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NAACP To Open "Financial Freedom Center"

April 01, 2011

The Center will provide workshops on such topics as money management and home preservation through partnerships with the community.


Co-Founder Of Org. To Empower Black Youth Honored As "Everyday Hero"

April 01, 2011

In addition, he works with the Brothers of Kuumba, an organization that teaches adolescent African-American boys through the African elder tradition.


Civil Rights Coalition Names New Outreach Director

April 01, 2011

Ms. Bond Gill will promote CHSE policy priorities while fostering the coalition’s relationships with members of Congress, the White House, and other policymakers.


Job Bias Hardest On Women

April 01, 2011

Pregnant women of color are denied access to accommodations regularly granted to their pregnant co‐workers of a different race.


Urban Institute Panel Discusses Low-Income Retirement Security

April 01, 2011

View Live Webcast Here
Beginning Tuesday, April 5th
1:30PM EDT


Woman To Replace Resigning Mexican AG

April 01, 2011

Morales recently received the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. government for her bravery fighting drug cartels.


Union Event To Honor MLK On Anniversary Of His Assasination

April 01, 2011

The American Federation of Government Employees will honor the work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a workers’ rights solidarity event April 4.


Lawmaker: Minorities Still Waiting For Job Recovery

April 01, 2011

The African-American unemployment rate went up to 15.5%, an increase from last month, and the Hispanic unemployment rate is still over 11%.


Harlem Writer, Actor Nominated For Top Off Broadway Award

April 01, 2011

Daniel Beaty was nominated for an outstanding solo performance in Through The Night, a solo performance where Beaty created six men and women of different ages.


Ed Secretary To Participate In Anti-Youth Violence Summit

April 01, 2011

He will praise the work of six cities that have developed comprehensive plans to help reduce youth and gang violence.


Coalition Head To Discuss Violence Plaguing Minority Communities

April 01, 2011

The main body of the program will be a panel discussion on the topic of Black on Black: Are we on the Verge of self-genocide (self-destruction)!


Summit To Examine America's Racial Wealth Gap And Children Of Color

April 01, 2011

Prominent scholars, policy experts, advocates and members of Congress will take part in a policy summit on to assess the growing gap.


NAACP Legal Defense Fund Joins Mumia Abu-Jamal's Defense Team

April 01, 2011

The LDF will now be directing the defense strategy to fight the prosecution’s determination to reinstate the death penalty.


Fmr NYPD Commish Backs Marriage Equality

April 01, 2011

The man who is known for making New York safe, says, “Marriage equality under the law will make families safer and stronger."


BLACK CHURCHES PUSH SUPREME COURT

April 01, 2011



Women's Action Summit Celebrates Black Giving

April 01, 2011

A one-of-kind convening of the world's black women to promote philanthropy and volunteerism


L.A. To Hold Day Of Action For Wisconsin

April 01, 2011

April 4 was chosen specifically because it is the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.


First Black Broadcast Network Bounce TV To Launch This Fall

April 04, 2011

The new network will be called Bounce TV and will target African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54.


VP Announces Strengthening Of Title IX

April 04, 2011

The new guidance makes clear the legal obligations of any school, college or university receiving federal funds to respond promptly and effectively to sexual violence.


Senators Voice Opposition To Women's Health Care Cuts

April 04, 2011

The letter also expresses the Senators’ opposition to the provision in the House-passed Continuing Resolution that cuts Planned Parenthood health centers off.


Urban Institute Panel Discusses Low-Income Retirement Security

April 04, 2011

View Live Webcast Here
Beginning Tuesday, April 5th
1:30PM EDT


Comcast Details Plans To Launch Minority Channels

April 04, 2011

Hispanic and African American owned or operated channels to highlight first round of new additions.


Maryland's Oldest HBCU To Celebrate Founder's Day

April 04, 2011

“The purpose of celebrating Founders’ Day is to highlight the connection between the historic foundation of Bowie State University and the current campus community."


NYU To Host "Asians in the Ivory Tower" Forum

April 04, 2011

The panel will discuss recent research on Asian American and Pacific Islander college students and connect these findings to a deeper understanding of race relations.


The President To Speak At Sharpton's Convention

April 04, 2011

Reverend Al Sharpton who heads the group has been a longtime supporter of Obama and has been invited to participate with many Obama administration initiatives.


KING'S PROGRESS SETBACK

April 04, 2011



Latinos Decry "AZ Style" Legislation In CA

April 04, 2011

“While the Golden State faces serious fiscal troubles, Assemblyman Donnelly prefers to pit Californians against one another."


Despite Job Growth, Black Unemployment Rises

April 04, 2011

African Americans do not appear to be sharing in the benefits of recent job growth. The EPOP for African Americans fell back by 0.3 percentage points.


HUD Begins Low-Income Families $54M Job Training, Employment Program

April 04, 2011

"The research demonstrates that this program works. When families are given the tools they need to move beyond the voucher program, they do."


Walmart Class Action Discrimination Suit On Shaky Ground

April 04, 2011

The class action already has been approved by a federal judge and a federal appeals court, but it took a beating during argument at the U.S. Supreme Court last week.


Almena Lomax, Activist, Founder Of Black Weekly In L.A. Dead

April 04, 2011

Lomax, a leader in African-American journalism, founded the Los Angeles Tribune in 1941 and was its editor and chief writer until she closed it in 1960.


Realtors Mark Anniversary Of Fair Housing Act

April 04, 2011

This April marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination.


Civil Action Challenges Legitimacy Of Southern State Representatives

April 04, 2011

"In particular, they engaged in de-facto disenfranchisement of those electors based on the votes of the states' African-American citizens."


BUDGET CUTS CALLED DEVASTATING

April 05, 2011



New Orleans Police Go On Trial In Beating Death Of Black Man

April 05, 2011

Jury selection has begun for two New Orleans police officers charged in a 2005 beating death and its coverup in another black eye for the troubled force.


MLK Lieutenant C.T. Vivian To Speak At Civil Rights Inst.

April 05, 2011

One of the 1961 Freedom Riders, Dr. Vivian will speak about his much earlier experiences in 1947, as a young man.


Black Conservatives Speak Out On Budget Impasse, Govt. Slowdown

April 05, 2011

"A real government shutdown would likely do more to boost the economy and the country more than all of Obama's stimulus efforts combined." blacks call for govt slowdown


SPLC Campaign Raises Awareness Of Sexual Assault Crisis

April 05, 2011

“I felt that there was nobody who could help me. I’m here because I want all of this to come to light so that other women do not have to suffer like I have suffered."


Gays Fear Elder Abuse In Longterm Care Facilities

April 05, 2011

"Our hope is that this report provokes thought, raises critical questions, and compels future systematic research."


1st Latino On Federal Court Of Appeals Confirmed

April 05, 2011

"This is a great day for America for it has gained the service and commitment of a great lawyer and leader," said Hispanic National Bar Association President, Diana Sen.


Politicians Refuse Pardons--Perpetuate Injustice

April 05, 2011

Barbour told reporters, civil rights leaders and protesters not to hold their breath waiting for him to pardon Jamie and Gladys Scott.


