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In search of old ways, Andean healer brings medicine to reservation

May 01, 2009



FEC Reaches Settlement with Rev. Al Sharpton, Sharpton 2004 and Non-profit Corporation

May 01, 2009



PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship at the PGA Golf Club

May 01, 2009



Community colleges tackle tech education with federal help

May 01, 2009



MMPA pay homage to renowned Native American actor/activist Sonny Skyhawk

May 01, 2009



Court rules against Leonard Peltier in documents case

May 01, 2009



Congress Passes Bill Protecting Bizarre Sexual Orientations

May 01, 2009



Three South Carolina Men Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charges

May 01, 2009



Black leaders convene AIDS Mobilization Summit in response to new Washington D.C. HIV/AIDS data

May 01, 2009

(Washington D.C.) Leaders of traditional Black political, civil rights, social, and faith based organizations will come together with local AIDS and community based organizations on Monday, May 4, 2009 for a D.C. Black AIDS Leadership Mobilization Summit to respond to recent data released by the D.C. Department of Health. The meeting will take place 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Kaiser Family Foundation located at 1310 G. Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. National television commentator Jeff Johnson will moderate the event.


Physics tackles a complex problem: how to diversify

May 01, 2009



Obama and Race Relations: Civil Rights Leaders Aren't Satisfied

May 01, 2009



Keep accountability in No Child Left Behind program

May 01, 2009



Perceived Warmth, 'Babyfaceness' Positive Characteristics For Black CEOs

May 01, 2009



Black and Asian people targeted in stop and search surge

May 01, 2009



Swine flu concerns prompt postponement of Cleveland Clinic's Minority Men's Health Fair

May 01, 2009



Hispanic Caucus Admonishes Boehner

May 01, 2009



SD Native's Indian Health Service (IHS) Nomination Passes Committee

May 01, 2009



PR: Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison for Alien Harboring Crimes

May 01, 2009



National Civil Rights Groups Join Forces in Call for Action to Strengthen the Health of the Nation’s Children

May 01, 2009



Opening of Exhibition that Celebrates Lifelong Friendships between Jewish Refugee Scholars and their African American Students

May 01, 2009



Plan 3000 Resistance and Social Change at the Heart of Racism

May 01, 2009

Within this contradictory scene unfolds one of the continent's primary conflicts: between a rich, racist, and exclusive elite and a multicultural society that is democratizing social and cultural relations while attempting to overcome economic inequality.


Brownback again seeks U.S. apology to American Indians

May 01, 2009



SBA Expands Eligibility for 7(a) Loans to Spur Recovery Opportunities for Small Businesses

May 01, 2009



Barbara Lee Supports Credit Cardholder’s Bill of Rights

May 01, 2009



Del. DOT diversity newsletter offends minorities

May 01, 2009



Mayoral candidates spar at African American Chamber of Commerce forum

May 01, 2009



New Exhibit Shows Racist Roots of Psychiatry

May 01, 2009

“Psychiatry: An Industry of Death,” a traveling exhibit showing the damaging effect of the institution on society, shows how psychiatry has provided justification for slavery, genocide, and other racist atrocities internationally.


Ebony Magazine Names Editorial Team Leaders

May 01, 2009

Veteran journalist Terry Glover has been appointed managing editor of the world’s No. 1 Black magazine. In her new role, she will be directly responsible for conceptualizing content with the editorial team as well as tracking the planning and execution of EBONY magazine.


Will Former NSA-Employee-Turned-Comedian Wanda Sykes Make Torture Jokes at WHCD on May 9?

May 01, 2009

Wanda Sykes, this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner after-dinner entertainer, used to work at America’s top intelligence agency, with access to some of the United States’ most dear secrets.


How NAFTA Helped Spread Swine Flu

May 01, 2009



Higher Turnout Expected at May 1 Immigration Marches

May 01, 2009



Grand jury votes to indict bakery leader in slaying of Oakland journalist

May 01, 2009

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Yusuf Bey IV, the scion of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, on three counts of murder for ordering the killings of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007, an Alameda County deputy district attorney announced


BLACK ENTERPRISE WHITE HOUSE REPORT ON OBAMA'S FIRST 100 DAYS

May 01, 2009



Feds Wrongly Deport Citizen Living in N.C.

May 01, 2009



Justice Department Obtains $200,000 in Housing Discrimination Settlement with Lakewood, New Jersey, Apartment Complex

May 01, 2009



Latest News from Americans for Limited Government

May 01, 2009



ACLU And Women’s Groups Brief Senate On Paycheck Fairness Act

May 01, 2009



IGD 2009 National Summit May 6-7

May 01, 2009



Acorn: Senate Holds 1.7 Million Families' Foreclosure Fates in its Hands

May 01, 2009



Survey, Leadership Summit Examine Breast Cancer Disparities in Black Women

May 01, 2009



Beauty Queen Joins Ad Campaign Against Gay Marriage

May 01, 2009

Miss California is bringing her support for traditional marriage to Washington after sticking to her moral convictions at the Miss USA pageant -- which arguably cost her the title.


5 school teams from National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers regional com

May 01, 2009



NATALIE COLE TO TOUR IN SUPPORT OF STILL UNFORGETTABLE

May 01, 2009



K-12 Leaders Provide Five Specific Recommendations to State and Local Decision-Makers For High-Leverage Investments of Federal

May 01, 2009

The Coalition for Student Achievement today released five specific recommendations for education leaders on how to best invest the federal stimulus dollars to leverage significant increases in student performance.


Makers Of Memories Fundraiser Event For Families That Are Victims of Domestic Violence

May 01, 2009



Thousands to March to City Hall and Protest Proposed Kindergarten Elimination

May 01, 2009



Tuesday is "Cinco De Mayo": A celebration of freedom for Mexicans around the world

May 04, 2009



Mayme Hatcher Johnson, Author and Widow of Harlem Gangster Bumpy Johnson, dead at 94

May 04, 2009



Lee, Wexler, Conyers Introduce Resolution to Establish Select Committee on National Security and Civil Liberties

May 04, 2009



Korean Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty and Serve One Year in Prison for Participation in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

May 04, 2009



Colombian National Arraigned on Charges of Providing Material Support to the FARC

May 04, 2009



REV. CARLTON PEARSON NAMED INTERIM MINISTER AT CHRIST UNIVERSAL TEMPLE IN CHICAGO

May 04, 2009



Five Donaldson, Arkansas, Men Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charges

May 04, 2009



Red Ink Magazine, the nation's only student-run American Indian publication, will release its latest edition during a premiere

May 04, 2009



New York Latino Evangelicals Support Full Participation in U.S. Census

May 04, 2009



FLU SHOTS A MUST FOR KIDS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE

May 04, 2009



BLACK KIDS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK FOR HEART DISEASE

May 04, 2009



CHABAD RABBIS IN SINGAPORE HOST INTER-RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS CONFIDENCE CIRCLE

May 04, 2009



Librarian likens Holocaust, treatment of Indians

May 04, 2009



BLACK COMIC BOOK CREATORS CONVERGE IN PHILADELPHIA TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH LITERACY

May 04, 2009

Comic book artist Eric Battle greets a young comic book fan (right). Annual Convention Celebrates the Black Experience in Comic Books and Promotes Youth Literacy with Workshops. Philadelphia, PA (BlackNews.com) - Concerned by the decrease in literacy rates among urban youth around the country, the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc. (ECBACC, Inc.) dedicates its 8th annual comic book convention to increasing youth literacy and expression through writing and drawing comic books. ECBACC, Inc. welcomes back Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans screenwriter, actor and creator of the blockbuster movie series Underworld, Kevin Grevioux. This is Grevioux's second appearance at the Convention. Internationally-renowned illustrator (Green Lantern, Supergirl and Firestorm) Jamal Igle also returns as a special guest.


State Officials to Pay $300,000 to Settle Race-Bias Suit

May 04, 2009



China defends quarantine of Mexicans to prevent spread of swine flu

May 04, 2009



Black Women in Virginia More Likely Than Others To Experience Infant Mortality

May 04, 2009



Tribal sovereignty and the green energy revolution

May 04, 2009



In 100 Days Obama Scored Big for Women of Color

May 04, 2009



American Indians being recruited for medical field

May 04, 2009



Journalists make gains in time of industry peril

May 04, 2009



More minorities opt for surgery

May 04, 2009



Specter Re-emphasizes Independence

May 04, 2009

Senator Arlen Specter (pic. right) said on Sunday that he would not simply rubber-stamp White House policies and would vote against his new party on “matters of conscience”. Mr. Specter said he also offered the president his advice on who should replace Justice David H. Souter on the Supreme Court. “I’d like to see more diversity,” Mr. Specter said. “We need more people to express a woman’s point of view or a minority point of view.”


Norfolk Fire-Rescue works to recruit more women, minorities

May 04, 2009



Legalization is the X Factor in Immigrant Rights

May 04, 2009



'Protecting our Children’ was theme of conference

May 04, 2009



Bringing Underrepresented Groups into Mathematics: Two Mathematics Departments Honored for Outstanding Efforts

May 04, 2009



FEMA trailer program ending

May 04, 2009



African-American Database Gains National Attention

May 04, 2009

Genealogists, researchers and history buffs nationwide continue to benefit from a one-of-a kind database of African-American history found online at the University of Kentucky.


Civil unions: CSU students want measure on 2010 ballot

May 04, 2009



Consumer Alert: Dermatologists Warn Skin Cancer Is An Equal-Opportunity Health Threat

May 04, 2009

Dermatologists are reporting an increased incidence of skin cancer in younger women and people with skin of color among the 1 million cases of skin cancer which will be diagnosed this year.


