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Afro-Flow Tour Partners With Cancer Society For Nationwide Tour

May 03, 2010

The Ethiopian-born MIKE-E developed the musical concept AfroFlow (flowing from Africa), which recognizes the uplifting indigenous roots of Hip-hop, Soul, R & B, Blues, Rock and other forms of music. The Tour’s innovative and captivating performances have a powerful interactive component. “We don’t


Advocates Call For Education Reforms

May 03, 2010

In a hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, representatives from the Higher Achievement programand other education reform organizations highlighted programs that are critical to meeting the dynamic needs of students in public education. Lynsey Wood Jefferies, executive


Latino Children Feel Weight Of Recession

May 03, 2010

Four-year-old Camila is one of the children who worried Casalegno. She was showing signs of moodiness and preferred being


Princeton Civil Rights Review Continues Under Obama Administration

May 03, 2010

The Princeton investigation focused on claims of bias against Asian-American students in the admission process. Jian Li, a Chinese-American student with perfect SAT scores, was waitlisted and then rejected by Princeton in 2006. He filed a federal civil-rights complaint, arguing that Princeton imposed higher


Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Speaks At Kent State Tonight

May 03, 2010

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Black Students Subjected To Racism Online More Than Whites

May 03, 2010

“To their friends, they would express mild approval of the party photos or just not discuss race,” Tynes said. “But in


Hispanic Consumers: Not All The Same

May 03, 2010



Nielsen Seeks Input From Minority Markets

May 03, 2010



Hispanic Television Summit Slated For September In NY

May 03, 2010



CENSUS DISCRIMINATING MINORITIES?

May 03, 2010



Drexel Study: Minority Children Feel Psychological Stress Of Racism

May 03, 2010



CA Housing Groups Awarded Millions To
Fight Discrimination

May 03, 2010



AIDS Drug Assistance Program In Crisis

May 03, 2010



$10 Million Award In Native American Assistance

May 03, 2010



Human Rights Movement Expresses Disappointment Over "DADT" Setback

May 03, 2010



House Passes Bill To Honor Slain Civil
Rights Workers

May 03, 2010



Hispanics Urge GOP To Join Immigration Reform

May 03, 2010

“Senator Reid and his colleagues are moving to refocus the debate to comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. We will fully review the framework to determine whether it meets the pressing and critical issues affecting the Latino undocumented residents,” said Lillian Rodriguez-López, Chair, NHLA


Black And Other Maryland Schools To Sign Health Care Pact

May 03, 2010



National Urban League Suspends Consideration Of Phoenix As Conference Site

May 03, 2010



New Mexico Issues Warning To Those
Going To Arizona

May 03, 2010



New UCLA, UC Research Highlights Experiences Of Youth In Poverty

May 03, 2010

Much of the research on students and poverty has focused on students as a monolithic group, ignoring the differences in barriers and opportunities across various subcultures. To better understand poor students and why reforms to help them are inadequate, researchers from UCLA, other UC


Charter Schools And Segregation

May 03, 2010



Rights Of Passage Event To Focus On Integration

May 03, 2010



Minority Journalists Unhappy Over Boston
Herald's Images

May 03, 2010



Haitians Hope For Humanitarian Aid

May 03, 2010



10 States Call For "Copycat" AZ Immigration Law

May 03, 2010

First out of the gate to actually introduce a bill was South Carolina. Along with 20 co-sponsors, Rep. Eric Bedingfield, a Republican, introduced a bill April 29 that, like Arizona’s, requires law enforcement officials to check individuals’ immigration status. Some of the language in the South Carolina bill, which was posted


Decision Comes In ACLU Indian Vote Lawsuit

May 03, 2010



Magic Johnson To Dedicate New FL AIDS Healthcare Center

May 03, 2010



Congressman Hastings Leads Panel
On Homelessness

May 03, 2010



Latino Children Excel In Classroom Despite Poverty Woes

May 03, 2010



Alvin Ailey Begins National Tour Next Month

May 03, 2010



Black Infants At Increased Risk From Tobacco Smoke Exposure

May 04, 2010

Low levels of prenatal tobacco smoke exposure are associated with a higher risk of developmental problems for African American children than white children, according to new research from Cincinnati


Teens In South Getting Too Little Vitamin D

May 04, 2010

Researchers measured vitamin D levels in 559 African-American and white adolescents between 14 and 18 in Augusta, Ga., which gets plenty of sunlight year-round


Black Community Fears Nuclear Reactors Could Spell Environmental Injustice

May 04, 2010

"After looking at environmental injustices over the past 30 years I can't help but question why these reactors are being built in Burke County," says Dr.


Bullock's Adoption Of Black Baby Stirs Debate

May 04, 2010

When Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock appeared on the cover of People magazine with her newly adopted African-American baby, the image stirred discussion in the black community and on blogs aimed at that readership. "We have a poll up right now on the site that asks a question about interracial


Medgar Ever's Widow Speaks Out

May 04, 2010

Myrlie Evers-Williams, wife of slain prominent Mississippian civil rights leader Medgar Evers, speaks out against use of the n-word by all Americans, but especially Black


Diabetes Indicator Deceptively High In Black Children

May 04, 2010

Researchers at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and Children's Hospital of New Orleans have found that there is a major difference in the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) response to blood glucose between African-American and Caucasian children with diabetes. HbA1c is the main test used to monitor


Activists Want AZ Law Invalidated

May 04, 2010

Today, Arizona officials, labor, business, human rights and faith leaders will meet at 2:45pm with Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to discuss the concrete actions that the Department of Justice will take to invalidate Arizona's new immigration


Healthcare Special Targets Hispanic Community

May 04, 2010



Major Hispanic Conference Gathers Top Companies In Latino Marketing

May 04, 2010



Pregnant And Parenting Young Latinas Face Discrimination

May 04, 2010



Black Faith Leaders To Sign Immigration
Reform Covenant

May 04, 2010



BLACK NYC HERO HONORED

May 04, 2010



NY State Votes To Increase Cap On
Charter Schools

May 04, 2010



Cherokee Nation Calling Out For Artifacts

May 04, 2010



New Data Reveal: HIV Hammering Black Gay And Bisexual Men

May 04, 2010



NAACP Claims Racism In Ousting Of Judge

May 04, 2010



Congressional Black Caucus Pushes Youth Summer Jobs Program

May 04, 2010



D.C. Group Plans Jobs Plan Protest

May 04, 2010



Low Income Entrepreneurs Program Provides Access To Funding

May 04, 2010



Arizona Dumped Racial Profiling Back On The Nation’s Table

May 04, 2010



Minorities Blame Big Banks

May 04, 2010

When consumer activists protesting Wells Fargo’s record on home mortgages gathered recently at Justin Herman Plaza, they brought with them a black coffin topped by yellow tulips. But the coffin didn’t contain a body. Organizers said it was meant to represent the depths of the recession and the extent of the


Doctor Still Not Giving Much Healthy Eating Advice To Blacks

May 04, 2010



Research Team Discovers Genetics Of Latinos Influenced By Diverse Ancestries

May 04, 2010



National Institutes Of Health Award $10.24M For Latina Breast Cancer Research

May 04, 2010

The Hutchinson Center is among 10 institutions nationwide to receive funding as part of the NIH Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program, which is launching a major new effort to understand and address inequities associated with two leading causes of death in the United States: cancer


3 Day Minority Business Conference Begins
In Michigan

May 04, 2010



Johnson Family Patriarch To Be Given Ford Freedom Award

May 04, 2010



Chicago: Minority, Women Owned Businesses To Get Boost At Expo

May 04, 2010



Black Fraternity Pulls Convention From AZ

May 04, 2010



May 05, 2010

 



Tea Party Groups Battling Perceptions Of Racism

May 05, 2010

"We don't want the worst elements to take this over," said Brendan Steinhauser, campaign director for FreedomWorks, a national group that helps coordinate tea party activists. "If they do, the tea party loses independents, it loses moderates, it loses people who don't tolerate this. Being a racist is one of the worst


Use Of Asthma Medications Drops For
Blacks, Hispanics

May 05, 2010



Rev. Jackson And Local Ministers Place Continued Focus On Gun Violence

May 05, 2010

With gun violence plaguing the city of Chicago and city officials debating the issue of calling on the National Guard to


Males Dominate Alcohol Abuse Treatment Among Hispanics

May 05, 2010

There are pronounced differences in substance use patterns between Mexican–American women and men


Henry Louis Gates' Dangerously Wrong
Slave History

May 05, 2010



Black, Poor Abortion Numbers On The Rise

May 05, 2010

Aside from poverty, little changed in the profile of women obtaining abortions between 2000 and 2008. A broad cross section of U.S.


