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Despite Bleak Jobs Market Minorities Still Optimistic
September 08, 2011
- Findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll challenge long-held assumptions about the impact of the economy on political attitudes and voting behaviors, according to a new report released today by political scientist Todd Shields. The report, “The Economy Across Race and Region: Unemployment Fails to Dampen Positive Outlook Among African Americans ...
Minorities Targeted By War On Terrorism
September 07, 2011
An investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting into the counter-terrorism program at the Mall of America near Minneapolis, found that it often ensnares seemingly innocent people with the FBI and other law enforcement organizations. Ever since 9/11, the nation’s leaders have warned that government agencies can’t protect ...
Hunger Strikes Older Minorities
August 31, 2011
A report released today by AARP found that that the risk of hunger for Blacks and Hispanics in their 50s was twice that of whites over the years studied. The study also provided detailed analysis of hunger risk across states and major metropolitan areas, finding that hunger risk was notably higher among those residing in the South. ...
Conference To Focus On Boosting Minorities In Technology
August 31, 2011
Several of the nation’s leading technology entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, along with members of the Black technology community will take part in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 41st Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to discuss tangible efforts ...
Law Professor Says Affirmative Action Hurts Minorities
August 29, 2011
The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the State Bar must release racial data from the bar exam to a law professor who believes affirmative action may hurt minorities. A SF Gate report states an appellate court had ruled in June that the professor, and the public, have a right of access to records of the lawyers' organization ...
OBAMA REACHES OUT TO MINORITIES
August 26, 2011
The Obama reelection campaign has announced a major voter outreach project that will target Blacks, Latinos, Asian-Americans, women, young people, and gays. According to the Pew Research Center ninety-five percent of Blacks voters, 67 percent of Latinos and 62 percent of Asian-Americans went for Obama over Sen. John McCain ...
Minorities And Poor Unlikely To Complete Cancer Vax Regimen
August 30, 2011
A new Yale School of Public Health study concludes barriers that hinder young Black, Hispanic and poor women from completing a series of three vaccinations to prevent human papillomavirus infection (HPV) also leave them at higher risk for cervical cancer and death. According to the Health Behavior News Service ...
Minorities Worry About Children's Health More Than White Counterparts
August 22, 2011
The top 10 children’s health concerns among people of all races include childhood obesity, drug abuse, and smoking and teen pregnancy, according to a recent poll by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll of Children’s Health. The annual poll, released August 15, asked Hispanic, Black and White respondents to rank the importance of 23 health concerns for children in their own community. Different ethnicities indicated varying levels of concern for specific health issues. Overall, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than Wwhites to rank children’s health issues ...
Southern Schools Partner In $4M STEM Program For Minorities
August 19, 2011
The National Science Foundation has renewed a five-year, $4.9 million grant to the University of Georgia and six partner institutions that aims to bolster the number of students from underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. From the Peach State Louis Stokes ...
MINORITIES: END FINGERPRINTING
August 16, 2011
Activists are demonstrating outside the state Democratic Party's headquarters in Atlanta today calling on the Obama administration to scrap a federal fingerprint-sharing program aimed at deporting illegal immigrants. The demonstrators complained the “Secure Communities” program is tearing families apart and distracting local police from other crime-fighting priorities. They timed their demonstration to coincide with protests in Chicago and other cities across the nation. ...
Minorities Cheated By Redistricting
August 17, 2011
The Athens-Clarke Commission's and the state legislature's new districts are drawn to disenfranchise African-Americans, said black voters and elected officials at a town hall meeting on redistricting. The state legislature convened in a special session Monday to approve new state House and Senate district maps released Friday, as well as forthcoming new congressional districts. ...
Poll: American Dream Failing Minorities
August 15, 2011
Applied Research Center, a think tank on racial justice, today released a 40-page study on the racial attitudes of young people, whom many pollsters and commentators have labeled as "post-racial." “Contrary to widespread labeling of the millennial generation (born post-1980, ages 18-30) as 'post-racial,' young people ...
MASSACHUSETTS MINORITIES DUPED
August 09, 2011
Resolving claims of unfair and discriminatory lending practices, a subsidiary of H&R Block will modify thousands of Massachusetts homeowners’ loans and make a significant payment to the Commonwealth as part of a settlement valued at $125 million, state Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. “Option One made loans that it knew were likely to fail and it discriminated against African-American and Latino borrowers,” Attorney General Coakley said. ...