Native American Journalists make gains in time of industry peril

May 04, 2009



Latest News from Women's eNews

May 04, 2009



Consumer Alert: Dermatologists Warn Skin Cancer is an Equal Opportunity Health Threat

May 04, 2009



CHP Pays Bonus for Chinese-Speaking Recruits

May 04, 2009



More minorities opt for plastic surgery

May 04, 2009



Demos Celebration 2009: A Time for Hope & Action

May 04, 2009

On May 6, 2009, Demos will present “A Time for Hope & Action,” an event that recognizes our progress, our hope for the future, and our celebration of progressive values. Anthony Romero (pictured right) is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Romero, along with William H. Donaldson, and Randi Weingarten are to be honored for their outstanding work that represents Demos’ core values


A Latina Supreme Court Judge Could Soothe Hispanics

May 04, 2009

Naming a Hispanic would soothe frayed nerves among Latino leaders. A leading candidate is Sonia Sotomayor, 54, a Bronx native of Puerto Rican descent who has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since 1998.


Swine Flu Update and guidance for parents

May 04, 2009

Mexico has reported 506 confirmed human cases of infection, including 19 deaths. The higher number of cases from Mexico in the past 48 hours reflects ongoing testing of previously collected specimens. The United States Government has reported 226 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. The name Swine Flu (Novel A/H1N1) has been a controversial topic but it is important to know that the reason why it was called "Swine Flu" is because influenza viruses rarely jump from swine to humans with efficient transmission, the last time this happened was 1918. This strain has now demonstrated the capacity to be transmitted from Human to Swine.


Native Americans in Black and White

May 04, 2009



Doubting Discrimination: The troubling case of conservative skepticism over voting rights violations

May 04, 2009



The Voting Rights Act And Its Wrongs

May 04, 2009



Various Statements on Justice Souter’s Retirement from Supreme Court and on the Next Supreme Court Justice Nomination

May 04, 2009



Thousands to March to City Hall and Protest

May 04, 2009



Kaiser Health Disparities Report: A Weekly Look at Race, Ethnicity and Health

May 04, 2009



DHS Secy. Napolitano's plan to enforce laws against hiring illegal immigrants won't solve exploitation of undocumented workers

May 04, 2009



A COURAGEOUS VICTIM: Taking a Stand Against MS-13

May 04, 2009

After MS-13 gang members robbed a Houston beauty salon at gunpoint last January and sexually assaulted a salon employee (pictured right), one of the gang members went a step further: he took the owner’s picture so he knew exactly who she was. If she thought about going to the police, he said, she would be sorry. The owner was also told that from now on, she would be expected to pay $100 a week to the gang for “protection.” MS-13, whose formal name is Mara Salvatrucha, is one of the largest Hispanic street gangs in the United States. According to the 2009 National Gang Threat Assessment, there could be as many as 50,000 MS-13 members worldwide, with 10,000 members in the United States. The gang is known for its highly violent ways, and members are involved in all kinds of illegal activities, including drugs, robbery, extortion, weapons trafficking, and murder.


FEMA Temporary Housing Program Ending For Families Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

May 04, 2009

Since the temporary housing unit program was extended over two years ago, FEMA has been working with occupants to transition out of the program into more permanent homes. On May 1, FEMA will begin delivering Notices to Vacate to inform applicants that they must surrender the housing unit by May 30.


Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Boren's bill proposes apology to American Indians

May 04, 2009



Oregon House passes 'Rooney Rule' bill for state colleges

May 04, 2009



Former police detective sues chiefs, city for racial discrimination

May 04, 2009



Coalition pushes for early diagnosis in Native American women

May 04, 2009



Africa Achievement Awards Honor Americans in CA

May 04, 2009

The only black woman to serve on the board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Hon. Anita L. DeFrantz will join a group of national and international dignitaries to be honored at the 17th Africa Achievement Awards organized by The African Times-USA news journal and supported by various African diplomatic missions in California.


Hiring practices must be fair and consistent

May 04, 2009



100 Days in the Footsteps of F.D.R. and L.B.J.; Impact on Minorities

May 04, 2009



Diversity, Not Politics, Key to Court Pick

May 04, 2009



No natives allowed

May 04, 2009



Study says New York Latinos support gay marriage

May 05, 2009



"Race overwhelms everything:" ISU PhD grad studies impact of black sororities

May 05, 2009



Top Policy Groups Take Action to Create Healthy Communities, Prevent Childhood Obesity

May 05, 2009



Innocence Project to host Third-Annual "Celebration of Freedom and Justice" Benefit May 6

May 05, 2009



Presidential Proclamation: May is APA (Asian Pacific-Islander American) Heritage Month

May 05, 2009



Latino groups celebrate Cinco de Mayo

May 05, 2009



New York’s Caregivers Lack Coverage: PHI Urges State Action

May 05, 2009



Hispanic students: fastest growing minority at Kent

May 05, 2009



Minorities more worried about Alzheimer's

May 05, 2009



American Indian communities lack dental care due to dentist shortage

May 05, 2009



Catholic Charities USA Briefs Congress on "Our Nation’s Housing Crisis"

May 05, 2009

Catholic Charities USA released a new policy paper, The Home is the Foundation. This paper outlines new strategies, partnerships, and innovative thinking to help create safe and affordable housing for all.


Break the Supreme Court Quota

May 05, 2009



It is Not the Economic Crisis, The Department of Homeland Security Gets It Wrong, Again

May 05, 2009



Incubator to aid minority firms

May 05, 2009



YOUNGEST CHILDREN ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN FEDERAL BUDGET

May 05, 2009



Sconiers to head minority commission

May 05, 2009



TREASURY, HUD ANNOUNCE HOUSING GRANTS FUNDED THROUGH RECOVERY ACT

May 05, 2009



Historic Femicide Trial Gets Underway

May 05, 2009



THE CENTER PRESENTS A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBATORY BRUNCH FOR LGBT FAMILIES

May 05, 2009



Should Obama appoint a Latina to the Supreme Court?

May 05, 2009



State of the World's Mothers Report: U.S. Trails Many Developed Countries in Early Childhood Development

May 05, 2009

Actor and Save the Children Ambassador Jennifer Garner today launched a new Save the Children report revealing an urgent need for deeper investment in early childhood development that better prepares young children for success in school.


Durban conference attendees press demand for redress for horrors of the slave trade

May 05, 2009

Blacks in the Diaspora continued the mission initiated eight years ago at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, to demand the United Nations declare the trans-Atlantic slave trade a crime against humanity


The Bail Out the People Movement: People's Economic Summit in New York City

May 05, 2009

On Sunday, May 31, the day before the UN meeting, the People's Economic Summit will take place directly across the street from the UN building, under tents in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza. The theme of the Peoples Economic Summit is "A NEW WORLD IS URGENTLY NECESSARY–BUT WE MUST FIGHT FOR IT."


SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY LAUNCHES PROACTIVE SERVICE INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS TEEN PREGNANCY

May 05, 2009

Efforts of more than 500 chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., throughout the U.S. and beyond, are mobilized under the leadership of its 22nd international grand basileus to attack the root causes of teenage pregnancy through its Project Reassurance.


ALG Calls Upon Congressional Minority to Investigate ACORN on Heels of Nevada ACORN Charges

May 05, 2009



DC Council votes to recognize same-sex marriages from other states; Congress gets final say

May 05, 2009

After an emotional debate, the Washington, D.C., Council has given final approval to legislation that recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states.


Barbara Lee Commemorates Cinco de Mayo

May 05, 2009



Suited For Change - Empowering Low-Income Women to Transition to Workforce

May 05, 2009

In 2009 Suited for Change helped over 1,300 low-income women take their first steps towards realizing the dream of meaningful employment and economic independence.


Remembering Jack Kemp; Legacy on Race

May 05, 2009

Kemp is best known for his advocacy of supply-side economics and the attendant focus on cutting taxes. But he also repeatedly urged his party to reach out to minorities


Chrysler dealers down 10 percent since '08; Minority dealerships hit hardest

May 05, 2009



NATIONAL LATINO AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HIV/AIDS ORGANIZATIONS ENDORSE CONGRESSWOMAN WATERS ROUTINE HIV SCREENING COVERAGE ACT

May 05, 2009

The bill would require health insurance plans to cover routine HIV tests under the same terms and conditions as other routine health screenings and would greatly expand communities of colors access to HIV testing.


Vaccination Coverage Improves Among Low-Income Children, But Disparities Persist

May 05, 2009

More children in low-income households are receiving childhood vaccinations on schedule than in previous years, but disparities based on economic status remain, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on vaccines.