Report: Health Equity For The Poor Not A Priority

April 05, 2011

“If improving the health of our nation is important to philanthropy, then we have to focus more on the needs of the most underserved."


GA Professor Recognized For 'Empowered Youth' Work

April 05, 2011

The program provides children and adolescents in grades K-12 with tutoring, guidance and social skills training.


FL Lawmaker Recognizes National Minority Health Month

April 05, 2011

Due to various factors, including a lack of access to affordable, quality health care, minorities experience higher rates of illness and death.


Singer Beats Former First Lady In Haiti Elections

April 05, 2011

Musician Michel ‘Sweet Mickey’ Martelly appears set to become Haiti’s new president, based on preliminary results of the second round of elections.


Criminal Alien Program Unfair, Costly

April 05, 2011

Once in federal hands, most detainees are transported to centers in Texas and Louisiana, far from their families.


Teen Birth Rate Drops To Record Low

April 05, 2011

The report finds that teens need sex education, the opportunity to talk with their parents about pregnancy prevention.


Finalists In $1M Urban Education Competition Announced

April 05, 2011

The "Prize" is an annual $1 million award that honors large urban school districts making the greatest progress in America in raising student achievement.


The Importance Of Unions For Workers Of Color

April 05, 2011

Workers of color are often concentrated at the low-end of the wage spectrum—jobs which often benefit the most from the protection of unions.


How Layoffs Have Affected Black Workers In The Public Sector

April 06, 2011

As governments contemplate additional layoffs, it is important to note that few commentators have examined the racial implications of this reduction.


132 Year Old Insurance Company Gets First Black V.P.

April 06, 2011

Smith has been named Vice President of Operations for the Navy Mutual Aid Association in Arlington, Virginia.


OBAMA SPEAKS AT SHARPTON CONFAB

April 06, 2011

To listen to the President's speech
Click here at 6:05 PM EST


Latina Suicide Attempts Double in NY

April 06, 2011

Suicide attempt rates among Latina high school students in New York have nearly doubled since 2007.


DREAM Act To Be Reintroduced In Congress

April 06, 2011

The bill will likely mirror the version that passed in an historic House vote last December, but failed to clear a Republican filibuster in the Senate.


Study Offers Path To Smoother Interracial Interactions

April 06, 2011

"Though society has become more sensitive to obvious expressions of racial bias, many people show subtle biases without even being aware that their prejudices are leaking out."


Pittsburgh Corps Lauded For Female Board Representation

April 06, 2011

"These five businesses are leading the way – not only regionally, but nationally – by ensuring women have a voice and a seat at the table."


NYC Mayor Breaks Ground On Harlem "Promise Academy"

April 06, 2011

“This project is emblematic of the public-private partnerships that are essential to transforming education and communities."


Six Cities Present Plans To Reduce And Prevent Youth Violence

April 06, 2011

Our children are counting on us. Our communities are counting on us. And we cannot – and will not – let them down.


Ban Sparks Immigration Protest

April 06, 2011

The group included college students, civil rights activists and others who marched around the Georgia State University Campus.


Report Reveals Startling Findings About Diversity In US

April 06, 2011

*Not everyone with the same racial background or physical appearance, even in the same family, identifies --or is identified--in the same way."


Studies Of Immigrant Success Skewed?

April 06, 2011

"Almost without exception, studies of later-generation Mexican-Americans rely on ethnic self-identification to identify the population of interest."


U.S. Organizations Receive Diversity Council Honors

April 06, 2011

In its third year, the Diversity Council Honors Award honors the outstanding contributions and achievements of diversity council groups.


Stevie Wonder To Celebrate Founder's Day At Spelman

April 06, 2011

The conversation will focus on Wonder’s journey as a musical artist, humanitarian and philanthropic leader.


Many Low-Income Autistic Children Go Undiagosed

April 06, 2011

“At the height of rising prevalence, which involved children born between 1992 and 1995, kids whose parents had fewer economic resources simply weren’t diagnosed.


New Book Examines Graduation Decline Of Black Men

April 06, 2011

"There is plenty of blame to go around, plenty of responsibility that must be shared if we are to reduce the dropout rate."


Report Blasts US Prison Systems

April 07, 2011

The release of the report, published by the NAACP, gave today’s groups common ground to discuss excessive and needless government spending on mass incarceration.


NYC GETS BLACK SCHOOLS CHIEF

April 07, 2011



Commerce Dept. Awards $7.8M For Minority Businesses

April 07, 2011

“Minority-owned businesses excel at exporting, and with unique language and cultural connections to other countries."


Albino Man Wins Stay Of Deportation

April 07, 2011

In much of sub-Saharan Africa, albinos become targets because they are feared, while their body parts and bones are believed to be powerful in traditional medicine.


Court: Racism Suit Can Continue

April 07, 2011

A U.S. appeals court says a lawsuit by two forensic pathologists accusing a former Indiana coroner of racism can continue.


Wells Fargo Hit With $3.5M Discrimination Class Action Verdict

April 07, 2011

The class action lawsuit alleged the bank consistently and knowingly discriminated against borrowers in minority neighborhoods.


ACLU Alleges Racial Bias In FL Foreclosure Courts

April 07, 2011

The special “mass foreclosure docket” established in December 2008 operates under rules that differ substantially from those that govern the rest of Lee County.


Hunger Strike Aimed At Congressional Cuts

April 07, 2011

The extension of Bush era-tax cuts last December will cost $6.7 billion through estate planning loopholes alone.


MALDEF Unveils Texas Redistricting Plans

April 07, 2011

“The maps presented today demonstrate that additional Latino-majority congressional districts can and should be created to provide a fair opportunity to Latino voters."


Obama Slips In Black, Hispanic Approval

April 07, 2011

Eighty-five percent of blacks and 54 percent of Hispanics asked said they approve of Obama's job performance, but the ratings slipped to either tie or set new lows.


Blacks Have Vested Interest In Budget Cuts To Health Care

April 07, 2011

One in four black Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 get their health insurance from the government.


Report: HBCU Students Express Value Of Black Schools

April 07, 2011

Overall, the perspectives from this report highlight important factors associated with precollege experiences that might drive interest in attending an HBCU.


Ohio Buckeyes To Honor Legacy Of Jesse Owens

April 07, 2011

“By demonstrating his excellence on the most public of stages, he is known around the world for disproving the most venomous, racist assumptions."


Report: 9 Million Americans LGBT

April 07, 2011

"Understanding the size of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population is a critical first step to informing a host of public policy and research topics."


Candidate Dismissed For Racist Remarks

April 07, 2011

Forbes was the past leader of the Association for the Rights of Whites who in a 2004 newspaper interview referred to Indians as "featherheads."


Racial Wealth Gap In Homes With Young Children Stark, Widening

April 07, 2011

The wealth gap between white and black households with children in the United States nearly doubled to $47,000 between 1994 and 2007.


Black America And The N-Word

April 07, 2011

White people refer to each other as redneck or cracker, yet, their use is considerably different from Blacks' use of the n-word.


