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Group Calls AZ Bill Signing "Misguided"

May 02, 2011

SB1406 would construct a state-sponsored border fence using private donations and inmate labor. "The law is prime for lawsuits."

May Is Asian Heritage Month

May 02, 2011

Today, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a profound impact on our society as leaders in all facets of American life.

MLB Revises Delta Civil Rights Game Schedule

May 02, 2011

Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Braves have announced a revised schedule of events surrounding the fifth annual Civil Rights Game.


May 02, 2011

Stanford Faculty Votes To Bring Back ROTC

May 02, 2011

Stanford follows Harvard University, which made the move last month, and Columbia University, where faculty voted last week, in the policy change.

USDA Announces Settlement Of Native American Farmers Lawsuit

May 02, 2011

“The settlement approved by the court will allow USDA and the Native American farmers involved in the lawsuit to move forward and focus on the future."

Positive Media Campaigns Help Minorities Quit Smoking

May 02, 2011

“It was absolutely critical that we develop a campaign that would resonate with lower education and lower income smokers.”

Language Barriers Can Increase Length Of Hospital Stays

May 02, 2011

Patients with LEP were also less likely to receive a home health care referral, which occurred for 32.6 percent of English-proficient patients.

GLAAD Joins Calls For Congresswoman's Resignation

May 02, 2011

Kern's comments came on the topic of affirmative action and African Americans in prison. She suggested they "didn't want to work hard in school."

Braves Coach Fined, Suspended For Slurs

May 02, 2011

"I understand that Mr. McDowell is very contrite about his conduct, and hopefully this incident will be used to increase public awareness of... sensitivity to others."

May Day Speak Outs

May 02, 2011

May Day Sunday witnessed thousands of people taking to the streets across the nation to speak out on a variety of issues.

Southern Poverty Law Center Marks 40th Anniversary Of Civil Rights

May 02, 2011

Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees speaks at the SPLC's 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Civil Rights Memorial Center Alabama.

Women, Minorities Lose Ground On Fortune 500 Corporate Boards

May 02, 2011

White men still overwhelmingly dominate corporate boards with few overall gains for minorities and a significant loss of seats for African-American men.

Urban League Comments On Osama Bin Laden

May 02, 2011

" The death of Osama Bin Laden represents a major victory for our nation as well as for President Obama and his foreign policy team."

Low Vitamin D May Play Role Anemic Kids

May 02, 2011

The new findings suggest that low vitamin D levels in black children may be an important contributor to anemia.

New Agriculture Center To Train Thousands of Haitian Farmers

May 03, 2011

Haitian farmers will learn how to analyze soil, identify pests and diagnose diseases that hamper crop production.

Reforms That Helped Elect Candidates Of Color Under Attack

May 03, 2011

Reforms such as ranked-choice voting (RCV) and public financing of campaigns are under attack from mainstream media and business groups.

Lawsuit: Racist Letters Spurred AZ Sheriff To Step Up Immigration Raids

May 03, 2011

Racially charged letters sent to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio by his constituents—were submitted as evidence in a three-year-old racial-profiling lawsuit.

ACLU Challenges Utah's "Show Me Your Papers" Law

May 03, 2011

"America is not a 'show me your papers' country. No one should be subject to investigation, detention and arrest without any suspicion of criminal activity.”

Immigrant Groups Eat High-Calorie American Meals To Fit In

May 03, 2011

“If immigrants and their children choose unhealthy American foods over healthier traditional foods, this process of fitting in could lead to poorer health."

Freedom Riders To Reunite On Oprah

May 03, 2011

Said Winfrey, "“As an African American woman born in Mississippi in 1954 and raised in the south, I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the Freedom Riders, as do we all."”

Atlanta Questions Census Counts

May 03, 2011

Officials said Atlanta provides the most dramatic example of discrepancies between the 2010 census versus the estimates from the Census Bureau in July 2009.

Rights Group Supports Banning Prison-Based Gerrymandering

May 03, 2011

California law—like that of every other state—provides that an incarcerated person does not become a resident of a community simply by being confined there.

Planned Parenthood: Bill Undermines Women's Health

May 03, 2011

"H.R. 3 is a far-reaching, unprecedented bill that will undermine women’s health and raise taxes on small businesses and millions of women and men across the country."

Black Sorority Reflects On Death Of Bin Laden

May 03, 2011

Member Sarah Clark was on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on September 11 so the tragedy was both globally horrific and also “personal” to the Sorority.


May 03, 2011

Justice Department Moves Against Miss. School District In Desegregation Case

May 03, 2011

The DOJ says the federal court overseeing a desegregation case dating to the late '60s has not done the job of enforcing the district's compliance. Justice Dept. Issues Warning

Civil Rights Groups Question Changes To FL Voting Change

May 03, 2011

Under the proposed new rule, the clock automatically resets if an individual is arrested during this period, even if no charges are ultimately filed.

Higher HIV Risk In Black Gay Men Linked To Partner Choice, Risk Perception

May 03, 2011

These men show a clear preference for masculine men, while also equating masculinity with lower HIV risk.

Fla. Senate Takes Unexpected Vote On Immigration Reform

May 04, 2011

The measure looked dead late Tuesday after senators shot down an amendment that would have made the bill tougher.

For-Profit College Aid Rules Sent For White House Review‎

May 04, 2011

"The regulation will shut out the very students who have the most to gain from Title IV student aid – minorities and nontraditional students."

The President Marks Freedom Riders Anniversary

May 04, 2011

The Freedom Rides, organized in the spring of 1961, were an interracial, nonviolent effort to protest the practice of segregation.

Minority Collegiate PGA Championship Begins Friday

May 04, 2011

Even though his team cruised to victory by 20 strokes last year, Morehouse College Head Golf Coach will not let them take it for granted.


May 04, 2011

DNC To Get First Woman Chair In 4 Decades

May 04, 2011

The 44-year-old Florida congresswoman, selected by President Barack Obama to replace former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, is known as a sharp partisan with an outspoken style.

USDA In TX, NM To Iron Out Hispanic, Women Farmer Settlement

May 04, 2011

"We want to make sure that any Hispanic or women farmer or rancher who alleges discrimination is aware of this option to come forward."

Spelman Honors Women War Vets

May 04, 2011

The awards celebrate the making significant contributions to shaping the destinies of past, current and future generations of leaders.

Utah Sued Over Anti-immigrant Law

May 04, 2011

The law includes a provision allowing people who are not carrying ID to give information to police that can be checked.

Study Finds Gender Bias In Kids' Books

May 04, 2011

The disparity between male and female characters is sending children a message that "women and girls occupy a less important role in society than men or boys."

Obama: Immigration Reform Up To Congress

May 04, 2011

The president and senior administration officials discussed the importance of fixing the broken immigration system.

