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Battered CA Transit Working On Its Image

March 01, 2010

Even though it won't get the stimulus funds, the transit operator is trying to satisfy the feds' concerns that it didn't adequately study the impact of the project on minority, low-income and limited English-speaking communities. And its also trying to patch up its image


Minority And Women Businesses To Lobby For Largest Legislative Reform In Country

March 01, 2010

The need for MWBE legislative reform is increasingly important given our current economic situation: New York State’s 9.0% unemployment rate is growing steadily, with minority communities suffering at disproportionate rates, 15.5% for African Americans


CDC Releases First-Ever Report On Heart Disease Hospitalizations

March 01, 2010

New maps chart wide disparities based on race/ethnicity and geographic location. The heart disease hospitalization rate is much higher among blacks (85.3 hospitalizations per 1,000 beneficiaries) than for whites (74.4 per 1,000) or Hispanics (73.6 per 1,000). While these rates declined slowly between 2000 and 2006 for Hispanic and white Americans aged 65 years and older, they remained steady among older black Americans.


Civil Rights Meets The Silver Screen

March 01, 2010

When screenwriter and director Jeb Stuart, famed for "Die Hard" and "The Fugitive," told me he wanted to make a movie based on my third book, "Blood Done Sign My Name," I was wary. I knew he could do explosions and chase scenes. But the prospect of


Minority Media Continues To Seek
Census Dollars

March 01, 2010

Over $340 million has been allocated to the Census Bureau for a promotion and advertising campaign to avoid an undercount, part of an overall Census budget


Credit Scores A Factor In Home-Buying Disparities

March 01, 2010

The study, "Credit Scores, Race, and Residential Sorting," is the first to combine credit scores, race and precise household location in a residential sorting model and


Justice Department To Monitor Elections
In Texas

March 01, 2010

The Justice Department today announced that it will monitor primary elections on March 2, 2010, in Fort Bend, Galveston, Gonzales, Williamson and Wilson Counties in Texas, to ensure compliance with the minority language requirements of the Voting Rights


African-Americans Have Highest Stroke Rate Research Reveals

March 01, 2010



Report Reveals Minority Lawyers Absorbed Disproportionate Share Of Layoffs

March 01, 2010



Black Fraternities Partner To Help Members
Find Jobs

March 01, 2010



FBI: "Most" Civil Rights Era Cases Slved

March 01, 2010

The FBI's project, which at its peak involved more than 40 agents working in cities across the South and along the Eastern Seaboard, was the agency's


Students: Racism Less Blatant, But Still There

March 01, 2010



Hispanic MBA Career Expo Promises Opportunities

March 01, 2010



Former NBA Star Tapped To Work With US
Census Campaign

March 01, 2010



Pollution At American Ports Gets National Attention

March 01, 2010

As noted by reporter Steven Greenhouse in his story, "Clearing the Air at American Ports," deregulation laws have permitted the costly burden of


Hispanic Health Alliance Pushes For "Access
To All"

March 01, 2010



Black Baptist Mission Collaboration Pledges $50 Million For Haiti

March 01, 2010



United Negro College Fund Holds
Anniversary Dinner

March 01, 2010



Has Rangel Lost Touch? Black Conservatives Speak Out On Rangel Ethics Rebuke

March 01, 2010



Project Will Provide Improved Access To Dental Care For Underserved In CA

March 01, 2010



Law Enforcement: Beware Of Census Scams

March 01, 2010



Multicultural Scholars Get A Boost From USDA

March 01, 2010



Newsweek Reports Minority Grad Data With 'Error’

March 01, 2010



Philadelphia Suburb Works To Discourage
'White Flight'

March 01, 2010



University Of California Leaders Issue
Call For Tolerance

March 01, 2010



THE FBI VERSUS THE KLAN

March 01, 2010



Study: Where Women Stand

March 01, 2010



Obama Signs Sweeping Help For Black Higher Education

March 01, 2010



Diversity Of Views Is The Key To Improving Coverage Of Racial Issues, Survey Shows

March 01, 2010



Census Reaches Out To American Indians, But Gaps Remain

March 01, 2010



Federal Aid To Help Minority Businesses
In 33 States

March 01, 2010



Veterans Of Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Prepare For Annual Conference

March 01, 2010



Civil Rights Film Leads 2010 Wilbur Awards List

March 02, 2010

Stuart, best known for his work on Die Hard and The Fugitive, adapted Tim Tyson's best-selling book into a gripping story—told through the eyes of Oxford, N.C., residents, both black and white. Judges noted that the film's story of how residents risked their lives for civil


Alicia Keys Campaigns To Restore Civil Rights

March 02, 2010

This week, the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights (NCRCR) announced the addition of artist/humanitarian Alicia Keys and comedian/civil rights activist Margaret


Civil Rights Era Murders: Joint FBI/DOJ Initiative Yields Results

March 02, 2010

All told, during the past four years, FBI agents from more than a dozen field offices—with the assistance of our law enforcement partners, communities, and the media—expended thousands of investigative hours doggedly tracking down witnesses, pursuing leads


Blacks Have 7 Times Greater Chance Of Imprisonment

March 02, 2010

In the 1950s, the Boggs Act penalized first-time possession of marijuana or heroin with a sentence of two to five years in prison---a pretty stiff penalty. The perception at the time was that marijuana was largely smoked by African-Americans and Mexicans, and was


HHS Announces 2010 Tribal Consultation Blueprint

March 02, 2010

HHS submitted its detailed tribal consultation plan within the 90 day time frame set by the President and is committed to continually work to improve services, outreach, and consultation efforts to Indian Country. "I take the Department's responsibility with respect to


Regina King, Actor And AIDS Activist

March 02, 2010

Talk about grabbing headlines. When actress Regina King wanted to encourage more people to get tested for HIV, she decided to do something that most Hollywood


National Hispanic Council Works To Combat Medicare Fraud

March 02, 2010



Panel To Discuss Educational Opportunities And Challenges Impacting Men Of Color

March 02, 2010



Civil Rights Lawyer To Receive Thurgood Marshall Award At Annual Bar Meeting

March 02, 2010



Civil Rights Leader Lowery Curtails Speaking Schedule After Hospitalization

March 02, 2010



Robin Williams Hosts "In The Caribbean: Weapons Of Self Destruction

March 02, 2010



Black Lawyers Losing Ground At Big Firms

March 02, 2010



Some Black Democrats Suggest Race Is Factor In Pressure On NY Governor

March 02, 2010



Isabel Gates Webster To Be Honored By City Of Atlanta With Sculpture

March 02, 2010



Barbara Lee To Senate Republicans: "Stop
The Madness"

March 02, 2010



University Of California Pledges Strategies To Combat Intolerance In Wake Of Demonstrations

March 02, 2010



Civil Rights Community Calls For Full Participation In Census

March 02, 2010



Grant Money To Be Devoted To Reducing Racial Health Inequities

March 02, 2010



Minority Business And Community Leaders Support National Broadband Effort

March 02, 2010



Initiative Offers Scholarships For Minorites In Health Services Research

March 02, 2010



Childhood Obesity Prevention Should Begin Early For Minority Children

March 02, 2010



African American Leaders Are Outraged At Attacks On Congressman Franks

March 02, 2010



Small Business Chief Pushes Programs For Natives

March 02, 2010



Striking Number Of Obesity Risks Hit Minority Kids

March 02, 2010



Blacks Much Less Likely to Know They Have Heart Condition Or to Use Treatment for It

March 02, 2010



President Joins Alliance To Improve Our Nation’s Grad Rate

March 02, 2010



Tavis Smiley Explores Relevance Of King's Controversial Anti-War Stance

March 02, 2010



DC Congresswoman Norton To Host Marriage Equality Events

March 02, 2010

Norton will welcome residents, D.C. officials and gay rights organizations that championed the bill. Entertainment will include selections by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. There are several wedding ceremonies at which media will be welcome, including


NUL Rolls Out
"I Am Empowered" Campaign

March 02, 2010



Ohio NAACP Head Accuses Elections Board Of Diluting Black Voting Power

March 02, 2010

DuBose says the proposal submitted to the Justice Department was never given to the local NAACP branch for review, and, “we regard the county’s failure to share this public information with the community in a timely fashion one of many points of


Education A Top Priority For Hispanics

March 03, 2010

Due to the economic uncertainty many Hispanic-Americans are placing a new emphasis on what is important to them and their families. A new survey


"We Inspire" Multicultural Women's Program Garners NAACP Award

March 03, 2010

Keyshia Cole, Taraji Henson, Queen Latifah, Thandie Newton, Dr. Robin Smith and Raven-Symone are leading the storytelling by blogging weekly, uploading photos and inspiring women to share and learn from one another. "We are honored to receive this


Directors Set Out To "Save Black Males Before They Self-Destruct"

March 03, 2010

For Our Sons is a timeless cinematic helping hand for the Black sons about to enter society and for those Black men who are looking for their purpose in life, from the veteran Black sons who have been there and triumphed over society's ills and in some cases still


41,000 Filipino WWII Vets File For Compensation

March 03, 2010



'Stepping' Raises Awareness For Organ And
Tissue Donation

March 03, 2010

Step Up to Speak Up is an opportunity for student leaders and members of the spoken word community to educate their peers about the significance of organ donor


The Latest On Congressman Charlie Rangel

March 03, 2010



The Facts About Abortion Rates Among Women Of Color

March 03, 2010

This much is true: In the United States, the abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white women. Antiabortion activists, including some African-American pastors, have been waging a campaign around this fact, falsely asserting that


Major African-American Baptist Organizations Pledge $50 Million To Haiti

March 03, 2010

The Collaboration includes five of America's largest, historic African-American Baptist organizations, representing more than 40,000 church congregations and 10 million Christians nationwide. They are: Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention; National


Tax Refund Loans Target Minorities

March 03, 2010

Filers in African-American communities are more than three times more likely to use RALs than others, according to the study. That’s in line with


U.S. Census Bureau Highlights Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

March 03, 2010

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first


Minority Groups More Open to Taxation To Fix CA Budget Gap

March 03, 2010

California’s looming $20-billion budget hole should be fixed by slashing spending, say voters in a new multilingual Field Poll survey on state government. But taxation as part of the solution found more favor


President Names GA Tech Professor To
HBCU Panel

March 03, 2010



National Day Of Action To Defend Education
Rally Tomorrow

March 03, 2010



SBA Releases New Women-Owned
Business Initiative

March 03, 2010



Minority Supplier Council Honors Long Standing Commitments To Diversity

March 03, 2010



Latina Chamber Of Denver Names First President

March 03, 2010



Could CA Banning Turtles And Frogs Negatively Impact Asians?

