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Ex-cop acquitted of beating; Gonzales caught in a lie

by The News on July 25 2007, 7:38AM

Jesse Jackson stands up for Barry. Bonds, a global-political metaphor. “When (George W.) Bush won the election, even though (Al) Gore got more votes, nobody boycotted the inauguration,” Jackson said. ” … (Bonds is) condemned without trial. There is no…

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YouTube Presidential Debate audience down on slavery question; Edwards the cave-man?

by The News on July 24 2007, 9:44AM

CNN’s got some nice coverage of the YouTube Presidential Debate last night that was a first of its kind and leftward leaning. See here. But before you go clicking away, here are some quick highlights: First: viewer-generated questions about the…

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Minimum Wage increases today, July 24; nobody’s running to the bank

by The News on July 24 2007, 9:23AM

dohernandez reported for RaceWire: The minimum wage goes up today for the first time in a decade! It goes from $5.15 to $5.85 an hour. If calculations of inflation and the cost of living are right, the minimum wage should…

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Gonzales wants to stay and “fix problems”

by The News on July 24 2007, 8:55AM

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is going to pity-party Congress into protecting his job ya’ll as he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Thanks dohernandez for the lead on this. See CNN story here. Gonzales is saying he wants to…

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Attny. Gen. Gonzales under fire, again; Reminder

by The News on July 24 2007, 8:21AM

Gonzales Faces Senate Questioning, the New York Times reported today, and still, no job change for the Latino man hired to do dirty work. Check out his reasoning in the case involving Bush’s invasion of our privacy: Attorney General Alberto…

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YouTube Presidential Debate; the people have spoken

by The News on July 24 2007, 8:03AM

By a show of hands, who else didn’t tune into the historical YouTube Presidential Debate Monday night in South Carolina where candidates fielded questions from YouTubers via their home videos. One of the YouTubers, for example, asked about college and…

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Video captures sexism, problems with masculinity in Disney film

by The News on July 23 2007, 11:43AM

I like digging up vids online that show why our media needs reform. This one, by Sanjay Newton, is a fine example. His survey of Disney movies throughout time reveals how Disney teaches poor lessons on masculinity and ultimately…

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Contaminated AIDS drugs hit poor regions; rape reveals racial tension in Castro

by The News on July 23 2007, 7:15AM

Low-Key Recall of AIDS Drug Hits World’s Poor. True story. The scope of Roche’s recall is extraordinary, if not unprecedented, in the battle against the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, global health officials say. Dr. Lembit Rago, an official…

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Erase Racism Carnival is Going Up Next Week

by The News on July 20 2007, 8:50AM

Hello Universe! RaceWire is set to run the latest Erase Racism Carnival next week. There may be some confusion about this because the Blog Carnival site says we’re running today. So check back soon for the event that compiles what…

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Young Wilson appeals; What Conservative sex scandals say about power

by The News on July 20 2007, 6:21AM

Will There Be Justice For Genarlow Wilson? Cruel and Unusual punishment of a Black man. Today the Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear two appeals surrounding the imprisonment of Genarlow Wilson…in prison for a consensual sexual act he committed…

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Shocking FEMA discovery; Mexico condemns Katrina response

by The News on July 19 2007, 12:52PM

So FEMA was found to have given away many many toxic trailers to Katrina victims, knowingly. Read report and analysis at Too Sense. Plus, Katrina Survivors Take Government to Court: Tribunal to raise issues of inhumane treatment relating to storms,…

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Dyson doesn’t hold back; Japan threatens to sever relationship

by The News on July 19 2007, 7:57AM

Amy Goodman Calls On Gov. Blanco To Pardon The Jena Six. Must read. I feel more vindicated than ever in observing that Amy Goodman is a superhero after her editorial in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, which gently takes the NAACP…

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Immigration officials fall back on point-system politics; school racism project permitted

by The News on July 18 2007, 7:38AM

After Protest, U.S. to Take Green-Card Applications. Isn’t this the point system guys? The U.S. government announced yesterday that it will accept applications for employer-sponsored green cards that it rejected earlier this month, after facing mounting public pressure, possible litigation…

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Are Immigrants and Refugees People of Color?

by The News on July 17 2007, 10:09AM

This Month, ColorLines Magazine publisher Rinku Sen poses this very question and provides some compelling answers in an essay she hopes will provoke some reflection and dialogue. In “Are Immigrants and Refugees People of Color,” Sen argues immigrants and refugees…

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The war toll on America’s rented labor; “Talk to Me” misses point

by The News on July 17 2007, 5:40AM

Mexican Migrants Carry H.I.V. Home. We’ll deal with this title later… Migrant workers like him go to the United States with dreams of new prosperity, hoping to bring back dollars. But some are bringing back something else as well, H.I.V….

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Liquor companies over-expose Latino audiences to beer ads

by The News on July 16 2007, 9:49AM

It didn’t take long to find a cheesy Coors beer ad aimed at a Latino audience. Watch this. Check out this recent report “Exposure of Hispanic Youth to Alcohol Advertising, 2003-2004” by a Georgetown research organization. It’s messed up…

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Is Mayor Pat McCrory a racist?

by The News on July 16 2007, 7:39AM

Sometimes it’s tough gleaning whether a person’s comments are racist or not. It seems that the level of truth of the comments and the race of the person making them control that ultimate decision. Well recently, a North Carolina mayor…

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Bush says emergency room is form of health insurance

by The News on July 16 2007, 7:30AM

Paul Krugman: The Waiting Game. Why Bush wants the sick to pay the rich. Being without health insurance is no big deal. Just ask President Bush. “I mean, people have access to health care in America,” he said last week….

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Virginia allows officials to prohibit civil services to undocumented immigrants

by The News on July 12 2007, 8:10AM

Va. County Passes Law Targeting Illegal Immigrants. Targeting is an understatement. A county in Virginia has passed one of the most aggressive measures targeting illegal immigrants. The Board of Supervisors in Prince William County, outside Washington, D.C., says police…

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People of color, regardless of class, get higher interest rates; Former health official confesses

by The News on July 11 2007, 6:57AM

Study: Wealth doesn’t stop minority loan bias. So if race trumps class… Higher income does not protect blacks and Hispanics from receiving mortgage loans with above-market rates, a new study by a group pushing for reforms to lending laws says.—AP…

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