Grave Markers In Cemetery Carry 'N-Word'

May 04, 2011

The graves in the Sacramento-area cemetery contain the bodies of people who had been buried in the community of Negro Town.

Blacks Use "Quitlines" To Quit Smoking

May 04, 2011

African-Americans are consistently more likely than white smokers to use telephone help lines to quit smoking.

Rental Homes Still Out Of Reach For Low Income Americans

May 04, 2011

At the federal minimum wage of $7.25, a household would have to work 102 hours each week to afford the national average FMR for a two-bedroom home.

Cinco De Mayo To Be Celebrated Across US

May 04, 2011

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the legendary Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men faced 6,000 well-trained French soldiers.

Rights Orgs File Amicus Brief In CA Prop 8 Challenge

May 05, 2011

"California law does not permit the unelected proponents of a constitutional initiative to step into the state's shoes."

Joint Center Honors John Lewis

May 05, 2011

Lewis was recognized for his more than 50 years as a trailblazing community and political organizer, civil rights leader.

Black Chamber: Stop The Secrecy On Gainful Employment Rule

May 05, 2011

"Rather than looking at the real consequences this rule will have on minority students the department is bulldozing it through."

Report: How Fair Housing Groups Are Addressing Discrimination

May 05, 2011

The report credits HUD with improving its staffing and training practices and DOJ with taking on larger fair housing cases.

Illinois Withdraws From Federal Immigration Program

May 05, 2011

"Governor Quinn took the state of Illinois one step forward toward sensible solutions for our broken immigration system."

Rebel Flag Angers Blacks In Georgia County

May 05, 2011

People attended this week's county commission meeting to protest their decision to allow the Confederate flag to fly outside the courthouse year round.

Apache Tribe Speaks Out Over Bin Laden Mission Code Name

May 05, 2011

Members of the Apache tribe are upset after finding out the U.S. government associated the name of one of their best known members with Osama Bin Laden.

Justice Dept. Settles Detroit Lending Discrimination Case

May 05, 2011

"This type of discrimination is part of the web of intolerable practices that stripped vast amounts of wealth from communities of color in the last decade."

Black Caucus Launches Stroke Initiative

May 05, 2011

The Congressional Black Caucus today released new research on stroke awareness among African-Americans and information on ways they can reduce their risk.

Black "Bounce TV" Lands First Distribution Deal

May 05, 2011

Starting this fall, when the network launches, Raycom will carry the new diginet in 26 markets covering 10% of U.S. TV home and nearly 19% of African-American TV homes.

Mississippi Freedom Trail Announced

May 05, 2011

The first of the five pre-selected markers will be officially unveiled in memory of Emmett Till near Bryant’s Store in Money, Miss.

Feds OK Nat'l Latino Museum

May 05, 2011

DNC Interim Says GOP Budget Hurts Blacks

May 05, 2011

Donna Brazile hosted a conference call to discuss how the proposal would hurt the poor, elderly and many Blacks and Latinos.

Is There A 'Tiger Mother' Effect?

May 05, 2011

Yale law professor Amy Chua's critique of coddling Western-style parenting set off a media maelstrom.

Abused Latinas Experience More Postpartum Depression

May 05, 2011

Latinas who endure violence at the hands of a partner during or within a year of pregnancy are five times more likely to suffer postpartum depression.

GLAAD Decries FOX Report 'Glee' Interview

May 06, 2011

"FOX Houston should not only apologize and correct the misinformation in this segment, but needs to think twice before elevating hurtful messages and anti-gay attitudes."

CA GOP Member Censured Over Obama Chimp "Joke"

May 06, 2011

Marilyn Davenport, an elected member of the Orange County GOP's governing Central Committee, was censured by the county's executive committee.

Army Corps Offers To Deal With The N-Word

May 06, 2011

Activists with the Negro Hill Burial Ground Project say they don't believe the corps is unable to determine who is responsible for the name change.

Several Blacks Awarded Charlie Rangel Fellowships

May 06, 2011

The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service.

American Civil Rights Figures To Be Honored By MLB

May 06, 2011

The Freedom Riders and Rev. Sharpton will be recognized on the field during pregame ceremonies prior to the Delta Civil Rights Game at Turner Field.

Zero-Tolerance Policy Creates "School-To-Prison Pipeline"

May 06, 2011

Increasing the number of suspensions increases the risks of the most vulnerable students to being pushed out of school.

Corruption Probes Beleaguer Arizona's "Toughest" Sheriff

May 06, 2011

Auditors find improper spending on immigrant roundups and investigations of the Maricopa County sheriff's political foes.

Poll: Women Bear Brunt Of Economic Crisis

May 06, 2011

Women are bearing the brunt of today’s economic crisis, says a major national poll, the complete findings of which were released by the Ms. Foundation for Women.


May 06, 2011

Unemployment Climbs To 13.4% For Black Women

May 06, 2011

Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics from two surveys show that the employment situation for women in April was mixed.

Florida Gov. Poised To Sign Welfare Drug Test Into Law

May 06, 2011

Critics of the proposal say it unfairly targets the 113,340 Floridians who receive welfare benefits.

Study: Most Blacks Call Friend When They Suspect Stroke

May 06, 2011

"Previous studies have shown that fewer blacks receive tPA than whites, and one reason is that they're not getting to a hospital in time."

Minority Coalition Drops Arbitron Inquiry

May 06, 2011

The PPM Coalition told the Commission that Arbitron's new electronic measurement system PPM produced ratings for minority broadcasters in New York.

Bill Will Establish Indian Youth Service Corps.

May 06, 2011

This bill would help us restore our public lands while providing young Americans with job opportunities that could spur a life-long interest in our environment.

Legal Fees Plague Indian Settlement

May 06, 2011

At issue are the $223 million in fees the lawyers want from the plaintiffs per a contingency fee agreement they say was made with their clients.

Immigrant Hispanics Less Stressed, Healthier Harvard Study Finds

May 06, 2011

“In the difficult economic times in which we live, this study underscores the importance of safety net programs."

Race Drives Debate On U.S. Future

May 09, 2011

The panelists all said the United States is not yet a colorblind society, and they agreed that their point of divergence was on how to achieve it.

Feds Open Bias Probe Of Newark PD

May 09, 2011

Allegations of excessive force, discriminatory policing, whether detainees confined to holding cells are subjected to unreasonable risk of harm are being investigated.

PGA Crowns Minority Tournament Champions

May 09, 2011

"We have put a lot of hard work in this year and it paid off at our favorite event of the year," said Clark. "These tournaments are always a grind."

Blacks With Bulimia

May 09, 2011

"Our community doesn't talk about this stuff," says Armstrong, who chronicled her battle in the 2009 memoir.

