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Michelle Obama Speaks About Reluctance of Black Voters; Racial Bias Leads to More Minorities in Foster Care

by The News on November 15 2007, 8:03AM

Racial Bias Is One Cause For More Children of Color In Foster Care Researchers find that Black, Latino, and other minority children in the United States are more likely to be taken from their homes and placed in foster care…

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Spitzer Curbs Driver’s License Plan

by The News on November 14 2007, 8:42AM

Spitzer Brakes on License Plan “Gov. Eliot Spitzer is abandoning his plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, saying that opposition is just too overwhelming to move forward with such a policy.” New York Times. NYPD Fires Back at…

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Brush-wielding Brooklyn Teen Shot 20 Times; Diwali Gets Official Recognition

by The News on November 13 2007, 7:28AM

18 Year Old Brooklyn Man Killed By Police Armed with only a hairbrush, an 18-year-old Black young man was fatally shot by five police officers. New York Times. Lawmakers Continue to Struggle With Immigration Bills Last week’s Senate approval of…

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Remembering Latino Veterans

by The News on November 12 2007, 7:58AM

Veterans Day is a time for forgotten Latinos to be recognized Bay area resident, William Carrillo, who fought in the Army Air Corps, is one of the 500,000 veterans of Latino descent from World War II. It is also these…

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Black Writers Affected by Strike; NYPD to Conduct Study on Street ‘Stop and Frisks’

by The News on November 9 2007, 8:30AM

Study on NYPD street stops and minorities due Statistics show that in 2006, the amount of people stopped on the streets of New York City by police was 508,540, a dramatic increase from 2002. The RAND Corporation has been hired…

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Immigration Raid at O’Hare Airport; Last of Jena Six Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

by The News on November 8 2007, 7:41AM

Immigration Raid at Chicago Airport Leads to Arrests 23 undocumented workers, who gained access to fake ID badges in order to allow them to work at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, have been arrested and are facing state felony charges…

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Anita Hill on Affirmative Action; In US, Gay Muslims Do Exist

by The News on November 7 2007, 9:23AM

USA Today Examines States’ Immigrants Rights The states, not the federal government, have given our first glimpse into immigration policy in the United States. The USA Today says its a sign that people in the country are choosing “pragmatism over…

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Homeland Security Sorry for Racist Costume; No Time for ‘No Child Left Behind’

by The News on November 6 2007, 7:25AM

Top Immigration Official Apologizes for Racial Halloween Costume A public apology was issued by a Homeland Security Department official for a fellow employee dressed in prison stripes costume, with dreadlocks and dark makeup at a Halloween party at the agency….

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“Dog the Bounty Hunter” Yanked For Racist Marks; Sharpton Won’t Protest New York Knicks

by The News on November 5 2007, 8:43AM

Census figures show 70 percent of California’s Mexican population are U.S. citizens Despite the popular misconception that California is “overrun by illegal immigrants,” the United States Census Bureau recently noted that Mexican-Americans comprise 7.6 million of California’s 36 million legal…

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NYC Responds to Racist Incidents; Raids Leave Immigrants’ Children Without Care

by The News on November 2 2007, 7:21AM

NYC Sets “Day Out Against Hate” In efforts to counter the hail of hate crimes that have hit New York City, New York’s leaders have declared that November 29 will be a “Day Out Against Hate.” Associated Press. Immigration Crackdown…

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Clinton Slips on Immigration; Swastika Painted on Columbia Professor’s Door

by The News on November 1 2007, 8:59AM

Chicago High Schools Try New Approach For Black & Hispanic Students Two Chicago high schools are offering assistance programs to bolster the test scores of struggling Black and Latino students. Administrators of Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools say…

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‘Jena Six” Judge Recuses Himself; Chinese Want White English Teachers Not Asian

by The News on October 31 2007, 7:20AM

Jena Judge Recuses Himself From Media Hearing Lousiana State District Judge J.P. Mauffray Jr. stepped down from hearing a case on whether the media should be allowed inside the trial of Mychal Bell. The judge says he recused himself because…

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Muslim Minister Detained; Indigenous Farm Workers Forgotten in Fire Relief Efforts

by The News on October 30 2007, 7:38AM

Nooses Hung in NYC Parks Employees’ Lockers In what is becoming a weekly trend, nooses were found hanging in the lockers of two black NYC Parks Department supervisors. The NYPD is treating the case as a hate crime, and the…

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Immigrants Fleeing Fires Get Deported; Hillary Welcomed in Harlem

by The News on October 29 2007, 7:41AM

Georgia Gives Genarlow Wilson Reprieve Reprieved from a 10 year sentence he received for consensual sex, Wilson was freed by the Georgia Supreme Court that called the sentence “extraordinarily harsh.” MSNBC. Advocates Criticize NY Immigrant’s ID Governor Spitzer, due to…

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DNA Researcher Resigns Amid Racist Remarks; More Nooses Means More Lawsuits

by The News on October 26 2007, 8:23AM

More Racial Harassment Lawsuits With increasing news coverage of nooses around the country, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that lawsuits over racial harassment in the workplace are on the rise. USA Today. Sagging Economy Hurts Immigrants’ Families Back Home…

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Dream Act Fails Vote; Child Health Bill Vs. Wildfires

by The News on October 25 2007, 7:53AM

Dream Act Fails Senate Vote The Dream Act, a bill to grant legal status to illegal immigrant students who completed high school if they either attended college or served in the military for two years, failed to receive enough votes…

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Bush Remembers Katrina, Rushes Aid to California; Another March on Washington

by The News on October 24 2007, 7:48AM

Unlike Katrina, Federal Aid Rapidly Floods to California Fires Schwarzenegger received a rapid response from President Bush yesteday in the wake of wildfires in California that have forced up to 300,000 people from their homes. New York Times. Immigrant Women…

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Press Sues for Public ‘Jena Six’ Trial;Obama Supports Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

by The News on October 23 2007, 8:18AM

Obama Favors Legal Path For Immigrants Barack Obama made many promises at his well-received speech at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. He addressed the issue of immigration, a contentious topic in border states such as Arizona, and addressed the need…

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7,000 Black Men Rally in Philly Against Violence; More Noose Incidents in New York

by The News on October 22 2007, 8:25AM

Volunteers eager to patrol Philadelphia Tired of the violence that has plagued their city, over 7,000 black men gathered in the streets of Philadelphia to sign up as volunteers for community peacekeeping patrols. Feeling that police had failed to adequately…

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Nas Defends Upcoming Album Name; “Operation Lifeguard” Tackles Human Smuggling

by The News on October 19 2007, 8:18AM

Nas Explains Controversial Album Title, Denies Reports Of Label Opposition Rapper Nas says his label Def Jam has no intentions to change the name of his upcoming album, Nigger. Despite protests from the NAACP and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Nas adamantly…

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