March 03, 2010



Black Owned Broadcasters Honor
Sharpton, Others

March 03, 2010



Wells Fargo Kicks Off Black Media Tour

March 03, 2010



U.S. Surgeon General To Address Black
Journalists Conference

March 03, 2010



FCC Chairman Highlights Strategy For Increasing Broadband Access In Indian Country

March 03, 2010



Open Letter From Minority AIDS Council

March 03, 2010



Study Focuses On Vascular Troubles Of Blacks
And Women

March 03, 2010



Bernice King Silent As SCLC Faces
Uncertain Future

March 03, 2010



Prostate Cancer Early Detection: What Black Men Need To Know

March 03, 2010



Health Disparities Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow

March 03, 2010



CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP SAYS RADICAL RIGHT CATCHES FIRE

March 03, 2010



Black Stars Join Fight Against HIV/AIDS

March 04, 2010



Minority Journalists: Media Does Poor Job Covering Race Issues

March 04, 2010



National Urban Fellows Commemorates 40 Years Of Leadership

March 04, 2010



Congressman Charlie Rangel Celebrates "Pathways Out Of Poverty" Grant Award In Harlem

March 04, 2010



Hispanics Buying Power Increases, But Hard Hit By Recession

March 04, 2010



Opinion Poll Finds New Yorkers Want Patterson To Stay As Gov

March 04, 2010



Jackie Robinson Foundation To Present Robie Awards Monday

March 04, 2010



NYC Promotes Jobs For Minorities In TV And Film

March 04, 2010



Black Lawmakers Back Civil Rights Hall Of Fame

March 04, 2010



AIG Units To Pay $6.1M To Settle Discrimination Charges

March 04, 2010

The settlement was filed today in conjunction with a complaint made by the Justice Department in U.S. District Court in Delaware. Brought under the federal Fair Housing and Equal Credit Opportunity Acts, the complaint alleges African American borrowers nationwide were charged higher fees on wholesale


Three Out of Four Disadvantaged Kids in LA Do Not Receive Dental Care

March 04, 2010

A “silent epidemic” with five times the prevalence of asthma, caries is the most common chronic disease in children and can result in serious


Censure Of Barry Shows Shift Among Black Political Leaders

March 04, 2010

Although they won't say it publicly and respect Barry (D-Ward 8) for his achievements, many black political leaders say privately that they've been aggravated for some time by the endless uproars over the former mayor's tax problems, romances and drug allegations. The latest scandal -- which alleges that Barry illicitly


Black Women Delaying Post-Surgical Radiation Increases Risk of Recurrence

March 04, 2010

"It could be factors such as access to care, the patients’ ability to navigate the healthcare system, or physician referrals," said Punglia. Although the study focused on older women, the findings have implications for younger women. "It's possible that the increased risk we identified in older women could be


SEC Files Charges In $135M Ponzi Scheme Targeting Cuban-Americans

March 04, 2010

"The Cantens used their prominent standing in a close-knit Cuban-American community to ruthlessly exploit vulnerable elderly investors who trusted them with their life


Absent Fathers, Violent Youth

March 04, 2010

The purpose of the roundtable and town hall meting were to open dialogue about these specific issues – which continues to plague the African-American community – giving those in attendance an opportunity to weigh-in and provide policy makers and stakeholders with information and possible solutions


Feds Launch Campus Awareness Of
Violence Against Women Tour

March 04, 2010



New Survey Finds Advertisors Missing Key
Hispanic Market

March 04, 2010

The 2010 U.S. Census is expected to find that Hispanics number more than 50 million in this country, and they command $1 trillion in buying power. Yet 50% of U.S. advertisers, who acknowledge the cultural impact of Latinos, do not include Hispanics in their marketing efforts. The field is wide open for


Landmark Temple Building That Hosted MLK Jr., Re-Opens After 30 Years

March 04, 2010

"We are thrilled to breathe new life into The Baptist Temple, converting it to a fully equipped, state-of-the-art technical


Study Casts Doubt On Universal Kindergarten Benefits For Blacks

March 04, 2010



JCPenney Taps Most Promising Minority Students

March 04, 2010



Plans Announced For NYC Art Auction Of Work By Nelson Mandela

March 04, 2010



DOJ Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against MI Apartment Complex

March 04, 2010



Doctor Explores Conditions For Those With
Skin of Color

March 04, 2010



Minority Business Council Honors
Female Entrepreneur

March 04, 2010



Open Letter From The President

March 04, 2010



Black Conservatives Oppose Reconciliation On Health Care

March 04, 2010



La Raza Honors Sen Harry Reid For Service In Hispanic Communities

March 04, 2010



Black Justice Coalition Celebrates Enactment Of DC Marriage Equality Law

March 04, 2010



On The Frontlines Of Immigration Reform

March 04, 2010

The personalities behind some of the nation's top immigrant rights groups describe the life experiences that inspired them to join the fight for comprehensive immigration reform. New America Media spoke with Angela Kelley of the Center for American Progress, Ali


Latinos Support Drive To Rid Military Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

March 05, 2010

Edwin Emilio Corbin Gutiérrez, project coordinator with the Association of Latino Men for Action, hails the repeal effort as an important step toward greater civil liberties. “We are seeing a wave of change in public attitudes, especially among young people,” he says.


Celebrated Black Neurosurgeon To Speak At Bucknell Commencement

March 05, 2010



Educating 365 Event Honors Black Education Advocates Tonight

March 05, 2010

When it comes to issues of social justice and empowerment in the African American community, three names may readily come to mind, Nation of Islam leader Minister


Native American Advocate Questions Obama Change Plan

March 05, 2010



Black Golf Digest Named To Museum Task Force

March 05, 2010



Black Community Lends UCSD
Students Support

March 05, 2010

He said one of the most pressing issues is safety, adding that many blacks and other minorities don’t feel comfortable being on a campus that they say often appears intolerant or insensitive to them. “Under this campus climate, it is difficult to sit in class … to go


Black Caucus Responds To Passage Of HIRE Act And CBC Jobs Campaign

March 05, 2010



"Precious" Director Moves On To Civil Rights Movement Film "Selma"

March 05, 2010

"It's a moment in time in Martin Luther King and LBJ's [life] around the signing of the Civil Rights. It's a snapshot of the march. It's really Lyndon Johnson's story. Martin Luther King is a part of it, but it's really the arc of a man that starts out as a racist who is


National League Of Cities Highlights
Diversity At Confab

March 05, 2010



Black Scholar Tapped As Dean At University
Of Houston

March 05, 2010



La Raza And Community Leaders Call
For Accountability

March 05, 2010

"We are energized by our network of Affiliate organizations and the more than 300 leaders who have come to Washington to amplify the voice of their Latino communities," said NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía. "With our nation's economic stability at


Unity Diaspora Coalition Counts Down To National
Census Day

March 05, 2010



Black Think Tank Explores Internet Opportnities For Minorities

March 05, 2010

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies convened a panel of technology, innovation, and economic development experts to explore the


Media Experts Urge Support In Rebuilding
Haiti’s Media

March 05, 2010

Many radio stations and newspapers in Haiti are unable to operate at capacity because of technical and financial problems caused by January’s devastating earthquake, according to experts appearing at the Voice of America (VOA). Sinclair Cornell, senior media


Service Employees Union Blasts Hollywood
On Racism

March 05, 2010



Wall Streeter Starts African Investment Fund

March 05, 2010



Former KKK Kin Speaks At Civil Rights Forum

March 05, 2010



Black California Congresswoman Wants Haitian
Debt Cancelled

March 05, 2010



Panel Discusses "Where Is The Race Dialogue In America Going?"

March 05, 2010



HUD Creates Network To Help Asian Americans Facing Foreclosure

March 05, 2010



Open Letter From NOW

March 05, 2010



Former Public Housing Residents Still
Segregated: Study

March 05, 2010



Corporations Make Multi-Million Dollar Commitment To Minority Owned Law Firms

March 05, 2010



Senate Approves New Administrator For
Native Americans

March 05, 2010



Black Expert In Maternal Medicine Wants More Low-Income Mothers To Breastfeed

March 05, 2010



Walmart Contributes $$$ To Minority
Business Units

March 05, 2010



Congressional Black Caucus Chief Recognizes Women's History Month

March 05, 2010

“As we celebrate Women’s History Month let us reflect on the generations of women who came before us and their many contributions that have brought us to this place in our history. Whether they were fighting for equal rights and equal pay in the workplace, marching


Hispanic Bar Honors Top Lawyers Under 40

March 05, 2010



New Book Focuses On Everyday Experiences Of "Microaggressions"

March 05, 2010

“Our psychological studies indicate that it is racial micro-aggressions that have the most devastating impact on people of color, even more terrible than overt acts of conscious racism or hate crimes,” Sue


Minority Real Estate Groups Present Plan To End Housing Crisis

March 05, 2010

minority realators adress foreclosure crisis


MillerCoors Awards $1.4M To Urban Entrepreneurs

March 08, 2010



U.S. Treasury Takes Important Step To Offer Cubans Better Access To Information

March 08, 2010



Settlement Announced Over Failed Asian
Funeral Fund

March 08, 2010



Haitian President To Visit White House

March 08, 2010



Step Sparks Race Controversy

March 08, 2010

In a controversial move, the judges later reversed their original decision and decided that the team from Indiana, a black team, had tied with the white team. The incident ignited a dialogue about race relations and whether a particular race should be entitled to a


Black Municipal Leaders Gather In DC

March 08, 2010

Members of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC LEO) will gather in Washington, DC, for the 2010 National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congressional City Conference to discuss innovative solutions to many of the issues facing cities. Economic


Poll Finds Blacks Motivated To Vote In November

March 08, 2010

About two-thirds of black adults in four states say they are closely following news about the upcoming midterm elections, and between 74 percent and 80 percent say they


New Report Exposes Damaging Wealth Gap For Women Of Color

March 08, 2010

The Insight Center's Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative is a national effort to address the wealth gap that leaves the average American family of color with only 16 cents for every dollar owned by the average white family. To close this gap in the next generation


First African American Screenwriter Earns Academy Award

March 08, 2010

The 39-year-old adjunct professor of film at Columbia University and NYU, surprised some by beating favorite Jason Reitman, writer/director of "Up in the Air." "I don't know what to say," Fletcher said in his breathless acceptance speech. This was the Connecticut-born writer's first produced screenplay, for which he was also awarded an Independent Spirit Award. Five other African American screenwriters had been nominated in past years. The first were Lonne Elder and Suzanne de Passe in 1972: Elder for his adapted screenplay for "Sounder," and Passe's original script for "Lady Sings the Blues."