Napolitano: U.S. Must Address Immigration

May 09, 2011

Napolitano said states are taking on immigration issues because of an "underlying frustration that this has not yet been dealt with at the national level."

Research: Inner-City Mothers Need More Breastfeeding Support

May 09, 2011

Researchers found differences in initiation rates among patients born in different hospitals, and among patients seen in different health centers.

One Africa Summit This Friday

May 09, 2011

The Summit re-connects the nations and people of Africa with a displaced Diaspora spread out across the world.

Digital-Divide Issues Blindside Ethnic Communities

May 09, 2011

Free Press made special efforts to bring the ethnic and community media into the national debate by facilitating participation of ethnic media journalists from across the nation.

Study: Minority Kids Most Likely To Have Unmet Dental Needs

May 09, 2011

“It is not enough to repair the destruction caused by the disease process of tooth decay. We must work harder at preventing it.”

Hispanic Caucus Calls For Freeze On ICE Program

May 09, 2011

Lawmakers in Congress and in states throughout the country say ICE officials lied about program details and requirements at its early stages.

Judge Finds CT Discriminated Against Women

May 09, 2011

The 1.5-mile run test had no relationship with the requirements of the job and that it therefore was unlawful.

Freedom Riders Honored In France

May 09, 2011

"Our reception in France has been incredibly special. I am grateful to see younger generations from across the world take note of this integral part of our history."

Congress To Hold 1st Hearing On Indigenous Peoples Of Africa

May 09, 2011

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission will host the gathering, the second in its unprecedented series of hearings on Indigenous Peoples worldwide.

Low Income Communities, People Of Color Most Affected In Recession

May 09, 2011

Unemployment for Blacks is 15.5%, more than double of Whites at 7.9%. 15 states have a higher percentage of people of color than the national average of 36.9%.


May 09, 2011

Court House Confederate Flag Draws Fire From ACLU

May 10, 2011

The 11 whites and one African-American that comprised his jury walked past the flag dozens of times before rendering a verdict and voting on a sentence.

CA Congressman Seeks Delay In DADT Repeal

May 10, 2011

“Make no mistake. The expected Duncan Hunter amendment is designed to slow down repeal,” Servicemembers Legal Defense Network executive director Aubrey Sarvis said.

AZ Gov. To Accelerate Immigration Law Appeal

May 10, 2011

Brewer and Horne said it was necessary to accelerate the appeals process, which normally would involve a ruling by the full 9th Circuit, followed an appeal to the Supreme Court.

Study Finds Sickle Cell Treatment Safe For Young Children

May 10, 2011

“Families who enrolled their children in this important study are heroes for helping us find better treatments that will benefit children now and in the future."


May 10, 2011

Obama Choses Historic Memphis School As "Race To The Top" Winner

May 10, 2011

Booker T. Washington is the city’s oldest high school created for black students during segregation.

Report: Healthy Lunch Options, Exercise Lag For Minorities

May 10, 2011

Participation in physical activity programs was low, especially among students at less affluent schools and schools that had a majority Black or Latino student body.

"100 Black Men" Gala Honorees Reflect Mentoring Philosophy

May 10, 2011

“Graduation rates continue to be disappointing, and access to role models is still a challenge, but we will continue our work.”

Report Examines Safety In Chicago Public Schools

May 10, 2011

The best predictor of whether students and teachers feel safe is the quality of relationships inside the school building.

Asians Laud Today Co-Host Pick

May 10, 2011

The new lineup presents one of the most multicultural faces on television. Lauer and Guthrie are white, Roker is black, Morales is Hispanic and Curry was born in Guam.

"Delayer Boom," More Educated Women Delay Having Children

May 10, 2011

Differences in childlessness by race and origin are more substantial for women who have never married.

Hospice Care Linked To Local Area's Household Income

May 10, 2011

The building of community hospices is often funded through charity and this is one possible explanation for the disparities seen in the study.

Genes, Not Race, Determine Donor Kidney Survival

May 10, 2011

“It’s been long observed that kidneys taken from some black donors just don’t last as long as those taken from non-black donors."

Redistricting Plan Fails To Reflect Surge In Latinos

May 10, 2011

The House map, in contrast to Voter ID and other bogus "ballot security" measures, fails to acknowledge a fundamental fact that is changing the face and future of Texas.

UN Report: No Specific Group Caused Cholera Outbreak

May 10, 2011

A “confluence of circumstances,” and not the fault of any group or individual, was responsible for the fast-moving outbreak.

Blacks More Likely To Be Monitored For RX Drug Abuse

May 10, 2011

Black patients were significantly more likely than white patients to be scheduled for regular office visits and have restricted early prescription refills.

Atlanta Set For Big Civil Rights Game Weekend

May 11, 2011

"It's about giving thanks to all those who have given us a chance to be where we are today," said Braves right fielder Jason Heyward, who grew up in suburban Atlanta.

Study Links Anti-Flame Chemicals To Mental Harm In Latino Farm Children

May 11, 2011

We wanted to focus on environmental exposure in children’s development, and the best approach to do that is to look at early exposures, starting with pregnancy.

Senate Confirms 1st Asian Judge For CA Court

May 11, 2011

“This is welcome news for an overworked federal bench that has waited almost two years for Judge Edward Chen’s confirmation.”

Hispanic Cosmetics Icon Dies

May 11, 2011

She was a very good person, to the point of giving many of her employees the down payment they needed to buy a house.

US Cities Call For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

May 11, 2011

“Immigration has been a source for economic growth and innovation. From its founding, the nation has been strengthened by immigrants.”

Poll: Gay Marriage Opposition Wanes

May 11, 2011

"We knew that public opinion was evolving. You end up leaving us in a posture where the public has moved and the policymakers haven't and won't."

Study Outlines Housing Affordability By Race

May 11, 2011

Half of all homes sold last year were not affordable to the almost half of all Hispanics and African Americans based on median incomes.

Utah Immigration Law Put On Hold

May 11, 2011

Utah's enforcement-only immigration policy has been put on hold just 15 hours after it became law, state officials said.

Dems Reintroduce DREAM Act

May 11, 2011

"We're not giving up," said Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, "This is not just a piece of legislation, it is a matter of justice."

Presbyterians Open Ordination To Gays

May 11, 2011

"We're delighted that the Presbyterians have formally joined the millions of faithful Americans who welcome their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters just as they are."


May 11, 2011

NY Court Bans Sale Of Tax-Free Cigarettes By Tribes

May 11, 2011

“What this does is, it puts us out of business. It won’t stop people from buying tax-free cigarettes—it will just create a black market, like during Prohibition."

Notre Dame Expert: Immigration Has Become A 'Bad' Word

May 11, 2011

"It no longer conjures images of Ellis Island. Now, even when we are talking about immigration in general, the default is we start talking about undocumented immigration."