Hispanics: USDA Settlement Unfair

April 08, 2011

Under the proposal, women and Hispanic farmers would be eligible for smaller awards than those that Black and Native American farmers were eligible to receive.


What A Government Shutdown Could Mean For Blacks

April 08, 2011

Public employment, and the federal government being a centerpiece of that, has been the economic life blood of black communities for generations.


Arkansas Men Could Get 60 Years For Hate Crimes

April 08, 2011

The defendants repeatedly rammed their truck into the victims’ car, causing the victims’ car to go off the road, overturn and ignite.


Latino Pre-K Enrollment Drop Could Widen Achievement Gaps

April 08, 2011

The share of Latino 4-year-olds attending preschool fell nationwide, from 53 percent to 48 percent between 2005 and 2009.


Obama Names 3 To Native Art Board

April 08, 2011

Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar, whose heritage includes San Felipe Pueblo, Hopi, Tewa, and Navajo, is the director of the Indian Arts Research Center.


CBS PROBES CIVIL RIGHTS MURDER

April 08, 2011



Scarlett Johansson Releases PSA For Planned Parenthood

April 08, 2011

Johansson joins more than 800,000 women, men, and teens in standing with Planned Parenthood by signing an open letter to Congress.


Obama Marks 17th Anniversary Of The Genocide In Rwanda

April 08, 2011

Out of the ruins of genocide, Rwandans have welcomed home refugees and former combatants and worked to build a more peaceful, prosperous and democratic society.


Official At National Organization For Marriage Defects

April 08, 2011

“This defection is a good example of what is, and will continue to be consistent in the fight for equality,” said Kevin Nix, NOM Project Director for the Human Rights Campaign.


Man Gets Death In Anti-Immigrant Killing

April 08, 2011

An Arizona jury has given a death sentence to a man who killed a drug dealer and his 9-year-old daughter in a bungled plan to fund an anti-immigrant group.


Exhibition Pays Tribute To King Legacy

April 08, 2011

The exhibit is a series of inspirational collages that depicts Chaney’s interpretation of the King Legacy and the Civil Rights Movement.


Jury Convicts U.S. Latin King Leaders

April 08, 2011

The four were convicted of racketeering conspiracy and charges involving narcotics trafficking and related violence.


Adminstration Launches Plan To Reduce Health Disparities

April 08, 2011

Racial and ethnic minorities still lag behind in many health outcome measures. They are less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy.


Heart Disease Toll Varies In Black And White Vets

April 08, 2011

While the VA greatly improved the quality of care for white and black veterans over that period, those efforts have not narrowed racial gaps in clinical outcomes.


Warnings AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Could Hurt Ethnic Communities

April 11, 2011

“I think there could be substantial impacts on communities of color and immigrant folks,” said Jamillah King.


Minority Numbers Plunge In Newrooms

April 11, 2011

The percentage of minorities in newsrooms totaled 12.79 percent, a decline of .47 percentage points from a year ago.


Hospital Association Names New Black Chairman

April 11, 2011

"Your community has its own dynamics that create its own barriers – solid walls that stand between people and the health that will allow them to achieve their full potential."


Nat'l Housing Discrimination Prevention Campaign Launched

April 11, 2011

HUD will initiate a national media campaign and a series of community discussions on topics ranging from rental practices to mortgage lending.


NY Wage Gap Costs Women $22B Each Year

April 11, 2011

“This new data illustrate the very real harm unequal wages are doing to families and the state,” said Debra L. Ness of National Partnership for Women & Families.


DISCRIMINATION IN FORECLOSURES

April 11, 2011



Lupus Inst. Lauds Health Dept. Plans To Reduce Disparities

April 11, 2011

Racial and ethnic minorities continue to lag behind in many health outcome measures, with less preventive care overall.


Nat'l Black Church Initiative Calls Trump "Billionaire Racist"

April 11, 2011

In his fledgling bid as a presidential nominee Trump has re-ignited false allegations of President Obama's citizenship.


Minority Internship Program Seeking Student Applicants

April 11, 2011

The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace.


USDA Announces Nat'l Tribal Nutrition Program

April 11, 2011

“We are committed to working with Tribal nations to improve the nutrition and health on Indian Reservations and tribal lands,” Vilsack said.


Post-Katrina Housing Case Continues

April 11, 2011

Preliminary injunctions were granted at the request of two fair housing groups and African-American homeowners in New Orleans.


Black NJ Voters Support School Choice Vouchers

April 11, 2011

Black voters are also more likely than whites to support school choice vouchers which would allow children to attend private schools using taxpayer funding.


Black Journalism Organization Splits From UNITY‎

April 11, 2011

NABJ board members concluded that as a business model, UNITY no longer is the most financially prudent for NABJ and its membership.


$12.2M In Grants For Minority Fellowship Programs Available

April 11, 2011

The mental health and substance abuse needs of racial and ethnic minority communities within the United States have been historically underserved.


Atlanta Prepares For Nat'l Black Arts Festival

April 11, 2011

Proceeds from the event benefit NBAF’s year-round programming including film, visual arts, the summer festival and performing arts.


GLAAD Holds Media Awards Gala

April 11, 2011

Country music legend Dolly Parton, presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Robert Greenblatt.


Vitamin D May Help Reduce Heart Risk For Blacks

April 11, 2011

African-Americans as a group have multiple risk factors for CVD. They are more likely than people of other races to develop type 2 diabetes, a known contributor to CVD.


Blacks Financially Optimistic

April 12, 2011

African Americans say they are optimistic about achieving their financial goals, many of which reflect a strong focus on the well-being of the family and community.


Legacy Of Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Commemorated

April 12, 2011

History was made as Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, partnered to break the sport’s color barrier.


NAACP: We Can't Afford Not To Fix Our Justice System

April 12, 2011

It is no longer enough for criminal-justice reform to be an issue of concern only to criminal-justice reformists.


Last Call For Tea Party?

April 12, 2011

Troublesome for the Tea Party is the current budget fight in Congress that is threatening to decimate legions of education, and health programs.


Jennifer Hudson To Make Essence Music Festival Debut

April 12, 2011

"The ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL is bringing together the world's best entertainers representing all genres of R&B -- from Jennifer Hudson to the iconic Chaka Khan."


Equal Pay Flash Mob Held At Lincoln Memorial

April 12, 2011

In honor of Equal Pay Day today, a new video of a synchronized flash mob’s rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial was released to express support for paycheck fairness.


Poll: Most Don't Perceive Disparities In Hospital Care

April 12, 2011

A majority of the public thinks that African Americans get the same (60%) or better quality of care (2%) as Whites do when they are hospitalized.


Latino Bank's President Warns Against Proposed IRS Regulation

April 12, 2011

IBC has a strong and intimate understanding of the negative impact this proposed regulation would have on our national economy.


Congress Introduces Paycheck Fairness Act

April 12, 2011

"It's shameful that nearly 50 years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, women still earn, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men—."


DOJ Reports On Equal Credit Opportunity Act

April 12, 2011

In response to the devastation caused by this crisis, the Department of Justice has made fair lending a top priority.