Poll Reveals Sleep Differences Among
Ethnic Groups

March 08, 2010



U Of Pittsburgh Hosts 'Race in
America' Conference

March 08, 2010



HUD Steps Up Enforcement Of Job
Creation Requirements

March 08, 2010



Public Health Leaders Gather At National STD Prevention Conference

March 08, 2010

The three-day conference will feature more than 300 new studies, including a CDC analysis finding continued high rates of herpes (HSV-2) in the United States, particularly among women and African-Americans. CDC will also release the results of a new


Sights And Sounds From International
Women's Day

March 08, 2010



Talking Basketball, Civil Rights With The
Harlem Globetrotters

March 08, 2010



Indians Again Attack "Redskins" Trademark But On Wrong Warpath

March 08, 2010



Puerto Ricans Tighten Screws With Rum Company

March 08, 2010



Chicago South Side Charter School Gets Entire Senior Class Into College

March 08, 2010



Speaker Encourages GOP To Recruit
Black Members

March 08, 2010



Healthcare Gap Persists For
Minority Women

March 08, 2010

Minority and low-income women in Los Angeles County are more likely to have limited access to healthcare and to struggle with chronic diseases, according to a new report by the county Department of Public Health. African American women were far


Texas Medical School Continues Path Of Helping Educate More Minority Physicians

March 08, 2010



Obama's Urban School Grants Create Local Business Opportunities

March 08, 2010

According to the U.S. Department of Education, President Obama has recently announced $900 million in grants as a part of


Conditions In Haiti Described As Inhuman And Getting Worse

March 08, 2010



Race Relations Highlighted At UC-Berkeley

March 08, 2010



DOJ To Convene Symposium On Child Protection In Indian Country

March 08, 2010



Feds Beef-Up Civil Rights In Education

March 08, 2010



Cleveland's Marcus Garvey Academy Launches Radio Show

March 08, 2010



Stimulus Can't Slow Black Foreclosures

March 08, 2010



Dan Rather Watermelon Comment
Raises Eyebrows

March 09, 2010

Dan Rather has found himself in some hot water, after the veteran newsman made a comment that Republicans wills portray President Obama as someone who "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."


DOJ Begins Outreach Effort To Native American Victims Of Radiation Exposure

March 09, 2010

The Justice Department today announced a new internship program that will employ students part-time to conduct intensive outreach efforts with Native Americans and their families whose work in the uranium industry during the Cold War benefited the United States but exposed them to radiation and may entitle them to compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).


Historic African-American Cemetery In Atlanta Might Be Displaced

March 09, 2010

The final traces of a historic African-American community that once thrived in the heart of Buckhead — before being pushed out in the 1950s — are at risk of being wiped away for good. Stone Mountain developer Brandon Marshall has asked the city to allow him to remove as many as 120 graves


Market For African-American Art Continues To Grow

March 09, 2010

“Three years ago, there was no auction market for African-American artists that even came close to their fair market value, with the exception of works by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden and Henry Ossawa Tanner”, said Mr. Freeman. “Now we have set auction records for many more important artists and have


Counseling Black Pregnant Women Against Smoking Found To Improve Outcomes

March 09, 2010

A cognitive-behavioral intervention used in pregnant African-American women reduces their environmental tobacco smoke exposure (ETSE)


Poll: African Americans Will Pay Higher Energy Bills To Reduce Global Warming

March 09, 2010

“The Joint Center has been assessing the opinion of African Americans on the issue of climate change for the past two years. We continue to find that African Americans believe this problem is something that the government and individuals can and should do


New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival Begins Thursday

March 09, 2010

Patois is teaming up with Junebug Productions to screen Freedom Riders, the critically acclaimed new documentary, followed up a panel of Civil Rights Movement veterans and former CORE and Free Summer Theater members, including Dodie Smith


Communities Of Color March To Put America Back To Work

March 09, 2010



Harlem's Urban Stages To Honor African American
Cultural Leaders

March 09, 2010



Senecas See Comeback Over Sale Of Cigarettes

March 09, 2010



Why Indian Americans Should Pay Attention To The Census

March 09, 2010



Latina Legislator Honored With Extraordinary
Woman Award

March 09, 2010



Citizens Groups Ask FCC To Address Diversity

March 09, 2010



Haitian-American Media Become The Eyes And Ears Of Haiti

March 09, 2010



Minority Students Awarded Fellowships To
Become Scientists

March 09, 2010



Detroit Institute Of Arts To Premier African Art Exhibit At Annual Gala

March 09, 2010



Study Finds Low-Income Women With Lack Of Access To Stores Have Higher Chance Of Obesity

March 09, 2010

"This study was one of the first to look at supermarket availability across the urban-rural continuum, and the findings suggest that policies to


Blacks More Likely To Have Alzheimer's And Dementia Than Whites

March 09, 2010

According to the Alzheimer's Association's® 2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, African


INCREASE IN MINORITY VIOLENT CRIMES STUMPS RESEARCHERS

March 09, 2010



Immigrants With Disabilities Find More Work Than Their US Born Counterparts

March 09, 2010



Association Of Tribes Opposes Land Measure

March 09, 2010



NOW Urges President To Lead In Ratifying CEDAW, Women's Rights Treaty

March 09, 2010



Leaders Praise New Civil Rights Education Program

March 09, 2010



Mississippi Honors The Blues

March 09, 2010



Ceremony Held To Honor Asians Discovered In Potter's Field

March 09, 2010



CDC Warns Women And Minorities About
Herpes Threat

March 09, 2010



Give Haiti Control Over Its Recovery

March 09, 2010



Obama Taps Retired Black General To Lead TSA

March 09, 2010



Online Database Of Minority Nurse
Educators Launched

March 09, 2010



Black and Hispanic Patients With Heart Failure Less Likely To Use Hospice

March 09, 2010



Asian Action Group Plans Nationwide House Party

March 10, 2010



Hispanic Journalism Internship Seeks Students For Summer In DC

March 10, 2010

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the National Hispanic Press Foundation (NHPF) are now accepting applications from college students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a summer internship with publications in Washington, DC. The


Census Bureau Reaches Out To Minority Children With "Dora The Explorer"

March 10, 2010

Children historically have been missed more than any other age group in the census, with minority children at greatest risk of being uncounted. According


Pro-Life Atlanta's Big Lie To Poor And Minority Women

March 10, 2010

The big lie continues. Taking a page out of Karl Rove's playbook, Georgia Right to Life has taken something that should be celebrated -- the long term decline in African-American teen pregnancies and improvident births -- and turned it into a canard, raising the specter of genocide in the voluntary reduction of


Indian Health Board Hopeful Of Diabetes Funding Approval

March 10, 2010

Today, SDPI supports nearly 400 grant programs offered through IHS, tribal and urban Indian health programs in 35 states. American Indians and Alaska Natives are 2.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes in comparison with non-Hispanic whites


Civil Rights Activist Cornel West To Speak At Furman U

March 10, 2010

West will deliver the lecture “A Nation Unified: NAACP in the Age of Change” at 7 p.m. in Younts Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public and will include a 20-minute question-and-answer session after the lecture. The Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton, West has been called one of the nation’s most provocative public intellectuals, drawing from influences including the black Baptist church, progressive politics and jazz.


Request Denied For Delay In Case Against Cops Involved In Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

March 10, 2010

A federal judge in Brooklyn Wednesday gave city lawyers until May 6 to decide whether they will represent the NYPD cops charged in the wrongful


Fifty Percent Of Voters Want NY Gov Paterson To Finish Term

March 10, 2010

In this latest survey, black voters disapprove 40 – 35 percent of the job Paterson is doing, but say 70 – 24 percent that he


Civil Rights Leader Gordon Maintains His Innocence Amid SCLC Controversy

March 10, 2010

"I've done nothing wrong," he said, as he maintained his pace during the first leg of the 54-mile walk from Selma to Montgomery on Monday. "I've followed the board's and the chairman's decisions to the letter."


Hispanic Chamber Announces Winners Of Small Business Contest

March 10, 2010



Celebration Of The Black Press To Feature Civil Rights Heroes Next Week

March 10, 2010



US Minority Children Grow In Numbers

March 10, 2010



Advocates Say Immigration Enforcement Worse Under Obama

March 10, 2010



National Women And Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Celebrated

March 10, 2010



Don't Ask Don't Tell's Days Are Numbered

March 10, 2010



Honoring Women Of Color In CA

March 10, 2010



Homeland Security Collaborates With
Native Americans

March 10, 2010



Counting On The Filipino-American Community For The Census

March 10, 2010



Michelle Obama To Kick-Off Commencements Addresses At Black University

March 10, 2010



New Orleans Human Rights Film Festival
Starts Friday

March 10, 2010



Ethnic Students Gain In NYC

March 10, 2010



Minority Groups Partner For Green Energy Business Conference

March 10, 2010



Not-So-Rosy Outlook For Hispanic Magazines

March 10, 2010



For Latino Community,
Health Reform Can't Wait

March 10, 2010



Minority Organizations Approve Of Progress By FCC On Broadband Plan

March 10, 2010



Black History Gets Attention In VA

March 10, 2010



Detroit Focuses On Its Black Roots

March 10, 2010



Blacks Voice Support For Pro-Life Drive

March 10, 2010



National Black Herstory Task Force Sets
Date For Conference

March 10, 2010



Hispanic Television Summit To Be Part Of NY Advertising Week

March 11, 2010



National Society of Hispanic MBAs' Offers Scholarship Program

March 11, 2010



Minority AIDS Council Issues A Call To Action In STD Battle

March 11, 2010



Update From US Government On Haiti
Disaster Response

March 11, 2010



HUD Launches Program To Learn New
Urban Strategies

March 11, 2010



La Raza Report Hightlights Growth And Challenges Of Latino Young Adults In US

March 11, 2010



USC Study Finds Better Ways Of Treating Hispanics With Depression

March 11, 2010



Pittsburgh NAACP Disappointed By Schools
Course Option

March 11, 2010



National Science Foundation Seeks To Help Minority Students In Science

March 11, 2010



Minorities, Technology, And The Digital Age
To Be Showcased

March 11, 2010



NM Gov. Signs Nation’s First Hispanic Education Act Into Law

March 11, 2010



Top Indian Footballer Contemplates Redskins Suit

March 11, 2010



TV's Top Rated Shows For Black Viewers

March 11, 2010



Ed Dept. Announces Civil Rights Review Of English Learner Students In LA

March 11, 2010



Sport Of Bowling Is Changing What HCBUs
Look Like

March 11, 2010



WWII Women Pilot Corps Honored With Congressional Gold Medal

March 11, 2010

Several WASPs, many clad in their World War II-era service uniform, placed roses next to the wreath in memory of those who died during the war. The


President Obama Due To Get Earful
From CBC

March 11, 2010

CBC members have vociferously attacked a $15 billion tax-break measure moving between the chambers that they say can’t seriously be called a "jobs" bill. Lawmakers want to see the black community "getting some targeted help," according to a caucus member who asked not to be identified. "The


Tribal Leaders In Washington To Strategize, Meet With Legislators

March 11, 2010

Leaders and activisits from many of America's 526 federally recognized Native American tribes discussed strategies for lobbying Congress and the Obama administration on a host of political, economic and social issues, including questions of sovereignty for American Indian nations and tribes


Collector Donates Harriet Tubman Artifacts To African American History Museum

March 11, 2010

"Each object in this collection humbled us, excited us and moved us to tears. And then, Dr. Blockson uncovered Harriet Tubman's personal hymnal, and I


Michigan Town Fulfills Long-Awaited Promise To Black Families

March 11, 2010

In fact, in 1971 a federal judge found that the old manufacturing town had deliberately used urban renewal projects during the 1950s and 1960s to eliminate “black neighborhoods” from its two square miles, which ultimately led to the displacement of hundreds of African American families. In order to


Latino Coalition: Much Work Needed In Sharing Stimulus With Latino Businesses

March 11, 2010

“These statistics demonstrate what The Latino Coalition has long held: that Hispanic entrepreneurs have a tougher go in making their businesses succeed, since federal government