Guilty Pleas In Firebombing Of Interracial Couple's Home

May 11, 2011

“Firebombing a family’s home because of their race is a deplorable act of hate that will not be tolerated in our country,” said Thomas E. Perez.

Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses To Be Recognized

May 11, 2011

“Small businesses drive job creation and economic growth across the nation, and the growing contribution of Hispanic-owned businesses is well documented."

Obama Speaks At Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

May 12, 2011

President Obama says those opposing a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants shouldn’t have amnesia about how the country began.

House Attemps To Block Progress Of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal

May 12, 2011

The recent repeal of ”don’t ask don’t tell” (DADT) encountered a potentially significant setback when the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment.

South Carolina Marks Confederate Memorial Day

May 12, 2011

The holiday costs the state $10 million, and black taxpayers funding a "holiday for our oppressors' descendants."

Senecas Win Delay On Cigarette Taxes

May 12, 2011

A state judge gave the Seneca Nation a temporary victory over a New York state cigarette tax, barring its collection while the issue is litigated.

Mentors Help Black Child Stay Focused On Success

May 12, 2011

The researchers found that behaviors such as anger, breaking the law, and substance abuse were reduced when informal mentors provided support.

USDA Vows To Tackle Discrimination

May 12, 2011

A significant number of the recommendations included in the report already have been or currently are being integrated into USDA operations.

"Jumping The Broom" Sweeps Box Office

May 12, 2011

The film marks a diversity milestone featuring a predominantly African American cast, creative team and shepherded by an African American studio executive.

Civil Rights Group Sues MD. Education Commission For Discrimination

May 12, 2011

The lawsuit, filed in 2006 and amended four times, says the state under-funds traditionally black colleges, causing them to lag behind the state's other institutions.

Latino Social Security Crisis

May 12, 2011

Increasing the retirement age for Social Security would impose a significant and disproportionate financial burden on Latinos.


May 12, 2011

Values, Peers Help Minority Students

May 12, 2011

The presence of an older male peer in their community who had successfully transitioned from high school to college was particularly motivating and beneficial.

Healthcare Reform Will Insure 27M Women

May 12, 2011

"This report shows how rapidly rising healthcare costs and lagging incomes are leaving increasing numbers of women unable to afford health insurance and healthcare."

Anti-Transgender Bias Costs State Millions

May 12, 2011

"When that many people face discrimination, when we trace out the economic consequences, the dollars add up very quickly."

Yes, Asian American And Pacific Islander Students Fail

May 12, 2011

Low academic achievement is a pressing issue for Asian American and Pacific Islander students. A 2010 Education Trust-West report identified alarming gaps.

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty For Cross Burning

May 12, 2011

“The burning cross is an unmistakable symbol of bigotry and hate, and to use it to threaten a family with violence because the race of a child is intolerable."

Blacks Support Ban Of Menthol Cigarettes

May 12, 2011

A ban is supported by a majority of Americans (56 percent), particularly African Americans (76 percent) who were found to be disproportionately affected.


May 13, 2011

Louisiana Redistricting Draws Fire

May 13, 2011

The organizations argue that Louisiana has failed to meet its burden of showing that the redistricting plan was not adopted with a discriminatory purpose as required.

Panel: Repeal of Citizenship Clause Would Carry Heavy Consequences

May 13, 2011

“No, this would not fix our nation’s broken immigration system. In fact, it would break our nation’s immigration system even further.”

South Carolina Passes Controversial Voter ID Bill

May 13, 2011

Voter ID bills have been introduced across the country this legislative season, but South Carolina is only the second state to pass legislation this year.

Georgia Civil Rights Movement To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

May 13, 2011

The mass demonstrations and arrests in Albany in 1961 and 1962 helped change the course of American history. They were the first such campaigns in the country.

Atlanta Seen As Ideal Civil Rights Game Host

May 13, 2011

"I think it's good to have it here in Atlanta, where you had a Hank Aaron, who made history with a home run and dealt with the things he had to deal with along the way."

President Obama Proclaims National Small Business Week

May 13, 2011

President Barack Obama hailed small business owners as the backbone of the nation’s economy in his proclamation of the week of May 15-21 as National Small Business Week.

Civil Rights Movement Comes to Life In Simulation

May 13, 2011

The simulation allows participants to experience the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, the 1963 March on Washington, the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Movement.

America's Jails: The New Mental Asylums?

May 13, 2011

Mentally ill women have become the most invisible of females in the justice system, outnumbering mentally ill male offenders in jails and prisons.

Poll: Young People More Positive Toward Immigrants, Minorities

May 13, 2011

A majority of Americans, even those under 30, are likely to support amending the Constitution to end birthright citizenship although young Americans are less likely.

Planned Parenthood: KS Budget Amendment Undermining Women's Health

May 13, 2011

“It is outrageous that Gov. Brownback will sign a budget bill that will undermine women’s health and deny Planned Parenthood from providing preventive health care.”

Black Caucus Meets With President

May 13, 2011

The President reiterated his focus on economic recovery and his commitment to supporting economic policies that help the hardest hit.

Congressman: Ethnic Museums On National Mall Are Un-American

May 13, 2011

“The Museum of American History is where all the white folks are going to go, and the American Indian Museum is where Indians are going to feel at home."

Study - Michelle Obama Dispels Black Women Sterotypes

May 13, 2011

More than 87% of the black female survey respondents believe that First Lady Michelle Obama has helped dispel negative stereotypes of accomplished black women in America.

SPLC Sues School District Over Suspensions

May 13, 2011

"The principal just called and said he was out for the rest of the year, but he wouldn't tell me what for," she said. "That's just not fair."

AZ's Immigration Bill Could Face Long Road To Supreme Court

May 13, 2011

“It’s highly unlikely that the Supreme Court would take the case at this point,” said MALDEF president, Thomas A. Saenz.


May 16, 2011

Confederate License Plates A Court Issue

May 16, 2011

John Adams, who heads the Sons in Florida, won a court ruling in March that found the state Legislature was discriminating against the group by denying his application.

New Haitian President Sworn In

May 16, 2011

The former pop singer delivered his speech as former U.S. President Bill Clinton and other members of the audience fanned themselves in the heat.

Fla. Univ. Accused Of Race Bias After 'Spanish Only' Mayoral Debate

May 16, 2011

Speaking to CBS Miami, Luther Campbell - a former rap star and African American candidate for mayor - said he was appalled at what he called a 'Cuban-only forum'.

Michelle Obama Speaks At Spelman College

May 16, 2011

In a commencement speech at the traditionally black women's college, Obama told the graduates their degrees are "not an entitlement that you can take for granted."