NYS Test Scores Fall Flat For Minorities
August 09, 2011
The New York State Education Department today released the results of the math and English Language Arts (ELA) exams taken by all New York students in grades 3-8 in May of this year. While there was good news for New York City, which saw both math and English scores rise from last year, the data for minority students was not so encouraging. ...
Conference Focuses On Minorities In Foster Care
August 05, 2011
Child welfare advocates and experts gathered at Brown University for a forum focusing on racial disparities in the country's foster care and juvenile justice systems. The focus of the conference was why minority children are more likely to removed from their homes by child welfare officials than white children. ...
RICH MINORITIES / POOR AREAS
August 02, 2011
According to a new Brown University study released today, affluent blacks and Hispanics live in neighborhoods that are noticeably poorer than neighborhoods where low-income whites live. The study suggests that income alone does not explain persistent segregation patterns in housing. Washington and Atlanta were the only two major ...
Minorities Short Changed On Sick Leave
August 01, 2011
The Institute for Women's Policy Research just issued a study finding that access to paid sick days in Denver varies widely based on ethnicity and race. The study reveals that only 33 percent of White women and 35 percent of White men have jobs that do not provide sick leave while Latinos and African Americans lag far behind ...
Study Dispels Myths About Minorities Borrowing Meds
July 21, 2011
A study led by Temple University researchers revealed that despite warnings about borrowing medication prescribed to other people, past studies have demonstrated that many Americans say they have used someone else's medication at least once in a given year. In low income, urban populations, this rate was ...
CA Redistricting Angers Minorities
July 19, 2011
Redesigning new political boundaries in California has given minority observers a bigger headache then they expected. The spotlight centers around Los Angeles. A big problem is that the upcoming August 15 deadline for approval of the ...
Minorities Entering Nursing Homes In Record Numbers
July 18, 2011
A new Brown University study suggests a racial disparity in elder care options in the United States. In the last decade, minorities have poured into nursing homes at a time when whites have left in even greater numbers. At first blush the analysis suggests that elderly blacks, Hispanics, and Asians are gaining ...
Minorities Outpace Whites As Nursing Home Patients
July 08, 2011
According to a new report from Brown University, the number of minorities living in nursing homes is steadily growing. One explanation for this rise is greater access to nursing home care. Researchers say, the proportion of white elderly ...
MINORITIES ILLEGALLY EVICTED
July 05, 2011
According to a new report from the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, banks routinely violate state and federal laws protecting tenants in rental buildings in foreclosure, particularly in a “foreclosure belt” stretching across the South and West Sides, according to a new report. Community Media Workshop ...
Educators Rap Politicians For Not Helping Minorities
July 01, 2011
The 24-hour cable news obsession helps draw the battle lines—labor unions versus government and politicians versus working families. America's students and middle class families are called to make sacrifices while corporations and the wealthy prosper. The right to join and organize unions and bargain ...
POLL: MINORITIES DEAL WITH $ WOES
June 29, 2011
According to the latest Gallup poll results, underemployment is tougher on the life evaluation ratings of college graduates and postgraduates than on Americans who are less educated. Underemployment negatively affects life ratings of white Americans more than blacks, Hispanics, or Asians. High-income Americans are ...
Minorities Not Being Properly Screen For Diabetes Despite Risks
June 24, 2011
Although people from certain ethnic groups are at high risk for getting diabetes and should be screened, a new study suggests that such screenings are not being done as often as they should. Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist and clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was lead author of the findings, which appear in this month's edition of Diabetes Care. ...
NY Dept Of Ed. Accused Of Mistreating Minorities
June 22, 2011
The New York Civil Liberties Union is urging the Department of Education to continue its ongoing efforts to include positive-discipline practices in the city’s schools. In testimony provided on the disciple code for New York City public schools the NYCLU cautioned that the DOE’s disciplinary code and zero-tolerance policies criminalize ...
Bottled Water Use High Among Minorities
June 08, 2011
Although higher rates of bottled water use among minorities have been reported previously, the reasons have remained largely unexplored. ...
Notre Dame Partners To Boost Minorities In The Boardroom
June 01, 2011
Chicago United seeks to assure that African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American executives are well-prepared for directorships. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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