturned a ruling made just before President Obama’s inauguration that didn’t allow immigrants facing deportation to ask for their case to be reopened. NY Times New Bill Offers…

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Georgia Voter Citizenship Check Found Discriminatory, and Other News

by The News on June 2 2009, 12:37PM

Mexican Truckers Sue U.S. for $6 billion About 4,500 truckers are suing for compensation after the U.S. banned some Mexican trucks from importing goods into the U.S. The truckers say it violates regulations under NAFTA and is discriminatory against Mexico…

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Texas Limits Educational Equity Program, and Other News

by The News on June 1 2009, 6:36AM

Texas Limits Educational Equity Program Despite the success of the Texas’ “10 percent” college access policy, that increased Texas’s college admission and retention rates of underrepresented students, the Texas legislature recently passed a plan which will make the “10 percent”…

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