Postal Service Resumes International Mail To Haiti

May 05, 2010



Execs Prosper While Employees Get Food Stamps

May 05, 2010

Based on SEIU analysis, many Sodexo workers qualify for the three, largest federal anti-hunger programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as the Food Stamp Program); the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and the


Black Girls Receive Better Care In ER

May 05, 2010

Emergency department physicians are more likely to document sexual histories of black adolescent girls with symptoms


Lupus Awareness On The Rise In Black Women

May 05, 2010

Twenty-two percent of 18-44 year old women in the United States reported hearing more about lupus compared to a year ago, according to a national online survey released today by the Ad Council. In an effort to further engage minority women, who are at the greatest risk for lupus, the U.S. Department of


RECESSION THREATENS BLACKS

May 05, 2010



ACLU: Civil Unions Unequal To Marriage

May 05, 2010

According to a statement from the ACLU of New Jersey, the courts have allowed legislatures to enact separate systems of rights for minorities, but the ACLU contends that judges have always struck down


Latino Coalition Pushes Business Forward During Economic Summit In DC

May 05, 2010



PGA Minority Collegiate Championship
Starts Thursday

May 05, 2010



Professor Honored For Inner-City
Work, Dedication

May 05, 2010



NOW: Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell Military Policy

May 05, 2010



CA Supreme Court Weighing Minority
Preference Ban

May 05, 2010



2-Day Minority Entrepreneur Conference
Begins Today

May 05, 2010



Black Hopefuls Pick This Year In G.O.P. Races

May 05, 2010



Magic Johnson Dedicates New AIDS Clinic In FL

May 05, 2010



Cherokee Nation To Break Ground On Prison Restoration Project

May 05, 2010



Lawyers’ Committee Hosts Discussion And Book Signing With "The New Jim Crow" Author

May 05, 2010



Ousted SCLC Officers Fight To Regain Control

May 05, 2010



Conference Addresses US Families Living
In Poverty

May 05, 2010



American Bar: Moving Forward In AZ

May 05, 2010



Top Rated TV Programs Among Blacks

May 05, 2010



Addressing Mental Health And Trauma In Haiti

May 05, 2010



DOJ To Hire Prosecutors For Indian Country Cases

May 05, 2010



Black Professor Elected To Joint Center
Board Of Governors

May 05, 2010



Updated Population Data On Latino
Communities Released

May 05, 2010



Native Women At Risk For Sexual Violence

May 06, 2010

“The reproductive health risks seen among urban Indian women in this report and especially the youth bring up the history of reproductive rights abuses experienced by Native women in this country” said Ralph Forquera, Director of the Institute. “National Women’s Health Week, set for May 9 – 15, provides


Planned Parenthood Poll: Eight In Ten Women Say Birth Control Should Be Covered By Insurers

May 06, 2010

“The availability of the pill has literally reshaped the lives of women, men and families across the country and around the globe


Rev. Sharpton Promises Civil Rights-Styled Protests In Arizona

May 06, 2010

Sharpton, in a speech to an overflow crowd at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, said the first effort will be to overturn the law, set to take effect July 29, which requires police to question those who they have reasonable suspicion are in this country illegally. And foes of the law are asking President Obama to


Civil Rights Groups: We Must Act

May 06, 2010

Today, leading civil rights and labor organizations gathered at the headquarters of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, to call on people of conscience throughout the nation to join them in boycotting the state of Arizona. The


Yahoo Won't ID Its "Manager Of
Diversity Programs"

May 06, 2010

Asked whether that manager would be responding to the diversity questions, Davis said, "You are actually not going to hear from her. I spoke to her and we do not release


FCC Decision To Protect Consumers Hailed

May 06, 2010



Bowie State Receives Kresge Fellowship

May 06, 2010

The fellowship provides a senior member of the university community with education on green building and sustainability in higher education and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Dr. Karl B. Brockenbrough, Vice President for Administration and Finance, will represent Bowie State University in this


BIAS ON MADISON AVENUE

May 06, 2010



Minority CEOs Warn: "New Interchange Proposals Could Reduce Credit Availability"

May 06, 2010



Grassroots Organization Sends 'Message From Main Street’

May 06, 2010



National, State Leaders Convene To Raise Families Above Poverty Line

May 06, 2010



Female Columnist Receives Community Service Award From Black Journalists Group

May 06, 2010



New Orleans Mayor Seeks Federal Intervention

May 06, 2010



Pro Bono Immigration Help Offered For Haitians

May 06, 2010



National Low Income Housing Coalition Receives $5 Million Donation

May 06, 2010



Asian Group Honors It's Unsung Heroes

May 06, 2010



ACLU Report Details Violence And Abuse In LA County Jail System

May 06, 2010



Google And SBA Launch Online Partnership For Small Businesses

May 06, 2010



Colorado Minority Youth Disproportionately Tried As Adults

May 06, 2010

Lopsided percentages of young people charged as adults in Colorado courts appear to be ethic minority youth, an apparent bias rights activists suggest should be


Asian Americans Going 'Green'

May 06, 2010

The part Japanese American entrepreneur said she has a Baggu warehouse, factory and Brooklyn, N.Y.-based office. Baggu is now


Researchers Study HIV/AIDS Outreach To
D.C. Youth

May 06, 2010

The Grassroot Project is one of the first 501(c)(3) organization to be designed, initiated, and managed completely by NCAA Division I varsity athletes. It uses the platform and universal language of sports and the role model status of local student-athletes to engage youth in educational outreach about


NOW Celebrates 1st Place Primary Finish In NC

May 06, 2010



Focus On Black Stroke Awareness

May 06, 2010



Soledad O'Brien To Host Latino AIDS Gala

May 06, 2010



Author Discusses Ten Reasons Why Black People Should Not Take The HIV Tests

May 06, 2010



National Urban League Celebrating
100th Anniversary

May 06, 2010



CA Firm Takes Top Honors In Nationwide Inner City Business Competition

May 06, 2010



HBCU NFL Combine Organizers Want To Showcase Overlooked Talent

May 06, 2010



Unemployed To March On Washington

May 06, 2010



Top Brass: Diversity Strengthens U.S. Military

May 06, 2010



Black Leaders React To Census Criticism

May 06, 2010



Immigration Law Rattles Indian Studies Group

May 07, 2010



Black, Hispanic Congressmen Question Comcast/NBCU Diversity

May 07, 2010



U.S Mothers Want Education Before Children

May 07, 2010



Black Male Mentors Guide Youth To College
And Beyond

May 07, 2010



Negro College Fund Awards 75 Gates Millennium Scholarships In Atlanta

May 07, 2010



Republican Party And Black Advancement

May 07, 2010



Asian Americans Join Fight Against Arizona Law

May 07, 2010



Black Students Only Field Trip Sparks Controversy

May 07, 2010

An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close


Hispanic Bar Joins Boycott Of AZ

May 07, 2010

Following the Hispanic National Bar Association's ("HNBA") identification of several grave constitutional issues present within Arizona Senate Bill 1070 ("SB


Minority Teen Death Rate Climbs Higher Still

May 07, 2010

Each year from 1999 to 2006, the annual death rate for teenagers has averaged 49.5 deaths per 100,000 population. However, the risk of dying is not distributed evenly among all teenagers. Male teenagers are more likely to die than female teenagers at every single year of age from 12 to 19


AZ Grads Work To Improve Minority Library Access

May 07, 2010

The graduate program, run out of the UA's School of Information Resources and Library Science, works to boost the number of Hispanics and American


Transracial Adoptions: A 'Feel Good' Act Or No 'Big Deal'?

May 07, 2010

"White people adopt black kids to make themselves feel good... A black child needs black parents to raise it." "Maybe she adopted one because the blacks in the community wouldn't step forward and adopt?" "What's the big deal? If no white person ever adopted a black child, they'd be saying why don't white people adopt


Senator Blocks Emergency Funding For Black Farmers Settlement

May 07, 2010

"In the past few weeks I attended the funerals of two leading voices for Black farmers. These everyday heroes hoped that they would see justice for the decades of discrimination they and tens of thousands of their colleagues faced from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The discrimination impacted their


Black Astronaut Tells Grade Schoolers To Reach For The Stars

May 07, 2010

"It is critical that American students are prepared with the problem-solving skills and tools to tackle challenges they may face in the future. Providing them with a strong foundation in math and science education is imperative, and with The Dream Tour, I hope to inspire students to pursue studies and careers


BOOS FOR FCC DIGITAL PLAN

May 07, 2010



Race Card Being Played By All Sides

May 07, 2010



The Man Behind Arizona’s Immigration Law

May 07, 2010



Alliance Tackles Health Inequities And Professional Shortages

May 07, 2010



Social Context May Be A Better Indicator Of Obesity Disparities Than Race

May 07, 2010

“In a national sample not accounting for race differences in social context, black women had twice the chance of being obese as compared to white


Minority Corporate Counsel Association To Honor Diversity Initiatives

May 07, 2010



FBI Combats Border Corruption

May 07, 2010



Immigrant Advocates Applaud
Pardon Announcement

May 07, 2010



Minority Seniors Lack Financial Security‎

May 07, 2010



Barbara Lee Supports Home Star Jobs Bill

May 07, 2010



In Arizona, Al Sharpton Urges Civil Disobedience

May 07, 2010



Haitian And U.S. Schools Form Partnerships

May 07, 2010



Spelman Leadership And Women Of Color Conference Aims For Civility

May 07, 2010



Education Chairman Brings Peace To MLK Family

May 07, 2010



Attorneys Fees Holding Up Indian Land Settlement

May 07, 2010



Federal Law Protects Rights Of Tribal Children

May 07, 2010



Congresswoman Waters Requests FCC Public Hearings On Comcast-NBC Merger

May 10, 2010

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) is requesting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hold public hearings on the proposed Comcast Corporation merger with NBC


Study Finds Racial Pay Disparities Among Nurses

May 10, 2010

“It’s pretty well known there are salary disparities by race and ethnicity in the wider work force, but because nursing has been a field that has these cyclical shortages, a lot of people have regarded it as some place where minorities can expect a more level playing field because they are so badly needed.”


Asian Americans Live Well, Study Finds

May 10, 2010

The American Human Development Project (AHDP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit initiative that seeks to augment GDP as a national measure of economic well-being, today released the latest update to its pioneering American Human Development (HD) Index. The American HD Index uses official government data to


National Urban League: What You Need To Know About The State Of Urban Jobs

May 10, 2010

The black unemployment rate was unchanged at 16.5% as the participation rate held relatively steady – from 62.5% in March to 62.7% in April:  Unemployment rate for adult black men decreased (from 19% to 18%) while the unemployment rate for adult black women increased (from 12.4% to 13.7%)


Notre Dame Gets First Black Valedictorian

May 10, 2010

Earlier this spring, Katie Washington was one of three finalists vying to become the University of Notre Dame's senior class valedictorian. When it was her turn to be interviewed by the selection committee, she told members that the honor wasn't on her radar four years ago when she arrived on campus.


