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North American Indians Suffer Disproportionate Climate Impacts
August 08, 2011
North American Indian tribes, who have lived close to the land for generations, are disproportionately affected by climate change, according to a study released by the National Wildlife Federation. There have been eight weather and climate disasters in the first half of 2011. ...
Asian-Americans Make Demands on China
December 11, 2012
Americans Divided On Racial Equality
August 26, 2011
Americans are about equally divided on whether Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of U.S. racial equality has been realized, with 51% saying it has and 49% saying it has not. Blacks (54%) are slightly more optimistic than whites (49%) that the dream has been realized. Americans who believe the dream has not been realized are about as likely to say the U.S. has made major progress toward attaining it ...
Native American Fair Commerce Coalition Names Strategic Advisor
August 19, 2011
The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition (NAFCC) has retained Barry W. Brandon as Strategic Advisor. Brandon, a respected attorney and advocate for the Native American community nationwide, will represent the NAFCC in Washington DC in support of the organization's campaigns to promote tribal economic development and sovereignty rights. Brandon is the Founder and President of Hvmken ...
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 ...
Civil Rights Training Conference Brings Together American Indians
August 12, 2011
About 500 people attended the University of Northern Colorado’s second annual Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights training conference Wednesday and Thursday. The focus of the conference was to educate on the issues affecting American Indians. Topics included violence against women, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and environmental justice. ...
Native American Docs Try to Reduce High Death Rates
August 11, 2011
The 40th annual AAIP (Association of American Indian Physicians) conference is being held in Portland, Oregon this week, as more than 200 Native American doctors focus on ways to reduce high death rates afflicting tribes across the country. The death rate for Native Americans from tuberculosis and alcoholism ...
CO Native American Confab To Address Key Issues
July 18, 2011
The University of Northern Colorado will host a national conference that addresses Native American issues Aug. 10-11 at its Greenly campus. The second annual "Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights Conference" ...
Feds Focus On Protecting Native American Women
July 15, 2011
In testimony before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Associate U.S. Attorney General Tom Perrelli has recommended legal reforms to improve the safety of women in tribal communities and allow Federal and tribal law-enforcement agencies to hold more perpetrators of domestic violence accountable for their crimes. ...
African American Civil War Museum Ready For Grand Opening
July 11, 2011
The African American Civil War Museum is reopening in a new location in D.C. to give it more space for exhibits and programs. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, but museum organizers have put together an entire weekend of events to mark the opening of the new location. ...
American Indian Infants Death Rate Double That Of Whites
July 06, 2011
American Indian infants in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota are roughly twice as likely to die as white infants, and health officials say the best defense is prevention and education. American Indian infants tend to face greater risks, including being born prematurely, having teenage mothers ...
Asian American Navigating The College Admissions Process
July 05, 2011
The existence of obstacles to Asian Americans gaining admission to elite universities stems from the perception that, as a group, they have performed relatively well in higher education. From 1976 to 2007, the percentage of Asian American college students increased from 1.8 to 6.7 percent ...
Native American Parents Extend Drinking Habits To Children
June 29, 2011
Urban American Indian teenagers with alcoholic parents perceive their parents to be less restrictive about drinking and tend to face more alcohol-related problems at age 18, according to a new study by Colorado State University’s Tri-Ethnic Center. The study recently was published in the The American Journal. ...
Is A Post-Racial America Possible?
June 21, 2011
As the field of candidates for President grows, some in the Black community are being forced to accept the hard reality that race relations in America have not improved. Still others never thought a post-racial America ever had a chance to begin with. ...
Northwestern Study Finds Minority Kids Use Media More
June 08, 2011
"In the past decade, the gap between minority and white youth's daily media use has doubled for blacks and quadrupled for Hispanics. ...
Book Highlights History Of Women And Slavery In America
June 06, 2011
The book is “an impressive selection of documents that brilliantly illustrates the many dimensions of women’s experience of slavery, from the earliest laws." ...
First Lady Brings Native American Kids To Garden
June 06, 2011
Michelle Obama invited a group of Native American children to her plot to help plant what are called the "three sisters" — corn, beans and squash. ...
June Is African-American Music Appreciation Month
June 02, 2011
African-American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters have made enormous contributions to our culture. ...
June Proclaimed Caribbean-American Heritage Month
June 01, 2011
"We pay tribute to the diverse cultures and immeasurable contributions of all Americans who trace their heritage to the Caribbean." ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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." ...
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. ...
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. ...
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." ...
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." ...
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