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Columbia Gets Expansion Go Ahead; ICE Director Dressed in Blackface

by The News on December 20 2007, 11:35AM

Senate Confirms Julie Meyer Julie Meyer, most notable for awarding the best costume award to an employee dressed in blackface for Halloween, was confirmed as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement by the Senate on Wednesday. Associated Press. Harlem Rezoning…

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California Approaches Health Care Plan; Vote Delayed on Wiretapping

by The News on December 18 2007, 7:51AM

California Passes Plan to Extend Health Insurance The first phase of a $14.4 billion plan to extend medical insurance to all California residents was passed by the state assembly on Monday. The measure, which will be put into action by…

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New Jersey Bans Death Penalty; Cop Racially Profiled by Own

by The News on December 17 2007, 7:31AM

Chicago Cop Victim of Racial Profiling By Own A Black Chicago cop says he was pulled over and placed in handcuffs by fellow officers because of his race. Adamantly claiming no wrongdoing, the off-duty cop says he was roughed up…

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Arizona Attempts to Curb Immigration; Protest Against Demolition in New Orleans

by The News on December 14 2007, 8:20AM

Arizona Is Split Over Hard Line on Immigrants Arizona, with a population of over 500,000 illegal immigrants, has passed a law that comes into affect January 1, 2008 that will take away the business license of “any employer that knowingly…

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Border Restrictions Hurt Native Tribes; Oprah Rallies for Obama

by The News on December 13 2007, 7:52AM

U.S-Mexico Travel Rules Impact Native American Tribes Native peoples who have historically traveled across the southwestern borders into Mexico to visit traditional sites and attend ceremonies, may no longer be allowed to use their tribal enrollment cards to make border…

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New America Media Poll Finds Commitment to Race Relations

by The News on December 12 2007, 7:40AM

Ethnic Media Poll Uncovers Interracial Conflict The first of its kind, this multilingual poll by New American Media to ethnic press outlets revealed tensions among racial groups but a commitment to race relations. New America Media. Sentencing Commission To Apply…

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Demolition of New Orleans Housing Continues; U.S Not Doing Enough About Racism says ACLU

by The News on December 11 2007, 8:12AM

ACLU Reports the U.S Sweeping Racism Under the Rug The ACLU issued a report stating that local and state governments are not doing enough to eradicate racism. They say that when the US updated the international community on its progress…

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Republicans Debate Immigration on Univision; Andrew Young: Obama Too Young

by The News on December 10 2007, 7:43AM

Republicans Fence Immigration Tension During Univision Debate As the primaries approach and the Republican presidential nominee seems more uncertain, Univision sponsored a debate among Republican candidates in Miami where they were forced to carefully address their strong stances on immigration…

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Indian Leaders Protest Racist Station; Hispanic Voters Prefer Democrats

by The News on December 7 2007, 8:03AM

Poll Finds Hispanics Returning to Earlier Preference for Democrats A recent survey released by the Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center indicated that 57% of registered Hispanic voters consider themselves Democrats, which may have huge implications in states such as Colorado, Florida,…

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NYPD Officer Charged With Manslaughter; Romney Talks About Religion

by The News on December 6 2007, 8:00AM

BET Under Criticism as Programming Expands As BET enters the last stage of a three-year plan to broaden its original programming and increase appeal, they continue to be under fire by critics like Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bill Cosby and the…

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Cop Admits to Racial Profiling, Stealing from Latinos

by The News on December 5 2007, 7:16AM

Bay Area Disproportionately Jails Black Drug Offenders The Justice Policy Institute released a report today that says, “Black people account for more than 50 percent of sentenced drug offenders, though they make up only 13 percent of the nation’s population.”…

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Human Smuggling on U.S-Canada Border; ACLU Official’s Racial Profiling Lawsuit in Court

by The News on December 4 2007, 8:01AM

Tainting Obama’s Name Through Muslim Ties The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s main Muslim rights advocacy group, is appalled by the way in which Obama’s Muslim ties are being used to taint his image, saying, “It speaks to the…

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World AIDS Day Observed; Imus Returns to Radio

by The News on December 3 2007, 7:44AM

Imus Returns to Radio on Monday After his eight-month suspension, this morning, radio host Don Imus will return back to the airwaves. Imus was originally pulled off the air by MSNBC and CBS Radio after the racist remarks he made…

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Obama at the Apollo; Three Officers Sentenced for Beating

by The News on November 30 2007, 8:02AM

3 Wis. Ex-Officers Sentenced in Beating Three white ex-police officers in Wisconsin: Jon Bartlett, 36; Daniel Masarik, 27; and Andrew Spengler, 28 were found guilty for beating a bi-racial man, Frank Jude, Jr. while off duty in October 2004. For…

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NYFD Attracts More People of Color; Jesse Jackson to March on Wall St.

by The News on November 29 2007, 9:03AM

New York’s Bravest Attracting More Blacks and Latinos While the NYPD has been in tnews for fatally shooting mentally-ill Black men, the Fire Department has doubled its pool of black and Hispanic job candidates since 2002. New York Times…

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AIDS hits DC Black Community Hard, Arizona Businesses Suffer Amid Migrant Crackdown

by The News on November 27 2007, 7:27AM

Latino Businesses Impacted by Arizona Immigrant Crackdown As large numbers of the Phoenix Latino population start leaving the state in the wake of a crackdown on undocumented workers, businesses are starting to feel a slow down in customers. MSNBC D.C’s…

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Training Day Begins in Philadelphia; Latino Organizations Get Out the Vote

by The News on November 26 2007, 8:03AM

First of “10,000 Men” go out into the field. Last month, more than 11,000 black men gathered in the streets of Philadelphia during the “10,000 Men: A Call to Action” demonstration. The first 100 men that had been mobilized to…

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New Orleans Demographic Shift Shows in Vote; Giuliani Hopes to Secure Border in 3 Years

by The News on November 20 2007, 7:29AM

Whites Take Majority On New Orleans Council For the first time in 20 years, New Orleans City Council voted in a white majority. This shift indicates the clear and significant demographic impact of Hurricane Katrina on the black population of…

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March on Washington Against Racism; Not Enough Hispanic History in Texas Schools

by The News on November 19 2007, 7:59AM

MTV launches new Arabic channel MTV has recently launched a new service, MTV Arabia, estimated to reach to out to 36 million households. The service will provide Arabic music videos along with current MTV programming that has been adapted for…

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South California Recruiting ‘Minority’ Teachers; Noose Incident at Cal State Fullerton

by The News on November 16 2007, 7:59AM

Nooses found on campus prompt outcry Following a series of racist incidents at universities throughout the country, several nooses were found on the Cal State Fullerton campus during a tolerance rally, which campus police are considering as a “somewhat offensive”…