Shirley Sherrod May Work With USDA Again

May 16, 2011

The former department employee was asked to resign last year after a conservative activist issued an edited videotape that appeared to show her making racially insensitive remarks.

Hispanics More Likely To Have Strokes

May 16, 2011

Although Hispanics ages 35-64 are more likely to suffer a stroke a survey indicates Hispanics are less aware of the signs and symptoms.

White House Releases Small Business Agenda

May 16, 2011

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstones of our communities. They create two of every three new jobs in America."

Civil Rights Leaders Urge Rap World To Speak Out After Artist's Murder

May 16, 2011

According to police, it appears that it was a random act of violence and M-Bone was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Nat'l Black Entrepreneur Initiative Launched

May 16, 2011

The endowment will fund grassroots programs that encourage, train and support individuals in their quest to become successful business owners.

NY Governor Urged To Withdraw From Secure Communities

May 16, 2011

Joining a growing, statewide chorus calling for New York to exit the program, the lawmakers said ‘Secure Communities’ is needlessly harsh.

Not Everyone Treated Equal With Kidney Transplant

May 16, 2011

Not all racial and ethnic groups have equal access to kidney transplantation, according to a study appearing in of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN).

Urban Minority Children Have Trouble Sleeping

May 16, 2011

There is mounting evidence suggesting that children from minority groups have significantly shorter sleep durations and increased sleep disruptions.”

Visits To Asthma Specialists Delayed For Black Children

May 16, 2011

“Our study shows significant differences in levels of pre-existing illness exist between white and black children at the time of initial visit to an asthma specialist."

Antiracism Increasingly A Black And White Affair

May 17, 2011

White respondents on average believe racism has reversed course, perceiving that antiwhite bias more than doubled from 1.8 in the 1950s to 4.7 in the 2000s.

Redistricting 2011: Power Shift In Chicago?

May 17, 2011

Community activists charge that by undercounting thousands of African-American residents, the Census Bureau, itself, is partly to blame.

Black Youth Have Less Trouble If Mentored

May 17, 2011

The study involved 345 Blacks starting when they were age 17 or 18 and measured how they progressed during an 18-month period.

Black Coaches Of The Year Winners Announced

May 17, 2011

"Honorees are not just successful professionals, but they are also outstanding individuals that have demonstrated dedication to student-athletes and higher education."

Feds Settle Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination In Arizona

May 17, 2011

The district had a policy of requiring newly hired workers who are not U.S. citizens but are authorized to work to present specific documentation that is not required.

MALDEF Wins Victory Over In-State Tuition In Texas

May 17, 2011

Undocumented immigrant students no longer face a legal claim from the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas to be stripped of their right to pay instate tuition.

Malcolm X Uproar Stirs Community

May 17, 2011

The forum was held in response to the book, “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” written by the late Columbia University professor Manning Marable.

US Extends Relief For Undocumented Haitians

May 17, 2011

"Though it has remained largely silent on this matter, it is imperative that the administration take steps to address the thousands of individuals suffering in Haiti."

Study: Why More Blacks Turn To Twitter

May 17, 2011

African Americans in general report more interest in celebrity and entertainment news and were found to be more likely than whites to start using Twitter.

Campaign To Regulate Pregnancy Crisis Centers Meets Opposition

May 17, 2011

Rev. Dean Nelson, Care Net's Vice President of Underserved Outreach, said that NARAL's efforts will be met with opposition from community leaders.

Watchdog Group Sues Justice Dept. Over DOMA docs.

May 17, 2011

The Office of Information Policy and the Referral Unit both acknowledged receipt of Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests but have failed to respond to these requests.


May 17, 2011

Black Chamber Lauds SBA Appointment

May 17, 2011

"It is my goal, and the goal of the U.S. Black Chamber, to make sure that Black businesses benefit from an upswing in the nation’s economy."

New Asian Breast Cancer Research Announced

May 17, 2011

Researchers have developed a more accurate method for estimating breast cancer risk for Asian and Pacific Islander American (APA) women.

Atty Gen Holder Marks 57th Anniversary Of Brown v. Board Of Ed

May 18, 2011

In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, people of all ages – and from every corner of our nation – became inspired and emboldened

Ex-Rwanda Generals Sentenced For Genocide

May 18, 2011

The International Criminal Tribunal found two former Rwandan generals guilty Tuesday in the country's 1994 slaughter of Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Navy Criticized For Naming Ship 'Cesar Chavez'

May 18, 2011

Chavez, who died in 1993, served two years in the Navy, which he later was reported to have called "the two worst years of my life."


May 18, 2011

US Labor Dept. Awards $75.8M For At-Risk Youth Programs

May 18, 2011

"Every day in America, 7,000 students drop out of high school. Our nation cannot afford to lose these young people," said Secretary Solis.

Rights Groups Speak Out Against GA Immigration Bill

May 18, 2011

State Governor Nathan Deal signed the Arizona-style bill into law last Friday. A number of local employers say the bill will have a negative impact on their businesses.

Stigmas Prevent Asian's From Seeking HIV Info

May 18, 2011

The disease continues to rise unchecked among Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs), especially among API women, observed Dr. Hyeouk Chris Hahm.

Fed Digital Literacy Program Will Aids Minorities' Job Search

May 18, 2011

a higher percentage of Blacks and Hispanics use the Internet to look online for information about jobs compared to white Internet users.

Students Retrace Civil Rights Journey With Freedom Rider

May 18, 2011

Rip Patton will retrace that journey, this time joined by Stetson University undergraduate and law students and several nationally respected civil rights scholars.

NY Urged To Get Out Of Deportation Program

May 18, 2011

In 2008 NY quietly entered into an agreement with the federal government regarding S-Comm. momentum to reject S-Comm is building in NY and across the nation.

Mobile Internet Access Among Minority Teens High, Expensive

May 18, 2011

"The willingness of poor people to pay for Internet access underscores the idea that net access is not just "nice to have" but that it is increasingly seen as a necessity."

Smoking Cessation Study For American Indians To Begin

May 18, 2011

Two out of every five AI/AN will die from tobacco-related diseases if the current smoking rates of AI/ANs (40.8%) persist.

Oneida's Make Donation To Indian Museum

May 18, 2011

“The National Museum of the American Indian ensures that we never erase, forget, or rewrite our collective history.

Black Enterprise Kicks Off Entrepreneurs Conference

May 18, 2011

Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson will bring his A Game to the conference as well as his very large chess board and pieces. Students and attendees will be able to challenge him.

Report Shows Large Disparities Among L.A. Area Residents

May 19, 2011

These include life expectancy at birth and mortality rates to measure health; age of school enrollment and educational degree attainment to measure education.


May 19, 2011

Study: Diversity A Priority For Law Firms

May 19, 2011

“Despite the slow economic recovery, it is encouraging that the most law firms are still committed to promoting diversity.”

