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Whose Problem Is It?

by The News on February 26 2009, 4:48PM

Native Labor For Free The Rhode Island Indian Council has been training and getting jobs for American Indians since the 1980s. Now it’s offering companies a deal: free Native labor if the companies agree to permanently hire the workers. Providence…

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The Cost of Racism

by The News on February 24 2009, 4:42PM

Wal-Mart Settles in Race Bias Suit The superstore agreed to pay $17.5 million dollars to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of discriminating against hiring and recruiting Black truck drivers. CNN. American Indians Lose Land to Local Governments…

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Holding ‘Race Card’ High Gets Mixed Response for AG; The Good, Bad, and Ugly With The Stimulus Money

by The News on February 23 2009, 12:20PM

Holder’s Commitment To Race Issues Draws Mixed Response While having received a mixed response for his criticism of Americans’ fear of confronting racial issues, Attorney General Eric Holder has still made it clear that racial issues are of utmost importance…

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Crisis Hits More than the Economy

by The News on February 19 2009, 4:22PM

Arab Headscarves Cause Controversy at Penn. School Two seniors at a Pittsburgh high school agreed to meet with administrators after they were told their kaffiyehs were disruptive in class. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. No Stimulus Money for Virginia Tribes Native American tribes…

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A Day of Sobering Numbers

by The News on February 18 2009, 4:53AM

100,000 Immigrant Parents Deported Over 10 Years Last Friday, the Department of Homeland Security announced they had deported 108, 434 parents with children who are U.S. citizens. Associated Press. HIV Disproportionately Affects Black Communities…Still Feb. 7 was National Black HIV/AIDS…

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Immigration Legislation for Same-Sex Couples; Oscar Grant Advocates Call for BART Resignations; Recession Hits Immigrants Hard; American Indians Await Key Appointment

by The News on February 13 2009, 8:38AM

Legislation to Offer Legal Residency for Same-Sex Couples Citing family reunification as a motivator, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legistlation that would extend the same immigration opportunities for same-sex couples as opposite-sex couples. AFP Oscar Grant Protesters Demand BART Resignations…

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Border State Increases Deportations; Native American Woman to Serve Obama Administration; and more….

by The News on February 10 2009, 6:46PM

Arizona to Drastically Increase Immigration Enforcement Tuscon’s Border Patrol plans to deport even more people through the Arizona Denial Prosecution Initiative. The program denies immigrants the right to a formal deportation hearing resulting in immediate removal. Associated Press. Obama Appoints…

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Prisons Profit From Detainees; Ground-breaking Boston Mayoral Race; Abe Lincoln Racial Reality Check; Underrespresentation for Communities of Color in Atlanta

by The News on February 9 2009, 11:05AM

Immigration Detention Is Booming Business Massachusetts prisons are capitalizing on millions of federal dollars spent on incarcerating immigrants awaiting deportation. Nationwide, the number of immigrant detainees has nearly quadrupled in the past decade and federal spending is on the rise…

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Much To Celebrate for Black History Month; Civil Rights Bolstered In Obama Agenda; Debating School Closure;

by The News on February 2 2009, 10:51AM

Barack Obama Brings New Life to Black History Month While Black History Month is an annual tradition, this February’s celebration is particularly momentous, as it falls at the heels of Barack Obama’s Inauguration as the country’s first Black President. USA…

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Senate Passes Children’s Health Bill; Obama Delays E-Verify System

by The News on January 30 2009, 7:11AM

Senate Passes Children’s Health Bill Over four million previously uninsured children will now receive government-provided health insurance, as a result of Senate-approved bill passed on Thursday. The bill includes the right for states to utilize federal money for children and…

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Second Officer Investigated in Oscar Grant Killing

by The News on January 26 2009, 7:59AM

Second Officer Under Scrutiny in Oscar Grant Murder “A new investigation into the circumstances surrounding a BART police officer’s fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III began over the weekend, as a second officer came under fire for allegedly using excessive…

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Reforming Immigrant Policy; Ban on CIA’s ‘Black Prisons’

by The News on January 23 2009, 8:11AM

Toward an ‘Immigrant Policy’ That Works Obama’s challenge is to incite a more comprehensive approach to policy that would be beneficial to both immigrants and their new country. SF Gate. MALDEF Fights for Integration, Education Equity in Chicago In Chicago,…

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MLK Day Calls For A Closer Look at King, Racism Today; Schools Get Off Track

by The News on January 19 2009, 9:51AM

A Different Kind of King We have mythologized Martin Luther King and his dream, but we should take a closer look at King’s direct challenge for all Americans, rather than remain complacent and comforted by his optimism, particularly in light…

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Profiling Incidents Run Rampant; First Concern for Latinos is Economy

by The News on January 16 2009, 7:36AM

Airport Incidents Prove Profiling Still Prevalent Two recent incidents at airports during the holiday season point out that profiling is still being utilized as a security measure. As neither incident posed any threat whatsoever, the real victims were the racially-profiled…

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Burris Replaces Obama in Senate Today

by The News on January 15 2009, 8:00AM

NYC Plans to Sell Foreclosed Homes, Speed Gentrification “New York City will spend $24 million in federal financing to rehabilitate and resell 115 foreclosed homes, one of the most aggressive steps city officials have taken in years to prevent vacant…

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Accused Oscar Grant Shooter Arrested; Report Reveals Racism in Bush DOJ

by The News on January 14 2009, 7:03AM

Accused Officer Arrested in Oscar Grant Shooting Former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, accused of shooting Oscar Grant an unarmed man in Oakland, was arrested Tuesday in Nevada. CNN. US Official Admits Torturing Detainee “The top Bush administration…

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Feds to Investigate Long Island Hate Crimes; Obama’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Prison May Take a Year

by The News on January 13 2009, 7:54AM

Justice Dept. to Investigate Assault on Latinos “Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation into reports of a string of assaults against Latinos on Long Island, and are weighing whether to begin an inquiry into the Suffolk County Police Department’s…

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Burris Drama Proves Politics Far From Post-Racial; Closing the Educational Gap

by The News on January 12 2009, 7:19AM

California Supreme Court to Hear Immigrant Tuition Case “The court will rule on the validity of a state law that allows undocumented immigrant students at California’s public colleges and universities to pay the same tuition as legal in-state students. Inland…

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Obama Wants to Put Off Digital Transition; Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Critics’ Choice Awards

by The News on January 9 2009, 7:11AM

Group Calls for Greater Black Presence in Ad Agencies “Blacks remain underrepresented on Madison Avenue, according to the report, “Research Perspectives on Race and Employment in the Advertising Industry,” which concluded that only 5.3 percent of managers and professionals at…

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Cynthia McKinney: Lebanon Saved Us; Oregon to Reduce Foster Care Racial Disparities

by The News on January 6 2009, 8:05AM

Cynthia McKinney Recounts Israeli Attack After surviving an Israeli attack on a ship she was on while attempting to deliver aid to innocent civilians in Gaza, Cynthia McKinney, the 2008 Green Party presidential nominee, lives to tell the story because…

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