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Mumia’s Conviction Stands, and Other News

by The News on April 7 2009, 4:32PM

Budget Cuts Hurt American Indian School Teachers In February, a total of 34 teachers and school staff were given pink slips at an off-rez high school for American Indian students without greivance pay. The Press Enterprise Unemployment Pushes Hmongs to…

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White Firefighters Sue, Claiming Reverse Discrimination

by The News on April 6 2009, 12:36PM

White Firefighters Sue For Reverse Discrimination Several white firefighters are suing the city of New Haven, Connecticut for reverse discrimination after their scores from a promotional test were thrown out. Supporters of the city’s decision to reject the scores believe…

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Iowa OK’s Gay Marriage, and Other News

by The News on April 3 2009, 3:35PM

Iowa’s Supreme Court Rules That Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional The unanimous ruling struck down a 1998 law that recognized only marriages between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriages in that state can begin in less than a month. New…

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U.S. to Native Hawaiians: Sorry Is All You Get

by The News on April 2 2009, 7:32PM

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Native Claim to Hawaiian Lands The court found that an apology for the illegal overthrow of Hawaii’s monarchy 100 years ago is enough to deny Native Hawaiians their land trusts to the island. The ruling…

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Some Homeowners Prefer Unaffordable Housing in Times of Crisis

by The News on March 31 2009, 4:57PM

Lawmakers Demand Bailout Money for Communities of Color Members of the National Black Caucus and leaders of hundreds of trade associations met with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Capitol Hill on Monday to make sure people of color and…

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Teacher Layoffs Cut Down On Diversity, and Other News

by The News on March 30 2009, 12:55PM

Project Labor Agreements May Overlook Women, People of Color President Obama’s executive order urging the use of project labor agreements with labor unions, which are largely comprised of white males, may prevent women and people of color in the construction…

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Rockfeller Drug Laws Revisit “Jim Crow” Era

by The News on March 27 2009, 8:04AM

Blacks and Latinos Hit Harder, Faster By Recession Layoffs Systemic practices that have kept many Blacks and Latinos in blue-collar jobs are making them vulnerable in the recession with unemployment at higher rates than whites. The News Journal. Rockfeller Drug…

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Hard Times Can’t Keep Native Radio Down

by The News on March 26 2009, 4:59PM

Report Claims U.S. Immigrant Detentions Violate Human Rights Amnesty International released a report yesterday that criticized U.S. immigration detentions, saying tens of thousands of people remain in the centers waiting for court hearings to determine whether or not their detentions…

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Israeli Soldiers Advertise War Crimes on T-shirts, and Other News

by The News on March 24 2009, 3:03PM

Israeli Soldiers’ Shirts Joke About Killing Arabs Military misconduct charges against the Israeli Army increase as several soldiers were caught wearing t-shirts printed with an image of a pregnant veiled woman caught between two rifles with the slogan “1 Shot…

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ABC’s Social Experiment Measures Reactions to Racism

by The News on March 23 2009, 11:05AM

Indiana Experiences Immigrant Exodus The recession has forced many Latino immigrants to leave Northeast Indiana in search of work, taking a toll on remittances sent to their families. Chicago Tribune. Wealth Gap Widens Between Blacks, Whites Black prospective homeowners continue…

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Latinos Fear False Numbers On Census

by The News on March 20 2009, 7:49AM

Latinos Wary Of Misleading Numbers On Census Latino advocacy groups are concerned that widespread foreclosure rates hitting communities of color will affect 2010 census data. Washington Post. Blacks Wait and See On Stimulus Money In North Carolina, civil rights groups…

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Victory in New Mexico, and Other News

by The News on March 19 2009, 2:54PM

New Mexico Abolishes Death Penalty After visiting a state penitentiary yesterday, Gov. Bill Richardson decided to pass legislation that replaces the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Human Rights Watch and other groups have praised…

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Crisis Arrives in Chocolate City, and Other News

by The News on March 17 2009, 3:42PM

D.C.’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic Hits Black Men Hardest A new study shows that at least 3 percent of D.C. is infected with HIV or AIDS. Of that group, more than 76 percent are black, 70 percent are men and 70 percent…

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Immigrants Denied Due Process

by The News on March 16 2009, 10:46AM

Immigrants Denied Due Process A computer analysis conducted by the Associated Press shows how tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants are denied due process and remain held in detention centers despite having no criminal records. Associated Press. Accountability for Georgia…

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Healthcare and Education at Your Local Barbershops and Beauty Salons, And More News

by The News on March 13 2009, 7:06AM

Black Men ‘Checking In’ at Barbershop An innovate program for Black men to get in Los Angeles provides personal health care access for many who are uninsured and have been ostracized by the medical community. LA Times. Women Get More…

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Look Out For Your Abuelita On Facebook, and Other News

by The News on March 12 2009, 2:36PM

Blacks and Latinos Have Steeper End-of-Life Costs A new research study shows that Black and Latinos require more intensive, and expensive, end-of-life treatment because they do not receive better health care throughout their lives like white patients. WaPo Texas Police…

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Drawing the Colorline

by The News on March 10 2009, 9:44PM

Court Strips Voting Rights from People of Color In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that districts must have a majority of people of color to be protected under a provision in the Voting Rights Act. Civil rights…

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U.S. Diplomacy Put to Test With UN Race Conference

by The News on March 9 2009, 10:45AM

UN Race Conference Acts as Diplomacy Test for Obama Administration The Obama administration will set the tone for U.S. international diplomacy in the next four years by possibly boycotting this year’s UN race conference. LA Times. Obama Understands Holder, Takes…

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Lawsuits, Headscarves and Other News Today

by The News on March 5 2009, 8:09PM

American Indian Farmers File Discrimination Lawsuit Last week, several American Indian farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against the USDA for loan discrimination, claiming damages of at least $500 million. They say because they were denied loans, they were pushed out…

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Racist NY Post Obama Cartoon Spurs Protests

by The News on February 27 2009, 7:24AM

President Obama Prioritizes Higher Ed In Budget President Obama hopes to broaden access to financial aid for higher education by increasing lending from the government. His proposal also incorporates changes for urban, low-income K-12 students based on a successful New…

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