CDC Report: Indians, Alaska Natives, In Poorer Health

March 11, 2010

Compared with other groups, non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native adults are more likely to have poorer health, unmet medical needs due to cost, diabetes, trouble hearing and activity limitations, and


UNEMPLOYMENT DATA SHOWS MINORITIES NEED TARGETED STRATEGY

March 11, 2010



Nebraska Prenatal Bill Stirs Fight Over Immigration

March 11, 2010

Nebraska votes this month on a bill that would provide prenatal care for all pregnant, low-income women regardless of immigrant status. The governor says he plans to veto


Congressman Hastings Commends National Urban League On Centennial Anniversary

March 11, 2010



LA Latinos Build Momentum For US Census

March 11, 2010

Young California Latinos will be able to act as viral marketers, encouraging their friends to participate in the U.S. Census, as part of a multimedia campaign


Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Politicians And Sheriffs

March 11, 2010



Ethnic Special Needs Children Face Longer Wait For Health Care

March 11, 2010



Kidney Disease A Big Risk For Younger, Low-Income Minorities

March 11, 2010



President Obama Donates Share Of Nobel
Prize To UNCF

March 12, 2010



Amnesty Intl. Urges President To
Address Minority Maternal Death Rate

March 12, 2010



Performance Tax Opposition Reaches House Majority

March 12, 2010

The growing Congressional opposition comes as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) continues to lobby in support of legislation that would require local radio stations to pay an additional fee for every song aired free to listeners. Underscoring the


Few Young Blacks Pursue Medicine

March 12, 2010

African-Americans currently make up nearly 13 percent of the U.S. population but only 4.4 percent of all U.S. physicians and surgeons. They are considered


Survey: Capital Not Available For Growing Small Business Market

March 12, 2010

The report found that minority-owned businesses outgrew their counterparts in the number of firms, employment and size of payroll from 1997 to 2002, but face significant long-term growth constraints. One of the biggest barriers is that minorities obtain less


CA Educators Question National Standards Plan

March 12, 2010



What's Next for Asian Film?

March 12, 2010

I do not think that there is an intentionality in not recognizing Asian and Asian American works, but when economic interests are mixed with media and


National Center for Disaster Fraud Expands To Chile Quake

March 12, 2010



Detroit City Council Member Feels Conyers' Sentence "Should Have Been Longer"

March 12, 2010



Minorities March On Washington To Put America Back To Work

March 12, 2010

A broad coalition of local and national economic justice and civil rights organizations are organizing a massive mobilization to bring tens of thousands of people to Washington on Sunday, March 21, for a dramatic demonstration of support for inclusive economic polices and citizenship for all of America’s


Minority Births Outnumber Whites In U.S.

March 12, 2010

Researchers point to growing numbers of Hispanic in the prime of their child-bearing years migrating to the United States as a chief factor. In


Texas Board Again Debates Minority Representation In Curriculum

March 12, 2010



Dallas Car Dealer Alleges Racial Profiling In Suit Against City

March 12, 2010



Muslim & Latino Alliance On Immigration Rights Outreach Begins

March 12, 2010



National Voter Registration Form Now Available In Five Asian Languages

March 12, 2010



HBCU Bus Tours.com To Work With
Atlanta Students

March 12, 2010



Center Aims To Cut Obesity In Black, Latino
New Yorkers

March 12, 2010



Hospital Forms Health Equity Community Advisory Panel To Serve Minorities

March 12, 2010



Report Blasts Firm Overseeing Katrina Recovery

March 12, 2010

An engineering firm hired to oversee the reconstruction of city buildings and infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina has been overcharging the city, including billing for theater tickets and a flight to Las Vegas, an internal investigation found


House Votes To Cancel Haiti's Debts To
The World Bank

March 12, 2010



Tribes Receive $3.7 million In Renewable Energy Project Grants

March 12, 2010



Charges Of 'Re-Segregation' At N.C. High School

March 12, 2010



Caribbean Media, Organizations Urged To Help Count All Caribbean Americans

March 12, 2010

`We need the help of every single Caribbean national in the U.S., especially the media and the many myriad of organizations, party promoters and church leaders who are


Global Law Firm Announces Diversity
Scholars Awards

March 12, 2010



CA Couple Convicted Of Federal Civil Rights Charge For Bias-Motivated Assault

March 12, 2010



CBC meets With Obama

March 12, 2010

“This afternoon, President Obama met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss the economy, job creation and the need to pass health care reform


Full Court Press For 'Unified' 2010 Census

March 12, 2010

“We have hundreds of people running across the region verifying addresses and updating our data base. As the Black community continues to suffer disproportionately from job losses, foreclosures and other ravages of the great recession, it is vitally


First Asian American CA Supreme Court Justice To Be Honored

March 12, 2010



MLK Speechwriter Reflects On Jewish, African-American Ties

March 12, 2010

It is "essential" that the historic partnership between the African-American and American Jewish communities be reaffirmed and revitalized, according to Clarence B. Jones, former speechwriter for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jones, who wrote the


Grant Helps HBCUs In Virginia

March 12, 2010



La Raza: For Latinos In 2010, The Word
Is Accountability

March 12, 2010



Rights Groups To ICE: Stop Raids For Census

March 15, 2010



University Incidents Ramp Up Diversity Pressure

March 15, 2010

“Our fear is that a lot of high school students won’t even come to UCSD because of all this madness,” Ritcherson said. Others on the La Jolla


Controversial Gun Bill Advances In The Illinois General Assembly

March 15, 2010

Law-abiding African Americans and Hispanics would take it on the chin under a bill now moving through the Illinois General Assembly. Sponsored by Rep. Harry Osterman


Civil Rights Activists Seek Federal Probe Of Torrance Police Department

March 15, 2010

Taylor, 62, pastor of Doors to Heaven Global Ministries in Inglewood, lives in the neighborhood where he was stopped. He said the officers told him they had done a background check on his license plate and found multiple arrest warrants. The officers then asked him to step out of his white Ford


The Nation: The New Jim Crow

March 15, 2010

Obama's mere presence in the Oval Office is offered as proof that "the land of the free" has finally made good on its promise of equality. There's an implicit yet undeniable message embedded in his appearance on the world stage: this is what freedom looks like; this is what democracy can do for you. If you are poor


Child Protection In Indian Country Focus Of
DOJ Symposium

March 15, 2010

Confronted with faltering graduation rates and increased incidents of suicide, rape, child abuse and abduction, Department of Justice officials


NAACP Legal Defense Fund Speaks Out On Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity Action

March 15, 2010

We are deeply troubled by the action of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday refusing to eliminate the unjustified, discriminatory sentencing disparity between the powder and crack forms of cocaine. Acknowledging that (1) there is no justification whatsoever for the disparity in sentencing between


MTV Visits Haiti To Track 'Hope For Haiti
Now' Donations

March 15, 2010

MTV News' Sway traveled to Haiti to follow a mission from Partners In Health, which is providing crucially needed food, water and medical supplies to


Department of State Issues Warning On Travel
To Mexico

March 15, 2010



Wake Forest Study Reveals Vitamin D Levels Have Different Effects In Blacks And Whites

March 15, 2010

“Doctors frequently prescribe supplemental vitamin D,” Freedman said. “However, we do not know all of its effects and how they may differ between the races


Puerto Rican Coalition Urges Health Equality For Its Residents

March 15, 2010



Foundation To Invest Nearly $1mil For Broadband Awareness In Latino Community

March 15, 2010



Civil Rights Group Calls For Sustained Engagement Of Communities of Color

March 15, 2010



Cities From Across The Nation Receive City Cultural Diversity Awards

March 15, 2010

Four cities were honored this morning for implementing quality and innovative programs in communities to enhance and promote cultural diversity. Each year, the City Cultural Diversity Awards recognize city programs which encourage citizen involvement and show an appreciation of


CBC Holds Hearing On "Chronically Unemployed"

March 15, 2010



FCC To Send National Broadband Plan To Congress

March 15, 2010



HUD Approves NYC Housing Proposal

March 15, 2010



Civil Rights Commission Warns Lawmakers
Of Racism In Health Care Bill

March 15, 2010



US Labor Department Announces $67 Million In Grants For Indian Tribes

March 15, 2010



Pennsylvania Black History Showcase Celebrates Women's History Month

March 15, 2010



Small Black Business Firms File Lawsuit Against Governor Charlie Crist

March 15, 2010



$1.3Mil Grant "Empowering Visible Ethnic Minority Scientists" Awarded To Keystone Symposia

March 15, 2010



Study: Kidney Disease A Big Risk For Younger, Low-Income Minorities

March 15, 2010



Political Action Group Calls For John McCain To Apologize To Minorities

March 15, 2010



Report Shows: Academic Gains Made By Minorities In Michigan

March 15, 2010



Louisiana Justice Institute Wins Victory In Discrimination Inquiry

March 15, 2010



Asian American Community Urged Not To Throw Away Census Advance Letter

March 15, 2010



Eight Weeks After Deadly Quake, Haitians Are
Still Suffering

March 15, 2010



Minority Students Stand To Benefit From Academic Standards Reform

March 15, 2010



Undocumented Community Worried By False Rumors Of Immigration Raids

March 16, 2010

There is no evidence that an immigration raid took place Saturday in the parking lot of the Food Bazaar in South Trenton’s Roebling Shopping Center, as many in the Hispanic immigrant community believe, according to the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund in Princeton. “We have been receiving


Hispanic Bar Association Condemns Intimidation Tactics Aimed at the Hispanic Community

March 16, 2010



China Issues Shocking U.S. Human Rights
Record Report

March 16, 2010



Poll: Blacks In CA Frustrated With Pace Of State Government Reform

March 16, 2010



Blacks, Hispanics Bail On President

March 16, 2010



Agriculture Secretary Announces Transportation Funding For Native American Communities

March 16, 2010



Hispanic Chamber Lauds Collaborative Approach In Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

March 16, 2010



National Park Service Establishes Process For Disposition Of Native American Human Remains

March 16, 2010



Annual New York Film Festival Presents "Independent Africa"

March 16, 2010



CBC Chairwoman Applauds Jobs for America Act

March 16, 2010



Hispanic Association Of Colleges And Universities Opens Travel Program For College Students

March 16, 2010



New Version Of Bible Targets African-American Teens

March 16, 2010

Co-author Wade Hudson says it’s aimed at helping readers who may believe that questioning statements like “God is able,” can mean one is “un-Christian.” Hudson’s company, Just Us Books, and Zondervan Publishng House partnered up on the book. “We came up with the concept and idea because we feel that


Last Minute Health Care Ad Blitz Targets Blacks

March 16, 2010

Americans United for Change, a liberal group that supports health care reform, is reportedly spending $500,000 on radio and television commercials aimed primarily at African-American viewers and their representatives, according to the New York Times.


