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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. ...
NAACP JOINS WISCONSIN FRAY
February 28, 2011
Wisconsin Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds
Ban On Gay Marriage
June 30, 2010
Wisconsin Settles US Bias Charges
April 30, 2010
Sickle Cell Disease Pain Studied At Medical College Of Wisconsin
April 05, 2010
Native American student achievement gap closing in Wisconsin
October 26, 2009
Wisconsin DA: Minorities disproportionately convicted of drug offenses
October 01, 2009
Wisconsin Hispanic leaders disagree with boycott of upcoming census
September 11, 2009
Milwaukee minority firm counsels $1.5B Wisconsin bond sale
July 02, 2009
Cornel West, Tavis Smiley On 'Poverty Tour'
August 12, 2011
PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West are travelling the country on a 16 city 'poverty tour.' Although both men have been vocal critics of the president, West insists, "It is not an anti-Obama tour." Rather, the men seek to highlight what they say is lack of effort by both the president ...
Racial Violence Rocks Midwest State Fair
August 08, 2011
Wisconsin State Fair officials imposed heightened security measures after racial fighting between groups of youths on and around the midway and attacks on police officers resulted in 24 arrests. The violence began with fights between groups of African-American youths at the fair, located between Milwaukee and the suburb of West Allis, fair officials said. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said the fighting later ...
NAACP Chair Addresses Broad Agenda At Confab
July 22, 2011
Roslyn M. Brock, chairwoman of the NAACP, took on recent voting, the "tea party" and the nation’s troubled economic, health and education systems in her keynote address Sunday at the group’s 102nd annual convention in Los Angeles. “After decades of progress to open up access and make it easier for all Americans ...
New ID Laws Potentially Suppress Youth, Minority Vote
July 15, 2011
Earlier this summer, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed off on a new law, Assembly Bill 7, that requires Wisconsin voters to show photo identification at the polls. Critics of the law contend that this requirement will disenfranchise ...
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 ...
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 ...
New Tribal Justice Center Project Reaches Milestone
June 30, 2011
The Oglala Sioux Tribe, Department of Public Safety (OST-DPS) today announced that designs for a new free-standing justice center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota are nearly 50 percent complete. Marking the first major construction ...
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. ...
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. ...
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." ...
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. ...
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. ...
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.” ...
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. ...
SUNDAY IS PROTEST DAY
April 29, 2011
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
KING'S PROGRESS SETBACK
April 04, 2011
Report Highlights Health Of US Counties
March 30, 2011
For the second year, the County Health Rankings confirm the critical role that factors such as education, jobs, income, and environment play. ...
NCAA Grad Rate Report Updated For Sweet 16
March 24, 2011
“Race remains an ongoing academic issue because of the continued gap between graduation rates." ...
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