ARIZONA FACES IMMIGRATION SETBACK

April 12, 2011



Symposium Traces History Of African-American Studies

April 12, 2011

African-American history and the scope of African-American and African studies, both close to home and around the world, were also analyzed.


Latin Category Cut From Grammy Awards

April 12, 2011

"I was very instrumental in getting the Latin Jazz category into the awards, and its elimination is very upsetting to me."


Discrimination Can Hurt Health

April 12, 2011

Women who reported high levels of discrimination had an average waistline increase of 1.88 cm, more than a half inch.


Black NBCUniversal Diversity Exec To Step Down

April 12, 2011

Madison becomes the latest high-ranking executive to depart in the wake of Comcast Corp.'s takeover of NBCUniversal.


Texas Tech University Embraces Diversity

April 12, 2011

As Texas Tech strives to become a Tier One research institution, it will witness growth in diverse faculty and student populations.


Lawmakers Back New Foreclosure Plan

April 13, 2011

The legislation has the support of more than a dozen consumer groups dedicated to keeping people in their homes.


Chicago Hosts Urban League Economic Summit

April 13, 2011

The summit featured a keynote address by National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, remarks from Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.


Cops Convicted In Beating Death, Cover-Up Of Black Handyman

April 13, 2011

The case is one of several probes of alleged misconduct by New Orleans police officers opened by the Justice Department.


News Group Stands By Unity After Black Journalist Split

April 13, 2011

"RTDNA has always valued partnerships with other journalism organizations and see them as beneficial to our profession.”


In Some States, Working Poor Could Pay More Taxes

April 13, 2011

Governors say they're trying to balance the need to promote jobs with deficit reduction. But advocates say the poor are being asked to bear an unfair share of the burden.


Harvard Divinity School Names New Asst Prof Of Black Religions

April 13, 2011

Walton's scholarly work is grounded in the progressive strand of the African American religious tradition.


Study: Legal Profession Falling Short On Diversity

April 13, 2011

There is still a long way to go to make the legal profession inclusive through the full integration of diverse lawyers and law firms into the corporate legal marketplace.


Donor Wants Slavery Artifacts Back

April 13, 2011

"My wife and I wanted them to be in a place where the public can view them, where they can be used as an educational tool."


Education Report Reveals Disparities In Minority Opportunities

April 13, 2011

Even in schools where high-level courses are available, students of color too often canÂ’t take them because of decisions made earlier in their academic career.


KOBE BRYANT SLAMMED

April 13, 2011



Freedom Rides 50 Year Celebration Begins In May

April 13, 2011

During their travels, Freedom Riders stopped in Anniston, Alabama, where they faced their first mob Attacks. The bus had its tires slashed and was forced off the road.


Would-Be Citizens Duped By Phony Army Scam

April 13, 2011

Calling himself the "Supreme Commander," Deng allegedly charged each recruit initiation fees of as much as $450 and a $125 annual renewal fee.


Blacks Skip Civil War Anniversary Observances

April 13, 2011

Observances and re-enactments by North and South marked the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter and the beginning of America's. Civil War.


Students Accuse UC Davis Of Rights Violation

April 13, 2011

Students holding demonstrations, rallies, sit-ins and a march protesting tuition hikes over the last 1 1/2 years allege the Davis administration spied on their activities.


Black Men's Xchange National Announces Annual Leadership Summit

April 13, 2011

The National Annual Leadership Summit & Retreat aims to strengthen, heal and nurture the legacy of same-gender-loving, bisexual, gay-identified and heterosexual Black men.


Initiative Aims To Raise $100M For Black Entrepreneurs

April 13, 2011

OICA announced that it is launching a focused initiative designed to encourage more African Americans to think like and become entrepreneurs.


Conyers Wants To Finish Out Corruption Sentence At Home

April 13, 2011

Monica Conyers, the wife of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., sent a letter to a federal judge this month requesting she be sent home to serve the remainder of her sentence.


No Child Left Behind Waiver Debate

April 14, 2011

The panel concluded that granting waivers from the Law would have a disparate and harmful impact on minority students.


Senate Intros Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act

April 14, 2011

“In today's economy, job security is important to all Americans, especially LGBT people who can be fired for no other reason than their sexual orientation.”


Black Women Twice As Likely To Feel Positive About Their Beauty

April 14, 2011

The study discovers four distinct beauty archetypes among African-American women based on mindset, product usage and knowledge.


ECONOMIC OPS ESCAPING MINORITIES

April 14, 2011



Latino AIDS Group To Honor Anderson Cooper

April 14, 2011

“Through his often times provocative approach to exposing injustices in communities near and far, Cooper has brought national attention to the AIDS crisis in the US.


Iowa Civil Rights Panel Won't Identify City Accused Of Racial Profiling

April 14, 2011

Beth Townsend, executive director of the commission, declined to release the name of the police department or town because it’s part of the settlement.


KKK Fliers Distributed In Ohio

April 14, 2011

The fliers, distributed in plastic freezer bags weighted down with marbles, show a Klansman carrying a cross and a Bible.


Stars Under Fire For Sex Slave Campaign

April 14, 2011

Created by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's Demi and Ashton Foundation, the "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" PSAs are intended to raise awareness.


Ad With Boy's Pink Toenails Rankles Some

April 14, 2011

Jenna Lyons, president and creative director for the clothing company, appears in the ad with her son Beckett.


Hate Crime Killer Faces Death Penalty

April 14, 2011

A man convicted in the racially motivated gang killing of a 13-year-old African-American boy in Riverside, Calif., faces the possibility he will be executed.


Civil Rights Hero John Lewis To Deliver NC Central Commencement Speech

April 14, 2011

Lewis will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by NCCU Chancellor Charlie Nelms during the graduation ceremony.


Feds Settle Case Involving Harassment Of Somali Students

April 14, 2011

The complaint alleged severe and persistent harassment of Somali-American students, culminating in an incident in November 2009.


Spelman To Host Women Of Color Conference

April 14, 2011

This year’s closing keynote speaker, Bonnie St. John, will offer real-life lessons to help women on their journey to sustainability.


Urban League Answers Call For More Blacks In Corp America

April 14, 2011

African Americans still represent a miniscule fraction of board-level corporate leadership in America.


Gospel Competition Produces "Sweet Sounds"

April 14, 2011

The "How Sweet the Sound Gospel Celebration" pays tribute to gospel music and provides choirs a platform to showcase their talent.


Despite Latest Ruling, Not Much Has Changed In AZ

April 15, 2011

"The decision should serve as a warning sign to other states that are considering whether or not to replicate Arizona's SB 1070."


NAACP Announces Diversity Job Board

April 15, 2011

The Job Board provides a more comprehensive approach to providing racially diverse, qualified job seekers access to a broad range of the nation's top employers.


Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores Black History Of Latin America

April 15, 2011

Henry Louis Gates Jr. researches the full legacy of the world slave trade and explores the stories of the millions who went to Latin America.