Many Unmarried Hispanic Mothers In Long-Term Relationships

March 16, 2010

For example, the majority of Latin American women who come to Lisa Ross Birth and Women's Center for prenatal care aren't legally married, said Carmen Pitt, social worker


San Manuel Supports American Indian Veterans Memorial

March 16, 2010

Yet no memorial exists honoring the contributions American Indians have made to the U.S. Armed Forces. That's all set to change soon. In the final stages of approval by the federal government is an American Indian Veterans Memorial, which will be built at Riverside National Cemetery, said Brig. Gen. Stan


Chicago Homeowners Lose $15 Billion

March 16, 2010

Minority and low-income neighborhoods that were the target of predatory lending continue to bear the brunt of the crisis, but “the devastation is spreading


SICKLE CELL PAIN MAY BE FROM DAMAGED TISSUES OR NERVES

March 16, 2010

Nearly half of the patients reported their pain was caused by the disease. Other patients said their hurting was caused


Study Reveals Immigration's Impact On
The Environment

March 16, 2010



Nielsen Study: Minority Ad Spending Declined
in 2009

March 16, 2010



CIVIL RIGHTS RALLY SLATED FOR SUNDAY

March 16, 2010



Brooklyn Academy Of Music Pays Tribute To African American Screenwriter Bill Gunn

March 16, 2010



New Study Sheds Light On Disparities For Minority Patients With Brain Tumors

March 16, 2010

Researchers have long known that patients who receive treatment for specialized procedures at hospitals that perform more of those procedures usually have better outcomes than patients who are treated at lower-volume hospitals. Consequently


National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day To Be Observed This Weekend

March 16, 2010



Lambda Legal, GLAD File Brief Against Hastings Law School

March 16, 2010



Jesse Jackson Tells Coalition An Independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency Is Needed

March 16, 2010



University Of Central Florida Study: Gap In Graduation Rates 'Deeply Troubling'

March 16, 2010

The 65 men’s basketball teams competing in the NCAA tournament fared better in the classroom than


Foundation Provides $2.2 Million To Support Long-Term Relief Efforts In Haiti

March 16, 2010



Exhibition Looks At Dynamic History From
African Perspectives

March 16, 2010



GE Foundation Grants $1 Million To Provide Health Care To Underserved

March 16, 2010



Texas Tech Hosts Latino Education Summit

March 16, 2010



Consumer Product Safety Commission Webinar For National Minority Outreach Campaign

March 17, 2010

In an effort to reach media that targets hard-to-reach minority populations, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) hosted a "pen & pad’ briefing at


How Do You Disenfranchise 1 In 8 Black Men?

March 17, 2010

Over the last two centuries, other voting prohibitions have fallen one by one as what was originally a


National Urban League CEO Brings Personal Stories Of Unemployed To Congress

March 17, 2010

Their stories are both heartbreaking and hopeful,” Morial said. “They paint a portrait of Americans who are willing to fight with everything they have, if only they are given a chance to succeed. On behalf of the more than eight million Americans who’ve lost their jobs during this economic crisis, the National Urban


Warning: 'Systemic Underfunding' Of Hepatitis Programs Puts Five Million Americans At Risk

March 17, 2010

Millions of Americans are at risk, especially African Americans and Asian Americans. Without detection and treatment, chronic viral hepatitis leads to liver cancer, cirrhosis, or liver failure. In the absence of federal leadership, the research firm Milliman


Black Children At Lower Risk Of Shingles After Chickenpox Vaccine

March 17, 2010

Black children are less likely than white or Asian children to develop shingles (herpes zoster) after receiving the varicella vaccine to prevent chickenpox, reports a study in the March issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer


Bush Education Secretary Spellings Worried About Obama's 'No Child' Revamp

March 17, 2010

She does have some concerns about what she's hearing. In particularly, she says, thanks to NCLB "every single school in this country feels some amount of obligation, pressure, responsibility ... on behalf of poor and special ed and minority kids that are in their


Pelosi: CBC Hearing On Chronically Unemployed Shines Bright Light On A Persistent Social And Economic Challenge

March 17, 2010

"With today's public hearing on the crisis of the chronically unemployed, the CBC shines a bright light on a persistent social and economic challenge to our


Hispanic Celebs Urge Census Participation In New Web-Only PSA Short Films

March 17, 2010



CONGRESS REPORTS BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT SKYROCKETS

March 17, 2010



American University Launches Center For Latin American And Latino Studies

March 17, 2010



UN Study: It’s Time To Reassess Where We Stand With An HIV Vaccine

March 17, 2010



Results Of Poll Of Women On Health Care Reform

March 17, 2010



UN To Host Haiti Donors Conference

March 17, 2010



Jesse Jackson To Meet With Transportation Sec LaHood Over Chicago Transit

March 17, 2010



Mass For Immigrants Set For DC On Sunday

March 17, 2010



Minorities Like FCC Broadband Plan

March 17, 2010



Chicago Urban League President, Cheryle Jackson, Moving On

March 17, 2010



Panel Discusses: Where Is The Race Dialog In America Going?

March 17, 2010



The Latest Black Top Rated TV Shows

March 17, 2010



How To Attract Monorities To Science And Engineering Job Paths

March 17, 2010



EPA Strengtheing Ties With Native Americans

March 17, 2010



Democracy Restoration Act Needed To Restore Fundamental Civil Rights, Says ACLU

March 17, 2010



Georgia Worries About Uptick In H1N1 Cases

March 17, 2010



Few Blacks Serve In Top U.S.
Diplomatic Posts

March 17, 2010

The State Department has fallen short in its efforts to promote African Americans to key frontline diplomatic posts, department officials and diplomats said, despite efforts to increase diversity under two black secretaries of State and a black president. The State Department has high numbers of black employees


Feds Target Minority Students For Survey

March 17, 2010

It will begin collecting new data to measure whether all students have equal educational opportunity and to inform its enforcement of federal civil rights laws. The data will be collected through the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which surveys school districts in a variety of areas related to civil rights in education


Taking A Bite Out Of The Census: Two million Fortune Cookies Are Produced For Campaign

March 17, 2010

“You will find fame and fortune,” reads one cookie’s fortune. The other side says, “Put down your chopsticks and get involved in Census 2010!” The first


First Black Catholic Priest In U.S. Up For Sainthood

March 18, 2010

“It is appropriate that, during this Year for Priests, we recall our forebears who were holy men in the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Chicago,” Cardinal


NAACP Legal Defense Fund "Deeply Troubled By Senate's Failure" In Drug Ruling

March 18, 2010



Scholarship Program Helps Minority College Students Realize Dreams

March 18, 2010



Seneca Nation Of Indians Calls House Approval Of PACT Act A 'Sucker Punch' To Treaty Rights

March 18, 2010



Some African-Americans Say Obama Failing To Help Black Community

March 18, 2010



Rural Haiti Struggles To Absorb Displaced

March 18, 2010



Plastic Surgery Gaining Acceptance In
Black Community

March 18, 2010



Low Levels Of Vitamin D Linked To Higher Rates Of Asthma In African American Kids

March 18, 2010

“It’s been well-documented that as a group, African Americans are more likely than other racial groups to have low levels of vitamin D,” said Robert Freishtat, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician and lead author on the study. “But we were shocked to see that almost all of the African American children with


NY Family Indicted In $1.7 Mil Immigration
Fraud Scheme

March 18, 2010



Recent Study: African Americans Living With Mental Illness Have Higher Risk For Other Illnesses

March 18, 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new health education program to promote sound "mind and body" health practices among individuals who live with serious mental illness. The "Hearts and Minds" initiative focuses on combating risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol


Campaign For High School Equity Calls For Plan That Ensures Success For All Students

March 18, 2010



NY Tribe Says Cigarette Mailing Ban Threatens Jobs

March 18, 2010

"This is a sucker punch to our federal treaty rights," Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder Sr. said. "This is a direct assault on our economy and our people. And it will have a devastating ripple effect on the Western New York economy." While numerous tribes sell tobacco products around the country, the Senecas have the most at stake, with dozens of Web sites offering cigarettes at discount prices unaffected by state's $2.75-per-pack excise tax and 4 percent sales tax.


Hundreds of Diverse National Groups Urge Congress To Pass Health Reform

March 18, 2010

An unprecedented diverse and large number of national organizations today released a joint message to Congress urging the enactment of health care


Clemson Researcher Receives Grant To Study Engineering Enrollment Of Women, Minorities

March 18, 2010



After Protests, Education Activists Strategize

March 18, 2010

Some 30 student leaders, professors, and organizers gathered at the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL) in Oakland, to talk about action beyond the protests, comprehensive education reform, and how to build on the momentum of statewide protests for the future. SOUL was founded in 1996 during protests against UC


Congressional Black Caucus Comments On Unemployment Report

March 18, 2010



NY's Riverside Theater Presents "Women Of Excellence In The Arts"

March 18, 2010



Congresswoman Waters Joins Colleagues And Black Ministers On Health Care Reform Discussion

March 18, 2010



Lt. Dan Choi To Be Given Harvey Milk Civil Rights Award

March 18, 2010

Choi, a West Point graduate with degrees in Arabic and environmental engineering, was booted out of the Army because he was gay. He has become one of the


National Low Income Housing Pres.: Affordable Housing Crisis Has Reached A Critical Tipping Point

March 18, 2010

Ms. Crowley offered suggestions for improving the CNI proposal, but also renewed her call for the Administration to secure $1 billion in funding for the National Housing Trust Fund and 250,000 new housing vouchers. Each would have a positive impact on the lives of many more people with extremely low


DOJ Officials Visit Campuses To Raise Awareness On Violence Against Women

March 18, 2010



Black Rutgers Professor Creates
Humanities Endowment

March 18, 2010



Minority Educator Says Affirmative Action Losing Public Support; Demands Equal Playing Field

March 18, 2010



HUD Launches First-Ever Gay Housing Discrimination Study

March 18, 2010



La Raza: America Needs An Accurate Count

March 18, 2010



SURVEY REVEALS BIASES IN
CORPORATE HIRING

March 18, 2010



Black Caucus Chairwoman Speaks At Hearing On "Chronically Unemployed"

March 18, 2010



Mississippi Stops Segregating Prisoners With HIV

March 18, 2010



National Launch Of Census Awareness Campaign Targeting Hard-to-Count Communities

March 19, 2010



Urban Stages Presents World Premiere Of "Langston In Harlem"

March 19, 2010

Langston in Harlem is an exciting new musical about one of America’s most honored poets, Langston Hughes. Set in the African-American cultural capital of


"March for America" Expecting Crowd Of Thousands At Sunday's Immigration Rally

March 19, 2010



Minority AIDS Council Commemorates National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Saturday

March 19, 2010



BLACK CAUCUS CHAIRWOMAN
'WE HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS CLOSE"

March 19, 2010



Study Reveals Rising Occurrences Of Breast Cancer In Asian American Women

March 19, 2010

Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in U.S. women. Findings from the CPIC study, under the direction of CPIC Research Scientist Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., were recently published online in the American Journal of Public Health. They revealed that rates vary by specific ethnicity and also by country of


Rev. Jackson Hails FCC's Historic National Broadband Plan

March 19, 2010

Fifty three years after Jackie Robinson's barrier breaking feat the Federal Communications Commission completed the monumental National Broadband Plan. Rainbow


National Medical Association - Will Status Quo Persist In Health Care?

