Obama at the Apollo; Three Officers Sentenced for Beating

By The News Nov 30, 2007

3 Wis. Ex-Officers Sentenced in Beating Three white ex-police officers in Wisconsin: Jon Bartlett, 36; Daniel Masarik, 27; and Andrew Spengler, 28 were found guilty for beating a bi-racial man, Frank Jude, Jr. while off duty in October 2004. For the attempted killing, the officers were sentenced to no fewer than 15 years each and fined $16,365 in restitution fees. Associated Press. Studies Reveal Why Breast Cancer Hits Black Women Harder Studies to be reviewed at the American Association for Cancer Research conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved in Atlanta this week have found that genetics and biology are the predominant reasons black women are inflicted with breast cancer, as opposed to socio-economic factors. Forbes.com. NYC leaders unite against hate crimes This week, a group of civic leaders from throughout the five New York boroughs, including New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and civil rights leader Al Sharpton organized the “Day Out Against Hate.” The day of events (starting with a prayer breakfast and ending with a discussion) was developed in response to the 20% rise in hate crimes within the city. AM NY. Mexicans top Latino immigrant groups in language struggles, study says A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center based out of Washington, D.C. has found that based on a survey of 14,000 Latinos; Mexican immigrants, out of all Latino groups, have the lowest rate of English-speaking skills. The study also noted that 88% of second-generation immigrants surveyed reported as being able to speak English “very well.” Chicago Tribune. Obama Does The Apollo; Richardson Meets With Latino Supporters Both presidential candidates, Bill Richardson and Barack Obama were campaigning to people of color audiences this week in New York City. While Obama found himself visiting a mixed-race audience in Harlem at the historic, Black performance space, the Apollo; Richardson met with Latino groups under the “Mi Familia con Richardson” campaign. NY1.