MLB To Commemorate Jackie Robinson Day

April 15, 2011

All MLB players, coaches and umpires will once again wear Number 42 and continue the unified, League-wide support of Jackie Robinson Day.


Lakers, NBA To Work With GLAAD Addressing Gay Slurs In Basketball

April 15, 2011

NBA executives have agreed to meet with GLAAD to discuss ways to send a message about the power of such words to the league’s audience.


Massachusetts Man Convicted For Burning Black Chuch

April 15, 2011

Jacques and his co-conspirators used racial slurs against African-Americans and expressed anger about the possible election of Obama as the first African-American President.


Comcast Names Diversity Director

April 15, 2011

In this newly created role, Ms. Arias will direct, manage, and organize Comcast’s diversity program strategy.


"Bloody Sunday" Leaders Reunite At Parks Gala

April 15, 2011

The event preserves national historic sites that educate the public about the rich heritage and traditions of our nation’s African American communities.


Restored MLK Church Reopens

April 15, 2011

For the first time since 2007, visitors to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site could go inside the church.


Black Farmers Head: Still A Lot To Discuss

April 15, 2011

At a time when Boyd and his relatives are putting down seeds and fertilizers, they are also eying expanding trade agreements between the United States and other nations.


Tri-Caucus Speaks Out On 100th Day Without Jobs Bill

April 15, 2011

"In the first 100 days of the Republican lead house they have ignored America’s number one concern, job creation."


In-House Minority Women Face Obstacles

April 15, 2011

Gender was perceived as more of a barrier to advancement than race or ethnicity, but this did not deter in-house women of color from setting high goals for advancement.


RACIAL PROFILING HITS GEORGIA

April 15, 2011



Employee Sues NJ HR Commission Over Alleged Racism

April 15, 2011

Michael Dorazo Jr., is accused of locking Brodie in a storage cage in 2007 while both were working for the Gloucester Department of Public Works.


Civil Rights Organizations Address TN Education Challenges

April 15, 2011

"We must eliminate the current one-size-fits-all approach that neglects the needs of students of color and low-income students."


Reading Level Affects Minority Graduation

April 18, 2011

For black and Latino students, the combined effect of poverty and poor third grade reading skills makes the rate eight times greater.


DC School Voucher Program Restored

April 18, 2011

"Low-income families and committed legislative advocates have triumphed over richly-funded special interests."


Colleges Cash In On Minority Athletes

April 18, 2011

Professors at Michigan State University, have found that student-athletes, particularly African Americans, don't reap the benefits of their labor.


Gay History Bill Gains In California

April 18, 2011

California would become the first state to make curricula include notable gay Americans along with the contributions of women and various ethnic groups.


Three Biomarkers Better Predict Kidney Disease, Complications

April 18, 2011

The study participants were, on average, 65 years old. Overall, 40 percent were black, 54 percent were women.


IS JESSE JACKSON BIASED?

April 18, 2011



Trail Of Tears Art Show Winners Named

April 18, 2011

The 40th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale runs through May 8 and features authentic Native American art in one of Oklahoma’s oldest art shows.


Testimony In Case Of Journalist's Killing

April 18, 2011

Longmire has been criticized for having had a close relationship with Bey, the former head of the self-described black empowerment group.


Georgia Governor Will Sign Immigration Bill

April 18, 2011

"To try and craft legislation that is within the parameters of what a state can do without overstepping its bounds is difficult."


Cherokee Heritage Center Exhibit To Portray Tribal Life In 1700s

April 18, 2011

The new exhibit represents a transformation of the Tsalagi Ancient Village, which opened in 1967 and showcases everyday Cherokee life.


Author Discusses Reporters And The Civil Rights Movement

April 18, 2011

Klibanoff also oversees the Civil Rights Cold Case Project that uses multimedia reporting to investigate unsolved racial murders.


Civil Rights Leaders Call End To Water Fluoridation

April 18, 2011

Atlanta civil rights leaders have asked Georgia legislators to repeal the state’s mandatory water fluoridation law.


Ethnic Media Lack Visibility At Media Reform Conference

April 18, 2011

The three-day event failed to include or even mention ethnic media in almost all the discussions, except at a roundtable."


Cornell Diversity Expert To Lead Effort Supporting Students Of Color

April 18, 2011

As associate dean, Alexander will support underrepresented students and students of color, while strengthening the sense of community.


Republican Denounced For Racist Email

April 18, 2011

"It's just highly inappropriate, it's a despicable message, it drips with racism and I think she should step down from the committee."


Grant Will Preserve "Eyes On The Prize" Documentary

April 19, 2011

“These records are a crucial part of Americans’ cultural history and heritage,” says James E. McLeod, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.


Equality Law Firm To Defend DOMA

April 19, 2011

"Thanks to Speaker Boehner's actions, President Obama's attempt to sabotage the legal defense of DOMA is not going to work." INCLUSIVE LAW FIRM TO DEFEND DOMA


Latino Priest Named Youngest Bishop At 41

April 19, 2011

Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Cepeda came to the United States with his family at the age of 19, already pursuing a priestly vocation.


TX Dems Eye Ex-General For U.S. Senate

April 19, 2011

"He's the one guy who could unite the Hispanic vote," Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes said. "He'll get the conservative Hispanic businessman."


AZ Gov Vetoes "Birther Bill"

April 19, 2011

The Republican governor said the birther bill would have created “significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona”


RECESSION CLOBBERS MINORITIES

April 19, 2011



Why We Still Need Affirmative Action

April 19, 2011

"Black people were hired to hand out petitions for the civil-rights initiative in Michigan. It was disingenuous. It was not the proper way of doing things."


Homeland Security Official Never Sentenced In Maid Case

April 19, 2011

Federal prosecutors in Boston are pressing for action on a Homeland Security official convicted a year ago of paying an illegal immigrant but never sentenced.


Illegals Pave Citizenship Through Taxes

April 19, 2011

"If something good will happen for immigrants, an amnesty, they're probably going to ask if I'm reporting my tax forms."


Black Man Discusses Wrongful Imprisonment At Bucknell

April 19, 2011

Since becoming a free man, Bozella has taken his message of hope and determination around the country.


Hawaii Passes Transgender Employment Protections

April 19, 2011

“Providing employment protections to transgender people in Hawaii is a victory for civil rights. People should be judged on the quality of work they do."


NJ Man Sentenced For Threatening Employees Of Latino Rights Groups

April 19, 2011

Johnson admitted that he emailed numerous threats to the victims to prevent them from aiding and encouraging Latinos.


Black Theater To Mark 40 Years With Gala

April 19, 2011

Founded by Woodie King, Jr. in 1970, New Federal Theatre has gone on to international acclaim for its bold mission to integrate minorities and women.


Sharpton Demands Resignation After Obama Chimp Email

April 19, 2011

Anything less than censure and an apology reinforces the notion that the national GOP tacitly condones racist words and acts by its officials.


Aaron Heralds MLB's Opportunities For Minorities

April 20, 2011

"There are so many other ways to make a very good living in the game of baseball. It can provide you so many successes in society if you just avail yourself to it."


