Chu vs. Chu in LA Runoff, and Other News

By The News May 20, 2009

Judy Chu Defeated Gill Cedillo in Tuesday election The former Assemblywoman will face a July runoff election against Republican Councilwoman Betty Tom Chu and Libertarian Christopher Agrella. LA Times Somerset County, MD Behind in Racial Equality says ACLU, NAACP The ACLU and NAACP called for Somerset County, MD, which is 42 percent Black, to include more people of color in executive positions after finding that Blacks are absent from top government positions. Baltimore Sun Survey Looks at High Birth Rate among Young Latinas According to a survey released Tuesday by Hispanic community experts that examined Latina teen pregnancy rates in the U.S., 49 percent of those interviewed said their parents had the biggest influence on their decisions about sex. CNN Native Families Highly Affected by Predatory Lending The Center for Responsible Lending and the First Nations Development Institute found that Native Americans are the most affected by predatory lending practices as some Earned Income Tax Credit families are drained of five to eight cents of every refund tax dollar, resulting in more expensive loans. Indian Country Today