Researcher: U.S. Will Become Hispanic Nation

May 19, 2011

One area of concern suggested by data analyses is that Hispanic education levels are not keeping up with growth increases.

Minority Leaders Push For Same Sex Marriage

May 19, 2011

A group of New York leaders and elected officials from minority communities put out an open letter supporting gay marriage.

Cornel West Blasts Obama

May 19, 2011

The well-known Princeton professor and author calls the president a “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”

Critics Say Program Targets Minorities

May 19, 2011

The program purportedly targets "serious convicted felons," but critics complain it often snares illegal aliens who were arrested but not convicted of crimes.

Nielsen Dissects Diversity Of TV Consumers

May 19, 2011

African Americans are the heaviest TV consumers, watching 6 hours and 54 minutes a day versus the 5 hour and 11 minute average for all U.S. households.

White Teachers Sue Black Philadelphia Principal

May 19, 2011

Four white teachers in a predominantly poor, black Philadelphia school are suing a black principal, charging that he suggested they were unfit to teach black students.

IL Coalition Offers "Inclusive" Redistricting Map

May 19, 2011

Proposal maintains 18 Black legislative seats and creates three “influence” districts. The map is a collective effort to ensure a fair redistricting process.

Return Of The Freedom Riders

May 19, 2011

Buses (Freedom Rides 2011) carrying students from various universities and high schools will be departing from several cities, including New York to Jackson.

Dramatic Drop In Marriage For Black Women

May 19, 2011

Census demographers noted that the percentage of never-married black women 55 and older rose to 13 percent in 2009.

Minority, Women Pay Gap Widens For TV Writers

May 19, 2011

While the overall hiring of minority writers in TV has increased since the 2009 survey, the earnings gap more than doubled, representing the widest difference in a decade.

Civil Rights Leaders Call For Reward Fund In Rap Artist Killing

May 19, 2011

“The rap industry is a lucrative industry and many of its top performers have spoken out and lent their talents and financial support to social causes in the past."

Judge Approves $1.25B Black Farmer Settlement

May 19, 2011

"I look forward to the day when claimants finally have the opportunity to have their claims determined on their merit."

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

May 20, 2011

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NAACP To Celebrate 102nd Convention In LA

May 20, 2011

This year’s convention is especially significant as they honor the 75th anniversary of the Youth & College Division.

Asians Outraged Over Senate Republicans Blockage Of Judicial Nominee

May 20, 2011

A coalition of Asian groups called the U.S. Senate's failure to pass a cloture vote on judicial nominee Professor Goodwin Liu a travesty of the democratic process.

Black Women Professionals Play It Safe At Work

May 20, 2011

"To confidently take risks, Black women need support from their loved ones, community and powerful sponsors who are willing and able to support their advancement."


May 20, 2011

SBA Honors National Small Business Champions

May 20, 2011

These small business owners and leaders of small business support organizations were recognized today for their outstanding support of entrepreneurs.

Harvard Kennedy Latino Leadership Initiative Expands

May 20, 2011

The program helps to prepare the rising generation of Latino leaders for the opportunities and challenges they will face in the coming decades.

Latino Majority Town Is Sign Of Midwest's Growing Diversity

May 20, 2011

For the first time in decades Iowa has a minority majority town, and a researcher said it shows how profoundly the cultural face of Iowa and the Midwest is changing.

Hollywood Movies With Black Directors Have More Black Characters

May 20, 2011

The race of directors may really matter," Smith said. "And one key to diversifying content would be to diversify who is at the helm."

Racist Comments Stir London Uprising

May 20, 2011

"Black women are … far less attractive than white, Asian, and Native American women." The piece drew a barrage of complaints from readers.

Report: Most Minorities In College Do Not Graduate

May 20, 2011

We have a long way to go to achieve the levels of student success needed to create one million additional college graduates for California’s workforce needs by 2025.”

2nd Man Found Guilty In AR Hate Crime Case

May 20, 2011

In this case, five Hispanic men stopped to fill up their car with gas and were violently run off the road.

Civil Rights Group Help Victims Of Predatory Lenders

May 20, 2011

The NAACP initially accused Wells Fargo of unfair lending practices, but dropped a planned lawsuit after the bank agreed to help African Americans get high quality loans.

Caribbean Investment Power Breakfast Set For June

May 20, 2011

A trio of U.S.-based investors and money managers will share their expertise and discuss opportunities they’ll consider for investment.

Majority Of Americans Favor Legal Gay Marriage

May 20, 2011

The increase since last year came exclusively among political independents and Democrats. Republicans' views did not change.

Obama Touts Women's Progress

May 20, 2011

Speaking at the Women's Leadership Forum, the president noted he has appointed two women to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Black Leaders Support Netanyahu Rejection Of Obama Plan

May 20, 2011

"The very idea that Barack Obama would endorse the Palestinian position by saying the border lines should be rolled back to where they were in 1967 is almost laughable."

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

May 23, 2011

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Minority-Led Startups Accelerator Program Seeks Entrepreneurs

May 23, 2011

“Minority groups are under-represented in startup ventures and we believe supporting minority entrepreneurs will provide them with greater opportunities.”

Advocates: Absence Of interpreters Is Illegal

May 23, 2011

North Carolina's courts are violating the rights of people who speak little or no English by failing to provide free interpreters in civil cases.

Mexican-Americans, Other Latinos See Race Differently

May 23, 2011

Demographers say the vast majority are Mexican-Americans and other Latinos who do not see themselves in the four, recognized racial groups.


May 23, 2011

Southern Poverty Law Center Recognizes Tolerance Efforts Of Schools

May 23, 2011

"Each of these schools can serve as examples for other schools hoping to instill these values in their students, faculty and staff."

CA Redistricting: What's at Stake for Blacks

May 23, 2011

California, along with the rest of the states, has to re-configure four category of legislative districts in accordance with the new census numbers.

Best Way To Save Medicare, Offer It To Everyone

May 23, 2011

Proposals to privatize Medicare have been met with such fierce opposition, because it was revealed that privatization meant much higher out-of-pocket costs for seniors.

Kaiser Examines Medicaid's Role For Blacks, Latinos

May 23, 2011

Medicaid plays a particularly important role among black Americans who are low-income, children, or in poor health.

Researchers Say Women Expect Lower Pay

May 23, 2011

"These results may indicate that women are just more realistic about their salary expectations."

National College Group Linked To White Supremacists

May 23, 2011

YWC says it will convene its first national conference June 17-19 in Washington, D.C., to strategize about expanding its campus presence.

HUD Awards $153M To Revitalize Distressed Public Housing

May 23, 2011

The eight housing authorities announced today were selected among 36 public housing authorities that applied for FY 2010 HOPE VI Revitalization funding.