March 19, 2010

For minorities, low income families and individuals, disparities in access, quality of care, and health outcomes are all too common in the current health care system. On the heels of the health care vote, the NMA along with several other advocacy partners will amplify the message that attaining health care is vital


US Secretary Of Labor To Convene National Action Summit On Latino Worker Safety And Health

March 19, 2010

The summit, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, will bring together more than 500 people, including workers and representatives from unions, employer associations, community organizations, day


Freedom Schooner Amistad Visits Cuba Next Week

March 19, 2010

"This visit is especially poignant because Amistad's own story began in Cuba," said Belanger, noting the original ship was built in Cuba. In 1839, the


Public Hearing At NY Riverside Church Discusses Conscience In War

March 19, 2010

“In his Nobel acceptance speech, President Obama argued that nations will at times ‘find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified,’” said Rev.


Seneca Nation President Calls On President Obama To Veto PACT Act Legislation

March 19, 2010



Congressional Hispanic Caucus Calls For Passage Of Health Care Reform

March 19, 2010



Cancer Mortality Disparities Need Community-Driven Approach To Make A Difference

March 19, 2010

“Elimination of the screening gap between African-American and white patients for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer is perhaps the easiest way,” the authors say. The commentary highlights a UAB project that increased screenings – basically eliminating the disparities for Medicare mammography rates in select


NAACP: Senate Didn't Go Far Enough When It Passed The Fair Sentencing Act

March 19, 2010



Young Latinos Overrepresented In Juvenile Justice System New La Raza Figures Show

March 19, 2010



Black Conservatives Ask What is a
"Black Agenda"?

March 19, 2010



Empowerment Hour Online University Hosts
Dick Gregory

March 19, 2010



Broadcast Leadership Training Graduate Becomes Latest Minority TV Station Group Owner

March 19, 2010



Senate's Immigration Reform Plans Revealed

March 19, 2010



Asian American Group Blasts US Senator

March 19, 2010



Black Marriage Film Gets Nationwide Premiere

March 19, 2010

Troubled by low marriage rates, high incidences of divorce, and a lack of positive images of Black marriage in the media, Lamar and


Episcopal Latinos To Flex Their Muscles

March 19, 2010



National Women's Law Center: Women Can't Wait For Reform

March 19, 2010



Dr. King's Kin Takes On Two Lawmakers

March 19, 2010



Big Push From Latino Caucus For Immigrant Participation In Census

March 19, 2010



Students Hold Tearful Vigil For Haitian
Earthquake Victims

March 19, 2010



Report Shows Bank Projects Lead To Massive Displacement In Latin America

March 19, 2010



Historic Exhibit And Film Celebrates Harlem’s Theater Legacy

March 19, 2010



Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce To Host Legislative Summit In D.C.

March 19, 2010



ACLU To Testify At Helsinki Commission Briefing On Racial And Ethnic Profiling

March 22, 2010



Multi-Generational Households On The Rise For Minority Groups

March 22, 2010



MN NAACP President Uncovers $4 Million In North Minneapolis Scandal

March 22, 2010



America's Minority Health Network, Inc. Names Network President

March 22, 2010



Film Spotlights Native American Swim
From Alcatraz

March 22, 2010



Women's Group Launches Domestic Violence Outreach Campaign

March 22, 2010



Report Highlights What Matters Most To Top Women Execs.

March 22, 2010



Hispanic Information Network Likes Broadband Plan

March 22, 2010

The plan lays out an ambitious goal to expand broadband service; create incentives for availability and adoption; and provide greater transparency on spectrum use. "HITN welcomes the National Broadband Plan and urges the FCC and Congress to move quickly to implementation," said Jose Luis


National Hispanic Medical Association Urges U.S. To Improve Health Care Access

March 22, 2010

Doctors and decision-makers will meet for the 14th annual conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), a nonprofit


Immigration Rally Shatters
Attendance Expectations

March 22, 2010



Pres. Clinton Back In Haiti

March 22, 2010

Former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush visit Haiti Monday to reassure the shattered nation the world has not forgotten it 10 weeks after the deadliest earthquake of modern times. The unlikely duo are to meet Haitian President Rene Preval and see first-hand the wretched situation in some


The PocketBook Monologues Hits The Stage At Malcolm X College

March 22, 2010

The 10-city tour is an exciting partnership with Black Entertainment Television (BET) Networks’ award-winning Rap-It-Up HIV/AIDS Campaign and PocketBook Communications, LLC. Following the Chicago production, the tour continues toLittle Rock, Atlanta, Kansas City, MO, Washington, D.C., Los


Report Says Black Churches Silent On Aids

March 22, 2010

In this recent study to understand the needs of the Black Church, LifeWay found that 92 percent of black


FBI Honors Community Leaders

March 22, 2010



White House To Host Women In
Finance Symposium

March 22, 2010



DC African American Business Leader Co-Chairs 2010 Leukemia Ball

March 22, 2010



Anti Defamation League Slams Farrakhan

March 22, 2010

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said the recent Farrakhan lectures – rife with conspiracy theories about Jews and Israel, and Jewish control of government, finance and Hollywood – leave little doubt that “anti-Semitism and racism remain a central part of his message.” The series of three speeches, beginning with his February 28 Saviours’ Day Speech and culminating with an address on March 14 at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, put Farrakhan’s use of anti-Semitism on full display. Farrakhan repeated accusations that some Jews belong to a “synagogue of Satan” and that Jews control the entertainment industry, exploit Black performers for their own financial gain, and were disproportionately involved in the transatlantic slave trade.


Black Entrepreneurs In Richmond Face
New Challenges

March 22, 2010

"Four millions cut loose from bondage and sent upon the world absolute paupers, without one cent of money, now the owners of a great building and directors of a bank," a Browne biographer wrote. "What a marvelous change! One of the mottoes well said, '1865, Slaves; 1890, Bankers.'" Jackson Ward,


Civic Leader ""What Youth See Is What They Will Be"

March 22, 2010

"If we can get more youth to understand that where they come from doesn't have to determine what they will be, and they can improve their life with education, the better they will be. We are trying to let youth see you can be somebody in life, but you have to work for it." One key point Holliday said he wants to emphasize


Caribbean Group: Make Nationality Count
This Census

March 22, 2010

`It`s not enough to simply be proud to be Caribbean,` said Persaud. `Now is the time to make history as we document this fact. In 2010, Caribbean nationals must be the new sought after bloc.` At 1:25 p.m., she joined Irie Jam radio on WVIP 93.5 FM in New York to urge listeners on that station to wave


Despite Recession, Ethnic Media Holds Ground

March 22, 2010



Black College Bus Tour Kicks Off In Atlanta

March 22, 2010



Students Question 'Failing' Status Of Their Schools

March 22, 2010



African American Focus At City University In NY Next Month

March 22, 2010



The Sentencing Project Launches "One-Of-A-Kind" Website

March 22, 2010



CBC CHAIRWOMAN LAUDS
HEALTHCARE BILL SIGNING

March 23, 2010



Awareness, Earlier Screening Key To Cancer Survival In Blacks

March 23, 2010



NAACP's Ben Jealous Talks About President Obama's Work So Far

March 23, 2010

Exclusive Interview


Urban Schooling Lecture In NYC: The Promise And The Peril

March 23, 2010

The consequences of low graduation rates, students’ lack of college-readiness, and the continual failure of schools to serve the poorest children have made it clear that the education system needs a change. However, efforts to improve our education challenges have been hindered by a sea of proposals based


Concern Over Lack Of Insurance Hinders Black Women From Seeking Treatment For Chronic Pain

March 23, 2010

Results of the December 2009 survey also indicate that communication barriers for women exist, but vary accordingly to ethnicity. For instance, black women in Philadelphia were notably more apt to believe that women are more inclined than men to share their ailments with their doctors and healthcare providers.


New Documentary Explores Black Immigrant Identities And Changing Social Dynamics

March 23, 2010

With millions migrating from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America to the United States over the last few decades, THE NEO-AFRICAN-AMERICANS explores how voluntary black immigration is transforming the "African-American" narrative. The U.S. Census Bureau reports three million foreign-born blacks in America


Navajo Activists Win Victory, Open Coal Talks To Public

March 23, 2010

For the first time, the Navajo tribal government would open to the public its negotiations with Peabody Energy over its royalty rates for coal extracted at Black Mesa’s


Black Physician Group To Discuss Impact Of Health Care Reform Legislation On Health Disparities

March 23, 2010

For minorities, low income families and individuals, disparities in access, quality of care and health outcomes have been all too common in the current health care system. Inadequate attention has been paid to racial inequality. Ignoring inequality exacerbates existing health care disparities. Health


Proposed Constitution Sparks Debate

March 23, 2010

The current constitution is set up so that of the 36 senate seats, one seat is delegated to each population of African-American, Latin-American and international students. Eliminating these designated seats would give minorities better opportunities to play larger roles in SGA, according to Jewell. "If you're African


La Raza Urges Senate To Act Quickly On Important Health Care Reform Bill Fixes

March 23, 2010



Black Marriage Day 2010 Celebrates Film Releases

March 23, 2010



Black Women Rock! Debuts in Detroit

March 23, 2010



Library Of Congress Acquires Dexter Gordon Collection of Jazz

March 23, 2010

Considered one of the world’s greatest tenor saxophonists, jazz legend Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was once quoted


Immigration Sit-In Results In Sit-Down With RNC Chairman Steele

March 23, 2010



National NOW Conference Set For Boston In July

March 23, 2010



Film Delves Into Immigration Reform’s
"Grand Bargain"

March 23, 2010



University Of Virginia Conference To Examine Media, Democracy And Diversity

March 23, 2010



Minority Owned Auto Dealership Gaining Ground

March 23, 2010



King Of Pop Focus Of Notre Dame Symposium

March 23, 2010



Grassroots Effort Pushes Boycott Of Puerto Rican Rum Giant

March 23, 2010



Last Malcolm X Assassin Is Paroled

March 23, 2010



Attorney Retraces Steps Taken In Civil Rights Work

March 23, 2010



White Supremacist Group Charged With Making Grenades, Selling Guns

March 23, 2010



Congressional Black Caucus To Examine Haitian Recovery Tomorrow

March 23, 2010



Hillary Clinton Mourns Passing Of Arkansas Civil Rights Pioneer

March 23, 2010



Feds Beef-Up Civil Rights Effort In Arizona

March 23, 2010



UNCF To Host Digital Confab For Minorities

March 23, 2010



Harlem's New Political Elite

March 23, 2010



Minority Scientists Discouraged from Pursuing STEM Careers, National Survey Shows

March 23, 2010



Asian Rights Group Responds To Texas Board Of Ed Exclusion of Japanese Americans

March 23, 2010



Hispanic Media Join Census Efforts

March 23, 2010



U.S. Hispanic Chamber Launches Small Business Alliance

March 24, 2010

The USHCC and Visa will also work together to develop acceptance solutions for USHCC merchants, especially smaller players with sales up to $1 million, to ensure that they have access to best-available interchange rates and other acceptance solutions from Visa. "Our card acceptance partnership with Visa will


Hispanic Association To Pelosi: Don't Betray The Latino Community!

