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Ads Promote Black Adoption, and other news

by The News on August 17 2009, 12:28PM

photo credit: joshunter Ad Campaign Targets Black Families To Adopt A federally-funded ad campaign was released to encourage Black families to adopt from the foster care system. A study released in 2006 revealed the disproportionate number of Black children…

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Racial Threats on Facebook, and other news

by The News on August 14 2009, 8:34AM

photo credit: Libraryman Black Man Guilty of Racial Threats on Facebook A Black man pleaded guilty before a U.S. District Court for making racially-related threats on a fictitious Facebook account wherein he impersonated a white supremacist. He made death…

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Asian American Suicides on the Rise, and Other News

by The News on August 13 2009, 1:36PM

Report Finds Increase in Asian Suicides A recent report from the Center for Disease Control found an increase in the number of young Asians who commit suicide. One writer investigates the historical roots of competition and high expectations that…

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The Nebulous Future of Iraqi Immigrants, and Other News

by The News on August 12 2009, 11:31AM

Iraqi Immigrants Struggle Despite Status in US Although the US has made it easier for Iraqi refugees to enter the country, many have not been able to find jobs and continue to struggle financially. According to federal officials, since…

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Healthcare For Undocumented Has Congress in a Frenzy, and Other News

by The News on August 11 2009, 12:38PM

Debate Flares Up on Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants Some immigrant rights advocates are pushing Congress to consider broadening the reach of healthcare reforms to cover an estimated 6.8 million undocumented immigrants without health insurance. But some progressive state representatives…

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Arab-American Store Owner Claims Discrimination, and other news

by The News on August 10 2009, 6:50AM

Arab-American Grocery Claims Discrimination Against Store A grocery store owner is accusing the village in which his store is located for discrimination against an Arab-American business. The Arab owner contests the health code citations on his store, claiming he and…

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Obama Aims For Immigration Detention Overhaul, and other news

by The News on August 7 2009, 9:00AM

Obama Plans To Overhaul Immigration Detention The Obama Administration announced plans to overhaul the current immigration detention system and establish a centralized system with more federal oversight. While generally supportive, immigration advocates remain skeptical of the lasting effects reform…

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US to Reform Immigration Detention Policy, and Other News

by The News on August 6 2009, 12:46PM

Obama Announces Slight Reforms to Detention System The changes to the system include creating a new office that overlooks the detention system and sending detained families to a detention facility in Pennsylvania instead of Texas. “This isn’t about whether…

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Adult Vaccination Rates Lower Among African Americans, and Other News

by The News on August 5 2009, 3:20PM

African Americans Don’t Keep Up With Required Vaccinations After Childhood According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older African Americas get vaccinations at much lower rates than other older adults, making that population more prone to diseases….

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Report Finds ICE Raids Violate Constitution

by The News on August 4 2009, 1:08PM

Immigration Raids Violate Constitutional Guarantees A new report released by the Benjamin Cardozo Law School’s Immigration Justice Clinic found that ICE agents routinely violate constitutional guarantees by illegally entering homes using physical force, seizing innocent people and targeting people…

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Women of Color and Challenges With Smoking, and other news

by The News on August 3 2009, 7:35PM

Report Outlines Challenges Women Have With Smoking The American Journal of Preventive Medicine recently published a report which details the unique challenges women of color and women of low socioeconomic status experience in relation to smoking and the enforcement…

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Texas Missing Diversity Mark, and other news

by The News on August 1 2009, 7:41AM

Texas Schools Lag in Diversity Goals A staff report approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board revealed that Latino enrollment in Texas colleges and universities needs to double in the next six years for the state to meet its…

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Businesses of Color Still Lack City Support, and Other News

by The News on July 30 2009, 1:59PM

Local CA Mayor Under Fire San Francisco business owners of color and Latino advocacy groups are reeling over Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed plan to move contracting oversight from commission Director Christopher Iglesias to former Police Commission President Theresa Sparks….

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Census Seeks to Incorporate Arab Americans, And Other News

by The News on July 29 2009, 2:53PM

U.S. Census Calls on Arab Americans The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking help from more than 100,000 Arab organizations, businesses, educational and religious institutions for the upcoming 2010 census. The Bureau has been criticized by some Arab Americans because it…

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Equal Care Doesn’t Erase All Race Disparities in Cancer, and other news

by The News on July 28 2009, 1:44PM

Blacks Still More Likely to Die of Some Cancers A study recently published online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that Blacks continue to die of some cancers at higher rates than whites. While some researchers…

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Possible Genetic Reasons For Racial Disparity in Cancer Deaths, and other news

by The News on July 27 2009, 1:03PM

Study Suggests Genetic Explanation for Racial Disparity in Cancer Deaths A new national study suggests that biological racial differences may explain why Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. The study has sparked debate…

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WNBA Gets A+ On Hiring Practices, and other news

by The News on July 24 2009, 9:41AM

WNBA Gets Highest Marks on Hiring For Women, POCs For the second year in a row, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the WNBA its highest grade on its annual Racial and Gender Report Card. The…

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FL Hospital Deports Undocumented Immigrant

by The News on July 23 2009, 12:55PM

Hospital Defends Secretly Deporting Immigrant The legal guardian of Luis Alberto Ramirez, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant who was hospitalized with severe brain injuries, is suing the Martin Memorial Medical Center for deporting him without notifying relatives in the US…

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Increasing Electorate Among POCs, and Other News

by The News on July 22 2009, 1:14PM

More POCs Voted in 2008 Presidential Race New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows an increase in Black, Latino and Asian voters during the 2008 presidential election. While voting rates of people of color each increased by four…

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Michigan Public Schools Going Broke, and Other News

by The News on July 21 2009, 1:24PM

Detroit Schools on the Brink of Bankruptcy The Detroit Public School District is facing a decision to file for protection under federal bankruptcy laws by the end of summer. Education and legal experts say the decision would be unprecedented…

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