Judge Frees Racist Jailed For Web Threats

April 20, 2011

Hoffman was the foreman of a 2004 jury that convicted white supremacist Matthew Hale for soliciting the murder of U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow in Chicago.


Hispanic Heritage Month To Mark 25th Anniversary

April 20, 2011

“The Latino community throughout history has made a positive impact; however our focus is on the future.


Desegregation Champion To Be Honored

April 20, 2011

“Maxine Atkins Smith has devoted her life to ensuring that African Americans in this country have the same access to education as anyone else."


UC Berkeley Islamophobia Conference

April 20, 2011

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Rights Groups Sue Louisiana Over Voting Rights Violations

April 20, 2011

The suit alleges that Louisiana is disenfranchising minority and low-income voters by failing to offer them the opportunity to register to vote.


Black Legislators Head Up Fight Against AZ-Style Immigration Bills

April 20, 2011

As immigrant advocates battle hardline immigration bills in state capitols across the country, they’re receiving crucial support from caucuses of black legislators.


NAACP TO BP: NG

April 20, 2011



Refusal Skills Help Minority Youths Resist Smoking Pressures

April 20, 2011

“Smoking and quitting behaviors are heavily influenced by factors in the immediate environment, including family, peers and school.”


UNCF Publishes Green Report In Honor Of Earth Day

April 20, 2011

A global effort to inspire stewardship for the natural environment, the report is designed to serve as a catalog of sustainability activities already underway.


Koran-Burning Pastor Plans Protest

April 20, 2011

Jones is the pastor of a small church in Gainesville, Fla. Last year, he announced plans to hold a public burning of the Koran but backed down.


Multiracial Adults' Responses On Medical Forms Create Challenges

April 20, 2011

The researchers found that placing multiracial adults into single "best race" categories overshadows the poor health of groups.


Leaders Convene At White House Over Immigration Reform

April 20, 2011

While we welcome this meeting, the President can and must do more to address our nation’s serious need for immigration reform.


Rep. John Conyers' Wife Seeks Release From Prison

April 20, 2011

"This court did not commit any error in sentencing Conyers, and in any case, it lacks jurisdiction to reconsider a sentence that has become final and has been appealed."


Poll: Voters Oppose Birthright Citizenship

April 20, 2011

Fewer than three out of 10, 28 percent, support birthright citizenship for everyone, down 6 percentage points since August.


Minorities Born With Heart Defects Have Higher Death Rate

April 20, 2011

The new study adds to a growing body of evidence that minority infants with specific types of heart defects have poorer survival rates in early childhood.


UC Berkeley Islamophobia Conference

April 21, 2011

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Heart Assoc. Targets Blacks With Stroke Program

April 21, 2011

American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association is increasing its social media outreach targeted to African Americans.


AG Holder Hosts Meeting With Commissioners Of African Union

April 21, 2011

The AU is an intergovernmental organization comprised of 53 African countries with the stated objective of political and economic integration throughout Africa.


US Sues Over Katrina Worker Abuse

April 21, 2011

The agency charged Signal with disparate, discriminatory treatment concerning the workers’ terms and conditions of employment, as well as segregating them.


Immigration Laws A Complex Issue For Lawmakers

April 21, 2011

State lawmakers said they're forced to take on immigration because the federal government won't do its part.


Latino Museum Plan Faces Opposition

April 21, 2011

A federal commission has spent two years asking Latinos what they would want in such a museum, and next month the commission will report its findings to Congress.


Program To Fight Early Childhood Obesity In Low-Income Communities Launched In NY

April 21, 2011

Working together, these organizations will build the capacity of Head Start centers to support staff and families in developing new knowledge.


Blago: I Want Emanuel, Jackson To Testify

April 21, 2011

Jackson, son of the civil rights leader and a national co-chairman of Obama's presidential campaign, was mentioned as a possible appointee to fill Obama's Senate seat.


Senator Wants S.C. Hate Crime Law

April 21, 2011

"My first thought was that, I've got to let my students know so that when they are out and about in Rock Hill that they, you know, act straight, And that's a sad lesson."


Lawsuit Claims Abusive Arrests

April 21, 2011

A complaint filed by the Texas Civil Rights Project says the incident in April 2009 began when staff at the Mexican consulate in San Antonio called police.


Student Retracing Freedom Riders' Steps

April 21, 2011

The May 6-16 ride from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans will include visits to designated stops, workshops and discussions about issues related to social justice.


US Promises To Help Haiti "All The Way"

April 21, 2011

“I’m very encouraged by the campaign that Mr. Martelly ran, his emphasis on the people and their needs, his willingness to be very clear on what he hoped to achieve.”


USDA Awards Grant To Fight Minority Childhood Obesity

April 21, 2011

"We know that in order to win the future, we have to win the race to educate our children. That means that our kids must be healthy so they can learn and thrive."


MINORITY BASEBALL SCORECARD

April 21, 2011



Transportation Equity Creates Jobs, Expands Access

April 21, 2011

Henderson said that investing in transportation policies and construction creates jobs and expands economic opportunity for low-income and underrepresented workers.


Latino Leaders Fast To Protest Budget Cuts

April 21, 2011

“The Latino community would be devastated if the proposed cuts to programs benefitting the hungry and poor in America were to become law.”


UC Berkeley Islamophobia Conference

April 22, 2011

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Groups Lay Out Minority Broadband Access Plan

April 22, 2011



Black Women's Maternal Risks Go Unquestioned

April 22, 2011

Statistics showing that African American women die at much higher rates in childbirth and pregnancy don't surprise Dr. David R. Williams.


Blacks' Migration To Have Big Impact On Redistricting

April 22, 2011

According to newly released census numbers, eight of the nation’s top majority-black districts lost an average of more than 10 percent of their black populations.


Group Decries Voter ID Requirement

April 22, 2011

"Photo ID requirements would erode the integrity of elections by systematically excluding large groups of eligible voters and place them in second-class status."


Report: Minority Economic Growth 'Stunted'

April 22, 2011

The report identifies critical long-term economic trends of greater inequality and stunted upward mobility.


Arizona Welcomes Official Tea Party Flag

April 22, 2011

The Gadsden flag will join the same protections that the American and Arizona state flags, the flags of any branch of the military and the flags of any Indian nation have.


Black On Brown Violence Erupts In CA

April 22, 2011

Officials say while the fight broke down along racial lines, six students were believed to be responsible for instigating it.


A New President, More Uncertainty for Haiti?

April 22, 2011

Mr. Martelly's ascension to the top job over the impoverished nation was unexpected and astonished most.


Donald Trump Revives Birther Issue

April 22, 2011

Trump pounded on the issue and the media took the bait. Then the mogul slyly backed off for a moment and talked about the familiar.


1 Year Later, Arizona's Immigrant Networks Are Stronger

April 22, 2011

One year after AZ Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill into law, making it a state crime to be an undocumented immigrant in Arizona, immigrant networks have grown stronger.


BLACK PANTHERS HIT THE STREETS

April 22, 2011



Man Indicted In Attempted Bombing Of MLK Unity March

April 22, 2011

A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Washington has returned a superseding indictment charging Kevin Harpham.