Arkansas Men Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charges; Accused of Racial-Bias

May 05, 2009



Selling trips to Cuba once was deadly

May 05, 2009



Health Insurers Agree to End Higher Premiums for Women

May 06, 2009



Hispanic Caucus Convenes Health Care Roundtable

May 06, 2009



SNOWE, DURBIN AND LINCOLN INTRODUCE AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

May 06, 2009



Political ad ROI rewards diverse thinking

May 06, 2009



The Supreme Court and the New Haven Firefighters

May 06, 2009



Vaccine Records of Internationally Adopted Children May Not Reflect Protection Against Disease

May 06, 2009



Coalition holds rally to demand significant reforms to mayoral control of New York City schools

May 06, 2009



DEREK STRONG AND STRONG RACING TEAM UP WITH LOS ANGELES HOT SPOT, THE KRESS, FOR GALA EVENT

May 06, 2009



Attorney General Should Call for Investigation of Postville Following Supreme Court Identity Theft Decision

May 06, 2009



Uproar in D.C. as Same-Sex Marriage Gains

May 06, 2009



Immigration Reform: Rights, Not Raids

May 06, 2009



Internal Revenue Service: Low-Income Housing Credit N-2009-44

May 06, 2009



New York State Community Development Organizations Meet in Albany on May 7th

May 06, 2009



Something Positive Presents: TRIBUTE TO CHERYL BYRON

May 06, 2009



KANOVSKY, KOVAR AND TRASVIÃ'A SWORN IN AS HUD ASSISTANT SECRETARIES

May 06, 2009



Economy leaves many chambers of commerce scrimping

May 06, 2009



Program Reduces Hospital and Emergency Department Use Among Homeless Adults With Chronic Illnesses

May 06, 2009



Steps to Managing Spanish Language Translation

May 06, 2009



New Haven Black and Hispanic Caucus Minority State of the City Address

May 06, 2009



EqualityMaine Applauds House Passage of Marriage Equality Bill

May 06, 2009



IRS Reminds Small Tax-Exempt Organizations to File e-Postcards

May 06, 2009



Feds to Monitor Mississippi Elections

May 06, 2009



"In The Silence Of The Heart" May 28-June 14

May 06, 2009

Joanna Chan's play "In The Silence Of The Heart,"is a new family drama set in the U.S., dealing with racial biases, the concept of family and the nature of forgiveness.


Asthma coaching can reduce hospitalizations in some children

May 06, 2009

Working with an asthma coach helps to significantly reduce hospitalizations of low-income, African-American children with asthma, results of a new, two-year study show.


HUD ALLOCATES $1 BILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING TO SUPPORT STATE AND LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

May 06, 2009



AVMA: Symposium calls for targeted efforts to increase diversity

May 06, 2009

Veterinary colleges and the veterinary profession cannot be successful in recruiting students from underrepresented ethnicities and races without measurable goals based on data as well as leadership support.


Native American Tribes in Virginia and North Carolina Are Close to Achieving Federal Recognition

May 06, 2009



Another Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Teens

May 06, 2009

Human Rights Watch found that more than 2000 juvenile offenders are serving life without possibility of parole sentences. The U.S. locks up more juveniles for life without the possibility of parole than all nations combined.


The Justice First "Keep the Lights On" Campaign: Press Conference at Pepco Against Shutoffs May 7

May 06, 2009

The Justice First "Keep the Lights On" Campaign demands an immediate moratorium on any shutoffs of heat and electricity. We also demand a 50 percent rollback in heat and electrical rates.


NEW AMERICA MEDIA RECEIVES $25,000 KELLOGG FOUNDATION GRANT TO DISTRIBUTE HISTORIC RESEARCH DATA ON WOMEN IMMIGRANTS

May 06, 2009



Brooklyn Youth Thrive at the New York Chess and Game Shop

May 06, 2009

Children from diverse families respond favorably to their experience at the New York Chess & Game Shop in many ways; children's grades improve, their self control and maturity increase and their ability to concentrate for longer periods also improve significantly.


Ray Charles - A Photographic Retrospective at The GRAMMY Museum

May 06, 2009



Independent Lens' CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America airing Tuesday, May 12‏

May 06, 2009

In CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America, filmmaker Stacy Peralta hits the streets of South Central Los Angeles to find out, and in so doing, speaks with former and current members of the Bloods and the Crips, two of the most notorious and violent street gangs in America.


D.C. Lottery Tops Charts with Launch of Lotto Soul

May 06, 2009



Maine becomes 5th state to allow same-sex marriage

May 06, 2009



Thousands Celebrate Asian-American Month

May 06, 2009



Credit Crunch Has Small Business Crying 'Help!’

May 06, 2009



BET NAMES THE TOP TWO FINALISTS IN ITS GOSPEL SINGING COMPETITION SUNDAY BEST AND LEAVES THEIR FATE UP TO THE VIEWERS ON MAY 10

May 06, 2009



Dems ask DOJ to probe treatment of Indian freedmen

May 06, 2009



UNDER THE INFLUENCE TRACES THE HIP-HOP GENERATION'S IMPACT ON BRANDS, SPORTS AND POP CULTURE

May 06, 2009

The cultural marketing book traces the transformation of the Hip-Hop music and culture into a lifestyle, attitude and distinct set of brand preferences emulated and adopted by the masses through the mediums of music, television and film.


Ending Gender Rating a Step Forward for Women in Health Care Reform

May 07, 2009



NLIHC Applauds Passage of Crucial Renter Protection, Homeless Amendments in Senate Housing Bill

May 07, 2009



Black voter turnout rates matched whites in 2008

May 07, 2009



NCCP Report: DON’T EXCLUDE ADOLESCENTS

May 07, 2009



Graduating College Students Face Shrinking Job Market

May 07, 2009



Velázquez Calls for More Small Business Input in Regulatory Reform

May 07, 2009



Effectiveness of Hypertension Treatment and Intervention at the Community-Level is Poorly-Controlled

May 07, 2009



Advocacy by 13 N.C. Nonprofits Brings N.C. Statewide Benefits

May 07, 2009



Minority groups pick up worst European eating habits

May 07, 2009



Former New Mexico Jail Administrator Sentenced for Civil Rights Violations

May 07, 2009



USCIS Modifies Application for T Nonimmigrant Status

May 07, 2009



FBI Inspector General Reports 35 Percent Error Rate On Terror Watchlist

May 07, 2009



National Minority Franchising Initiative Names FastSigns to Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics

May 07, 2009



Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-based Housing Discrimination at Six Complexes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

May 07, 2009



Abandoned uranium mines pose health risk to New Mexicans; higher prevalence among Navajo and Hispanic populations

May 07, 2009



Ethnic Media to Play Critical Role in 2010 Census

May 07, 2009



House bill advances recognition of 6 TN Indian tribes

May 07, 2009



Ga. follows Ariz. on citizenship proof for voters

May 07, 2009



Ethnic Media to Play Critical Role in 2010 Census

May 07, 2009

2010 Census: Whether you are a citizen, an immigrant, legal, illegal, homeless or an international student, if you are in the United States at that time, you will be counted.


Government Reports Criticize Health Care System

May 07, 2009



Nursing Program Gives Immigrants Path Out of Poverty

May 07, 2009

Many American hospitals encourage patients to fill out a comment card about the service they received. Iryna Zhgya gets a lot of these comments. She keeps them in a binder at her home and enjoys looking through it, reminiscing


Easing Small Business Tax Burden Would Spur Jobs

May 07, 2009



FEED THE CHILDREN CONTINUES 'AMERICANS FEEDING AMERICANS EMERGENCY CARAVAN’ IN CHICAGO

May 07, 2009



Homeless Soccer Team Roots for New Life

May 07, 2009

The idea behind homeless soccer is something like this: Take a group of poor people, disconnected from the regular rhythms of life, lacking both physical exercise and much to look forward to. Add soccer.


Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) Grants

May 07, 2009



Job Creating Small Business Bill Prepped

May 07, 2009



SECRETARIES CHU AND DONOVAN SIGN AGREEMENT TO HELP WORKING FAMILIES WEATHERIZE THEIR HOMES

May 07, 2009

These efforts will make it easier for low-income families to weatherize their homes, saving money for working families and creating tens of thousands of new green jobs.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publishes Annual National Healthcare Disparities Report

May 07, 2009



Jacob Zuma Elected President of South Africa

May 07, 2009

Following the election, Mr. Zuma pledged to lead South Africa toward becoming a united, non-racial, non-sexist nation.


All White Jury Finds White Teens Not Guilty of Hate Crime in Beating Death of Latino

May 07, 2009



MCCA Salutes the Formation of a New Legal Diversity Organization

May 07, 2009



Author to Discuss Three Generations of Interracial Family as Documented in Book

May 07, 2009

W. Ralph Eubanks examines a little-known piece of this country’s past: interracial families that survived and prevailed despite Jim Crow laws, including those prohibiting mixed-race marriage.


DWYER CULTURAL CENTER HARLEM’S NEWEST CULTURAL DESTINATION OPENS JUNE 16 WITH WEEKLONG SERIES OF EVENTS

May 07, 2009



WORLD DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT TO HOST THREE DAY CONFERENCE FROM SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2009 AT THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IM

May 07, 2009



The 23rd PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship is set to go

May 07, 2009



Black man sues Texas police for carjacking

May 07, 2009



NBA STAR AND HIP HOP DOC TAKE A SHOT AT GIVING THE "POWER TO END STROKE"

May 07, 2009



Nephew of Dr. King dies at 48

May 07, 2009



Teaching RACE and Unlearning Racism

May 07, 2009

The project, a public education program of the American Anthropological Association, consists of a traveling museum exhibit, an interactive website, and freely available educational materials.


Oregon small businesses to get federal help

May 07, 2009



Black Comic Book Creators Converge in Philadelphia to Encourage Youth Literacy

May 07, 2009

Concerned by the decrease in literacy rates among urban youth around the country, the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc. (ECBACC, Inc.) dedicates its 8th annual comic book convention to increasing youth literacy and expression through writing and drawing comic books.


Oral Argument Scheduled in Lawsuit Opposing D.C. Police Checkpoint Program

May 07, 2009



NALC Food Drive

May 08, 2009

Every second Saturday in May letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes.


Statement of U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis on April employment numbers

May 08, 2009



INTERNATIONAL CULTURE OF ENTERPRISE STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

May 08, 2009

With nearly $20,000 in prize money at stake, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a national educational organization is pleased to announce the winners of its third annual INTERNATIONAL CULTURE OF ENTERPRISE STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST.


