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Cynthia McKinney: Lebanon Saved Us; Oregon to Reduce Foster Care Racial Disparities

by The News on January 6 2009, 8:05AM

Cynthia McKinney Recounts Israeli Attack After surviving an Israeli attack on a ship she was on while attempting to deliver aid to innocent civilians in Gaza, Cynthia McKinney, the 2008 Green Party presidential nominee, lives to tell the story because…

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Experiment Reveals Americans’ Response to Racism; Bay Area Loses Asian Coverage

by The News on January 5 2009, 7:05AM

Experiment Reveals Americans’ Response to Racism A social experiment conducted by ABC News attempts to show how the average American would respond when witnessing deliberate racism. ABC News. Corporal Punishment: Outdated Approach to Education Statistics show how corporal punishment in…

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Black Workers Suffer Most in Auto Industry; Asian Families Overlooked by New NY Budget

by The News on December 30 2008, 5:40AM

Paterson’s Proposal Will Hurt APA Children and Families “The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) considers Governor David Paterson’s 2009 executive budget proposal inadequate in protecting vulnerable communities, including Asian Pacific American children and families during these tough…

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Over 300 Killed in Gaza; GOP Leader Makes “Barack the Magic Negro” CD

by Jonathan Adams on December 29 2008, 9:17AM

City of Immigrants Fills Jail Cells With Its Own “In this mostly Latino city, hardly anyone had realized that in addition to detaining the accused drug dealers and mobsters everyone heard about, the jail held hundreds of people charged with…

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James Bevel, King Adviser, Dies; New School Protest Continues

by The News on December 24 2008, 5:52PM

King Adviser James Bevel, 72; Dies “The Rev. James L. Bevel, 72, a fiery top lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a force behind civil rights campaigns of the 1960s whose erratic behavior and conviction on incest…

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Secret Service Sanctioned; Guantanamo Going Under

by The News on December 19 2008, 7:20AM

Secret Service Sanctioned for Racial Bias Judge Deborah A. Robinson sanctioned the Secret Service for shamefully concealing and even destroying documents and evidence sought out by ten Black people in a racial discrimination case against them. Jennifer I. Klar,…

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Obama Selects Rick Warren and Joseph Lowery

by Jonathan Adams on December 17 2008, 2:56PM

Obama Picks Rick Warren, Joseph Lowery for Inaugural Prayers Obama’s progressive supporters are furious that he chose Rick Warren, an anti-gay minister, to give the invocation. Many, however, are overlooking Joseph Lowery, a civil rights movement leader and gay marriage…

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Obama Makes Good on Diverse Cabinet; Shoe-Throwing Journalist Praised

by The News on December 16 2008, 4:14AM

Journalist Called Shoe-Hurling Hero Muntader al-Zaidi, a 29-year-old journalist who threw both of his shoes at President Bush with widely admired aim, has been embraced around the world by Arabs and others angered by the unpopular war in Iraq. New…

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O.J. Still Stirs Up Racial Response; NPR Pulls Plug on Black Program

by The News on December 12 2008, 6:56AM

Latest O.J. Simpson Case Still Draws Racial Lines O.J. Simpson’s most recent run-in with the law, which consequently, sentenced him to nine years in prison for robbery, has stirred up a reaction reminiscent of the public’s response to his…

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Jackson Denies Making a Deal for Senate Seat; Obama Names Energy Secretary

by The News on December 11 2008, 8:36AM

Obama Taps Physicist Steven Chu as Energy Secretary President-elect Barack Obama intends select a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Steven Chu, to his energy and natural resources team. Yahoo News. Tuskegee Airmen to Attend Inauguration “Now, roughly 330 of the all-black WWII…

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Bank of America Buckles, Sit-In Continues; ICE Raid Tactics Too Violent

by The News on December 10 2008, 7:44AM

Bank to Lend Credit, Sit-In Continues Bank of America, the creditor of a Chicago plant where laid-off employees are conducting a sit-in to demand severance pay, said Tuesday that it would extend loans to the factory so it could resolve…

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Obama Argues for Worker’s Rights; Guantanamo Detainees to Confess 9/11 Attacks

by Jonathan Adams on December 8 2008, 7:54PM

Obama: Laid-Off Workers Occupying Factory in Chicago Are ‘Absolutely Right’ “About 250 union workers occupied the Republic Windows and Doors plant in shifts Saturday, saying they won’t go home without assurances they’ll get severance and vacation pay, while union leaders…

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Vietnamese-American Congressman Defies Odds, Makes History; Teacher Apologizes for Binding Black Students

by The News on December 8 2008, 7:23AM

Joseph Cao Becomes First Vietnamese-American Elected to Congress In New Orleans, Anh “Joseph” Cao recently defeated the incumbent William J. Jefferson, and won a seat in Congress as its first Vietnamese-American Representative. While the scandal surrounding Jefferson surely helped Cao,…

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Prison Problem in CA Continues; Revisiting the N Word

by The News on December 5 2008, 7:43AM

Overcrowding Continues to Plague California Prisons “California prisons have become the largest mental health system for the poor, the largest battered women’s shelter, and the largest system of public housing.”New America Media. Students See A Real Immigrant Story Students from…

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Black Men Could Fill Vacant Senate Seats; US College Access Lagging Behind Other Nations

by The News on December 3 2008, 7:42AM

US Competitiveness Threatened by Lagging College Access “Other countries are outpacing the United States in providing access to college, eroding an educational advantage the nation has enjoyed for decades, according to a study released today by the National Center for…

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Retired Elderly of Color Forced to Find Jobs; Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric is Deadly

by The News on December 2 2008, 7:06AM

Recession Forces Elderly of Color Out of Retirement Economists have finally admitted that we are in a recession, but the Big Three aren’t the only ones feeling it. Many elderly people of color have lost their retirement savings in the…

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University Apologizes for Racist Policies, Immigration Reform Re-Routed

by The News on December 1 2008, 6:51AM

Only 42% of Americans say US offers liberty and justice for all “A new poll from Rasmussen Reports indicates that although Americans strongly support the saying of the Pledge of Allegience, less than half of them believe that ‘the United…

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Thanksgiving Protests at California School; Immigrants’ Dangerous Silence

by Jonathan Adams on November 26 2008, 7:28AM

Undocumented Have Rights, Don’t Deserve to Live in Fear The death of Marcelo Lucero uncovers the danger that many undocumented immigrants face because they feel like they do not have rights. “The silence of undocumented immigrants is the catastrophic silence…

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KKK Scrawled on Signs in Maine; Study Reveals Diversity in Chinese Community

by The News on November 25 2008, 8:52AM

Study Presents Complex Portrait of Chinese Americans “The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and the University of Maryland on Nov. 12 released the most comprehensive report on Chinese Americans to date. The study, “A Portrait of Chinese Americans,” shows that…

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La. Politics More Than Black and White; KKK Makes a Comeback

by The News on November 24 2008, 8:13AM

No Longer Black and White Politics in Louisiana Vietnamese-American Republican Candidate Ahn “Joseph” Cao hopes to be elected to Congress and represent Louisiana’s predominantly-Black 2nd Congressional District. Running against popular African-American incumbent William J. Jefferson, Cao introduces a new face…

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