African American Digital Influence

May 10, 2010

African Americans are increasingly tech-savvy, according to a survey conducted earlier this year by BET Networks. African Americans spend 31 percent of their discretionary income, roughly $39 billion , on computers, cell phones, and other electronics. This is a higher percentage than other ethnicities, the report


School Program For Black Students Disbanded

May 10, 2010



KAGAN REACTION

May 10, 2010



Blacks, Youth Show More Trust In Government

May 10, 2010



Census Response From Native Americans Up

May 10, 2010



MALDEF Sends Open Letter To AZ Governor

May 10, 2010



Stroke Of Special Concern To Blacks

May 10, 2010



Foundation Sues To Collect Donations Meant To Attract Minority Businesses In FL

May 10, 2010



TX Team Captures Fourth PGA Minority
Championship Title

May 10, 2010



Tribal Leaders Rip Census Bureau Officials

May 10, 2010



$1 Million Raised For MLK Memorial

May 10, 2010

"Reaching our goal of one million dollars is a true testament of what can be accomplished when our employees and customers work together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy," Anderson said. "It is so appropriate and correct that we also honor the values of this great man." Several civil rights icons


Congressman Clyburn To Give Meharry Commencement Address

May 10, 2010



NYC Breaks Ground On $700 M Harlem Affordable Housing Project

May 10, 2010



Poll Shows Arizona Latinos Oppose New Law

May 10, 2010



California's Kids Fall Deeper Into
Poverty, Homelessness

May 10, 2010



Black Farmers Bias Suit Entangled In Party Politics

May 10, 2010



New Study Suggests Sickle Cell Disease May Affect Brain Function

May 10, 2010



Can The Republican Party Win The Black Vote?

May 10, 2010



More Blacks Go To College, But Graduation Lags

May 10, 2010



Kellogg Foundation Launches $75M Racial Healing Initiative Tomorrow

May 10, 2010



Blacks Take Over Suburbs

May 10, 2010

This report focuses on the major demographic forces transforming the nation and large metropolitan areas in the 2000s. In this sense, it


NCAA Scrutiny Helps Hasten Decline Of Tradition-Rich Black Prep School

May 11, 2010

The Laurinburg Institute, the oldest historically Black prep school in the country, is a shell of its former self these days. The tennis court has no net and is over-run with weeds. Behind it, a two-story dormitory sits forlornly, still unrepaired after an arsonist’s fire some years ago. Also boarded up is the school’s


S.C. Black Caucus Chairman: White Democrat Bashed Civil Rights Movement

May 11, 2010

“(Brown) said he wasn’t born during the civil rights era and ‘didn’t give a f*ck about that sh*t,’” said S.C. Black Caucus Leon Howard (D-Richland), paraphrasing remarks allegedly made by Brown. Two black lawmakers who attended the same meeting previously told FITS that Brown had said roughly the


Cincinnati Gears Up For Civil Rights Game

May 11, 2010

Baseball is the backdrop, but a celebration of diversity and the recognition of the struggle for equality will be front and center this weekend when the Gillette Civil


Minority Pre-Term Birth Rates Drop Slightly

May 11, 2010

Preterm rates were lower for births to women of all age groups under age 40 years in 2008 compared with 2006 (Figure 2). Rates declined by 3 to 5 percent among births to women under age 35 years, and by 2 percent for women 35–39 years. Changes for age groups 40–44 and 45–54 years were not statistically


Jesse Jackson: The Poor Need Help

May 11, 2010

“The first one (stimulus) was targeted toward the top,” assuming banks, financial institutions and others would use the money to bail out people and businesses at the bottom, said Jackson, a Greenville


Elena Kagan: What They're Saying

May 11, 2010

Here's a run-down of the reaction so far to the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. "She’s Got a Fantastic Resume


Alabama Civil Rights Murder Trial Delayed

May 11, 2010

It has been four decades since former Alabama state trooper James Bonard Fowler (pictured above) was indicted for the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson in 1965. Jackson had participated in a nighttime civil rights march. Violence erupted when authorities tried to halt the march. Historians and prosecutors say Jackson


Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

May 11, 2010

Galli alleged, “They said we could wear it on any other day, but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were


Hispanics May Be Losers In AZ Boycott

May 11, 2010



U.S. Olympic Committee Begins Minority Empowerment Program

May 11, 2010



Civil Rights Groups Say Officer's Actions
A Hate Crime

May 11, 2010



The Hidden Link To Black-White Disparities In Bad Birth Outcomes

May 11, 2010



Black, Rural Women To Be Target Of New Breast Cancer Research Program

May 11, 2010



Full-Day Preschool Found To Benefit Boys, Black Students More

May 11, 2010



Latino Coalition Celebrates Milestones

May 11, 2010



Activist Group Fights To Save
Community Hospital

May 11, 2010

"How else can you explain closing a great facility that is vitally needed by a predominantly poor and black population. But the difference between Mr. Onorato's promises and the plan he announced really calls into question who he is working for." SOCH intends to keep up the pressure until Mr. Onorato and UPMC


Lenny Kravitz To Headline Gulf Aid Benefit Concert

May 11, 2010



CBC Foundation Announces 40th
Legislative Conference

May 11, 2010



Report Reveals Key Factors To Latino
Immigrant Integration

May 11, 2010



Navajo Nation Commits To Green Economy

May 11, 2010



Study Links Poor Childhood Contributes To
Adult Disability

May 11, 2010



African Americans Raise Voices Against
Arizona Law

May 11, 2010



Urban Violence Renews Calls For Intervention

May 11, 2010



NY NAACP Sends Local Gifted Students To
National Comeptition

May 11, 2010



Asian Activist League Backs
Professor's Nomination

May 11, 2010



NAACP Pushes Back Against Tea Party

May 11, 2010



Harlem Dance Ensemble Performs At
International Festival

May 11, 2010



MINORITY SENIORS' PLIGHT

May 11, 2010



New Study Finds Racial Wealth Gap Quadrupled Since Mid-1980s

May 11, 2010



Lawmakers Fight For Who Gets To Count Inmates In Census

May 11, 2010



Arizona Immigration Law Could De Detrimental To Students, According To Researchers

May 12, 2010

A new Arizona law targeting ethnic studies classes could negatively affect students’ academic achievement and reverse academic gains made over the last several years, according to two Oregon State University researchers. Susan Meyers, assistant professor and director of writing in the English


Farm Workers Lose Jobs, Homes And Hope

May 12, 2010

According to the Westlands Water District, 240,000 out of roughly 600,000 acres of farmable land in western Fresno and Kings Counties sat idle in 2009, a result of less water being pumped from the Sacramento Delta south into the San Luis and Coalinga Canals that feed central valley farms. The outlook for 2010 is


Nelson Mandela Honored For Continuous Fight For Social Change And World Freedom

May 12, 2010

"Nelson Mandela embodies the potential in each of us to effect positive change, and Walden is proud to present this honorary degree to a legendary leader whose historic


White House Calls For Innovative Ideas To Empower Women And Girls

May 12, 2010

Recognizing what a truly innovative idea can do to promote social and human progress, the Office of Global Women's Issues of the U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, launched the Secretary's Innovation Fund for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, also known as the


HUD Awards Nearly $28 Million To Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency

May 12, 2010

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $27,947,749 in grants to public housing and non-profit agencies across the U.S. that will help public housing residents find employment that lead them toward economic independence. The funding will also link the elderly with supportive


Immigrant Crime Wave A Myth

May 12, 2010



Philanthropist Takes On Racial Wounds

May 12, 2010



Osteoporosis Screening Up Dramatically In Minority Women

May 12, 2010



National Rites Of Passage Unveils Strategy For Youth Development

May 12, 2010



LATINO EDUCATION CRISIS

May 12, 2010



Spelman College Begins 2 Day Women Of
Color Conference

May 12, 2010



Program Strives To Increase Minority College Enrollment In Western States

May 12, 2010



Website Highlights Catholic Church's Role In Immigration Support

May 12, 2010



History Of Negro League Before Jackie Robinson Chronicled

May 12, 2010

Before Jackie Robinson integrated major-league baseball in 1947, black and white ballplayers had been playing against one another for decades – even


Broadway Pitches In To Preserve Cultural Heritage Of Haiti

May 12, 2010



Morehouse College Among Winners In PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

May 12, 2010



Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Raises MS Awareness At Forum

May 12, 2010



Top Rated Programs Among African Americans

May 12, 2010



Evangelical Leaders Unite Over
Immigration Policy

May 12, 2010



Latino Couple Denied Marriage License Without Social Security Number

May 12, 2010



Prescription Costs Effect Hispanics Decisions In Seeking Care

May 12, 2010



Disparities Widen In The Use Of Asthma Meds

May 12, 2010



Civil Rights Division Head Stresses
Vigilance Is Needed

May 12, 2010



Shades Of Identity At FL's American Senior High

May 12, 2010

To them, black and white are more than just colors of skin. They are ways of speaking, dressing and acting. ``It's not to say that racism has gone away or disappeared,'' said Milagros Peña, a sociology professor at the University of Florida. ``It's that kids have different ideas about race and diversity, and are


Hispanic Professionals Host Leadership Conference In NYC

May 12, 2010



National Urban League Speaks Out On Gulf Coast Oil Spill

May 12, 2010



Mistrial Declared In Brooklyn Hate Crime Case

May 12, 2010



SCLC Members Ousted Amid Ongoing Battle

May 12, 2010



Study Finds Poorer Cognitive Performance Among Adults With Sickle Cell Anemia

May 12, 2010

The researchers found that after adjusting for age, sex, and education level, the SCA patients had statistically significant lower average nonverbal function scores than controls. The WAIS-III PIQ score was more than 1 standard deviation below the normative average for 33 percent of patients and 15


Verizon Wireless To Live Stream World
Cup Matches

May 12, 2010



Cyberdiscrimination In Dallas

May 13, 2010

It helps to be white if you are trying to rent an apartment in Dallas. At least those housing providers who advertise rental units on Craigslist clearly prefer to rent to white rather than African American or Hispanic households. According to real estate industry sources and a 2010 survey by the Pew Research


Black Professor Alleges Longtime Racial Bias

May 13, 2010

Dr. Morris Clark is alleging violations of state and federal law in a 63-page notice to CU that sets the stage for a lawsuit and asserts he is entitled to damages that "potentially exceed several million dollars." "It appears to be a continuous pattern," said Clark's attorney, Diane King. Clark was not available


Why Ending Marijuana Prohibition Is A Racial Justice Issue

May 13, 2010

The struggle to end America's disastrous war on drugs is a struggle for common sense, human rights and of course for racial justice. How could it not


Census Report Shows Higher Black Voting Turn Out In Southern States

May 13, 2010

The South was the only region in the country where the voting rate among blacks increased sizably from the 2004 election, from 59 percent to 66 percent. The West, Northeast and Midwest had smaller increases in black voting rates, but they did not represent a significant change, the Census said.