Budget Outlines Funding for Teacher Merit Pay Programs

May 08, 2009



Study Reveals Emerging African Immigrant Market Segment

May 08, 2009



APHA Applauds Health Reform Fund and Other Health Investments in Budget

May 08, 2009



Congresswoman Lee Honored by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation

May 08, 2009



Cancer: Minorities Report More Pain

May 08, 2009



Patrick to appeal ruling on police, firefighter exams

May 08, 2009



Attorney General Says Ending Racial Profiling Is Priority For Obama Administration

May 08, 2009



"FZZAAT"! Naval Academy graphic novel rolled out

May 08, 2009

Naval Academy novel released Thursday is an ambitious attempt by the school established in 1845 to attract minority students and other applicants it has struggled to woo in recent years.


NULYP's Sixth Annual Day of Service To Empower Youth With Financial Management Skills on May 8th

May 08, 2009



Michigan Blues' CEO Daniel J. Loepp Reinforces Company's Commitment to Minority Business Partners

May 08, 2009



Non-Profit & Laborers Union Partner with Maryland Legislators to Simulate Growth of Small Businesses

May 08, 2009



ACLU Urges Supreme Court To Hear Case Of 17 Uighurs Detained Indefinitely At Guantánamo

May 08, 2009

The American Civil Liberties Union urged the United States Supreme Court in a friend-of-the-court brief to hear the case of 17 Chinese ethnic Uighurs who have been detained without charge for over seven years at Guantánamo Bay and whose continued detention was found unlawful by a federal district court.


STATEMENT BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON ON HIS MEETING TODAY WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN

May 08, 2009

Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network met with President Obama and meet on an issue of such great importance as the race and economic gap in public education.


HUD FY2010 Budget Shifts Focus to Responsibility, Effectiveness, and Transparency

May 08, 2009



TREASURY BUDGET INVESTS IN EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS, NATION’S LONG TERM PROSPERITY

May 08, 2009



NAACP Legal Defense Fund to hold Annual Spring Luncheon & Conversation

May 08, 2009



NYC's next archbishop will challenge gay marriage

May 08, 2009



Immigrant Advocates to Gather in DC to Ready for Immigration Battle

May 08, 2009



Chali 2na Set To Join Rock The Bells!

May 08, 2009

Renaissance man Chali 2na is thrilled to announce that he’ll be joining this summer’s highly anticipated Rock The Bells


Stetson Law honors football legend Lee Roy Selmon

May 08, 2009

Stetson University College of Law honored football legend Lee Roy Selmon for his years of community service with its inaugural Tower Award during a scholarship gala on May 2.


UIC RECEIVES GRANT FOR CHILD WELFARE TRAINEESHIPS

May 08, 2009



The FDIC strongly supports the use of minority- and women-owned businesses in its own contracting efforts

May 08, 2009



MY SLADE PHENOMENON: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A BOOK MAKES

May 08, 2009



HIV-Positive Women Will Follow Protocols to Make Breast Milk Safe

May 08, 2009

One of the most difficult dilemmas faced by women with HIV is the decision whether or not to breastfeed their babies. If they do the children can contract HIV, if they don't the children can die of malnutrition.


The World Premiere screening of From Our Point of View: Joining Hands to Save Our Community

May 08, 2009



Longtime community leader, who worked to help minority students achieve in school, died Saturday.

May 08, 2009



HUD MAKES NEARLY $1 BILLION AVAILABLE IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC HOUSING

May 11, 2009



Black Colleges Lose Campus Money Under Obama

May 11, 2009



House Panel to Vote on Small Business Assistance Bill

May 11, 2009



Minority Disparity in Florida Licensing Exam

May 11, 2009



IU receives NIH grant to study HIV risk, prevention among bisexual men

May 11, 2009



Obama: Encouraging Signs, but Too Many Out of Work

May 11, 2009



Extortion Scam Aimed at Asian Community

May 11, 2009



Gay marriage effort stalls in heavily Catholic RI

May 11, 2009



Dora Pettiford Announces the Publication of Her New Book, "Justice Denied"

May 11, 2009



MOCHA SISTERS ORGANIZATION 3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE AUGUST 6-9

May 11, 2009



Deported Activist Runs for Mexican Congress on Immigration Platform

May 11, 2009



Latest News from National Low Income Housing Coalition

May 11, 2009



Dr. Yvette Roubideaux Confirmed as Indian Health Service Director

May 11, 2009



Seminar aims to help companies reach multicultural consumers

May 11, 2009



Insight Center’s Experts of Color Clearinghouse: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative

May 11, 2009



Film documents African American experience on campus

May 11, 2009



West Point says more minorities applying

May 11, 2009



Work/Family Leader Urges Speedy Passage of FIRST Act

May 11, 2009



Black leaders unhappy about Delta Air Lines’ diversity

May 11, 2009



President’s Budget Defunds Failed Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs

May 11, 2009



AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAMS

May 11, 2009



Study Finds Novel Genetic Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

May 11, 2009



Appeals court hears Indian trust case

May 11, 2009



Republican women: A minority in a minority

May 11, 2009



COVERING LOW-INCOME AND HIGH-NEED AMERICANS: MEDICAID AS A PLATFORM FOR HEALTH REFORM

May 11, 2009



U.N. Expert Calls On U.S. To Address Ongoing Issues Of Racism

May 11, 2009



New Study Finds Fewer Families Can Afford Health Insurance

May 11, 2009



BLACKS ARE CREATING POWER BY USING TWITTER

May 11, 2009

Black people are creating power by using Twitter because more and more of them are understanding a concept that their White counterparts have understood for years


Action demanded over minorities' poor school results

May 11, 2009



100 PARTIES FOR AIDS ORPHANS

May 11, 2009

From Montclair, New Jersey to Bellingham, Washington -- and from Bergen, Norway to Lilongwe, Malawi -- people are responding to the call for "100 Parties for the Orphans."


Velázquez Provides NYC Entrepreneurs with Expert Advice on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

May 11, 2009



Families research African-American Confederates

May 11, 2009

Many people find it hard to believe that any African American, slave or free, would have willingly served on the side of the Confederacy. But Ijames, who is black, says their reasons for fighting were as complex as those of other soldiers, some of whom had never owned slaves and never hoped to.


MALDEF Asks Justice Dept. to Prosecute Hate-Crime Killing

May 11, 2009



Naturalized citizens are poised to reshape California's political landscape

May 11, 2009

More than 1 million immigrants became U.S. citizens last year, the largest surge in history, hastening the ethnic transformation of California's political landscape with more Latinos and Asians now eligible to vote.


Banks Bomb on Stress Tests for Minority Lending

May 11, 2009



Is Race What Caused Gaston's Long Absense From The Game?

May 11, 2009

Gaston was the first African-American manager to capture baseball's crown in the early 90's, relieved from his position in 1997 and continues to interview for manager positions with the belief that race might have played a role in his prolonged absence from the game he loves.


Letters To The Sisterhood - One Writer's Hope To Instill Value Into The Hearts Of Broken Women

May 11, 2009



JAMI JACKSON, GIFTED SINGER & INTERNET SENSATION WALKS TO THE BEAT OF SAVING LIVES

May 11, 2009



Obama election spurs wave of hate group violence

May 11, 2009



NGA CENTER RELEASES REPORT HIGHLIGHTING STRATEGIES TO BOLSTER EDUCATION WORKFORCE

May 11, 2009



Latest News from Women's eNews

May 11, 2009



College football's top level has dearth of minority coaches

May 11, 2009

Minority football coaches are getting within reach of major-college head coaching jobs at an increasing rate, but their progress in making that final move isn't keeping pace, a USA TODAY study has found.


NBA Wife, Jackie Christie, Debuts "Colored Girl" Book, Clothing Line, and Song

May 11, 2009

Jackie Christie, multi-talented, fashion designer, author and model, is set to release her new clothing line, 'Colored Girl', on May 9, 2009, just before her third book debuts "Proud to Be a Colored Girl".


PLF Files Formal Reply to Jerry Brown’s "Politically Expedient"

May 11, 2009



Seminar aims to help companies reach multicultural consumers

May 12, 2009



New Kaiser Resources Examine Expanding Medicaid As A Platform For Health Reform

May 12, 2009



ON THE BORDER Training our Mexican Colleagues

May 12, 2009



The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women List

May 12, 2009



Through Boom and Bust: Minorities, Immigrants and Homeownership

May 12, 2009



Campaign for High School Equity Outlines Steps for Closing the Achievement Gap at Congressional Hearing on High School Reform

May 12, 2009



Minority Educator Fires Back At La Socialista

May 12, 2009



Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Introduces the Caribbean Count Bill

May 12, 2009



DWYER CULTURAL CENTER HARLEM’S NEWEST CULTURAL DESTINATION OPENS JUNE 16 WITH WEEKLONG SERIES OF EVENTS

May 12, 2009



Faces of Diversity Award Winners

May 12, 2009



Black Construction Workers Claim Hiring Discrimination

May 12, 2009



Former teacher makes history as Plano schools' first minority trustee

May 12, 2009



The Real Pandemic in America is Hate Crimes Targeting Blacks

May 12, 2009



Great News - Fewer Blacks Being Imprisoned for Drug Cases

May 12, 2009



$35.3 million ready to be spent in Indian country

May 12, 2009



LOUISIANANS TO GOVERNOR JINDAL: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

May 12, 2009



ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES TAX CUTS FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES

May 12, 2009



PROGRAM HELPS YOU PAY FOR MEDICATIONS: A JOURNEY TO WELLNESS COLUMN

May 12, 2009



Plastics Manufacturing Company, Pioneer Plastics, Inc. Named to 2008 Top 500 Minority Businesses List

May 12, 2009



Director Gambrell Keynote Speaker at National Capital Access Forum

May 12, 2009



IICOC Newsletter May 2009

May 12, 2009



Suite Pursuit May13th - Celebrating 17 Years of Helping Low Income Women

May 12, 2009



Hearing - "The Role of Small Business Suppliers and Manufacturers in the Domestic Auto Industry"

May 12, 2009



"War on Crime" Targets Immigrants

May 12, 2009



Recorded Webcast with CDF President Marian Wright Edelman

May 12, 2009

CDF's goal is to provide affordable, comprehensive health coverage to everyone this year—especially children. Never has it been more important for CDF to have a strong presence on Capitol Hill and State Houses all across our country. We must ensure that health care reform is a top priority.