Harvard Under Investigation For Treatment Of Women

April 22, 2011

Harvard Law School is currently under investigation by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights for alleged violations of Title IX.


Hispanic Federation Raises $1M At Star-Studded Benefit Gala

April 22, 2011

Entertainment legend Charo was one of a number of special presenters and performers, including multi-platinum recording artist Frankie Negron.


Legislator: Feds Lied On Immigration

April 25, 2011

"It's unacceptable, and if she knew about it, something has to be done about her, and, if she didn't, she has to do something about those who did."


Black Move To Suburbs Good For GOP?

April 25, 2011

"In state after state, it's allowing Republicans to pack more heavily Democratic close-in suburbs into urban black districts to make surrounding districts more Republican."


Soul Session In Vietnam

April 25, 2011

Thousands of black soldiers have rejected traditional Army life, set up their own counterculture on bases throughout Vietnam.


Children's Health On The Chopping Block

April 25, 2011

“There’s nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires."


School Segregation And Poverty - Past And Present

April 25, 2011

Schools in the United States are more segregated today than they have been in more than over four decades.


Feminist Hazel Dickens Dead At 75

April 25, 2011

She figured in the women's movement of the 1960s and appeared often at union rallies across the country as a supporter of workers' rights.


Law Firm Drops Defense Of DOMA, Lawyer Resigns

April 25, 2011

"Today, we learned once again that it is a bad idea to defend antigay bias and discrimination in court, and fewer and fewer people are willing to do it."


Therapies Based On Positive Emotions May Not Work for Asians

April 25, 2011

A new study by University of Washington psychologists reveals that pursuing happiness may not be beneficial across all cultures.


BLACK DEMOCRATIC FRUSTRATION

April 25, 2011



Unintentional Racial Biases May Affect Economic, Trust Decisions

April 25, 2011

Researchers asked 50 racially diverse participants to rate the trustworthiness of individuals depicted in photographs of Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, and mixed race men.


HBCU Summit Set To Make History

April 25, 2011

“While many of our HBCU partners have active LGBT student organizations, public discourse around sexuality issues has been less public on our campuses.”


NYC Mayor To Trump: Drop 'Birther' Issue

April 25, 2011

"We have immigration. We have the deficit. We have the economy," he said. "Those are the things that the public cares about."


Women Hire More Women, Men Hire Men

April 25, 2011

Movies with women in creative production roles may help give young female viewers better role models to follow.


Comcast Merger Brings Hope For Minority Ownership

April 25, 2011

Ultimately, this merger is a win for all Americans, especially minority and low-income consumers who have largely been left out of the digital equation.


Amputee Accused Of Sexual Assault: Group Claims Racism

April 25, 2011

Local residents and others are seeking financial assistance for the legal defense of a Paris man accused of sexual assault.


US Warns Against Travel To Mexico

April 25, 2011

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico about the security situation in Mexico.


ACTIVIST'S DEATH SENTENCE KO'D

April 26, 2011



Civil Rights Icon To Run Again

April 26, 2011

"The people in this district have been very, very good to me, and I have tried to be good to the people," said Lewis.


Alliances Help Women Close Leadership Gap In The Workplace

April 26, 2011

The study also found that despite success in combating many forms of blatant gender discrimination, covert bias is alive and well.


CA Supreme Court Chief: Bench Must Reflect State's Diversity

April 26, 2011

Cantil-Sakauye made headlines as the first Asian, the first Filipino, only the second woman, and one of the youngest to hold this position.


PA NAACP Calls For Education Over Incarceration

April 26, 2011

"Today, children from around Pennsylvania are marching on the State Capitol in Harrisburg to remind legislators that they are the future of this state.”


Holder Outlines Justice Dept. Priorities

April 26, 2011

The department will protect the country's vulnerable populations -- children, the elderly, hate crime victims, and victims of human trafficking and exploitation.


Urban League: Speaks Out On Trump, "Birther" Issue

April 26, 2011

A recent CBS/New York Times poll found that 25 percent of Americans and 45 percent of registered Republican voters believe that President Obama was not born in the US.


Civil Rights Figure's Home To Be Museum

April 26, 2011

The South Carolina childhood home of Benjamin Mays, considered by many as the father of the civil rights movement, is to become a museum, authorities say.


Fliers Target Police Brutality, University Takes Them Down

April 26, 2011

The projects are joint efforts by law students at Suffolk, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Boston Black Men's Leadership Group.


Black Pastors Unite To Revive Marriage And Fatherhood

April 26, 2011

Recalling the African-American church's central role in the civil rights movement, the leaders of this Call to Action recognize the power the church can have.


Banquet To Fund Minority Banking Student Scholarships

April 26, 2011

By encouraging young people to become literate, even skillful directors of economic opportunity, the NBAF is making a powerful contribution to that cause."


Texas Tech Hosts Latinos In US Sports Panel

April 26, 2011

“For the longest time, many historians argued that there was no need to write about Mexican-Americans or other Hispanic groups because their story was not important."


Gay CA Judge's Prop. 8 Ruling Challenged

April 26, 2011

Since Walker never ruled out the possibility that he would marry his partner, the former jurist had a "clear and direct stake in the outcome" of his own ruling."


Blacks More Willing to Exhaust Financial Resources for More Cancer Care

April 26, 2011

People in minority groups, especially black Americans, are more willing than their white counterparts to exhaust their personal financial resources to prolong life.


Study Focuses On Black Couples Dealing With Stress And HIV

April 26, 2011

African Americans are at high risk for morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases and are less likely to report engaging in behaviors associated with reduced risk.


Many NJ Women Legislators To Be Ousted By Redistricting

April 26, 2011

“In a state where 28% of the current legislature is female, women make up 70% of the legislators who will retire from the legislature as a result of redistricting.”


Newspapers Improve Diversity Numbers

April 27, 2011

“The worst news was perhaps that the percentage of sports editors who were women or people of color fell 2.3 percentage points to 9.42 percent in 2010."


Study: Poverty Up Among Families With Kids

April 27, 2011

The group said in a written statement the findings are a warning to governments that their social safety nets need to take the needs of younger families into account.


BLACK COLLEGES VS FEMALE VIOLENCE

April 27, 2011



Calls To Oust EPA Civil Rights Head

April 27, 2011

The person hired to "fix" the office, Mr. DeLeon, has had numerous complaints filed against him by women. epa civil rights head under fire


Newest "Madea" Installment Meets With Black Disapproval

April 27, 2011

And why is it that Black women are the only women who have a negative stereotype about themselves that translates into undesirability?


100 Days Of Nonviolence Culminates On Coretta Scott King's 84th Birthday

April 27, 2011

Dr. King began the 100 days on January 18, 2011 during the King Holiday week. The program ends today, in honor of Mrs. Coretta Scott King's 84th birthday.


Potent Alcoholic Drinks Look Like Soda, Target Minorities

April 27, 2011

"It clearly looks like soda pop. Also the use of Snoop Dogg, a hugely successful hip-hop artist and music industry mogul, tells me where they're going."