Agriculture Secretary: A USDA For All Americans

May 23, 2011

Our work has produced real results. Last year, we had the lowest number of program complaints filed against the Farm Service Agency since USDA began keeping track.

Group Leader Concedes Anti-Gay Side Has "Probably Lost" On Marriage

May 23, 2011

"We're losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage."

Russell Simmins Keynotes UNCF "Recipe For Success" Scholarships

May 23, 2011

“We are honored to recognize the achievements of these students and to have Russell Simmons, Darden Restaurants and UNCF do the same.”

Vitamin D Levels Low In Blacks With MS

May 23, 2011

African-Americans who have multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower vitamin D levels than African-Americans who don’t have the disease.

Al Sharpton To Open Action Network In Iowa

May 24, 2011

Sharpton said he hoped to use his local chapter to push local and federal politicians on a range of issues from access to education and organized labor to civil rights.

Record Number Of Immigration-Related Bills, Resolutions Introduced

May 24, 2011

Although employment, identification/driver’s licenses and law enforcement continue to be top areas of focus.

HBCUs Expand Online Degree Program

May 24, 2011

"Adding FAMU and Tennessee State as part of HBCUsOnline is very exciting because we are now partnering with three of the largest HBCUs in the nation."

Mental Illness, Not Race, Drives Suicide Attempts

May 24, 2011

Risk of attempted suicide was nearly equalized across all racial groups -- whites, blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asians.

Kids On Medicaid, Harder To See Dentist

May 24, 2011

Children with the combined Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program may have a harder time getting a dental appointment.


May 24, 2011

Black Men 'In control' Less Likely To Experience Depressive Symptoms

May 24, 2011

A sense of control over one's life, also referred to as "perceived mastery," facilitates positive mental health.

Oldest Black Owned Business Receives Honor

May 24, 2011

E.E. Ward was nominated for this distinction by the South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (SCOMSDC), a regional council of the NMSDC.

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

May 24, 2011

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AG Holder Speaks At Asian Heritage Month Event

May 24, 2011

We pay tribute to the contributions – and sacrifices – made by generations who have done so much to enrich our nation’s history, and who will be essential to its future success.

Haley Barbour Changes Tone On Civil Rights Movement

May 24, 2011

"We apologize to you for your mistreatment in 1961, and we appreciate this chance for atonement and reconciliation."

Report: CA Is "Ground Zero For Missing Children"

May 24, 2011

The drop in the state's population of young children has meant declining student enrollment and neighborhood school closures.

NAACP To Watch For Discrimination During "Black Bike Week"

May 24, 2011

“Any form of racial discrimination against Black Bike Week visitors will not be tolerated,” said NAACP Vice President of Stakeholder Relations Nelson B. Rivers, III.

College Major Critical To Blacks

May 24, 2011

Research demonstrates just how critical the choice of major is to African-Americans' median earnings, and how African-Americans continue to be segregated.

Civil Rights On Agenda At Leadership 500 Summit

May 24, 2011

The NAACP is issuing a new “front line” call for all young people to come and discuss the future of the civil rights movement.

Decline In Abortions Seen In Black Women

May 24, 2011

Abortion rates decreased 18% among African American women, the largest decline among the four racial and ethnic groups examined.

Feds To Name Hispanic Education Advisory Members

May 25, 2011

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Bayer Gender Bias Lawsuit Widens

May 25, 2011

According to the amended complaint, there is an entirely new class of plaintiffs and an additional Bayer HealthCare Division now added to the case.

Freedom Riders Return To Mississippi Capital

May 25, 2011

50 years to the day after the first wave of Freedom Riders arrived at the Jackson terminal — a celebration was held for them in Mississippi's capital.

Broad Civil Rights Coalition Lays Out Plan For 2012 Budget

May 25, 2011

Hispanics Want More From Illinois Redistricting

May 25, 2011

“We believe that HB 3760 does not create a sufficient number of districts for Latino electoral opportunities to comply with the (federal) Voting Rights Act."

Round 2 In Black Boxer Pardon Request

May 25, 2011

"A full pardon would shed light on the achievements of an athlete who was forced into the shadows of bigotry and prejudice."

Cesar Chavez Center Nominated For Nat'l Historic Registry

May 25, 2011

“40 Acres and other historical sites in the town of Delano were where the first half of the story of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker civil rights movement took place."

Mandela Makes First Trip Since Hospitalization

May 25, 2011

Mandela, who turns 93 in July, has retired from public life. He spent two nights in a Johannesburg hospital in January to be treated for a respiratory infection.

NYC Program To Expand Minority And Women-Owned Businesses

May 25, 2011

“This mentorship program will provide classroom and one-on-one training and technical assistance to work-ready, but still-emerging M/WBEs,” said Speaker Quinn.

Study Looks To Explain Trends In Hate Crimes Against Immigrants And Hispanics

May 25, 2011

NIJ was directed by Congress to evaluate trends in hate crimes against immigrants and Hispanic-Americans and to assess the underlying causes.

Muhammad Ali Seeks Release Of Iran-Held US Hikers

May 25, 2011

Ali led a prominent group of U.S. Muslims in appealing for the release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. The Americans were taken into custody along the Iran-Iraq border.

Billie Jean King Talks Of Breaking Gender Barriers

May 25, 2011

The 67-year-old Hall of Famer was honored for her efforts to bring gender equality to sports. She beat Bobby Riggs in a match dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes."


May 25, 2011

Civil Rights Groups Urge Retroactive Application Of Sentencing Reforms

May 25, 2011

Signatories included the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

National Congress of American Indians Names Board Members

May 25, 2011

The Board features prominent Native American leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists and advocates as well as other Americans.

Tribal Officer Charged With Abandoning Prisoners In The Cold

May 25, 2011

Cromwell transported a 29-year-old man who was in custody to a remote area, and then abandoned him in extreme cold weather conditions.

Hispanic Population Grew Four Times Faster Than Total U.S. Population

May 26, 2011

About three-quarters of Hispanics in the United States reported as Mexican, Puerto Rican or Cuban origin in the 2010 Census. Mexican origin was the largest group.

Communities Of Color, Poverty Bear Burden Of Air Pollution

May 26, 2011

“It’s well known that communities of color and low income communities bear the disproportionate share of the deaths and illnesses associated with pollution.

Goodwin Liu Withdraws Appeals Court Nomination

May 26, 2011

Liu is seen as potentially the first Asian American Supreme Court nominee, and time as an appeals court judge would have burnished his credentials.

S. African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Dies

May 26, 2011

Nelson Mandela once spoke of "numerous political discussions" with Goldreich, and of recommending he be recruited into Umkhonto we Sizwe, the ANC's armed wing.