Claudia Thomas Keynote Speaker at Vassar College Baccalaureate Service

May 12, 2009

The first African-American female orthopaedic surgeon, Claudia Thomas, (Vassar class of 1971), will deliver the keynote address during the 19th annual Baccalaureate Service on Saturday, May 23. The service, sponsored by the Council of Black Seniors at Vassar College, will begin at 4pm, in the College Chapel and is free and open to the public.


NCLR COMMEMORATES ANNIVERSARY OF DEVASTATING RAID IN POSTVILLE, IOWA

May 12, 2009



Hartmarx Workers Vote to "Sit In" to Save Their Jobs

May 12, 2009

500 workers at the Chicago-based apparel firm Hart Schaffner & Marx held a rally and historic “sit in” vote to fight for their jobs as major lender and TARP fund recipient Wells Fargo & Co. pushes for a bankruptcy closure of the facility.


Minority and Small Business Leaders Advocate "Trickle Up Theory" to Jump Start Economy During National Capital Access Forum

May 12, 2009



ERIC HOLDER AND OTHERS TO SPEAK AT COLUMBIA GRADUATION CEREMONIES

May 12, 2009

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (CC’73, Law’76) will join a broad array of distinguished figures scheduled to address this year’s graduates of Columbia University. These speeches will highlight individual class day ceremonies, held before and after the university’s main commencement on Wednesday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m.


FTC Alleges That Mortgage Lender Charged Hispanics Higher Prices for Loans

May 12, 2009



New Report: Prison Nursery Programs a Growing Trend in Women’s Prisons; Many Mothers and Babies Could Also Succeed in Communit

May 12, 2009

As families across the U.S. celebrated Mother’s Day, the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) released the first-ever national report on prison nursery programs which allow incarcerated women to keep their newborns with them in prison for a finite period of time.


Black colleges will fight cut to federal program

May 12, 2009



Urban Dig Targets Site of Madam CJ Walker Factory, Home

May 12, 2009

This summer Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis students will study the grounds of the Indianapolis home and factory of one of America’s earliest affluent female entrepreneurs.


The National Minority Business Council, Inc., Calls on Corporate America to Stand by Its Commitment to Diversity

May 12, 2009



National Geographic All Roads Film Project Forms Partnerships For American Indian Summer Institute

May 12, 2009



Largest Black Film Festival Opens for Submissions May 15th

May 12, 2009



U.S.: INDIANS ASK APPEALS COURT FOR JUSTICE

May 12, 2009



Mexican genomes show wide diversity

May 12, 2009



HSA: The Cat Who Went to Heaven

May 12, 2009



Diana Campoamor: Using Philanthropy as Catalyst for Social Change

May 12, 2009

Diana Campoamor's family came to the United States from Cuba in the late 1950s, fleeing the repression of the Batista dictatorship. She was 11 years old and recalls how delighted she was to see the Nixon-Kennedy presidential debates on television and hear her classmates talk politics.


COMMUNITY RENEWAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2009 WINNERS OF THE 35 UNDER 35 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

May 12, 2009



AUTHOR BRINGS DREAM TO LIFE WITH DEBUT RELEASE, BRONZEVILLE'S BOOTSTRAPS

May 12, 2009

This month, after years of research and writing, Wallace Hall celebrates the launch of his debut novel, Bronzeville's Bootstraps. A provocative, informative and entertaining read. Hall's new book reveals the untold story of African-American entrepreneurs in 20th century Chicago. Spanning two decades, the book thoughtfully depicts life as it was in one of our nation's most affluent African-American communities, illustrating how it reached that pinnacle, prior to, during, and following The Civil Rights Movement.


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2009-2010 Performance Calendar

May 12, 2009



Alternate Route - 8K Run for Youth

May 12, 2009



Report Shows Healthcare Industry Lags in Addressing Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients

May 12, 2009



EQUALITY IN EDUCATION DAY MAY 16 at the WHITE HOUSE; A Call to Action on the 55th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 12, 2009



Zakiya Hooker, Daughter of Blues Legend John Lee Hooker, Is "Keeping It Real" with New CD Release

May 12, 2009

When your daddy is blues icon, the late great, four-time Grammy winner, John Lee Hooker, what's a blues sangin' sista to do? When posed with that dilemma, Zakiya Hooker has only one answer, and that is, "to keep it real."


CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES HONORARY CO-CHAIRS FOR ALC 2009

May 13, 2009



New Resources for Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates

May 13, 2009



PBS Accused of Distorting Indian History

May 13, 2009



Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Have a Negative Effect on the Behavior, New Study Says

May 13, 2009



Can Racism Lead to Depression in Black, Latino Kids?

May 13, 2009



Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to Host Kick-Off Press Conference and Reception for Big Tigger's 8th Annual Celebrity Class

May 13, 2009



Conyers makes changes to radio fees bill; protest planned

May 13, 2009



Governor Bill Richardson Announces Results of First State-Tribal Leaders Summit

May 13, 2009



Complaint over fireman exam rescoring splits Bridgeport's bravest along racial lines

May 13, 2009



NEW REPORT MAKES CASE FOR NEW SMALL BUSINESS LENDING POLICIES

May 13, 2009



CPC Report Highlights Key Findings on Role in Middle East

May 13, 2009



HARLEM DOWLING 7th ANNUAL FOSTER/ADOPTIVE PARENTS RECOGNITION BREAKFAST HONORS EVERYDAY HEREOS

May 13, 2009



Ballot Measures Spark Concerns About Health Care Among Minorities

May 13, 2009



PROGRAM HELPS PAY FOR MEDICATIONS: A JOURNEY TO WELLNESS COLUMN

May 13, 2009



PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR 2010 FESTIVAL

May 13, 2009



Study Reveals Emerging African Immigrant Market Segment

May 13, 2009



New York State Assembly Votes in Favor of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

May 13, 2009



Slaves to Denial

May 13, 2009



AMA Foundation Names Minority Scholars Award Recipients

May 13, 2009



Seattle University Indian Law program expands to offer more opportunities

May 13, 2009



Velázquez Hosts Small Business Workshop

May 13, 2009



The Mookie Wilson Youth Baseball Clinic Harlem May 16

May 13, 2009



La Opinion Publishes Editorial in Response to Census Boycott

May 13, 2009



Officials wrestle with tracking minority hiring for stimulus projects

May 13, 2009



Redefining Black?

May 13, 2009



EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Harassment of Latinos at Fresno Sam's Club

May 13, 2009

Sam’s Club, the wholesale chain store owned and operated by Wal-Mart, violated federal law by compelling Latino employees to endure a hostile work environment based upon their Mexican national origin, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit


HUNDREDS OF NEW YORKERS PROTEST IMPENDING EXECUTION ON GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR GEORGIA INMATE TROY DAVIS

May 13, 2009



Postville, Iowa, One Year Later; Lutherans Call for Immigration Reform

May 13, 2009



NYCLU: Record Number of Innocent New Yorkers Stopped, Interrogated by NYPD

May 13, 2009



Rep. John Lewis Witnesses Obama Sign Bill to Preserve Civil Rights History

May 13, 2009

On May 12th, President Obama signed into law a bill that would catalogue and preserve the stories and experiences of Americans who were involved with the Civil Rights Movement.


NCLR LAUNCHES NEW BILINGUAL WEB FEATURE TO KEEP LATINOS INFORMED ON LATEST H1N1 DEVELOPMENTS

May 13, 2009



RIT ANNOUNCES CAMP FOR MINORITY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH HEARING LOSS

May 13, 2009

African-American, Latino American and Native American students with hearing loss who are entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade are invited to Steps to Success, a career exploration mini-camp August 7 – 9 at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.


eLearning Africa: 4th International Conference on ICT for Development Education and Training May 27-29

May 13, 2009

The conference aims at establishing and linking decision-makers from governments and administrations with universities, schools, governmental and private training providers, industry and important partners in development cooperation.


Misperceptions of Cost, Complexity of Aid System, Keep Low-Income Students Out of College

May 13, 2009



Report Shows Healthcare Industry Lags in Addressing Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients

May 13, 2009



National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Honors Barbara Lee with Chairman’s Circle Award

May 13, 2009



2009 NATIONAL BLACK POWER CONFERENCE AGENDA RELEASED

May 13, 2009

For the first time in 35 years a National Black Power Conference in being held. Momentum is building rapidly as national lecturers, leaders, activists, organizations and Blacks from across the country descend on the luxurious Black-owned Crown Plaza hotel in Marietta, Georgia-just minutes from the Atlanta Airport and Downtown Atlanta


Congressman Keith Ellison Scores 100% Peace Record

May 13, 2009

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minneapolis) received a 100% voting record on peace and security issues according to Peace Action West, a grassroots organization that advocates ‘the best values of the American people.’


All Eyes on Haiti!

May 13, 2009



L.A. County may be failing to meet minority contract goals

May 13, 2009



18-year-old from Uganda comes to UNC Hospitals for heart repair procedure

May 13, 2009

UNC Medical Center is bringing an 18-year-old young man from Uganda to North Carolina Children’s Hospital – with help from the Children’s Heart Project of Samaritan’s Purse and Rotary International’s Gift of Life program – for a catheter-based heart repair procedure on Monday (May 18) that the hospital in Uganda is not equipped to provide.


