Latino Remittances Slow; Mandela on Terrorist List

By The News May 01, 2008

Latinos’ Remittances Slow With Recession As Latino immigrants experience greater hardships in the United States–with lower income and less job security–more than three million people have not been able to send money to family in their home countries during the last two years, the Inter-American Development Bank said on Wednesday. New York Times. Nelson Mandela on U.S. Terrorist List Nobel Peace Prize winner and international symbol of freedom Nelson Mandela is flagged on U.S. terrorist watch lists and needs special permission to visit the country. USA Today. Black New Yorkers More Likely Busted for Marijuana While the NYPD denies evidence of racial profiling, Blacks are five times more likely than whites to get busted for marijuana possession in the city, according to a report released Tuesday by the New York City Liberties Union. New York Daily News. DJs Return After Disparaging Alaskan Native Women "Two Anchorage disc jockeys returned to their popular morning show Wednesday, three weeks after drawing a storm of complaints for making a derogatory comment on air about Alaska Native women." Associated Press. Census: Children of Color the Face of Changing Populations Since 2000, youth of color are becoming the majority in their demographic in two of the nation’s fastest-growing states, Florida and Nevada, with Georgia, Maryland and New York poised to follow, according to census data released on Wednesday. Secret Service Agent Suspended for Noose A U.S. Secret Service agent was suspended after admitting responsibility for tying what an African American agent reportedly said was a noose hanging in the agency’s Beltsville, Md., training facilities. ABC News.