March 24, 2010

We respectfully demand that you use the full weight of your office to redouble the House's efforts on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and to set aside


Asian Activist League Speaks Out On The Health Care Bill Impact It's Community

March 24, 2010

Besides the main areas of reform such as eliminating discrimination against preexisting conditions, closing the Medicare Part-D Drug coverage donut hole, allowing youth to be covered by their parents until their 26th birthday, and more preventative care measures, the following are measures in the bill that


NEW REPORT: Implementing The Repeal Of 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' Can Be Accomplished Quickly

March 24, 2010

The Center for American Progress has released a new report that outlines why implementing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” can be accomplished quickly and would require few changes in military regulations and practices. CAP’s analysis found that most existing regulations are already neutral with respect to sexual


'Soundtrack For A Revolution' Puts A Fresh Spin On Civil Rights Story

March 24, 2010

The story of the documentary "Soundtrack for a Revolution" -- that is, the story of the American Civil Rights struggle -- is by no means new to film. What is new, however, is the context in which directors Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman tell it. More accurately, it's the way they sing it. Wylcef Jean, in a scene from


CDC Releases Study On Children With Sickle
Cell Disease

March 24, 2010

The first national estimate on the health status of children with sickle cell disease revealed that black children with sickle cell disease are more likely to


URBAN LEAGUE LAYS OUT
$168 BILLION JOB PLAN

March 24, 2010



30 Years After Hispanic Archbishop's Murder, Group Calls For Truth

March 24, 2010



Gloria Estefan Announces March 'In Support
Of Freedom'

March 24, 2010



Harlem Children's Zone Manager To Present Lecture At Indiana U Black Culture Center

March 24, 2010



Bowie State To Receive $100,000 Walmart Minority Student Success Award

March 24, 2010



Black Former FCC Commissioner To Lead Media Advocate Group

March 24, 2010



ACLU To Appeal Judge's Ruling In Prop 8 Challenge

March 24, 2010



Minorities Partner To Reduce Unemployment And Build National Security

March 24, 2010



Case Against Sharpton Kin To Be Dropped

March 24, 2010



Health Care Reform We Can All Believe In

March 24, 2010

“When President Obama signed legislation enabling millions to gain access to health insurance, he achieved a milestone that eluded seven previous presidents,” says Black Enterprise Magazine Founder & Publisher Earl G. Graves Sr.


GA. ACLU Alleges Racial Profiling Of Hispanics In New Report

March 24, 2010



Asian Social Justice Organization Teams Up With Census Week Of Action Campaign

March 24, 2010



CBC Holds Forum On "The Road To Recovery"
In Haiti

March 24, 2010



Minority Rights Group: President Obama And Congress Come To Aid Of Minority Families

March 24, 2010



Native American Diabetes Rate More Than Double National Average

March 24, 2010



Top Rated TV Programs Among African Americans

March 24, 2010



Equality Group Highlights Upcoming Events

March 24, 2010



Educator To Discuss Tracing Native American Roots At Furman Lecture

March 24, 2010



Hispanic Business Leaders Push For Inclusion

March 24, 2010

"HACR's Symposium participants represent the most recognized and highly respected Fortune 500 companies," saidCarlos F. Orta, president and chief executive officer of HACR. "We're proud to bring these outstanding individuals together for the common goal of exploring the present and future role of Hispanics


New Web Presence On The Life And Times Of Black Pioneer Shirley Chisholm

March 24, 2010



Black Inaugural Poet To Deliver Simmons
College Commencement

March 24, 2010



Rep. Artur Davis Seeks To Become Alabama's First Black Governor

March 25, 2010

Rep. Artur Davis, long regarded as one of the most promising of a younger generation of black politicians that has emerged over the past decade, took a bold stance this week as he seeks to become the first African American governor of Alabama: distancing himself from the biggest legislative achievement


African-American Churches Partner With U.S. Census Bureau

March 25, 2010

Faith-based partners have been working alongside the U.S. Census Bureau with a two-pronged goal. The first is to ease fears that the census is a way for the federal government to gain access to their private lives. And the second is to raise awareness that increased participation in the census brings more


Hepatitis C Treatment Less Effective In Urban Minority Patients

March 25, 2010



California Man Convicted Of Federal Hate Crime For Race-Motivated Assault

March 25, 2010



Attitudes About Breastfeeding Explains Disparities Among Black Women

March 25, 2010



Latino Information Group President: Major Health Insurance Reform Benefits 98% Of Hispanic Businesses

March 25, 2010

This crisis in affordable health insurance is also evident in the 9 percent drop from 68 to 59 percent in employer sponsored insurance coverage among small businesses from 2000-2007, and this trend has only worsened in the current economy. Due to rising costs, over the past two years, half of small businesses that


Study Examines The Impact Of "Going Green" On The Latino Community

March 25, 2010



New Survey Of Corporate Hiring: Black And Latino Executives Falling Further Behind

March 25, 2010

"Despite the advance of widely publicized corporate diversity programs since we last surveyed them five years ago, lingering myths


Chicago Urban League Brings Education, Economic Empowerment To The Forefront At Summit

March 25, 2010



Rutgers Begin Women's Political Outreach Program

March 25, 2010

Under the grant, CAWP will expand its successful Ready to Run bipartisan recruitment and training program for women in three targeted states, Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico, who are interested in holding elected and appointed office. A unique aspect of the program is a Diversity Initiative designed to


NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TAPS FORMER CONGRESSMAN AS NEW LEADER

March 25, 2010



Spring Shutdown Of Haiti Relief Effort Shows FCC Needs To Protect Text Messaging

March 25, 2010



HUD News: Housing Authorities Meet Critical Recovery Act Deadline

March 25, 2010



Asian Immigrants More Likely To Die Of Breast Cancer Than U.S.-Born Asians

March 25, 2010



Obama 'No Child' Redo To Focus On Helping Failing Schools

March 25, 2010

Turn the school into a charter, “Turnaround”: Replace the principal and at least half the teaching staff; Transformation” replace the principal and reward effective teachers. District spokesperson Linda Bardere says the charter school option is off the table. “The turnaround model and transformation model are


What Does Obama’s Health Reform Mean
For Minorities?

March 25, 2010



After March, Immigrants Gear Up For Next Rally

March 25, 2010



MALDEF, ACLU Win In Court Over Anti-
Immigrant Ordinance

March 25, 2010



New Documentary Series "Afro-Latinos, The Untaught Story" Begins With Web Launch

March 25, 2010



Stevie Wonder's Son To Judge For Unity Diaspora Coalition Census Poster Competition

March 25, 2010

The National Coalition's UDC is sponsoring the competition in cities where they have Census activities on the ground working to decrease the undercount, dennis, mckinley, mumtaz ekow morris, unity diaspora coalition, civic, participation


Contributions Of Black People To Classical Music Subject of Talk In NY

March 25, 2010



President Requests $2.8 Billion Amendment To Budget For Haiti Relief

March 25, 2010



Chairwoman Lee Voices Support Of Disaster Relief And Summer Jobs Act

March 25, 2010



Civil Rights Forum Features ACLU Director

March 25, 2010



Jesse Jackson To Push For More $$$ For Mass Transit

March 25, 2010

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson will join ATU International President Warren S. George at a rally in support of public transit, from 9:30 – 11:00 am, Saturday, March


US To Probe New Black Panther Party

March 25, 2010



Urban Women Worldwide Share Health Problems

March 25, 2010



Amnesty International Warns: Haiti's Response Must Include Protection From Sexual Violence

March 25, 2010



Latino Education Summit Monday

March 26, 2010

Watch Here Live
Latino Education and Advocacy Day Summit
From California State University-San Bernardino
8AM-8PM PST


Women In Finance Symposium Monday Live From White House

March 26, 2010

WATCH LIVE STREAM RIGHT HERE
Monday 10AM - 2PM EST


Hip-Hop Artist And Actor Common To Present MLK Memorial Lecture

March 26, 2010

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common will give the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Association of Black


Census Chief Apologizes For 'Negro’ Category

March 26, 2010

A female caller posed this question: “I am black. I did not appreciate the black, the African-American, and Negro. … I do not like that…. It really hurt my feelings … that to me is racist.” Mr. Groves, who has dealt with the ‘Negro’ designation before, apologized once again, explaining that before the 2000 Census began, there


Jesse Jackson To Attend Rally/Transit Summit At Rainbow PUSH Saturday

March 26, 2010

Jefferson and Jackson met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in Washington, D.C., last week where they outlined the union's position and recent concessions that amounted to a cost savings of well over a billion dollars to CTA. Local 241 will also address HR 2746 (sponsored by Rep. Russ Carnahan)


Chicago Youth Meet On Violence

March 26, 2010

Planned, organized, and led by youth, the annual Little Village Youth Forum has evolved into a major gathering of activists and community organizations working to address the issue of violence in Chicago. The third annual forum this Saturday will feature CPS chief Ron Huberman speaking along with a panel of


Latino Voters Poised To Make Their Mark On 2010 Elections

March 26, 2010

According to a new poll and updated analysis by America’s Voice and America’s Voice Education Fund, Latino voters are poised to play a


California State University Convenes National Minority Access Study

March 26, 2010

The Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, (civilrightsproject.ucla.edu) a national research center on issues of civil rights and equal opportunity in American society, has been actively researching issues of college access since it was founded at Harvard University 14 years ago, producing five books


American Indian Actor And Activist Honored At Haskell Film Festival

March 26, 2010

The 70-year-old first came to the public's attention in the 1970s as a leader of the American Indian Movement, taking part in many of the decade's most prominent national


Unionization Substantially Improves The Pay And Benefits Of Immigrant Workers, Report Shows

March 26, 2010



Medical Leaders Advocate For Minorities With Mental Health Issues

March 26, 2010



New National Poll: People Of Faith Support Immigration Reform

March 26, 2010



The Census Search For Hard To
Count Communities

March 26, 2010



New Orleans PD Scrutiny Unmatched In Nation, Justice Department Official Says

March 26, 2010



Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Highlights Museum Grand Opening

March 26, 2010



Civil Rights Coalition: Students Of Color Deserve Effective Teachers

March 26, 2010



Joint Report: Broadband Plan Isn't Bold Enough For Rural And Urban Areas

March 26, 2010



NAACP Legal Defense Fund Supports U of Texas’s Efforts To Promote Diversity

March 26, 2010



WHITE HOUSE TAKES AIM AT FORECLOSURE CRISIS

March 26, 2010



New TV Ad Campaign Shows Continued Momentum For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

March 26, 2010



National Broadbrand Plan Promises Native American Inclusion

March 26, 2010



Medical Schools Partner To Tackle Barriers To Minority Participation In Cancer Clinical Trials