Sunny Sports China presentation at IU

May 13, 2009

Indiana University has been asked by the Chinese government to help it implement new national guidelines requiring the country's 1.6 million schools to provide students with daily physical activity.


Alan Keyes Arrested For Protesting Obama

May 13, 2009



FEED THE CHILDREN’S NEXT STOP ON THE 'AMERICANS FEEDING AMERICANS EMERGENCY CARAVAN’ IS LAURINBURG, NORTH CAROLINA

May 13, 2009



Today's VOA Africa News Summary

May 13, 2009



Minority Trolley Driver May Get Hit With Charges

May 13, 2009



Buy-black experiment gathering momentum

May 13, 2009



Chicago Family's 'Buy Black' Experiment Becoming a Nationwide Movement

May 14, 2009

For The Empowerment Experiment (EE), the Anderson Family publicly commits to "Buy Black" for one year. The Black community shows the world the true value and strength of Black business, Black talent, and the Black consumer and investor dollar


Lisa Stevenson helps Wash U. recruit and retain minority medical students

May 14, 2009



Anti-Mexican Media Hysteria Makes Life More Dangerous for Latinos in the U.S.

May 14, 2009



"Creating Life Options for Young Men of Color"

May 14, 2009



One of America’s Most Renowned Intellectuals, Cornel West Addresses Spelman College Class of 2009

May 14, 2009



GROUP OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AGES 13, 15 & 16 HOST MAJOR EVENT FOR OBESITY AWARENESS

May 14, 2009



Education Reform Advocate Geoffrey Canada Commencement Speaker at NYU School of Medicine

May 14, 2009



Chicago Westside Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner Highlights the Work of Past and Present Civil Rights Activists

May 14, 2009



SECRETARIES GEITHNER, DONOVAN ANNOUNCE NEW DETAILS OF MAKING HOME AFFORDABLE PROGRAM, HIGHLIGHT IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS

May 14, 2009



Network's 9th Annual New York State Supportive Housing Conference

May 14, 2009



Urban Sustain Fourth Annual Community Connection Celebration, May 16

May 14, 2009



Honor for Top Organizations at the Ninth Annual National Multicultural Business Conference

May 14, 2009

Companies formally honored at the conference were the winners of the Div50 and the Div500 listings, which honor, respectively, the Fortune 500 companies and government agencies most dedicated to supporting diversity and the nation's top diversity-owned businesses.


NEW AMERICA MEDIA RELEASES HISTORIC POLL DETAILING DEMOGRAPHICS, CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES OF WOMEN IMMIGRANTS TO THE US

May 14, 2009

Many woman immigrants—Latin Americans (79%), Vietnamese (73%), Korean (70%), and Chinese (63%)—acknowledge speaking little or no English, while confronting anti-immigrant discrimination, lack of healthcare and low-paying employment well below the status of the professional work most did in their home countries.


Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions says he's open to a minority candidate for Supreme Court justice

May 14, 2009



The KNIGHTS Of ENTERTAINMENT Presents The NU Class

May 14, 2009



Prince George's County First Lady, Leslie Johnson Kicks Off Annual Women's Business and Wellness Conference

May 14, 2009



Minority Dealers Hit Hard by Auto Crisis

May 14, 2009



Census Bureau Estimates Nearly Half of Children Under Age 5 are Minorities

May 14, 2009



No Clamor for High Court Appointee to Be Woman or Minority, Gallup Poll says

May 14, 2009

Despite the widely reported expectation that President Barack Obama will be looking for a qualified woman -- perhaps from a minority racial or ethnic group, 64% of Americans say it doesn't matter to them whether Obama appoints a woman, with slightly higher percentages saying the same about the appointment of a black or Hispanic.


New Kaiser Resources Examine Medicaid as a Platform for Health Reform

May 14, 2009



Class, Culture and Identity Explored in Party Time: Re-Imagine America at Newark Museum

May 14, 2009



Help for Indian faith in prison

May 14, 2009



Today's Top Stories from VOA

May 14, 2009



2009 National AmeriCorps Week: Greening and Energy Conservation at Thomas Jefferson Park

May 14, 2009



MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

May 14, 2009



Margaret Montoya, Legal Scholar and Haywood Burns Chair for Civil Rights, to Speak at CUNY School of Law Commencement

May 14, 2009

"Professor Montoya is a leader in the legal academy on issues of diversity and social justice. We are honored to have her at CUNY Law this semester," said Dean Michelle Anderson.


Justice Policy Institute: The Costs of Confinement: Why Good Juvenile Justice Policies Make Good Fiscal Sense

May 14, 2009

This policy brief details how states can see a net reduction in costs by moving expenditures away from large, congruent care facilities for youth and investing in community-based alternatives. Such a resource realignment can reap better results for communities, taxpayers, and children.


Symbol of Racism Soils Fallen Soldier’s Memory

May 14, 2009



US drug enforcement agent indicted in Ohio

May 14, 2009



Lawmakers Say Auto Help Should Extend to Small Firms

May 14, 2009



EPA Administrator Jackson Will Join Congressional Delegation to Netherlands

May 14, 2009



Kansas City TIF Commission delays affirmative action decision on H&R Block HQ

May 14, 2009



TréMyles/EMI Gospel Recording Artist SMOKIE NORFUL Receives 2009 BET Awards Nomination

May 14, 2009



Peabody award winner Dan Klores lobbies for HBCU players to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

May 14, 2009

Filmmaker Dan Klores to receive the prestigious Peabody Award for Black Magic, an ESPN documentary about HBCUs. In accepting the honor, Klores will take the opportunity to highlight this injustice and bring much needed attention to the cause of black players whose careers preceded NCAA integration.


Smileybooks Invites Recipe Submissions For AMERICA I AM PASS IT DOWN COOKBOOK

May 14, 2009



Stanford Psychology Professor Claude M. Steele Appointed Columbia University’s Next Provost

May 14, 2009

A respected scholar and academic administrator, Steele has conducted a wide range of groundbreaking research in the field of social psychology, including such issues as self-identity, group stereotypes and addictive behaviors.


JOURNEY TO THE STARS, NARRATED BY WHOOPI GOLDBERG, TO OPEN JULY 4

May 14, 2009



SEIU to Launch "Keep America Working" Hotline & Website

May 14, 2009



NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER CAUGHT SENDING RACIST EMAILS

May 14, 2009



DR. BERTRAM MELBOURNE, HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR, PENS BIBLE STUDY BOOK FOR BUSY SCHEDULES

May 14, 2009



Velázquez Helps Provide Increased Access to Fresh Foods

May 15, 2009



African-American candidates vie for statewide and local offices

May 15, 2009



USAID-Funded Partnerships in Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative Grant Competition

May 15, 2009



Minority firms seek parking meters system work

May 15, 2009



Rapper Willie D Arrested and Charged in Wire Fraud Scam

May 15, 2009



ADFF at Griots & Oral Tradition in Africa Film Series

May 15, 2009



Ex-teachers sue over licensing exam - Say test is biased against minorities

May 15, 2009



Landrieu, Snowe Push for Increased Credit Card Protections for Small Firms

May 15, 2009



Safe Streets Task Force Initiative Gains Momentum: Twelve Gang Members and Associates Arrested

May 15, 2009



Snapshot Survey: Crisis Exceeds Financial Woes

May 15, 2009



Small Businesses Testify on Unfair Challenges in Meeting Regulations

May 15, 2009



Young boost diversity as population ages

May 15, 2009



Panel Discussion: Southeast Asian Contemporary Art

May 15, 2009



FOX News Poll: Pick Supreme Court Justice Based On Experience

May 15, 2009



First Columbia Global Fellows to Include Kofi Annan,

May 15, 2009



HHS to Award $1.79 Billion to Help People Living with HIV/AIDS

May 15, 2009



Various Statements from Congresswoman Barbara Lee

May 15, 2009



Advocates Gathering to Fight For Equality in U.S. Health Care System, Film Screening

May 15, 2009

On May 19th, 2009 policymakers, social justice, health care advocacy, and consumer groups will gather at the United States Capitol Visitor Center as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of health care disparities.


Lewis: NAACP must still wage civil rights war

May 15, 2009



UNITED AGAINST RACISM: DIGNITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

May 15, 2009



Cosby tells group to reach out to struggling kids

May 15, 2009

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby told staffers from Boys & Girls Clubs of America gathered for a conference in Atlanta on Thursday that it's everyone's responsibility to reach out to struggling kids. Cosby, himself a high school dropout, attributed his rise above his inner-city Philadelphia roots—and his return to school to get his GED and, eventually, his doctorate in education—to adults in his life pushing him to do better.


New Data on Medicaid Physician Fees, State Fiscal Distress, the Medicaid Federal Matching Rate, Medicare Advantage

May 15, 2009



Community Groups Address Economic Crisis and Stage Summit to Influence Immigration Reform Debate

May 15, 2009



What the President's budget means for children and families

May 15, 2009

Not withstanding the nation's financial difficulties, last week President Obama released his detailed request for the 2010 federal budget. The President's proposals, if adopted by Congress, generally provide real progress in children's policy, especially when combined with the significant funding for children in the economic recovery bill.


HOPE IN TIMES OF DARKNESS - UPCOMING BOOK REGARDING SALVADORAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

May 15, 2009



Pastor, State Senator Darrell Jackson To Visit FITSNews Radio

May 15, 2009



Stetson Law awards first Public Service Scholarship

May 15, 2009

Rickisha Hightower-Singletary has been awarded a full-tuition scholarship for her final year of law school and plans to work in the greater Tampa Bay area as a civil rights advocate for low-income and homeless families.