Economy Changes Hispanic's Attitude On
Financial Protection

May 13, 2010

"Hispanics are facing a paradigm shift," said Juan R. Job, corporate vice president and Hispanic Market manager for New York Life Insurance Company. "This growing segment of the population is re-thinking the way they view financial protection and what it means to be financially prepared. Certainly the financial crisis


Congresswoman Barbara Lee Joins Discussion On Offshore Drilling

May 13, 2010

“The GulfCoast oil spill is a clarion call to reevaluate our nation’s priorities,” Congressman John Garamendi said. “Do we want to continue drilling and


Study Finds Black Youth Most At Risk For STDs

May 13, 2010

Black young adults are more likely than are young adults from other racial/ethnic groups to have an STD. Twenty-one percent of black respondents tested positive for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and/or trichomoniasis, compared with 3 percent of white, 8 percent of Hispanic, and 6 percent of Asian


Apollo Legends Walk of Fame Unveils First Inductees

May 13, 2010

The Apollo Theater’s new Walk of Fame has been installed and the Apollo’s loyal audience arriving for Amateur Night were the first to enjoy the newly installed plaque


National Urban Fellows Calls For Leadership In Public Service

May 13, 2010



Texas ACLU Report Alleges Board Of Ed's
Abuse Of Power

May 13, 2010



Workshops Point Minorities, Women
Toward Opportunities

May 13, 2010



Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure Crisis

May 13, 2010



Minority Student Activists Protest Education Cuts

May 13, 2010



Chicago Council Approves $16.5 Million Police Civil Rights Settlement

May 13, 2010



House Urged To Increase Funding For Minority Health Professions Schools

May 13, 2010



NY Civil Rights Groups Discuss Prison Based Gerrymandering At Townhall

May 13, 2010



Black Congressman Hails New Federal
Education Measure

May 13, 2010



Minorities And Women Still In Short Supply
On The Bench

May 13, 2010



Women’s Leaders Take The Stage In New York

May 13, 2010



Hispanic Health Alliance Applauds President's Cancer Panel Report

May 13, 2010



100 Black Men Of America, 24 Years Of Mentoring

May 13, 2010



Black Scholars Speak Out Against Supreme
Court Nominee

May 13, 2010



Latino Drop-Outs Not Likely To Attain GED

May 13, 2010



Life And Death On The Arizona Border

May 13, 2010



Strong Central Offices Of Urban Schools Play Major Role In Success

May 13, 2010



UNCF Awards Fellowships

May 13, 2010



Black Sorority Holds Global Walk For Sisterhood

May 13, 2010



Haiti's Neighbors Pull Back Welcome Mat

May 13, 2010



Layoffs Hurt Minority Schools

May 13, 2010



MINORITY LOANS STILL LOW

May 13, 2010



"K Street Showdown" March On Washington, Monday

May 14, 2010

Watch Rally Live Here
Beginning at 11:45am ET


ARIZONA LAWSUIT MONDAY

May 14, 2010



Racism Couldn't Deter Legendary Horne

May 14, 2010



Principal At Troubled Philly High School Resigns

May 14, 2010



Credit History For Insurance, Hiring Eyed By Congress

May 14, 2010

Credit checks in hiring discriminate against African-American and Latino job applicants and don't predict performance, said Chi Chi Wu, a staff attorney for the law center. "It's harmful and unfair to American workers," Wu said at the hearing. Unemployed individuals fall behind on bills and have difficulty


Black Officials Work Toward Partnerships After Katrina

May 14, 2010

n an effort to reduce future disastrous responses from FEMA in heavily Black populated Gary Flowers, chief executive officer of the Black


Coalition President: Detroit Is Model For Black LGBT Future

May 14, 2010

The new executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, is someone with a clear sense of purpose and vision. She's not someone who loses her way, but Detroit's Renaissance Center was maze enough for her to become quite lost. After a few cell phone directionals, Lettman met up with Between The


White Cop Confesses He Shot Himself, Invented Black Assailant

May 14, 2010



Oregon Showcases Immigrants

May 14, 2010



MLB Civil Rights Game Tomorrow

May 14, 2010



Congresswoman Waters Leads Minority And Women Inclusion Effort

May 14, 2010



President Obama Appoints Several To Indian Education Advisory Council

May 14, 2010



Immigration Town Hall Will Bring Advocates And Opponents Together

May 14, 2010



Harvard Professor Signs On To Promote African American Heritage

May 14, 2010



Empowerment And Child Care Center Opens In East L.A.

May 14, 2010

"We are proud of the involvement of our East Los Angeles residents who helped shape this model, state-of-the-art Empowerment and Child Care center," said Molina. "The comprehensive programs and services offered by the YWCA Greater Los Angeles in this culturally empowering facility will enrich the lives of


Additional Charges Brought In Racially-Motivated Arson Of Church

May 14, 2010



Black-Owned Swim Club Fighting Closure

May 14, 2010



FBI Rounds Up 78 In "Major Gang Takedown"

May 14, 2010

In a coordinated strike earlier today, nearly 600 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers from the Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force


Black Professionals "40 Under-Forty" Dynamic Achievers Annouced

May 14, 2010



Kiosk Offers Hispanic Smokers Help To
Quit Smoking

May 14, 2010



Secret Tapes Document Routine NYPD Racism

May 14, 2010



Ethnic Seniors Grapple with Depression--Alone

May 14, 2010



New Initiative Aims To Eliminate Md.
Health Disparities

May 14, 2010



Health Reform Makes Healthcare A Civil Right In America

May 14, 2010

By getting the landmark legislation enacted, President Obama has transformed his presidency and ushered in fundamental changes to America's healthcare system, changes that will have a profound impact on millions of African Americans and other people of color. The lack of health insurance is a factor in one of


Broad Coalition Of Grassroots Groups Press Congress To Fund Housing Trust Fund

May 14, 2010



Congressman Calls For Boycott Of 2011 MLB All-Star Game

May 14, 2010

“I deplore the discriminatory intent of the recently enacted Arizona immigration law, SB 1070. The Sixth Congressional


Senator Working To Have States Reduce Racial Disparities In Criminal Justice System

May 14, 2010



Senator's "JUMP" Program Supports Mentoring Of At Risk Youth

May 14, 2010



$3 Million For WWII Japanese American Confinement Sites

May 14, 2010



Kagan Scrutinized For Hiring On Race

May 14, 2010



La Raza Calls For Rejection Of Special Deals For Auto Dealers

May 14, 2010



Synagogue Buys Swim Club In Race Case

May 14, 2010



Civil Rights Groups File Legal Challenge To AZ Immigration Law

May 17, 2010



Complete 98 Page Class Action Lawsuit Against AZ Filed Today

May 17, 2010



Gulf Oil Spill Adds To Woes Of Minority Fishermen

May 17, 2010

The state's coastal fishing industry is a gumbo of Vietna mese, Cambodian, Laotian, African-American, Native American and Hispanic boat and dock owners, deckhands and other workers. The industry includes Caucasian ethnic groups, like the entrenched Cajun community, Croatians and others from the former


The Census Isn't Over Yet

May 17, 2010

The first phase of the 2010 Census was focused on getting everyone to mail back their questionnaires. While this phase was highly successful, we know many people still have not filled out a census form, including a high percentage of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians.


Minorities Split Over History, Goal Of Abortion

May 17, 2010

Abortion-rights supporters point to poverty and a lack of access to preventative care as factors behind the numbers. Specifically targeting Planned Parenthood, King


Arizona's Ban on Ethnic Studies Worries More Than Latinos

May 17, 2010

State superintendent of education Tom Horne, who is running for attorney general, is behind the push for the ethnic studies ban. He says the program teaches “ethnic chauvinism” and promotes “ethnic solidarity (among students) as opposed to treating them as individuals.” Critics argue that the bill was designed


Civil Rights Commission Grills Perez On Black Panthers Case

May 17, 2010

Although Perez was not at the Justice Department when the decision was made to drop the case, he has dealt with the fallout since his confirmation. Apart


NAACP Legal Defense Fund Hails Decision On
Child Offenders

May 17, 2010



Minority, Women Expo Opens Tomorrow

May 17, 2010



Minority Suppliers Blast Ford

May 17, 2010



Minority Business Summit Tomorrow In NYC

May 17, 2010



Senate Honors Civil Rights Icon Lena Horne

May 17, 2010

“Lena Horne’s legendary voice and her lifelong dedication to fighting inequality will continue to inspire future generations of Americans


First Deaf Youth Of Color Camp Kicks Off
Oregon Conference

May 17, 2010



Elena Kagan's Position On Iraqi War In Question

May 17, 2010

Asked about unfair attacks on Solicitor General Elena Kagan and her nomination for the Supreme Court, Ken Starr said “I think is not serving the Court well and therefore I don’t think it serves the country well.” Nevertheless, some have opted against engaging in an honest discussion of her qualifications and chosen


