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Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Add Up; Immigrants Aid Social Security Program to No Avail

by The News on April 2 2008, 8:02AM

Undocumented Immigrants Get Shortchanged by Social Security A report released by the Social Security Trustees notes that because many immigrants put money into Social Security but never get to reap the benefits, the program is doing much better than expected….

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Western Union Goes Wireless; 5 Things You Should Know About Crack

by The News on April 1 2008, 11:48AM

Raul Castro Lifts Bans in Cuba Five weeks after Fidel Castro’s brother, Raul, took over the nation’s presidency, he has ended a rule that banned locals from staying in hotels. This move comes just days after he ended the ban…

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Highest Number of Food Stamps Receipients Ever; United Farm Workers March

by The News on March 31 2008, 7:41AM

Rural South Africans Take Demands to Platinum Producer Rural South Africans are demanding that Anglo Platinum, Ltd., compensate them over the loss of their grazing land to a mine. The community is also demanding that the company sell a stake…

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Chinatown Fights Gentrification; LA Times Apologizes for Tupac Story

by The News on March 28 2008, 8:40AM

LA Times: Bad Source, False Documents on Tupac Story Correction: a Los Angeles Times editor and reporter have apologized for a story that claims Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and his associate had knowledge of the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur…

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Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Deserves New Hearing; Florida Apologizes for Slavery

by The News on March 26 2008, 4:10PM

Australia’s Racist Prisons Similar to U.S. Angela Davis notes that the disproportionate number of Aboriginal people in prisons is ten times that of the general population. With global trends mimicking the United States, prisons are being used as a receptacle…

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Walgreen’s Settles Suit for $24 Million; South African Co. Pays Reparations

by The News on March 26 2008, 8:05AM

Black and Latino Construction Workers Build Alliance In the face of divide and conquer tactics, some of San Francisco’s Black and Latino construction workers have banded together to sue their management company, who they allege skipped over Black carpenters to…

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Homeland Security: State IDs Need Upgrade Now; Detroit Mayor to be Arraigned

by The News on March 24 2008, 3:42PM

States Hurry to Make Flight Deadline The federal government has given three states the deadline of March 31 to comply with new ID laws, and Homeland Security has announced that those states that do not comply will be barred from…

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Life Expectancy Gap Widens Between Rich and Poor; Exxon Valdez Remembered

by The News on March 24 2008, 8:17AM

Life Expectancy Gap Continues to Widen New government research has highlighted income and education as key indicators in determining life expectancy. Racial disparities like access to health care were also named in the report as factors. New York Times. Asian…

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Immig. Agent: Sex for Green Card; Indians Band Together on Border

by The News on March 21 2008, 7:34AM

Indian Tribe Strengthened in the Face of US Border Fence While the Kumeyaay had spread across the Mexico and California for centuries before they were banded into reservations, the recent raid on immigrants has forced the tribe to organize their…

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Supreme Court Rules in Racial Bias Case; More Black Plays on Broadway

by The News on March 20 2008, 7:25AM

Supreme Court Overturns La. Death Penalty Case With Clarence Thomas dissenting, the Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision that overturned the death penalty case of a Black man. The justices found that the Louisiana court erred by improperly excluding…

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Iraq: Five Years Later; Md. Noose Hate Crime Bill

by The News on March 19 2008, 7:34AM

Md. Introduces Noose Hate Crime Bill Maryland’s House of Delegates have introduced a bill that will make it a hate crime to display a noose in certain instances. A increasingly popular symbol of hate in recent months, nooses are not…

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Obama Speaks on Race

by The News on March 18 2008, 12:12PM

Obama Opens Up About Race In Philadelphia, Barack Obama discussed the impact of race on the United States and the recent racial remarks by Geraldine Ferraro and his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in a crucial moment for his campaign…

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Ireland Becoming More Diverse; Ranking Race and Gender Never Works

by The News on March 17 2008, 7:10AM

Ireland’s Immigrants of Color Force Integration With an influx of immigrants of color, many of whom are asylum-seekers, Ireland is the fastest growing country in Europe. MSNBC. Ranking Race and Gender Undermines Progressive Coalitions Gary Younge examines the identity politics…

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Harlem Residents Fight Rezoning; Md School Bans Confederate Flag

by The News on March 11 2008, 11:26AM

Central American Studies Becomes a Major At Cal State Northridge, where about 10% of the student body, is of Central American descent, a new degree program in Central American Studies is now being embraced. It is the first to be…

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Hate Crimes Linked to Immigration Debate; Wildfired Report Ignores Undocumented

by The News on March 10 2008, 10:08AM

Wildfire Report Doesn’t Document Poor Treatment of Immigrants San Diego’s mayor released a report on the city’s response the wildfires last fall, but the report fails to mention how police used the emergency to question the immigration status of those…

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Bill Blocks Native American Abortions; Latinos Want Citizenship in Time to Vote

by The News on March 7 2008, 7:49AM

New Bill Blocks Native American Women’s Right to Abortions The Senate last week voted on a health care bill that prohibits the use of federal dollars to fund abortions for Native Americans except in rare cases. AlterNet. Immigrants Sue for…

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Coalition Wins Fight Over New Bronx Jail; New Urban Indian Health Report

by The News on March 6 2008, 7:06AM

Bronx Groups Blocks New Jail in the South Bronx Though the city of New York had plans to build a jail to relieve the overcrowded Riker’s Island, Tuesday, the city withdrew its $375 million proposal after a coalition of neighborhood…

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FBI to Open Unsolved Civil Rights Cases; Israel Deports African Immigrants

by The News on March 5 2008, 7:41AM

FBI to Reopen Civil Rights Era Cases Though the FBI has not focused on civil rights cases this year, the top investigative arm of the Department of Justice will look into 26 of 100 unsolved civil rights movement-era cases. MSNBC….

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Retired Black Police Officers Shortchanged; Hip Hop’s Birthplace Saved

by The News on March 4 2008, 7:25AM

Georgia’s Retired Black Officers Fighting for Equal Pensions Though Georgia’s first Black police officers, some working as early as the 1940s, had to endure a segregated system while on the job, these men are still fighting racial inequality today. Blocked…

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States Stutter Step from Immigration Reform Laws; Construction Jobs Killing Latinos

by The News on March 3 2008, 8:34AM

On Being Black Again In response to K. A. Dilday’s article on dropping African-American, readers make arguments for and against being “Black.” One suggests going back to “colored.” New York Times. States Rethink Immigration Reform With a lagging economy, many…

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