DePaul Convenes Summit Of Top Corporate Execs And Academics To Discuss Multicultural Marketing Strategy June 25-26

May 15, 2009



Credit card restrictions will hurt poor and minorities most

May 15, 2009



Latest VOA Africa News

May 15, 2009



CLOSE THE GAP: EDUCATION EQUALITY DAY MAY 16 at the WHITE HOUSE ELLIPSE

May 15, 2009

On Saturday, May 16th at 10 a.m. in our nation’s capital, the Education Equality Project will gather thousands of supporters together to demand real equality in public education now.


SMALL BUSINESSES ASK FOR CHANGES TO PRODUCT SAFETY LAW

May 15, 2009



ARE THEY NEGROES OR HEBREWS, BESTSELLING DVD SETTLES QUESTION

May 15, 2009

Hebrew or the So-Called Negro is a must-see for anyone interested in exploring the scriptures from a different point of view. Bandele dares anyone to view this DVD and still feel the same way about Christianity.


Kaiser Health Disparities Report: A Weekly Look At Race, Ethnicity And Health

May 15, 2009



Parental Guidelines, Consequences May be Why Fewer Black Teens Smoke than Whites

May 15, 2009



Pomeroy Bill Will Increase Funding for Rural School Districts

May 15, 2009



Census Bureau Releases State and County Data Depicting Nation’s Population Ahead of 2010 Census

May 15, 2009



Redford teams up to train minority filmmakers

May 15, 2009



Law & Leadership Institute expands to six cities

May 15, 2009



249 New Markets Tax Credit Applications Received Requesting $22.5 Billion

May 15, 2009



N.H. Governor Lynch Says He Will Sign Bill Permitting Same-Sex Couples to Marry if Legislature Clarifies Religious Protections

May 15, 2009



Human Rights Campaign Announces Partnership with California Faith for Equality

May 15, 2009



BLACK RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST, DR. AARON TURPEAU, HAS LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE DEVOTED TO BLACK RELATIONSHIPS

May 15, 2009

Describing his calling Dr. Turpeau says, "I recognize that my calling is to help Black individuals and couples in crisis. People who want internal and external harmony in their lives.


SECRETARY DONOVAN ANNOUNCES APPROXIMATELY $250 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING FOR MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING

May 15, 2009



National Urban League Conference To Offer Tools To Survive & Thrive In Tough Economy

May 21, 2009

The National Urban League is gearing up to host over 10,000 participants at its annual conference from July 29 - August 1 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.


USACC AFRICA OBAMA TRIP

May 21, 2009

African Chamber of Commerce Congratulates President Obama to his Visit to Africa.


Bernard: EFCA Slams Door of Opportunity Shut on Minorities

May 21, 2009



Delays in immigration reform

May 21, 2009



CHC, CAPAC and Progressive Caucus Discuss Immigration Reform with Community Leaders

May 21, 2009

Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in conjunction with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and the Progressive Caucus met with a diverse coalition of organizations invested in the debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.


Gates Foundation Funds New Community College Initiative

May 21, 2009

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today more than $1.3 million in grants to help colleges in New York City and Washington State to develop innovative programs that will help low-income adults earn degrees or technical certificates with immediate value in the marketplace.


HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN STATEMENT ON THE HELPING FAMILIES SAVE THEIR HOMES ACT OF 2009

May 21, 2009

Today, President Obama signed into law the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009. The law expands the reach of the Administration's Making Home Affordable Programs, improves the Federal Housing Administration's Hope for Homeowners program and streamlines how HUD supports thousands of homeless support programs across America.


Accused East Africa Embassy Bomber Held at Guantanamo Bay to Be Prosecuted in U.S. Federal Court

May 21, 2009



GOP Proposal for Health Care Reform: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

May 21, 2009

Republican law makers released today their health care reform proposal, called the Patients' Choice Act of 2009.


HUD MAKES $117 MILLION AVAILABLE TO CLEAN UP DANGEROUS LEAD IN HOUSING

May 21, 2009

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that more than $117 million is available to eliminate dangerous lead-based paint hazards from lower income homes and protect young children from lead poisoning.


Mayo Clinic Researchers Examine the Psychological Impact of Child Abuse

May 21, 2009

According to a new Mayo Clinic study, a history of child abuse significantly impacts the wide range of challenges facing depressed inpatients.


Healthcare Reform, Employee Free Choice Act, Economic Recovery

May 21, 2009



1 OUT OF 4 INCARCERATED LATINO YOUTH IS HELD IN ADULT FACILITIES, FINDS NEW REPORT

May 21, 2009

Latino youth are treated more harshly by the justice system than white youth, for similar offenses, at all stages in the justice system, according to a new report released today by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ).


THE RLJ COMPANIES RANK HIGH ON BLACK ENTERPRISE'S 'B.E. 100'S LIST' IN AUTOMOTIVE, BANKING, AND INDUSTRIAL/SERVICES

May 21, 2009

The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson, owner of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), is pleased to announce top ranking of several of its portfolio companies in the "2009 B.E. 100s List," published annually by Black Enterprise magazine.


House Considers Bills To Equalize Federal Crack And Powder Cocaine Sentencing

May 21, 2009

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing today on eliminating the unjust and discriminatory 100-to-1 disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentences under federal law.


Congress Told of Exploitation, Trafficking of Impoverished Haitian Children

May 21, 2009

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian children are the victims of exploitation and trafficking and it is within Congress' reach to change their lives, the Pan American Development Foundation's (PADF) Goodwill Ambassador for Haiti's Children told members of the Congressional Black Caucus.


OCA Supports the Reuniting Families Act

May 21, 2009

OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), supports Senators Robert Menendez (NJ), Ted Kennedy (MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), and Charles Schumer (NY) as they introduce the Reuniting Families Act today in the Senate.


Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Housing Discrimination at Four Multifamily Housing Complexes in Sp

May 21, 2009

The Department announced today a settlement of a lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the design and construction of four multifamily housing complexes in the Spokane, Wash., area in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.


Walk Test Can Predict Course of Heart Failure for Black Patients

May 21, 2009



Iowa Gov. Signs Bill That Extends Health Insurance Coverage to More Children

May 21, 2009



New "Wage And Hour Watch" Program To Target Roosevelt Avenue In Queens

May 21, 2009

Latino community members trained as "Wage and Hour Watchers" by the New York State Department of Labor will hit the streets this Saturday to let employers know "We Are Watching You!"


CPSC Announces New Report on Child Drownings and Near-drownings in Pools and Spas

May 21, 2009

Federal Pool and Spa Safety Act Aims to Make Pools and Spas Safer


Americans aren't required to buy food, clothing or shelter. So why should they be required to buy health insurance?

May 21, 2009



Wal-Mart Minority Student Success Institutions Announced

May 21, 2009

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and the Wal-Mart Foundation announced today the first cohort of Wal-Mart Minority Student Success institutions.


Local Pastors Launch Nationwide Health Care Reform Campaign

May 21, 2009

As Congress takes up health care reform, local faith leaders from across the country today launched a media and grassroots campaign to encourage Members of Congress to move reform forward and make quality health care truly affordable for every American family.


NAACP, Homestead in dispute over Confederate flag

May 21, 2009

Black leaders are mobilizing to pressure Homestead leaders to stop the Confederate flag from flying at parades and city-sponsored events.


Hip Hop takes over Capitol Hill

May 21, 2009

Monday morning Politico featured a cover story about the Hip Hop Caucus’s growing presence on Capitol Hill, and how the Caucus has turned the “wave of support for Obama among young voters” into a permanent political force.


Barbara Lee Supports State Department Authorization

May 21, 2009

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) released this statement following the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on the authorization appropriations for the Department of State and the Peace Corps for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 (H.R. 2410).


NCLR APPLAUDS CONTINUED MOMENTUM TOWARD COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

May 21, 2009



RACHEL NOERDLINGER APPOINTED TO THE DIVERSITY ADVISORY BOARD AT OGILVY & MATHER, ONE OF THE LARGEST MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS NET

May 21, 2009

Public relations expert Rachel Noerdlinger, President of Noerdlinger Media, and Executive Vice President of Communications for Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network, has been appointed to the Diversity Advisory Board for Ogilvy & Mather, one of the largest communications networks in the world.


Senator Kevin Parker and Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie Join Legislative Colleagues to Introduce "Better Schools Act"

May 21, 2009

Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) announced the introduction of legislation in both houses of the legislature to make significant improvements to school governance in New York City.


Voice of America News

May 21, 2009



Government says it owes nothing in Indian trust suit

May 21, 2009



NATALIE COLE UNDERWENT KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SURGERY

May 21, 2009

Natalie Cole underwent kidney transplant surgery yesterday at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles


Stars line up for "Power of a Dream Gala" for at-risk youth

May 21, 2009

Lou Gossett, Jr., Taraji Henson, Chris Tucker, and BeBe Winans to bring star power to “Power of a Dream Gala” to benefit U.S. Dream Academy’s after-school programs for children of incarcerated parents.


WALTHAM FOREST: Council praised for high earning minority staff

May 21, 2009

WALTHAM Forest is second in a league table for the proportion of highest paid council officers who come from ethnic minorities.


TMCF Announces Open Call for Minority Designers

May 21, 2009

THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND SEARCHING FOR EMERGING MINORITY DESIGNERS FOR 4th ANNUAL FRONT ROW FASHION SHOW OCTOBER 24


Justice Department Sues Garner, North Carolina, for Disability Discrimination

May 21, 2009

The Department has filed suit against the town of Garner, N.C., and the town’s board of adjustment alleging that they violated the Fair Housing Act when they refused to allow up to eight men recovering from drug and alcohol addictions to live together as a reasonable accommodation for their disabilities.