L.A. Dodgers Radio Airs Union Ad Calling Arizona's Immigration Law 'Wrong'

May 17, 2010



RACIAL $ DIVIDE QUADRUPLES

May 17, 2010



Genetic Study Shows Diversity, Ancestry Of
Latino Populations

May 17, 2010



Brotherhood Collective At Morehouse College

May 17, 2010



Union President: "Immigrants Are Not For Profit"

May 17, 2010



Indian Education Helps Kids Graduate

May 17, 2010

“If they don’t feel that connection (at school), they won’t stick around,” she said. In North Dakota, 55 percent of American Indian students


Sickle Cell News For May

May 17, 2010



Latino Baseball To Honor Students

May 17, 2010



For St. Louis Urban League, It's Pull Up Your
Pants Boys

May 17, 2010



NAACP Supports Kagan Nomination

May 17, 2010



Meharry President Urges House To Increase Funding For Minority Health Professions Schools

May 17, 2010



Heads Roll At Station That Failed To Air Video

May 17, 2010



Website Geared To America’s Historically Black Fraternities Goes Live

May 17, 2010



Gay Activist Group Calls For End To Policies That Punish Children Of LGBT Families

May 17, 2010



Japanese American League Receives Grant To Preserve Confinement Sites

May 17, 2010



Campaign Aims To Move 2011 MLB All-Star Game From Phoenix

May 17, 2010

Brave New Foundation’s Cuéntame demands that Bud Selig move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix, Arizona. While we applaud your accolade-receiving efforts for your diversity hiring practices, the real issue remains: 30% of all Major League Baseball players are Latino, as are a great majority of your


Civil-Rights Panel Wants Admissions Data From Virginia Union U

May 17, 2010



Rights And Labor Leaders Urge DHS To End AZ Immigration Enforcement Program

May 17, 2010



National Urban League Urges Restoration Of Summer Jobs Funding

May 17, 2010



Free Programs At National Archives Related To Civil War

May 17, 2010



Anti-Immigrant Group Recommends Economic Self-Destruction For Arizona

May 18, 2010

FAIR's latest data fails to account for the property, sales, and income taxes paid by unauthorized immigrants. Nor does the data account for the consumer purchasing power of unauthorized immigrants - what they spend on goods, services, and housing - which actually creates jobs and generates


CA Wants No Part Of Texas Textbooks

May 18, 2010

In a move that many claim is nothing short of an attempt to rewrite history, Texas School Board members have approved changes to that state’s K-12 social studies curriculum. The proposed changes are sweeping and have a decidedly conservative bent that has drawn criticism from those find the content to be


Civil Rights Activist Accused Of Vandalism At SCLC Offices

May 18, 2010

The Rev. Markel Hutchins welded shut the SCLC headquarters' back door and padlocked the parking lot gate Monday night, according to the group's chairman and an attorney representing one side of a public fight for control of the organization. Hutchins could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but he


Where Black Students Do The Best

May 18, 2010

Many black students who enroll in college are not adequately prepared for college-level curriculum. Poor preparation in K-12 education leaves many black students without


New Credit Initiative To Boost Lending To Small Businesses

May 18, 2010

Treasury is developing policies that will help small businesses in general. "But an important criteria for the initiatives that we support is whether they are especially effective in reaching small businesses--including minority businesses that are not being served well by traditional commercial loans," Sperling


Brown V Board Of Ed Anniversary Marked By Increasing Resegregation Of American Schools

May 18, 2010

Yesterday marked the 56th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education, the landmark decision that


Guilty Plea In Noose Mailing Case

May 18, 2010

In the plea agreement, Jones admits to mailing F.M. Jason Upthegrove a hangman’s noose, which arrived at Mr. Upthegrove’s home on or about Feb. 14, 2008. Jones


FL Hispanic Business Owners Urge Action On Climate/Energy Legislation

May 18, 2010



ACLU Challenges Unconstitutional Anti-Immigrant Ordinance On Behalf Of Day Laborer Groups

May 18, 2010



Teachers Union Pushes for Greater Faculty Diversity In Higher Education

May 18, 2010



New Latino Identity Study Redefines Today's Hispanic Community

May 18, 2010



National Black America Heritage Museum
Planning Underway

May 18, 2010



NAACP Legal Defense Fund Celebrates 70 Years Of Civil Rights Work

May 18, 2010



Hospitals Improving Care, Eliminating Disparities, Study Shows

May 18, 2010



Detroit NAACP: Shooting Of 7 Year Old A Tragedy To Entire Community

May 18, 2010



National Association Of Black Journalists Announce Awards Finalists

May 18, 2010



HUD Expands Foreclosure Stabilization Program

May 18, 2010



Race Stereotypes Alive And Well

May 18, 2010



Using Spanish To Build English Skills

May 18, 2010



An America For Whites Only?

May 18, 2010



Acting White: The Ironic Legacy of Desegregation

May 18, 2010



Immigration, Jobs Demonstration "Shuts
Down K Street"

May 18, 2010



Cincinnati Minority Business Accelerator
To Expand

May 18, 2010



A Call For More Diversity In Broadcast Ownership

May 18, 2010

In the brief, the groups argued that NBCO is marred by procedural irregularities, ambiguous provisions, and loopholes, all of which counter the rule’s stated purpose to increase diversity in the marketplace of ideas. The Commission also neglected to address whether its modification of broadcast ownership rules


NYC Diocese Celebrates Thurgood Marshall
Feast Day

May 18, 2010

The service featured music by the St. Philip's choir, joined by choir members of other congregations, as


Kawaida Organization Holds 41st Annual Malcolm X Awards Program

May 18, 2010



NAACP Holds Meeting Over School's
Diversity Policy

May 18, 2010



COURT LIMITS MINORS' LIFE TERMS

May 18, 2010



Sharpton Pushes For Cultural District Honoring Blacks‎

May 18, 2010



Japanese American League Calls For Action To Preserve Historical Settlement

May 18, 2010



Soledad O'Brien To Host Hispanic Heritage Gala

May 18, 2010



Celebrating Harlem

May 18, 2010



Higher Blood Pressure Found In Urban Areas

May 18, 2010



Foundation Establishes $1M American Indian
College Fund

May 19, 2010



Minority Entrepreneurs Get Tips On Green
Market Success

May 19, 2010



Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress To Address Low Census Response Rates In South

May 19, 2010



Alliance Tackles Health Inequities And Professional Shortages

May 19, 2010



Researchers Study HIV/AIDS Outreach To
D.C. Youth

May 19, 2010



Republicans Run Risk Of Alienating Hispanic Voters

May 19, 2010



Divorce Holds Black Children Down

May 19, 2010



Top Rated Programs Among African Americans

May 19, 2010



Arizona Police Agency To Roll Out
Immigration Training

May 19, 2010



DOJ Voting Rights Attorney Resigns Over Black Panthers Stonewalling

May 19, 2010



Steele Says GOP Is Black's 'Political Home’

May 19, 2010

Last month, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele caused a media firestorm when he candidly confessed that African-Americans “really don’t have a reason” to vote Republican. “[W]e haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one,” he added, before admitting that the GOP has


Resolution Of Apology To Native Peoples Officially Presented

May 19, 2010

An unprecedented gathering of leaders from multiple Native American nations today participated in A Time of Rededication and Story-Telling event, presented by The Faith and Politics Institute, at the Congressional Cemetery at 1801 E. St., SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. The Congressional Cemetery became the official burial grounds in 1807 for congressman, tradesmen


Asian American Groups Join AZ Lawsuit

May 19, 2010

The coalition filing the lawsuit also includes the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Immigration Law Center, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), ACLU of Arizona, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON). The civil rights organizations are


Al Sharpton To Speak Out At Slain Girl's Funeral

May 19, 2010

Sharpton, the chief executive officer of the National Action Network and a high-profile pastor from New York, will offer his words at services that will begin at 11 a.m


Immigrant Students Arrested At Sen.
McCain's Office

May 19, 2010



Blacks, Latinos Worship In Changing Neighborhood

May 19, 2010



Black Farmers Still Waiting For Justice

May 19, 2010

"This is not about us complaining, this is about the government not doing what they promised they were going to do time and time again," Boyd said. The 1997 case against the U.S. Agriculture Department, Pigford v. Glickman, was settled out of court 11 years ago


Women Awarded $250 Million In Sex-Bias Case

May 19, 2010

"The jury has spoken and sent a message to Novartis and all other corporations in America: They cannot continue to get away with the discrimination and the systemic problems that have been going on for so long," said David Sanford, a lawyer for a group of women who sued the company. Mr. Sanford said he


Dept Of HHS Commemorates National Asian And Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 19, 2010



How Race Impacts Our Kids

May 19, 2010



MD College Names Black Lesbian New President

May 19, 2010



Hip-Hop Weekend Is An African-American
Arrest Fest

May 19, 2010



Philly African American Museum Features Women Role Model Exhibit

May 19, 2010



Coast Guard Hires First Black Commander For Pacific

May 19, 2010

The new commander, Vice Admiral Manson Brown, comes to Alameda from Hawaii., where he served as Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Maintenance & Logistics Command Pacific. His new job entails overseeing operations for a 73 million square mile area, 32,700 personnel and 68 cutters (including the


US And Brazil Collaborate On Racial Equality

May 19, 2010



Immigration Groups Begin Civil Disobedience Campaign

May 19, 2010

"Every year, nearly 400,000 people are deported. Deportations are resulting in the destruction of families every day in our nation. Mothers are being ripped away from their children and fathers are being disappeared. Today we gathered to say: enough. Enough of broken


