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Latino Remittances Slow; Mandela on Terrorist List

by The News on May 1 2008, 7:58AM

Latinos’ Remittances Slow With Recession As Latino immigrants experience greater hardships in the United States—with lower income and less job security—more than three million people have not been able to send money to family in their home countries during the…

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Obama “Outraged” by Wright; LAPD Dismissed All Profiling Complaints

by The News on April 30 2008, 7:45AM

DNA Frees an Innocent Black Man After 27 Years “A Dallas man who spent more than 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was freed Tuesday, after being incarcerated longer than any other wrongfully convicted U.S. inmate…

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Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law; Lawmakers Promise Federal Look Into Bell Case

by The News on April 29 2008, 7:12AM

Elvira Arellano’s Son Speaks at Chicago May Day Rally Returning to the city where he lived in a church with his mother for a year, Saul Arellano, 9, will participate in immigration rallies in Chicago. Saul is hesitant about his…

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Debbie Almontaser Covers NYT; Amadou Diallo Case Rings a Bell for New Yorkers

by The News on April 28 2008, 7:30AM

New AZ Proposal Seeks to Silence Race and “Anti-American” Teachings In response to a controversy surrounding an ethnic-studies program in the Tucson Unified School District, Rep. Russell Pearce introduced a measure endorsed by a legislative panel Wednesday that would withhold…

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Detectives Fired Fifty Shots, Acquitted in Sean Bell Case; Hmong Outdoors Club Formed

by The News on April 25 2008, 9:45AM

NYC Detectives Acquitted in Sean Bell CaseDetectives Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora were found not guilty of charges of manslaughter, assault and reckless endangerment in the death of Sean Bell, 23, and the wounding of two of his friends. Iowans…

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Polls: Race Still Matters to Voters; Stamp Honors Latino Journalist

by The News on April 24 2008, 9:38AM

Visible Man Author Colson Whitehead reflects on his invisibility and how it feels to be looked at as, “The Guy Who Got Where He Is Only Because He’s Black.” New York Times. Broken Virtual Border Scrapped After spending $20 million…

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Army and Marine Corps Recruits More Felons; Bronx Co-op Greens Neighborhood

by The News on April 22 2008, 7:03AM

Pentagon OKs More Felons to Serve in War On top of evidence that people of color are overrepresented in armed forces and prisons, 2007 numbers indicate the Army and Marine Corps are providing more waivers to felons as a way…

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Pope Addresses Immigration During U.S. Visit; New ‘Harold and Kumar’ Movie Confronts Race

by The News on April 21 2008, 7:23AM

Pope Says Just Enough on Immigration Steering clear of questions on immigration reform in the United States, Pope Benedict XVI, during his visit in New York, was sure to acknowledge the importance of human rights and family unity for immigrants….

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NPR Goes to Atlanta, Finds Growing Immigrant Communities

by The News on April 18 2008, 9:38AM

Farai Chideya, of NPR’s News and Notes, is in Atlanta this week, and she’s talking to the immigrants. Known as a mecca for Black Americans, Atlanta’s southern hospitality is also welcoming several immigrant communities to make ‘Hotlanta’ their home. Atlanta,…

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Global Food Costs Continue to Rise; Lawmakers to Probe Into Sewage Research in Poor Neighborhoods

by The News on April 18 2008, 8:30AM

Haiti’s Hunger Felt Around the Globe Not just in Haiti, the global food prices continue to soar out of the reach of families across the world. Economist, Jeffrey D. Sachs say, “It’s the worst crisis of its kind in more…

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ICE Raids Six States; Students Protest Schwarzenegger’s Cuts

by The News on April 17 2008, 8:40AM

Poet Aime Cesaire DIes at 94 From Martinique, Cesaire was a poet and crusader for West Indian rights. “Cesaire helped found the “Black Student” journal in Paris in the 1930s that launched the idea of “negritude,” urging blacks to cultivate…

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New Jersey Directive Racially Profiles Immigrants; Films Recount Untold “Orangeburg Massacre”

by The News on April 16 2008, 9:31AM

New Jersey Police Break Law With Immigration Crackdown? An editorial in the New York Times, today, calls for New Jersey police to scale back their involvement in immigration issues. Going far beyond the racial profiling required directive by the New…

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Bob Johnson Agrees With Ferraro on Obama; Sean Bell Case in Jury’s Hands

by The News on April 15 2008, 6:51AM

After Closing Arguments, Jury to Decide Guild in Sean Bell Case The trials of three detectives accused of fatally shooting 23 year old Sean Bell 50 times in Queens, New York, ended Monday, and are now in the hands of…

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Insurance Cos. Hike Co-Pays; Immigrants Share Their Stories

by The News on April 14 2008, 8:48AM

Food Crisis Affects 100 Million The World Bank announced today that the global food crisis that has fueled riots in Haiti will affect 100 million people in the world’s most impoverished nations. WorldBank.org Insurance Companies Hike Co-Pays Health care is…

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Clinton, Obama Address Welfare Reform; US Farmers Move to Mexico

by The News on April 11 2008, 7:36AM

Welfare Reform Debate Returns As a recession inevitably looms over the country, Hillary Clinton is being forced to reexamine her support for welfare reform during her husband’s run for the presidency in 1996. Clinton, however, along with Barack Obama, is…

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Immigrants Settle Suit Against NM County; Junot Diaz Wins Pulitzer

by The News on April 10 2008, 7:49AM

Immigrants Victorious Against Border Vigilantes The ACLU and MALDEF have victoriously settled a suit against Otero County, representing Chaparral, N.M., families who claimed their rights were violated during border security operations last summer. El Paso Times. Will Naomi Campbell Walk…

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Justice Dept Deals, Doesn’t Prosecute Corporations

by The News on April 9 2008, 8:04AM

Justice Dept. Puts Off Prosecuting Big Corporations In addition to its disregard for civil rights, the Justice Department, that has historically been responsible for bringing down big companies, avoided prosecuting more than 50 corporations in the last three years. New…

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Immigrants Safe in San Francisco; MySpace Extends to Latinos

by The News on April 8 2008, 9:11AM

MySpace Extends Site to Latinos Originating content that will focus on bands, celebrities, and soccer, MySpace will be expanding its site by adding eight bilingual online communities for the country’s booming Latino population. Associated Press. San Francisco Advertises As Immigrants’…

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Thousands Protest Immigration Policies in Paris; Border Fence Fouls Up Wildlife

by The News on April 7 2008, 7:50AM

Protests in Paris After Immigrant’s Death Thousands rallied in the streets of Paris to protest French immigration policies after a Malian immigrant jumped to his death trying elude police. Turkish Daily News. Remembering the Riots After King’s Death The Washington…

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Immigrants Challenge ICE Raids in New Jersey

by The News on April 4 2008, 8:14AM

Assessing ‘King’s Prescription for Poverty’ Farai Chideya talks with economist Bill Spriggs about King’s hard-fought plans for economic justice and how black America has fared since 1968. NPR. US Finds ‘No Reason” To Attend Durban II With plans to avoid…

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