Will Minorities Be Left Out Of Health-Care Law Provision?

April 27, 2011

Wealthy hospitals and practices may “cherry-pick” similar, wealthy institutions and avoid poor and minority-heavy patient populations in order to lower costs.


Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Different Types of Obesity In Black Kids

April 27, 2011

While black and white children with vitamin D deficiency both had higher fat levels, black children were more likely to have higher levels of fat just under their skin.


Report: High-Performing Schools Still Leaving Some Behind

April 27, 2011

New report shows why a national focus on turning around the lowest performing schools, while needed, is not enough to raise achievement and close gaps.


Census: Asian-Americans Are Best Educated

April 27, 2011

Asians are the best-educated group in the United States, with 52 percent of those older than 25 having bachelor's degrees.


Program Targeting Immigrant Criminals

April 27, 2011

"This whole opt-in, opt-out thing was a misunderstanding from the get-go and we have tried to correct that," Napolitano said.


Morehouse College To Defend Minority College Golf Title

April 27, 2011

The 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management will once again feature nearly 200 athletes from minority-serving institutions.


Court Upholds Injunction Against Day Laborers Ordinance

April 27, 2011

“This ruling is a great victory for the First Amendment and for the day laborers who can continue to work and support their families."


More Working Women Than Men Have College Degrees

April 27, 2011

Among the employed population 25 and older, 37 percent of women had attained a bachelor's degree or more as of 2010, compared with 35 percent of men.


Report: Male Doctors Earning Double That Of Women Doctors

April 28, 2011

For all physicians, females earned a median of $160,000 while males earned a median of $225,000.


Report Shows Hispanic Education Success Key To US Future

April 28, 2011

The report shows that Hispanics have the lowest education attainment level overall of any group in the U.S.


Black Churches Teach Kids About Safe Sex, Disease Prevention

April 28, 2011

Such open discussion about sexual health in the African-American church where Scott learned this information would have been unthinkable even a few years ago.


Data Shows U.S. Latino Voting Lagging

April 28, 2011

Less than 18 percent of Latinos age 18-29 voted although they make up 31 percent of the eligible Latino voters.


Calls To Withdraw "Gainful Employment" Regulation

April 28, 2011

This regulation would place arbitrary restrictions on private-sector colleges and universities that would disproportionately affect the most disadvantaged students.


Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting At Hispanic Neighbors' Home

April 28, 2011

“The defendant targeted his neighbors with violence because of their race and national origin,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.


Improving Health Literacy Could Benefit Dialysis Patients

April 28, 2011

African Americans and veterans had more than a 3-fold increased risk of having limited health literacy.


TRUMP: "I'M NO RACIST"

April 28, 2011



Racial Disparities Still Exist In Colorectal Cancer Screening Despite Increased Medicare Coverage

April 28, 2011

Blacks and Hispanics less likely than whites to receive screening. Disparities persisted after increased colorectal screening coverage.


GLAAD Wants Action Against Braves Coach After Slurs

April 28, 2011

"The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball must take real disciplinary action and send the message that anti-gay slurs have no place in sports."


Sickle Cell News Round-Up

April 28, 2011

Sickle Cell disease is a genetic blood disorder that affects over 80,000 people in the US and millions worldwide.


West Point Refuses To Readmit Lesbian Cadet

April 28, 2011

West Point issued a statement explaining that it could not accept Miller because of the still-existing ban, but hinting that reentry would not be a problem in the future.


President's Cancer Panel Identifies Urgent Need For Minorities

April 28, 2011

"As the cultural landscape of our nation continues its transformation, the one-size-fits-all approach to cancer is no longer appropriate."


Spelman Hosts Inclusion Summit

April 28, 2011

Nine historically black colleges and universities will gather to examine institutional climate issues around diversity, inclusion, gender and sexuality at HBCUs.


Study: Mortgages Scarce For Minorities

April 28, 2011

The study found that in the areas included in the study conventional mortgage refinancing in minority communities decreased by an average of 17 percent.


Gracie Awards Gala Announces Host

April 28, 2011

The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media.


Indian Nation Can't Sue In 2 Courts

April 28, 2011

The Tohono O'odham nation, which controls a 3-million acre reservation along the Arizona-Mexico border, sued over assets the US holds in trust for the tribe's benefit.


Op-Ed: Why Al Sharpton Is Afraid of Black Conservatives

April 29, 2011

Black progressives are particularly embittered of us because black conservatives can counter their lies, smears and all-around disinformation.


Obama Brainstorms With Influential Hispanic Leaders

April 29, 2011

The President also noted that the only way to fix what’s broken about our immigration system is through legislative action in Congress.


League Of Women Voters Takes Issue With DOJ Decision

April 29, 2011

This requirement will disenfranchise thousands of citizens who do not have or cannot afford to acquire the needed documentation to prove their citizenship.


Many Unhappy With New Malcolm X Book

April 29, 2011

Two of Malcolm X’s daughters take issue with a recent biography of their father alleging that the marriage between Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz was strained,


Generations Clash Over Asian Mixed Marriages

April 29, 2011

Some experts see similar cultural discord between older and younger generations increasing as some aging parents hope to preserve tradition.


Hispanic, Women Farmers Closer To Resolving Discrimination Claims‎

April 29, 2011

As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations of past discrimination at USDA, Deputy Assistant Secy for Civil Rights Fred Pfaeffle continues outreach.


Group To Launch 'Defund 'Klanned' Parenthood' Campaign

April 29, 2011

As part of their campaign they will cover the entire lawn of Planned Parenthood with white sheets, a longtime symbol of the KKK.


Pioneering White House Chief Usher Heads To Homeland Security

April 29, 2011

Admiral Rochon is the first ever African American to serve as Director of the President’s Executive Residence and “Chief Usher.”


Three Sentenced For LA Cross-Burning

April 29, 2011

Joshua and Jeremy Moro admitted that in October 2008, they and Danforth agreed to build, erect and burn a cross near the home of another cousin.


SUNDAY IS PROTEST DAY

April 29, 2011



Schools Help Prepare Future Minority Scientists And Engineers

April 29, 2011

The Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation is funded by the National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.


Report: Children Not Protected At Border

April 29, 2011

U.S. agencies are not complying with a 2008 law intended to protect unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico.


RI Speaker Gives Up On Same-Sex Marriage

April 29, 2011

"As speaker, I understand counting votes and what I can deliver for all of us. And I believe I am delivering rights to us today and it's not killing the cause."


Univision Sues Florida Tribe Over Tower Felling

April 29, 2011

The suit alleges that someone clearing trees on the tribe's property damaged to guy wires holding the tower in place, which then fell and was destroyed


US Travel Advisory Remains For Mexico, Haiti

April 29, 2011

“The number of victims of violent crime, including murder and kidnapping, continues to increase in Port-au-Prince.


Steady Decline In Naturalized US Citizens From Caribbean

April 29, 2011

For 2010, just 62,535 Caribbean migrants became U.S. citizens, according to the DHS, compared to 84,917 the previous year.


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