FL 15 Year Old Receives 70 Years For
Attempted Murder

May 19, 2010



Dell Recognized As Top Opportunity Provider For Minorities, Women

May 19, 2010



Opposition To FCC's "Third Way" Approach On Network Neutrality Speaks Out

May 19, 2010



University Of Pittsburgh Hosts "Race In
America" Conference

May 19, 2010



Ailey Dance Ambassadors Begin International Tour

May 19, 2010



Public Wants Congress To Focus On Jobs And Energy More Than Immigration

May 19, 2010



FAMED BLACK CHURCH 'ENDANGERED'

May 19, 2010



Hispanic Leaders Of NY Issue Open Statement On Situation In Puerto Rico

May 20, 2010



Novartis Affiliate Disputes Claims
Of Discrimination

May 20, 2010



UNCF Announces Winners Of Black History Month Essay Contest

May 20, 2010



Census Bureau Projects Older American Population To Become More Diverse

May 20, 2010



University Of Texas To Reconsider Naming Of Dorm For Klansman

May 20, 2010

William Stewart Simkins, who taught at the School of Law for 30 years until his death in 1929, organized the Klan in Florida after the Civil War along with his brother, Eldred, who later became a member of the UT System Board of Regents. Now, 55 years after opening the dorm, the university is about to begin a


When Kin Of Slaves And Owner Meet

May 20, 2010

It was a surprise for Phoebe Kilby to learn that her family owned slaves. It wasn't something her father ever mentioned. Video: Reconciling in Mississippi Video: From slavery to wealth But Phoebe had read


SKIN LIGHTENING SCANDAL

May 20, 2010



Black Barbershop Program Launches California Health Outreach

May 20, 2010

Visiting a barbershop in California this Saturday could mean more to you than getting a haircut. It might save your life. The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program, a


Kagan Nomination Leaves Black Leaders
On Sidelines

May 20, 2010



Study Yields Breakthrough For Blacks With Heart Disease

May 20, 2010

This study suggests that inflammation may be a more important mechanism in heart disease for African-Americans than it is for Caucasians and increases our growing understanding of how heart-disease processes vary in different ethnic groups,” said Lars Berglund, senior study author and associate dean for


Spelman Grads Called On To Pursue
Promise Of Equality

May 20, 2010



Remembering Civil Rights Activist Phyllis McClure

May 20, 2010

Phyllis McClure, a dedicated civil rights activist and staunch advocate for fulfilling the promise of Brown v. Board of Education, died on May 17 at her home in Washington. She was 72. She was a strong supporter of No Child Left Behind; we argued the merits of that law to the very end. In her last years Phyllis took on


Most Urban Districts Fall Below National Average On Reading Assessment

May 20, 2010

"Despite promising gains in some districts, clearly the ongoing challenge in urban education is great," said David Driscoll, Chairman of the National Assessment Governing


Calderón: Arizona Law Is A 'Terrible Idea'

May 20, 2010



Multicultural Farmers Market Emphasizes Ethnic Foods, Healthier Lifestyles

May 20, 2010



Race Affects Care For Special Needs Children

May 20, 2010



Substance Abuse Low In Asian
American Community

May 20, 2010



Florida Minority Rights Group Leader Defends Civil Rights Act Against Rand Comments

May 20, 2010



On The Job Activity Good For Hispanics

May 20, 2010



Black Church Emerging As Leader Against HIV/AIDS

May 20, 2010



Pittsburgh To Host Nation's Largest Race Seminar

May 20, 2010

“Race in America” June 3-6, Designed to be The Most Solution-focused Conference on Race Ever Held. Julian Bond, Julianne Malveaux, and Benjamin Jealous among keynote speakers for “Race in America,” which will bring together the largest group of authorities on race ever assembled at an academic conference


NAACP: Texas Textbook Standards Threaten To Re-write Civil Rights History

May 20, 2010



Senate Urged To Press Kagan On Women's Issues

May 20, 2010



DC Opportunity Scholarship Program Will Continue

May 20, 2010



Plan To Help America’s Small
Businesses Approved

May 20, 2010



Joy Jay College Settles Discrimination Suit

May 20, 2010



Compton Law School Names First Female
Black Dean

May 20, 2010



National Fibromyalgia Association Names First Black Spokespersons

May 20, 2010



U.S. Bishops Withdraw from Pro-Abortion, Homosexualist Civil Rights Coalition

May 20, 2010



Women's Health Crisis

May 20, 2010

"While healthcare reform legislation took an important first step to address chronic pain issues, we have a lot of work ahead of us," said a representative for Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). "I look forward to working closely with the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women to teach our healthcare


Minority Communications Group Calls For Marketing Awards Entries

May 20, 2010



NYCLU Files Class Action Against "Stopped
& Frisked" Database

May 20, 2010



Leadership Conference Celebrates 60 Years

May 21, 2010

This year's dinner celebrated the 60th anniversary of The Leadership Conference and its commitment to leading the civil and human rights movement in the


Latino Businesses Flourish In Detroit

May 21, 2010

Detroit's Latino population has more than doubled in the past 10 years. Mexicans came in droves during the 1990s and continue to trickle in. There are roughly 400,000 Latinos in Michigan; half of them live in Detroit. Many work in construction, landscaping and the service industry. But hundreds have opened food


Erasing Civil Rights: Rewriting History

May 21, 2010

Commentary From NAACP President, Ben Jealous. In Arizona, they just passed a law that would make the study of the role of African-Americans


The Racial Divide Among Unemployed Illinoisans

May 21, 2010

The entire nation is watching and waiting for the economy to solidly rebound, and for job opportunities to rebound along with it. But few stand more ready than the people of Illinois, one of the top ten states in terms of unemployment. In April, the unemployment rate in Illinois was 11.2 percent, and within the pool of


Legislation To Honor Lena Horne With Congressional Gold Medal Introduced

May 21, 2010

During McCarthyism in the 1950s, Horne was blacklisted as a communist because of her activism and, in 1963, she participated in the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his immortal “I Have a Dream” speech. Throughout her career, Horne worked


Opponents Stay Quiet As 1st Milk Day Nears

May 21, 2010

It took two years, the help of an Academy Award-winning film, and a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama to win the signature


Minorities WIlling To Pay Higher Taxes To Improve Ca Schools: Poll

May 21, 2010

Money helps, but educational solutions that are too teacher-focused don’t address core problems, explained Frank Warrell, professor and associate dean of student affairs at UC Berkeley. “Even if a student has a stable teaching force at a low-income school, we haven’t figured out how to account for the lack of


Chicago's Minority Business Program Failing, Report Says

May 21, 2010

Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's study also said that minority- and women-owned construction firms got paid nearly $20 million less than the city reported in 2008. That amounts to about 16 percent. The city kept inadequate records to determine how much went to the minority- and women-owned firms for other


National Small Business Week Recognizes Outstanding Hispanic Businesses

May 21, 2010



Program Increases Access For Minority Farmers

May 21, 2010



NAACP Passes Emergency Resolution To Aid Victims Of Oil Spill Disaster

May 21, 2010



Minority Group: Involvement Of Expectant Fathers In Pregnancy Improves Outcomes

May 21, 2010

In the document, the Commission also recommended that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national public health agencies


Congressional Black Caucus Reacts To Rand
Paul Comments

May 21, 2010



MALDEF CEO To Address AZ Immigration Law At Minority Business Summit

May 21, 2010



NASA Kicks Off Minority College Program

May 21, 2010



NEW ORLEANS' FAILING GRADE

May 21, 2010



Data Show U.S. Border Enforcement Prioritizes Non-Violent Migrants Over Dangerous Criminals

May 21, 2010



NY Court Bars Enforcement Of Unconstitutional Ordinance Targeting Day Laborers

May 21, 2010



Exhibit Displays Images Of The Quest For Equality

May 21, 2010



Dallas Hispanic Chamber Wants To Move
Past '09 Uprising

May 21, 2010



Federation of Teachers Addresses Texas Social Studies Textbook Controversy

May 21, 2010



Institutes On Responding To Campus Sexual Violence Begin Work This Summer

May 21, 2010



Hispanic Caucus Meets With Mexican President

May 21, 2010



Baltimore African American Heritage Festival Boasts All-Star Lineup

May 21, 2010



Minority Supplier Council Names New President

May 21, 2010



Report Reveals Increase In Blood Clot-Related Strokes Among Blacks

May 21, 2010



Rev. Horace L. Sheffield Responds To Mike Cox's 'Mis-Tweet'

May 21, 2010



Arizona Filipino Americans Dispute Immigration Law's Boon

May 21, 2010



George Washington University Assesses Asian Health Needs In The D.C. Area

May 21, 2010



Medicare Prescriptions Not Easily Obtained By Blacks, Hispanics

May 21, 2010



NC Companies lagging Fortune 100 Putting Minorities On Boards

May 21, 2010



What The 2010 Census Means To American Indians

May 21, 2010



Battle Begins To Woo Arizona's Hispanic Voters

May 21, 2010



Minority Supplier Development Council Names New President

May 24, 2010



Hispanic Business Community Applauds House's Small Business Program

May 24, 2010



Hispanic Bar In Favor Of Obama's Pick
For CA Court

May 24, 2010



Burning Mexican Flag May Light Larger Fire

May 24, 2010



NY Activist Receives NAACP Freedom Award

May 24, 2010



La Raza: Financial Reform Will Provide Protection For Latino Consumers

May 24, 2010



WellPoint Named Best Company For Blacks

May 24, 2010



Black Media Reps Demand More Black-
owned Channels

May 24, 2010



Statue Honors First Black Station Keeper

May 24, 2010

Etheridge was born into slavery on Roanoke Island in 1842 and went on to become the first African-American in charge of a U.S. Life-Saving Service rescue station. He was in charge of the Pea Island station from 1880 to 1900. The keynote speaker for the unveiling, Daniel Gardiner, shared the impact Etheridge’s work made on his life. Gardiner’s uncle


