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State Dept. Gives Grants Back to Palestinian Students; Immigration Prosecutions Reach Record Levels

by The News on June 2 2008, 7:46AM

Palestinian Students Granted Fulbrights Again After making a decision to withdraw the Fulbright scholarships for seven Palestinian students because of Israel’s ban on Palestinians’ leaving Gaza for study abroad, the U.S. State Department has reinstated the grants. New York Times….

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US Takes Away Fulbrights From Palestinian Students; Massachusetts Program to Offer Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants

by The News on May 30 2008, 9:13AM

Black Anti-Smoking Group Cool to Bill A bill to regulate tobacco products has lost the support of the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, which said Thursday that the legislation failed to adequately protect the health of Black people because…

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Fear Mounts With Reports of Mosque Surveillance; It Pays to Hire Ex-Cons in Philly

by The News on May 29 2008, 7:16AM

After Obama’s Appearance, Portland Starts Dialogue on Race Portland is encouraging black and white residents to talk about race and the effects gentrification is having on their communities. New York Times. Hire Ex-Con in Philly, Get $10K Annual Tax Credit…

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Justices Rule on Retaliation Over Bias Claims; L.A.-Area Latino Leaders Face Development Dilemma

by The News on May 28 2008, 7:18AM

Supreme Court Protects Workers Retaliation Over Racial Bias Claims On Tuesday, both conservative and liberal justices alike ruled that employees are protected from retaliation when they complain about discrimination in the workplace, adopting a broad interpretation of workers’ rights under…

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ICE Arrests 900 California Immigrants; Next Wave of Black Leadership

by The News on May 27 2008, 8:18AM

De-emphasis on Race in Adoption Is Criticized Children of color in foster care are being ill-served by a federal law that plays down race and culture in adoptions, a report released on Tuesday said. New York Times. 900 Arrests in…

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Gov. Patrick Fails Immigrant Students; Myanmar Junta Allows Aid

by The News on May 23 2008, 8:25AM

Myanmar Junta Allows Aid “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Myanmar’s junta agreed Friday to allow all aid workers into the country but refused to let U.S., British and French warships dock with relief supplies.” Washington Post. Editorial: More Justice for…

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Congress Questions Homeland Security About Detainees; California’s Rural Gay Latinos Getting Married

by The News on May 22 2008, 7:31AM

New Orleans Still Not Katrina-Proof With the beginning of hurricane season (June 1) only weeks away, the government is shoring up levees and floodwalls, but completion of some of that work is years away. New Orleans officials say little has…

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NYPD Punishes Seven Officers Involved With Sean Bell Shooting; FBI Filed Complaints About Harsh Interrogation Tactics

by The News on May 21 2008, 10:32AM

Community Protests Lower East Side Rezoning Wing Lam, director of the Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association, along with the newly formed Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the LES, contended during the raucous meeting that the rezoning is part of Bloomberg’s…

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4 Philadelphia Officers Fired Beating Black Men; Nas Untitles “N-Word” Album

by The News on May 20 2008, 7:17AM

Nas ‘N-Word’ Album Now Untitled After creating controversy around his forthcoming album by naming it the N-word, hip hop artist, Nas, has changed it to an untitled project that will be released July 1 on Def Jam. Billboard. Yuri Kochiyama…

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ICE Builds More Family Detention Centers; NAACP Names Youngest President in History

by The News on May 19 2008, 7:10AM

NAACP Names Youngest President Ever The NAACP has chosen Ben Jealous, 35 as its youngest president in the civil rights organization’s 99-year history. CNN. Violence Against Immigrants in South Africa With rising food costs and unemployment, immigrants in South Africa,…

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House Committee to Probe Into Detainee Deaths; Black Voters Could Change Politics in the South

by The News on May 16 2008, 9:03AM

Tribe Leaders and Sheriff to Meet After Reservation Shootout Riverside County sheriff’s officials escorted by federal mediators will meet with tribal Chairman Robert Salgado at the tribe’s country club to try and reduce tensions between local law enforcement and the…

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Inglewood Police Kill Unarmed Black Teen; New Jersey Jail Pays for Renovations With Imported Inmates

by The News on May 15 2008, 7:28AM

Imported Inmates from Philly to Pay for New Jersey Jail Renovations Despite deplorable conditions, the Passaic County Jail in Paterson, New Jersey is negotiating to house 300 federal inmates from Philadelphia. The prison, known for its controversial record that includes…

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Some Immigrants Sedated for Deportation; Karen Bass to Lead California Assembly

by The News on May 14 2008, 7:51AM

Families Prepare for the Worst After Iowa Raids “Iowa workers without legal documentation went into hiding Monday and rushed to fill out paperwork for the care of their children and property in anticipation of being arrested, lawyers and immigration rights…

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300 Arrested in Raid on Immigrant Workers; China’s Worst Earthquake in Three Decades

by The News on May 13 2008, 4:51AM

ICE Raids Iowa Meat Plant, Arrests More Than 300 Workers On Monday, immigration agents raided the country’s largest kosher meat plant in its largest sweep to date. Planned for months, the raid on Postville, Iowa workers led to more than…

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MIssouri Voter ID Law Wants Proof of Citizenship; “Something Wrong” With NYPD

by The News on May 12 2008, 6:55AM

Missouri Lawmakers Want Voters to Prove Citizenship Following Arizona’s lead, Missouri want to take the recent Supreme Court ruling on Voter IDs a step further. The state’s lawmakers are introducing a constitutional amendment that would require voters to present proof…

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Sean Bell Protesters Stop Traffic, 216 Arrested; Border Patrol Wants Immigrants Leaving Country, Too

by The News on May 8 2008, 7:40AM

Idaho Teacher Trashes Mexican Flag “A high school student says he may file a lawsuit against a physical education teacher who took a Mexican flag he had brought for Cinco de Mayo and put it in the garbage.” Associated Press….

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After 60 Years, Israel’s Arabs are Still Outsiders; Rumors of ICE Raids Near Schools

by The News on May 7 2008, 6:56AM

Arabs Still Outcasts in Israel Sixty years later, Israel’s 1.3 million Arab citizens still experience disparities in the nation and feel increasingly unwanted in their home. New York Times. San Francisco Has Fewer Black Residents, More Black Inmates As San…

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Missouri Organizers Defeat Ward Connerly’s Initiative; US May Punish Countries that Refuse Deportees

by The News on May 6 2008, 8:09AM

Ward Connerly Fails in Missouri WeCAN, ACORN, and Missouri Jobs for Justice successfully organized against Connerly’s efforts to ban affirmative action in the state. Not gathering enough signatures for a petition to get the initiative on the ballot in Missouri,…

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States Release Inmates Early; Immigrants Dying in Detention Centers

by The News on May 5 2008, 7:22AM

No Information on Detained Immigrants’ Deaths ICE reports that 66 people have died between January 2004 and November 2007, but there are not many details about these deaths. As immigrants’ loved ones attempt to gather more information, they are met…

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May Day Rallies Seem Smaller Than Previous Years

by The News on May 2 2008, 9:00AM

Immigration Debate Goes Viral “Equipped with a small video camera, a laptop and a point of view, filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park are trying to influence the heated immigration debate in a suburban Virginia county outside Washington.” CNN. Without…

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