1st Lady's 'Let's Move!' Launched In Indian Country

May 26, 2011

“This is a special day for the Tribes and for USDA. Let’s Move in Indian Country, will help promote healthy eating and physical activity among Native Americans.


May 26, 2011

Key Democrat Blames Racism For Obama's Problems

May 26, 2011

"I can tell you; people don't like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president's problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin."

Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Over Stop & Frisk Practices Of Cab Passengers

May 26, 2011

The lawsuit maintains that the NYPD is using its Taxi/Livery Inspection Program to expand the reach of its unconstitutional stop-and-frisk practices.

New Drugs Encouraging For Blacks Hepatitis C Patients

May 26, 2011

“We found a 65 to 75 percent cure rate in both the people who had never been treated and in those who had a relapse and in the third group we found up to a 55 percent cure rate.”

President Names 15 To Hispanic Education Advisory Commission

May 26, 2011

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Latino TV Network Finishes 2011 Season Strong Audience Growth

May 26, 2011

Univision to finish 2010-2011 broadcast season as the only top 5 broadcast network with audience growth in primetime.

Minorities Targeted In Foreclosure Scams

May 26, 2011

Nearly half the victims of mortgage loan modification scams are of African-American, Hispanic, or Asian descent, according to statistics released today.

Minorities A Factor In Drawing Political Lines​

May 26, 2011

Angelo Falcon, president of the National Institute for Latino Policy and a panelist at the summit, questioned why there are no Latino legislators on the committee.

New Black Heritage Network Being Shopped

May 26, 2011

The network will combine original programs with updated "classic material," all of it reality and/or history programming rather than scripted.

Minority Pedestrians Disproportionately Killed In California Accidents

May 26, 2011

Hispanic pedestrians have a 97% higher chance of being killed by cars and African Americans have an 83% higher pedestrian death rate in the state.

Illinois Congressional Redistricting Map Still Under Wraps

May 27, 2011

For the second time in 10 days, the Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly have released a redistricting map only to pull it off their website.


May 27, 2011

Civil Rights Groups Urge Reversal Of Prison Censorship Decision

May 27, 2011

“TDCJ’s censorship of these books is a transparent attempt to suppress speech that is critical of the government."

National Black Nurses Of The Year Announced

May 27, 2011

"They are the consummate professionals who demonstrate commitment and excellence…role models for all of us to follow."

Mexicans Top US Latino Group

May 27, 2011

The 2010 Census counted 50.5 million Hispanics. Among them, 31.8 million, or 63%, are of Mexican origin.

NC Telecommunications Company Named Top US Minority-Owned Business

May 27, 2011

LBA’s elevated year-by-year ranking tells a story of enduring small business success on an international scale.

DC Public Charter School Discipline Policies Hurt Minorities

May 27, 2011

School discipline policies and procedures in D.C. public charter schools lead to high expulsion and suspension rates of minorities.

At Swarthmore, Students Can Graduate En Espanol

May 27, 2011

Hispanic advocacy groups say Swarthmore's live Spanish translation is an unusual and welcome development for the nation's growing demographic of Latino students.

Wine Industry Aims To Attract More Latinos

May 27, 2011

Part of what's pushing the increase in consumption is sheer demographics, with Hispanics accounting for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade.

Study Shows Hate Crimes Against Latinos On The Rise

May 27, 2011

“The Justice Department study which I asked be carried out has a very disturbing message: Latinos are increasingly under violent attack in our nation.”

Black Film Festival To Honor Wayans

May 27, 2011

In recognition of his success in the film and television industry for nearly 25 years, Wayans will be honored with the Entertainment Icon Award.

San Francisco To Host 100 Black Men Silver Anniversary

May 27, 2011

Since incorporating in 1986, The 100 has established itself as the nation's leading organization for pairing at-risk youth with African-American male mentors.

Yale School of Medicine Honors First Black Women Graduates

May 27, 2011

“We are delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of these extraordinary African Americans who courageously broke the racial barrier at Yale School of Medicine.”

Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Stroke Care

May 27, 2011

The panel said there also are disparities between whites and minorities in the knowledge of risk factors, awareness of stroke signs and symptoms.

Survey: Non-White Coach Hires Dip In Women's Hoops

May 31, 2011

The fourth BCA report found that five nonwhite coaches were hired out of 18 openings from 2009-11.


May 31, 2011

Criminal Deportees Worry Mexican Border Mayors

May 31, 2011

Many of the mayors said they are concerned by the court's order because U.S. authorities sometimes don't warn them when migrants are deported.

Minorities Rely On Social Media For Activism

May 31, 2011

African Americans and Hispanics are significantly more likely to believe that they can help get the word out about a social issue or cause through online social networks.

Black Immigrants Join The Debate

May 31, 2011

"It's been nerve-racking because it puts me at a risk," the 30-year-old said of her speech supporting Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.) reintroduction of the DREAM Act.

Some NY Immigrants Cite Lack Of Spanish As Barrier

May 31, 2011

a sizable number of Latin American immigrants who have settled in New York in recent years and speak only indigenous languages.

Hank Aaron Gets Honorary Princeton Degree

May 31, 2011

The former home run record-holder was awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities for making America a better place with his "imperishable example of grace under pressure."

Minority Quality Forum Launches the U.S. HIV/AIDS Index

May 31, 2011

This updated resource enables users – for the first time – to map HIV and AIDS prevalence and total counts by congressional district and county.

Reports Give Ways To Promote Gender Diversity In Higher Education

May 31, 2011

While women have continued to play a greater role in higher education instruction in the last half-century, progress in faculty diversity has not kept up with student diversity.

Rising Minority Stars In NASCAR's Drive For Diversity Program

May 31, 2011

Being accepted into the Drive For Diversity program at Revolution Racing, Pena and Wallace have eased the financial burden on their families to finance their budding careers.

Mega Black Pastor Settles Case

May 31, 2011

The four suits were "dismissed with prejudice," meaning the plaintffs in the case are barred from ever bringing the same charges against Long again.

Women Breaking Barriers In Navy, Not SEALs Yet

May 31, 2011

While America's last 10 years of war have propelled women into new and far more risky roles across the military, there are still some doors that are closed.

CA Sheriff Criticized Over New Immigration Policy

May 31, 2011

The sheriff's new policy comes as the California Assembly approved a bill to revise the state's agreement on using the federal Secure Communities program.

New Marketplace To Revitalize, Stabilize Fragile Haitian Community

May 31, 2011

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, partnered with CHF International and the local community to build the market.

Apology From Psychology Magazine For Post On Black Women

May 31, 2011

But it was too late. The nonsense by an evolutionary psychologist spouting junk science about black women's looks had already started stinking up the blogosphere.

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