Blacks Run For Higher Office As Republicans

May 24, 2010



Renowned Black Neurosurgeon Tells Bucknell Grads "Use Gifts For Good"

May 24, 2010

"I knew it would be a great medical challenge," Carson recalled, describing his thoughts as he set out to perform what would become 28 hours of surgery to separate vital organs and vessels so that each child could live independent lives. "I felt strongly I could do it in one long operation." Three-quarters of the way


Healthcare Summit Aims To "Move From Talk To Action"

May 24, 2010

"The new healthcare regulation is a game-changer," says WorkplaceDiversity.com COO Dan Honig. "It'll affect several industries and by being proactive, we will be able to anticipate and embrace these changes." The summit will be held in the New York Times Building (620 Eighth Avenue) in New York City and will


Higher Education Leaders Receive Diversity Award

May 24, 2010



National Womens Law Center Calls On Congress To Pass Jobs Act

May 24, 2010



Conference Focuses On Religious Leaders Of Color

May 24, 2010



Supreme Court Backs Black Firefighters

May 24, 2010



NAACP President Challenges Rand Paul To Debate

May 24, 2010



DEBT COLLECTION ABUSES

May 24, 2010



Legendary Black U.S. Marshall Honored

May 24, 2010



AZ Airport Considers End To Program That Aids Minority Firms

May 24, 2010



Sharpton: Detroit Girl’s Death Is 'Breaking Point’

May 24, 2010



Rosa Parks Civil Rights Mural To Be Dedicated

May 24, 2010

The new Rosa Parks Civil Rights Mural features 12 brick columns vividly painted with portraits of U.S. presidents, Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. as


Students Pay High Price For State's Low Funding

May 24, 2010

Even before the latest review, the medical school was ramping up efforts to improve diversity, including the March hiring of a new associate dean for diversity and inclusion. The school also has started new "pipeline" programs that aim to attract middle- and high-school students from backgrounds underrepresented in


Diversity As A Strategic Advantage

May 24, 2010



Pittsburgh Hosts African American Leadership Summit Friday

May 24, 2010



Yahoo, Google Not Talking Diversity

May 24, 2010



NY Schools Honored For "No Place For
Hate" Programs

May 24, 2010



In 2010-11 TV Season, NBC Turns Diversity Tide

May 24, 2010



Minority Grads, All Dresses Up With No Where To Go

May 24, 2010

The bad news is that the unemployment rate for African-Americans is an unacceptable 16.5 percent. Pegues has been sending out resumes since


Californians: Don't Cut Our Schools

May 24, 2010

Latinos (57 percent) were more likely than Asians (49 percent) and African Americans (48 percent) to support the idea of paying higher salaries to attract and retain teachers at schools in lower-income communities, even if it costs the state more money. Money helps, but educational solutions that are too


In Haiti, Small Loans Make A Big Impact

May 24, 2010

Recapitalization of these people, especially in rural areas where formal banking opportunities are limited, is a critical part of rebuilding Haiti's economy, said Leonie Hermantin, the Miami-based deputy director of The Lambi Fund, a nonprofit that focuses on economic justice in Haiti. ``We have the newcomers who also


Civil Rights Champion Is Freedom Trail Speaker

May 24, 2010



Analysis: Blacks, Women Less Likely To Undergo Bone Marrow Transplantation

May 24, 2010



Elected Officials Arrested In New York At Immigration Reform Protest

May 25, 2010



Urban Financial Announces Small Business Track At Conference

May 25, 2010



Minority Appeal Spells Success For Museums

May 25, 2010



Racial Disparities Evident In Taking Sexual Histories In Emergency Departments

May 25, 2010



Malcolm X Scholars Point To A Triggerman

May 25, 2010



Groups Urge Obama To Strengthening U.S. Human Rights Commitments

May 25, 2010



Breakthrough In Breast Cancer Treatment For Black Women

May 25, 2010



Black Business Leader, Raymond Haysbert, Dies

May 25, 2010



Scholarship Challenge Raises Money For
Hispanic Youth

May 25, 2010



Latino Workers Settle Suit For $2.5M

May 25, 2010



Helping The Poor Avoid Predatory Lenders And A Cycle Of Debt

May 25, 2010



ACLU: GA Voter Registration Procedures Discriminate And Should Be Permanently Blocked

May 25, 2010



NAACP Threatens To Block Richmond
Construction Sites

May 25, 2010



Firefighter Diversity A Common Problem

May 25, 2010



Stop The FCC From Treating Puerto Ricans As Second Class Citizens

May 25, 2010

Congress created the FCC for the express purpose of ensuring that “all the people of the United States” have comparable access to telecommunications services “without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.” In furtherance of this fundamental right, Congress directed the FCC


Pressure Builds On Selig To Move All-
Star Game

May 25, 2010

San Francisco is no stranger to protests, but this Saturday, the city by the bay will see a different kind of demonstration. The march runs from Justin Herman Plaza to AT&T Park, where the Giants will be playing


Some Arizona Latinos Embrace Immigration Law

May 25, 2010



Obama Backs Deal Fast-Tracking
DADT Repeal

May 25, 2010

"We are on the brink of historic action to both strengthen our military and respect the service of lesbian and gay troops,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “Today’s announcement paves the path to fulfill the President’s call to end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ this year and puts us one step


African-American Parents Support Public Funding Of Summer Learning Programs

May 25, 2010



Association Formed To Increase Latino Ownership In Hotel Industry

May 25, 2010



Urban League Partners With Girl Scouts

May 25, 2010



Drug Bust Or Racist Revenge In Louisiana?

May 25, 2010



HUD Releases "Worst Case Housing
Needs" Report

May 25, 2010

Worst case needs were found across racial and ethnic groups. There were 2.92 million non-Hispanic white households, 1.35 million non-Hispanic black households, and 1.23 million Hispanic households with worst case housing needs. Geography - Worst case needs were found across national regions and across central cities, suburbs and non-metropolitan areas. In


Marker Salutes History Black Music On Main Street

May 25, 2010

"The Mississippi Gulf Coast played a vital role in shaping the blues, and I'm glad we can honor those musicians who contributed to our state's musical heritage," Governor Barbour said. Future markers are anticipated in Bay St. Louis, North Gulfport and Jackson County. The first coastal marker, honoring blues radio in Mississippi, is located at the


SOUTHERN POLITICAL RACISM

May 25, 2010



Kaiser Tackles Global Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Issues In New Report

May 25, 2010

It also identifies key policy issues surrounding the future of the U.S. involvement, including how the U.S. will integrate maternal, newborn, and child health


State Department Warns Against
Travel To Jamaica

May 25, 2010



A New, Emerging Black Leadership

May 25, 2010



Bill Contains $1.15B For Black Farmers

May 25, 2010

The tax bill includes a provision to resolve longstanding discrimination claims by black farmers as well as the federal government’s mishandling of Native Americans’ land trust accounts. The measure is estimated to cost $4.6 billion over 10 years. A House vote on the bill is expected as early as Tuesday


Many HBCUs Remain Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative

May 25, 2010

When America has a cold, black America has the flu – historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) hoping to weather this storm are forced to be more careful than their counterparts in investing. “Howard’s investments have performed fairly well compared to other colleges – the big names,” said Robert Tarola


Woman Sees End To Indian Trust Fight

May 25, 2010



Latino Commission on AIDS: No More Hate Crimes In Puerto Rico

May 25, 2010



Arizona Sheriff Wants Apology Over 'Threatening' Tourism Ad

May 25, 2010



'Dance Theatre Of Harlem: 40 Years Of Firsts' Recalls A groundbreaking History

May 26, 2010

Nostalgia prevailed at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, where a group of dancer-alumni gathered on Saturday to remember the vivacious New York ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Charismatic pioneering black ballet star Arthur Mitchell launched the troupe in 1969 in


Hearing On Proposed North Oakland Gang Injunction Comes Tomorrow

May 26, 2010

The controversial proposal, which if approved will severely limit the civil rights of those bound to it within a 100 block "safety zone" in North Oakland, has raised serious legal questions concerning due process of law as well as ignited a larger political debate in the streets. City Attorney John Russo said the injunction is


Urban League Addresses "The Black White Divide"

May 26, 2010

Pounding the pavement, hitting the books: An estimated 3.3 million young men and women will leave high school in June with -- or without -- a diploma. The speed with which they secure steady employment or a seat in another classroom differs markedly by race. Black high school graduates, for


National Urban League Offers Perspective On Graduation

May 26, 2010

It is graduation season in America - a bittersweet moment for thousands of young high school and college seniors who are leaving the


Gates Can Accept 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Amendment

May 26, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates can accept a proposed congressional amendment overturning the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military, but would prefer that lawmakers wait until a Defense Department review to assess its full impact is completed, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said May 25. "Secretary Gates continues to believe


Bias Payments Come Too Late For Some Farmers

May 26, 2010

Wrangling over the federal budget in Washington has delayed payouts from a $1.25 billion settlement that Mr. Boyd and several others


SBA Partnership Helps Women Business Owners Secure Federal Government Contracts

May 26, 2010



On Immigration, Racial Divide Runs Deep

May 26, 2010

And in the wake of Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law, the survey suggests that Republicans could get an immediate political boost, but may face a long-term problem among Latinos, the nation’s fastest-growing demographic group. “Are there areas where the Republicans can make short-term gains? Yes,” says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who


National Slave Narratives Seminar Slated For Next Month

May 26, 2010

The seminar will examine the place of slavery and abolition in American history and culture, and participants will discuss the genre of slave narratives through some exemplary texts including biographies and autobiographies. Autobiographies by former slaves were first published in the late 18th century


Settlement Reached After ACLU Challenges
Illegal Disfranchisement

May 26, 2010



BORDER TROOPS DISMAY LATINOS

May 26, 2010



New Office Of Indian Men's Health Created

May 26, 2010



Asian Women In Business Encouraged By Leadership Of Congress On Broadband Issue

May 26, 2010



The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Set For The Atlanta Stage

