Betty Brown Apologizes, and Other News

By The News Apr 13, 2009

Betty Brown Apologizes for Asking Asians to Change Their Names Just days after Texas Rep. Betty Brown suggested that Asians adopt names that "we could deal with more readily here," community outrage forced Brown to issue an apology on her website. She also thanked her "Asian-American friends for their demonstration of support by her during this misunderstanding." Dallas Morning News New Niche For Black Community on Web Moguldom Media Group, a new media company responsible for establishing and maintaining ‘niche blogs’ catering to people of color communities, has announced the re-launching of, a website that aggregates social networking, news, and user-generated videos geared toward the Black community. PR Web GOP Split On Voting Rights Republicans continue their debate over the Voting Rights Act, which requires government oversight of state election procedures. Many Southern states still settling the matter have historically kept Blacks, Latinos and other underrepresented groups from voting. AP Blacks and Latinos Lack Health Care in Michigan Because of a lack of well-paying jobs and health insurance, Blacks and Latinos are more likely to die from preventable diseases than their white counterparts in Michigan. Examiner