Mumia’s Conviction Stands, and Other News

By The News Apr 07, 2009

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 Leave Home Hmongs living in Fresno, California are being forced to move to places like Oklahoma, Tennessee and Alaska as job opportunities decrease and unemployment rises in the Central Valley. NAM Blacks at Odds Over Scrutiny of President Some Blacks are finding themselves divided over whether to continue praising Obama as the first Black president or to be more critical of his policies and legislation. Washington Post Supreme Court Lets Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Conviction Stand The court rejected political activist death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal’s claim that Blacks were systematically excluded from his case’s jury as he awaits a separate court ruling to determine if he will receive a new sentence hearing. CNN