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July 23, 2010
"It would be less risky to live
anywhere in the United States
other than Arizona if
you're illegally present." ...
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." ...
Pennsylvania Black History Showcase Celebrates Women's History Month
March 15, 2010
Pennsylvania Leads Nation In Per Capita Rate Of Black Homicide Victimization
January 26, 2010
Hispanic Bar Commends Indictments In Pennsylvania Hate Crime Case
December 23, 2009
Roman D. Hernandez, HNBA National President, stated, "This development is an example of our system of justice functioning at its best, it demonstrates that the wave of hate crimes being perpetrated -- whether against Hispanics or any group ...
NOW to Rally in Pitts' Pennsylvania District to Denounce Stupak-Pitts Amendment
November 17, 2009
"Thanks in large part to Pitts' efforts, the House's version of health care reform now stands as the greatest threat to women's fundamental right to ...
Peer Pressure Puts Black Girls At Higher HIV Risk
September 07, 2011
In a recent study involving 64 African American adolescent girls ages 14 to 17, researchers found that up to 59% of the study’s subjects experienced sexual abuse that included threats, verbal coercion, condom coercion and physical violence. Of the 64 interviewed, unwanted sex made up 30% and 9% respectively of the abuse cases. ...
VIOLENCE ROCKS BLACK NYC PARADE
September 06, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today blamed illegal handguns and lack of courage by federal officials for the shooting that left three people dead Monday night in Brooklyn. The violence took place a few blocks away from the City's annual West Indian Day Parade. Bystander Denise Gay was killed while sitting on a stoop with her daughter. ...
Researcher: Residential Segregation Declines In U.S. Cities
September 01, 2011
According to University of Michigan research the ideal of equal housing opportunities is closer to becoming a reality in most major U.S. metro areas, "While black-white segregation remains high in many places, there are reasons to be optimistic that 'apartheid' no longer aptly describes much of urban America," said Reynolds Farley, an investigator at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR) who studies racial segregation in the United States. ...
Report Touts HUD Progress On Discrimination
August 30, 2011
A report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows that the agency is resolving individual housing discrimination complaints faster, increasing its focus on complaints that affect multiple people, and launching more investigations using its authority to initiate cases on behalf of discrimination victims where no one has filed a complaint. HUD’s Annual State of Fair Housing Report also illustrates how the agency is helping municipalities and state and local agencies receiving HUD funding to comply with civil rights requirements ...
U of N. Dakota Faces Deadline To Change Fighting Sioux Nickname
August 15, 2011
The University of North Dakota faces a deadline today to comply with the NCAA's policy on mascots "deemed hostile or abusive toward Native Americans." Now the school is one step closer to retiring its nickname and mascot, but changing the school's 90-year-old Native American moniker -- the Fighting Sioux -- has not been without complications. School officials were in the process of coming up with a new name and mascot this year until North Dakota legislators passed a law ordering them to stop, according to UND spokesman Peter Johnson. The rock and the hard place the school finds itself between marks the last gasp of a decades-long fight not just in North Dakota, but in all of college sports ...
Black Radio Mogul Dies
August 05, 2011
Dorothy Brunson, the first black female radio station owner in America, died this past weekend after complications from ovarian cancer. She was 72. Brunson got her start in 1962 as the assistant controller of New York City's WWRL-AM (1600). She rose through the ranks to become GM, and later joined WLIB-AM. ...
THE NAACP HEADS TO LOS ANGELES
July 21, 2011
With the theme of "Affirming America's Promise," the NAACP-- the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization--- opens it 102nd annual convention in Los Angeles tomorrow. The four-day gathering is expected to generate an economic impact of $11.4 million citywide, with a total of nearly 13,000 hotel rooms expected to be booked for the occasion. ...
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 ...
Brief "Racial Disparity In School Funding Is No Myth"
July 07, 2011
This week the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank, released a new issue brief that debunks a recent backgrounder by Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation. Richwine’s report, titled “The Myth of Racial Disparities in Public School Financing,” suggests that public education spending is broadly similar ...
Voting Right Restrictions Under Scrutiny
June 30, 2011
Sixteen U.S. senators sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday urging it to review new state voter ID laws and scrutinize their implementation to ensure that eligible voters are not disenfranchised. “The civil and human rights community welcomes the senators’ request ...
BLACK POLITICAL CLOUT MOVING SOUTH
June 28, 2011
African-Americans once were clustered so heavily in urban areas that the terms "black" and "inner city" came to be used almost synonymously. According to the 2010 U.S. Census results, that time is history. While blacks have by no means vanished from cities, unprecedented numbers have headed for the suburbs or left the ...
Pharmaceutical Giant Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
June 08, 2011
The action resolves a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor in May 2010 alleging that the company discriminated against female sales specialists. ...
Court Orders New Look At City Immigration Law
June 06, 2011
"We are required to intervene when states and localities directly undermine the federal objectives embodied in statutes enacted by Congress." ...
Gil Scott-Heron Laid To Rest
June 03, 2011
Scott-Heron, most well-known for his composition, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a Jamaican soccer player. ...
Study: Cost Of College Shows Low-Income Students Have Few Choices
June 02, 2011
s it stands, these financial-aid policy choices increasingly benefit affluent students instead of those with the greatest demonstrated need. ...
HUD Acts Against Pregnancy Discrimination In Home Mortgage
June 02, 2011
“Mortgage professionals may verify income and other resources and have eligibility standards but they may not single out women on maternity leave." ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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