Drugmakers Non-Committal on Swine Flu Vaccine Doses for Developing Nations

May 21, 2009

The World Health Organization has asked drug companies for swine flu vaccines for the world's poor, but few manufacturers have given the WHO any such commitment.


Minority senators no-show at Villar ethics probe

May 21, 2009

As expected, minority senators were a no-show at the Senate committee of the whole's investigation into an ethics complaint against Senator Manuel Villar Jr. Thursday.


Student and mother will challenge billionaire Bloomberg for mayor

May 21, 2009

Frances Villar, a 26-year-old mother of two and City University of New York student, will challenge New York City’s richest man in the 2009 New York City mayoral race. Villar will run on the Socialism and Liberation ticket.


Latest Inside the FBI podcast talks about phone threats to Chinese-Americans

May 22, 2009

Our latest Inside the FBI podcast talks about phone threats to Chinese-Americans.


The Negro Cannot Win - By Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr.

May 22, 2009



Cbcf Releases Guide To Highlight Arra Help For African Americans

May 22, 2009

Economic Stimulus Offers Critical Aid to African-American Community


Tuskegee University President to Deliver Principal Address at Rededication of The Lincoln Memorial

May 22, 2009

Tuskegee University President, Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, will deliver the principal address from the steps of The Lincoln Memorial to rededicate it in honor of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.


Race To The Bottom: Conservative Media Attack Judge Sotomayor

May 22, 2009



LGBT Organizations Warn that Lawsuits Could Set Back Progress on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

May 22, 2009



Hispanic Children: The Rise of the Second Generation

May 22, 2009

Hispanics now make up more than one-in-five of all children in the United States and as their numbers have grown, their demographic profile has changed.


HEART OF STONE by New Jersey native Beth Toni Kruvant

May 22, 2009

an inspirational documentary film by independent film producer and director Beth Toni Kruvant documents the challenges of an inner city high school.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Stands By Speaker Pelosi

May 22, 2009

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following joint statement in support of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi


During the Week of Mothers Day 2009, Online Organization Increases Membership Fivefold

May 22, 2009

In just ten days, MomsRising.org, an online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom saw its membership grow from just over 160,000 to 1,179,154 thanks to a customizable Mothers Day video


Probation Challenge 30th Anniversary Celebration

May 22, 2009

The Rev. Harold E. Bailey, founder and president of the Probation Challenge organization, has for over 30 years served at the helm of constructively changing the lives


VOA Africa News Summary

May 22, 2009



Black Astronaut Poised to Lead NASA

May 22, 2009

President Barack Obama planned to meet Tuesday with a candidate for the post of NASA administrator.


Lutherans help rebuild homes in New Orleans' Little Woods neighborhood

May 22, 2009

Soon after an earthquake struck the Sichuan province in southwestern China one year ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) developed a $1.6 million plan to help reconstruct areas.


New York Jazz Festival Scrapped

May 22, 2009



TREASURY AND HUD ANNOUNCE $419 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDS TO CREATE JOBS, PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

May 22, 2009



Rochester Refugee Community Overcoming Obstacles to Get Here and Stay Here

May 22, 2009



U.S. Department of State Brings Diversity Recruiting Effort to SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

May 22, 2009



American Airlines Employees Donate $10K to United Negro College Fund

May 22, 2009



WAMO: the $8.9 million sale that shocked everyone

May 22, 2009



Statement From National Urban League President & Ceo, Marc H. Morial On The Nomination Of Judge Sonia Sotomayor To U.S. Supreme

May 22, 2009



BJC: Souters church-state record hard to replace, hopes Sotomayor does just that

May 22, 2009



Sotomayor & SCOTUS coverage

May 22, 2009



NCLR Lauds Historic Appointment Of Sotomayor To Nation's Highest Court

May 22, 2009



CHC Applauds Historic Supreme Court Nomination

May 22, 2009



NWLC Statement on the Nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

May 22, 2009



California Supreme Court Fails to Overturn Proposition 8

May 22, 2009



California Supreme Court Takes Step Back From Equality

May 22, 2009



NOW Denounces California Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Prop 8

May 22, 2009



HELP USA & D'Agostino Supermarkets Support Homeless Veterans this Memorial Day

May 22, 2009



A Weekly Look At Race, Ethnicity and Health

May 22, 2009



First Black-Woman Fortune 500 CEO

May 22, 2009



Conventional views on liberalism and Black Power challenged by VU professor

May 22, 2009



Governor Bill Richardson Pledges $2 million to Restore Cash Payments for Struggling New Mexicans

May 22, 2009



Workplace diversity grows, but not at the top

May 22, 2009



Diversity on the Bench

May 22, 2009



Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the City of Marion, Arkansas, Alleging Race Discrimination

May 22, 2009



Democrats Seek Help for Minority-Owned Outlets

May 22, 2009



Minority Senators look to Supreme Court to avert 'hanging’ of Villar

May 22, 2009



Nevada's Largest Companies Support Businesses Owned by Minorities, Women

May 22, 2009



News Pitch: Mass Incarceration of African Americans as a Civil Rights Issue

May 22, 2009

Professor Kennedy Recognizes Sentencing Laws As a Civil Rights Issue


Appeals court sides with Redskins on trademark

May 22, 2009

The Washington Redskins won another legal victory May 15 in a 17-year fight with a group of American Indians who contend the football team’s trademark is racially offensive.


Historic Supreme Court Nomination - Obama Picks Federal Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor

May 22, 2009



Declining immigration slows Asian, Hispanic growth

May 22, 2009



UIW receives $100,000 Wal-Mart minority student award

May 22, 2009



Data show minority juveniles arrested more often

May 22, 2009



National Black MBA Association Launches Entrepreneurial Institute

May 22, 2009



Number of Black Organ Donors Increases in Michigan

May 22, 2009



Whites become minority in Kansas county

May 22, 2009



Advocacy group says state justice system hurts minorities

May 22, 2009



New Supreme Court Justice Must Be Powerful To Influence Court On Civil Rights

May 22, 2009



Jackson Says NAACP Must Help Save Auto Industry

May 22, 2009



Human Rights Campaign Praises President Obama’s Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court

May 25, 2009



CHC Applauds Historic Supreme Court Nomination

May 25, 2009



Al Sharpton Live Saturday Mornings from 9 am to 11 am

May 29, 2009



THE CONDITION OF EDUCATION

May 29, 2009

These findings clearly show the need for us to make college available to all young people and adults and the bottom line benefits of a higher education.


JACL MOURNS PASSING OF NISEI PIONEERS

May 29, 2009

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) mourns the passing of Nisei pioneers who have given much to the Japanese American community and the JACL


HealthCorps Highway to Health Festival 2009 with Dr. Oz, Health Expert of "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

May 29, 2009

Highway to Health Fairs will offer free health screenings, healthy food booths, fitness workouts, cooking demonstrations, sports contests, games, prizes and giveaways.


Famed Director Spike Lee Goes One-on-One with Award-Winning Journalist Ed Gordon

May 29, 2009

Spike Lee sits down for an interview with host Ed Gordon for a no holds barred interview rife with the artist’s trademark frankness


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center CEO Donald Murphy Honored by UC San Diego

May 29, 2009

Reaching the summit of Mt. Whitney may seem insurmountable for most. But then again, most people aren’t like Donald Murphy


Crack, Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity Undermines Criminal Justice System

May 29, 2009

Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, testified today before the U.S. Sentencing Commission about the need for action


VOA Africa News Summary

May 29, 2009



China News Summary

May 29, 2009



New Military Base in Colombia Would Spread Pentagon Reach Throughout Latin America

May 29, 2009



THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND SEARCHING FOR EMERGING MINORITY DESIGNERS FOR 4th ANNUAL FRONT ROW FASHION SHOW OCTOBER 24

May 29, 2009



DC CLERGY UNITED FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

May 29, 2009



New ECLAC Report Shows Foreign Direct Investment to Drop Sharply in 2009, After Record High Levels in 2008

May 29, 2009



DONOVAN ANNOUNCES RECOVERY ACT'S HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT CAN IMMEDIATELY HELP THOUSANDS OF FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS TO BUY A HOME

May 29, 2009



TREASURY TARGETS HIZBALLAH NETWORK IN AFRICA

May 29, 2009



ELCA Bishops Urge Congress to Sponsor Foreign Aid Reform Bill

May 29, 2009



OCA Mourns Loss of Ronald Takaki and Him Mark Lai

May 29, 2009



No right to a civil rite

May 29, 2009



Multiracial people become fastest-growing US group

May 29, 2009



A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION DESIGNED TO FIND SOLUTIONS

May 29, 2009



ATLANTA ORGANIZATION PLACES SECOND IN BLACK ENTERPRISE COMPETITION

May 29, 2009



Small Business Alert - When,Not If: Preparing Your Business For Disasters

May 29, 2009



IRS Offers Tax Credit Guidance to Businesses Hiring Unemployed Veterans and Certain Youth

May 29, 2009



Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson To Visit Death Row Prisoner Troy Anthony Davis

May 29, 2009



Clinton Global Initiative University Announces Winners of the 2009 Outstanding Commitment Awards

May 29, 2009



Cutting Social Services to Immigrants Hurts Us All

May 29, 2009



Millennium Challenge Corporation Commemorates Africa Day

May 29, 2009



Former Housing Authority Director Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Hud Program Theft Schemes

May 29, 2009



Chinese Immigrants Lead Call for College Access

May 29, 2009



Louisiana Klan leader accused in initiation slaying 'threatened everybody,’ coerced sons to join Klan, wife says

May 29, 2009



Hearing From Sheriff Arpaio, Not Those He Targets

May 29, 2009



The People's Economic Summit Rally

May 29, 2009



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