May 26, 2010



Haiti Empowerment Bill "Must Be Passed Now"

May 26, 2010



USDA Offers Discrimination Settlement

May 26, 2010



Watchgroup Demands Access To New Black Panther Party Case Documents

May 26, 2010



Black Caucus Chairwoman Meets With President Of Liberia

May 26, 2010



Another Side Of The Sixties: Black Panthers
At UCLA

May 26, 2010



Religious Leader Meets With African, Asian
Church Leaders

May 26, 2010



Meeting On Comprehensive Immigration Reform Ends With Call For More Enforcement

May 26, 2010



NYS Senate Honors "Women Of Distinction"

May 26, 2010



Bill To Posthumously Promote Black Colonel Introduced

May 26, 2010



Leading Black Viewed TV Shows

May 26, 2010



BET Founder Opposes Tax Increase On
Carried Interest

May 26, 2010



Convoy Of Hope Continues Relief Efforts In Haiti With Grant

May 26, 2010



NYS Legislature Called On To Root Out Fiscal Irregularities In Charter School Management

May 26, 2010



Immigrants In America, A Hollywood Perspective

May 26, 2010



Minority Bootcamp Shows Path To
B-School Success

May 26, 2010



Unemployed Workers Humanize Economic Crisis

May 26, 2010



Breastfeeding Minority Mothers And There Babies Lack Vitamiin D, Study Finds

May 26, 2010



Coverup in Haitian Prison Deaths
Cover-up Discovered

May 26, 2010



Controlling Hypertension Difficult For Hispanics

May 26, 2010



Cop On Trial For Torturing Confessions From Black Men

May 27, 2010

In an effort to get details, the officers first performed a mock lynching. When that didn't work, one of the officers pretended to load a pump-action shotgun, put the shotgun in Cannon's mouth and pulled the trigger three times. "One of them said, 'Go ahead, blow that nigger's head off.' And that's when [officer] Peter


No Race Disparity Seen In IVF Using Frozen Embryos

May 27, 2010

Using frozen embryos may level the playing field for African-American and white women undergoing in vitro fertilization, a new study suggests, despite earlier


Justice Department Poised To Challenge Arizona Immigration Law

May 27, 2010

At the same time, the government officials said, the department's civil rights section is considering possible legal action against the law on the basis that it amounts to racial profiling of Latinos who are legally in Arizona but conceivably could be asked to provide documents proving their citizenship. U.S. Atty. Gen


Veteran Black Newsman, Bob Ellison, Dies At 67

May 27, 2010

In a newscast on American Urban Radio Networks, which succeeded Sheridan, Ellison's son Michael said his father had pulmonary disease


Giants To Retire First Black Player's Uniform Number

May 27, 2010

"It is quite an honor," Irvin said Wednesday in a phone interview. "I wasn't able to play with the Giants in San Francisco, but being able to play with


12 Selected As 2010 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars

May 27, 2010

The program is designed to introduce recent college graduates with an interest in issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities to the federal legislative process and current issues in health policy. In addition to working on Capitol Hill, Scholars participate in seminars and site visits


Senate Chairman Releases Racial And Gender Disparities In Thrift Savings Plan Participation Report

May 27, 2010

“Retirement security is a vital issue for all Americans, no matter their race or gender,” said Kohl. “Expanding pension coverage through products like the auto-IRA, auto-enrollment for 401(k) plans, and adequate fee disclosure have the potential to close some of these gaps so every American can retire security after a


Bishop Recounts Discrimination Suffered By First Black US Priest

May 27, 2010



Court: NYC "Dragging It's Feet And Filibusting" In Black Firefighters Case

May 27, 2010



Data Show Alarming Number Of Minority Children Cannot Swim

May 27, 2010

Other major variables include lack of parental encouragement in African American and Hispanic families and personal appearance issues (notion that


National Coalition Partners With African American Clergy Network For Census Campaign

May 27, 2010



ACLU: Keep Texas's Biased Curriculum Out Of
Our Schools

May 27, 2010



Civil Disobedience Campaign Continues

May 27, 2010



Hastings Withdraws Amendment Citing "Toxic Political Enviroment"

May 27, 2010



Democratic Party Racial Politics In Action

May 27, 2010



AZ Attorney Gen. Beefs Up Security With Border Crime Prosecution Team

May 27, 2010



GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE

May 27, 2010



No Choice Allowed: China's Hollow Celebration Of International Children's Day'

May 27, 2010



Black Athletes Faced A Very Different America Before Civil Rights Act

May 27, 2010



Diversity At AOL In Question

May 27, 2010



Donor Retreat Widens HIV/AIDS Treatment
Gap In Africa

May 27, 2010



Civil And Human Rights Groups File Lawsuit, Plan March Against Arizona's

May 27, 2010



NYCLU Calls For Support Of Domestic Workers

May 27, 2010



Sharpton To Discuss Diversity With NY
Gov. Candidate

May 27, 2010



Interracial Marriage Still Rising Slowly

May 27, 2010



Proposal To Clear Legal Hurdle For Adopted Haitian Orphans Introduced

May 27, 2010



Senator Wants Review Of Contracting Opportunities For Minority And Women

May 27, 2010



New Report Provides State-Level Data Medicaid Expansion Program

May 27, 2010



Report Shows CA Teachers Leaving Poor
School Districts

May 27, 2010



Book Discusses Resurgence Of Racism And
Hate Groups

May 27, 2010



Census Bureau Tackles Undercount Of
Native Americans

May 27, 2010



Housing Discrimination Remains At Historic
High Levels

May 27, 2010



CA Students 1st In Country With Multiracial Designation On School Forms

May 27, 2010



Minority Supplier Council Takes It's Conference Out Of AZ

May 27, 2010



Research Shows Many Believe College Degree Makes Women Better Mothers

May 28, 2010

A new survey by eLearners.com, a web resource of EducationDynamics, which connects prospective students with online degrees and sponsors Project Working Mom, found that nearly one in four Americans (24 percent) believe women with a college degree are better mothers than those without.


Comcast Under Fire Over Black Media Ownership

May 28, 2010

Ownership is a major driver of the Black economy. Knowing this, a group advocating Black media ownership and a former Federal Communications Commission chairman are spearheading a crusade against cable giant Comcast and their proposed merger with NBC/Universal over the cable operator's


Donald Trump Finds Love For Black Reality Star

May 28, 2010

Real Estate Billionaire and Entertainment Mogul Donald J. Trump has partnered with TV One on a groundbreaking new reality series, Donald J.


New Report Highlights Economic Gains from Immigration And Immigration Reform

May 28, 2010

The report written by NPI Fellow and Former Under Secretary of Commerce Dr. Robert J. Shapiro, presents an accurate portrait of America’s immigrant population, dispels certain misconceptions about American Immigration and offers economic analysis regarding the impact of immigration, and proposed


Latino Children's Social Skills Erode In Middle School

May 28, 2010

The American Psychological Association recently published a special section highlighting research on Latino children and educational performance in the journal Developmental Psychology. It found that Latino children, despite growing up in poverty, started kindergarten with strong social and classroom skills. These skills make children better learners. However


Obama's National Security Strategy Could Upend Immigration Debate

May 28, 2010



BLACK CONCERNS WITH
INTERIOR DEPT.

May 28, 2010



Huma Rights Watch: Governments Not Doing Enough For Maternal Health

May 28, 2010



Among 4-Year-Olds, 1 In 5 Obese, Study Finds

May 28, 2010

A striking new study says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, and the rate is alarmingly higher among American Indian children, with nearly a


RACE Project Advisors Tackle "Black or White: Kids On Race"

May 28, 2010



La Raza: Key Senate Democrats Stand up For Real Immigration Solutions

May 28, 2010



Legislation To Crack Down On Discrimination In Housing Hailed

May 28, 2010



ACLU Advocates For Abolition Of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

May 28, 2010



Urban Financial Announces Non-Profit
Leadership Institute

May 28, 2010



Between The Scottsboro Boys And Rosa Parks, There Was Isaac Woodard, Jr.

May 28, 2010



New York Mississippi Picnic Brings Southern Hospitality To Central Park

May 28, 2010



Rockstar Games Presents 37th Annual Harlem Cycling Classic

May 28, 2010

Featuring live television coverage, hip-hop headliners, DJ event, Mayor's Cup for children's races and David Walker Memorial Pro/Am Amateurs and Olympians alike will descend upon Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park on Father's Day, June 20 to compete in the 37th annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic presented


Asian Activist Group Calls For Support Of Judicial Nominee Goodwin Liu

May 28, 2010



UC San Francisco Report Identifies Ways To Increase Diversity In US Medical Schools

May 28, 2010



Haiti Cathedral's Murals Could Be Resurrected, Experts Say

May 28, 2010



New Minority Serving Nursing School To Open It's Doors This Fall

May 28, 2010



Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians Are A Growing Economic Force In Southern States

May 28, 2010



Blacks Suffer educatoin Tyranny In Virtual Silence

May 28, 2010



Freedom Riders Announce Mississippi Freedom 50th Celebration

May 28, 2010



S.C. Bill Continues Low-Income Students' Access To College

May 28, 2010



TX Congressman Calls For More Troops At US-Mexico Border

May 28, 2010



Congress Rejects "Costly And Ineffective Enforcement-Only Immigration Amendments"

May 28, 2010



Pow Wow To Honor Veterans This Weekend In It's 17th Year

May 28, 2010



Latinos Seek Probe Of Possible Rights Violations

May 28, 2010



Cartoon Favorite Dragged Into Immigration Debate

May 28, 2010

Popular children’s cartoon character Dora the Explorer is being made a focus online in the nationwide immigration debate. As reported by CBS 11 News, images


Officials Criticized For Support Of Plant After EEOC Discrimination Findings

May 28, 2010



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