March 26, 2010



Minority And Women Owned Businesses Get A Boost In New York

March 26, 2010



2010 Broad Prize For Urban Education Finalists To Be Announced Next Week

March 26, 2010



Death Threats & Nooses: Healthcare Reform Spurs More Hate

March 26, 2010



HUD Releases Study On Cost Of First-
Time Homelessness

March 26, 2010



New Political Show From Hispanic Perspective Hits The Airwaves

March 26, 2010



DC African American Business Leader Co-Chairs Leukemia Ball Saturday

March 26, 2010



Women In Finance Symposium TODAY Live From White House

March 29, 2010

WATCH LIVE STREAM RIGHT HERE
Monday 10AM - 2PM EST


Latino Education Summit Today

March 29, 2010

Watch Here Live
Latino Education and Advocacy Day Summit
From California State University-San Bernardino
8AM-8PM PST


Stigma Keeps Some Latinos From Depression Treatment

March 29, 2010

While it might not be surprising that Latinos stigmatize mental illness, “like many things, it’s all anecdotes and innuendo until you do something more solid, like a


Minority Children Get Short End Of Stick In Health Care World

March 29, 2010

“There’s never been a piece of research like this where we say, ‘Let’s just look at all the disparities, and see what they are, how pervasive they are and which domains they fall into’,” he said. “The severity, the extent and the pervasiveness were not known. I think there’s a lack of recognition of the problem, and


Survey Results Show More Than A Quarter Of Hispanic Youth Drink Alcohol

March 29, 2010

More than a quarter of youth aged 12-20 (27.6 percent) drank alcohol in the past month, according to a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services


Economic Recession Negatively Impacting Hispanic Boomers

March 29, 2010

The current economic recession has forced many Hispanics age 45+ to cope by making increasingly difficult decisions that may impact their long-term health and financial security, according to a new survey by AARP, in collaboration with the National Hispana Leadership Institute and impreMedia. In


SC Trustee Diversity Law Not Always Used For Minorities

March 29, 2010

Members of the Legislative Black Caucus have threatened to “educate” athletes recruited to USC about the impending minority makeup of the board, hoping to dissuade them from attending the school. Gov. Mark Sanford appointed Moody to the 20-member USC board last year, replacing Sam Foster


Racial Barriers Fall As Darrell Wallace Jr. Wins In NASCAR's East Tour

March 29, 2010

Don't even bother asking him to digest the historical aspect of his victory in the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, where Wallace became the NASCAR


New Book Offers Blueprint For Transforming Dropout Factories Into High Achieving Schools

March 29, 2010

The social net for high school dropouts is gone forever. When the manufacturing base in the U.S. was strong, a young man could drop out of high school and safely land at a factory with an $18 an hour job


U Of Tennessee Appoints First Black Dean

March 29, 2010



MINORITY MEDIA CONFRONTS RIGHT WING RHETORIC, VIOLENCE

March 29, 2010



In Detroit Schools, All The News Isn't Negative

March 29, 2010



Too Few Diversity Dollars On Madison Avenue

March 29, 2010



Civil Rights 'Godmother' Resting In DC Hospital

March 29, 2010



African American Organizations To Launch Annual Online Silent Auction

March 29, 2010



Ethnic Museums Bring Diversity To The
American Story

March 29, 2010



Vanderbilt, Fisk Collaborate To Get More Minorities Science Doctorates

March 29, 2010



Anglican Peace And Justice Network Addresses Human Rights For Women, Children, Migrants

March 29, 2010



Archeologists Set To Return Remains Of 1,400 Indians To Tribes

March 29, 2010



Steele Declines To Sign DNC 'Joint
Civility Statement'

March 29, 2010



Louisiana Justice Institute Joins Struggle Against Illegal Race-Based Coup

March 29, 2010



Indian Health Care Improvement Act
Made Permanent

March 29, 2010



Donor Countries Urged To Support The
Haitian Government

March 29, 2010



Mississippi Businesses Invited To Join Business Development Mission To South America

March 29, 2010



New Report Examines Immigrants, African Americans And The Struggle For Civil Rights

March 29, 2010



"Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses
In US" Announced

March 29, 2010



Barbara Lee Joins Congressional Delegation
To Haiti

March 29, 2010



Give "Teeth" To President Obama’s No Abortion Funding Executive Order Urges Dr. Alveda King

March 29, 2010



Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Plot Against Blacks, Obama

March 30, 2010



Asians Find Phila. Schools An Unexpected Experience

March 30, 2010

His school would be a place of learning and knowledge, where students helped one another achieve. Chen arrived here from China in August and enrolled at South Philadelphia High School the next month. On Dec. 3, he was attacked in the lunchroom during a daylong assault on Asian students by groups


Indians Try To Keep Cases Away From High Court

March 30, 2010

The Tribal Supreme Court Project is part of the Tribal Sovereignty Protection Initiative and was formed in 2001 in response to a series of negative decisions affecting tribal sovereignty in the mid-1990s, according to Guest. "We had a winning percentage from 2001 to 2005 but now we're back to a situation where we are zero for five," he said. There is a


Truancy Arrests Of Parents Sow Fear

March 30, 2010

Students classified as "Hispanic" or "Latino" are more than 50 percent of enrollment at Orland schools, and about 58 percent at Fairview Elementary where


STEM Curriculum Developed for Tribal Colleges

March 30, 2010

Typically, tribal colleges have limited resources and may employ only one science instructor, says Mitchell. By making use of existing “cyber infrastructure,” schools can share expertise already present at other colleges without spending more money. “We use internet tools such as Facebook and YouTube that the


Asian American International Film Festival Launches National Tour

March 30, 2010

Asian CineVision announced today that they will present the Asian American International Film Festival (AIFF) National Tour in Bergenfield, New Jersey. As part of the event, four feature-length films from across the globe will be screened at the newly renovated Clearview Cinemas' Bergenfield Cinema 5


Ricky Martin Comes Out

March 30, 2010

"His decision to model this kind of openness and honesty can lead to greater acceptance for countless gay people in U.S., in Latin America and worldwide."


EDUCATION BILL EASES FINANCIAL BURDEN FOR MINORITIES

March 30, 2010



Prohibition Of Menthol Products
Gains Support

March 30, 2010

Menthols have been targeted to communities of color, which often bear a disproportionate burden of tobacco-related disease. As far back as the 1940's the tobacco industry has targeted the marketing of menthol cigarettes to minority racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans and Hispanics. A ban on menthol will very likely reduce smoking rates


Puerto Rico TV To Broadcast 2010 Major
League Baseball

March 30, 2010



Janet Jackson Set To Perform At Essence Awards

March 30, 2010



Message Of Unity Marches Through Los Angeles

March 30, 2010



Hispanic Media Dispel H1N1 Myths In Texas
Border Towns

March 30, 2010



Labor Department Works To Strengthen Hispanic Worker Initiative

March 30, 2010



US And Canada Sign Agreement To Improve Quality Of Life Of Native Americans

March 30, 2010



Researchers Speak Out On Controversial Diversity Vote In Wake County

March 30, 2010



Arbitron Keeps Working On Young Minority Demos

March 30, 2010



National Urban League: Mortgage Modification A Step In The Right Direction

March 30, 2010



MALDEF And ACLU Win Permanent Injunction Of Third Farmers Branch Anti-Immigrant Ordinance

March 30, 2010



Women Breaking The Glass Ceiling

March 30, 2010



Lawyers’ Committee Lauds President Obama’s EEOC Appointments

March 30, 2010



'The Wire’ Co-Creator, Writer Ed Burns To Headline ACLU Meeting

March 30, 2010

Ed Burns, who drew on more than 20 years of experience as a Baltimore police detective and as an inner-city public school teacher to co-create and


Feds Take To The Airwaves To Get Vital Health Info To Spanish Speakers

March 30, 2010



American Red Cross Announces Spending Plan for Relief and Recovery In Haiti

March 30, 2010



Reform Immigration For America Asks ICE: Who's In Charge?

March 30, 2010



Outreach To First-Generation Immigrants Succeeding, Needs Improvement

March 30, 2010



The Folly Of Repealing Birthright Citizenship

March 30, 2010



Open Letter From National Urban League

March 30, 2010



Haitians Say Jobs Key To Recovery

March 30, 2010



Hispanic Advertising Industry Stunned By Home Depot

March 31, 2010

"While we support the great work and six-year relationship The Vidal Partnership had with The Home


USC Study Shows "Historic Decline Of CA Immigration"

March 31, 2010

USC demographics professor Dowell Myers is releasing a study that outlines a historic drop in the state of California’s immigrant population: For the first time in half a century the percentage of foreign-born residents in the state is actually declining. The estimates, which are being released as the official


NAACP To To Celebrate Unveiling Of African Renaissance Monument

March 31, 2010

Under the auspices of President Abdoulaye Wade, the events will focus on the future of Africa and place particular emphasis on how all African states can work together to foster and support the economic, cultural, social and political well-being of the entire continent. At the heart of this vision are the United Nation’s


Tavis Smiley To Provide Financial Literacy Workshops

March 31, 2010

As American consumers begin to emerge from the Great Recession, they are hungry for financial insight and guidance to help rebuild


New Report Shows Deportation Of Lawful Immigrant Parents Harms Well-Being of U.S. Children

March 31, 2010

The U.S. has deported the lawful immigrant parents of nearly 88,000 citizen children in just a decade, according to a new report released today from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Davis law schools. The report, In the Child’s Best Interest?, finds that forced removal of


Human Rights Campaign On "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell":The Time For Repeal Is Now

March 31, 2010

“We were proud when the President stood before the American people and declared in his State of the Union that it is time to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ If he’s going to uphold that commitment, however, he


Groups Call for Respect for Human Rights to Guide Haiti Donors’ Conference

March 31, 2010

The much-anticipated Conference brings together governments from around the world to announce their pledges of aid and discuss the future of assistance to Haiti. The team of organizations has issued a list of concrete recommendations for donor states, outlining a rights-respecting approach to aid delivery in


New Survey Seeks To Stir Interest In Black Male Commissions

March 31, 2010



Black Churches Set To Take Part In
Cancer Campaign

March 31, 2010



PEW Releases New Demographic And Economic Data On Hispanics By State

March 31, 2010



HUD Program Promotes Self-Sufficiency

March 31, 2010



Reform Group: Effective Leadership, Major Review Needed At ICE

March 31, 2010



Black Caucus: Education Bill "Tackles
Twin Burdens"

March 31, 2010



Washington University To Hold Week Long Celebration Of Women And Minorities

March 31, 2010



Jesse Jackson Launches National "Keep America Moving" Transit Campaign

March 31, 2010

Across the nation, financially strapped public transit systems are cancelling routes and cutting hours of operation, while raising fares. These cutbacks are creating an


US Films Nominated For African Movie
Academy Awards

March 31, 2010

Founded by Nigerian filmmaker Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima, recipient of the 2010 PAFF/Africa Channel Visionary Award, with 53 countries competing in 24 categories, the AMAA's are an annual celebration of the brightest and the best in African filmmaking and the largest gathering of filmmakers across the African


CA Muni Violence Due To Interracial Tensions

March 31, 2010



Report Shows Recession Worsening For Minorities

March 31, 2010



Top Rated Programs Among African Americans

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