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Immigrant Advocates Applaud
May 07, 2010
National Black Chamber Of Commerce Announcements
April 15, 2010
Human Rights Campaign Statement on Chaz Bono’s Announcement of Transitioning Genders
June 12, 2009
MAY 1ST COALITION FOR WORKER AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS WELCOMES THE AFL-CIO AND CHANGE TO WIN ANNOUNCEMENT
April 17, 2009
President Barack Obama Announcement on the Auto Industry
March 30, 2009
Barbara Lee Hails Announcement of Economic Recovery Package Funds for Oakland
March 24, 2009
Sharpton Inks Deal As Political Show Host
August 24, 2011
Reverend Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist and minister, has been named host of a nightly live MSNBC talk show. Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in his announcement that Sharpton's show “PoliticsNation” will debut on August 29. The choice of Sharpton to host the hour has been marked by some controversy. ...
U.S. To Begin Case-By-Case Review On Deportation
August 19, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responded Thursday to the April 13 letter by 22 Democratic Senators that asked the President to use his executive authority to grant relief from deportation and deferred action to DREAM Act eligible youth. In the letter, DHS announced that it will provide field guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) ...
School Reform Discussed At Black Caucus Confab
August 12, 2011
As Memphis City Schools enacts groundbreaking reforms to turn around the low-income urban district's troubled history, Deputy Superintendent Irving Hamer is sharing the city's story of increasing the effectiveness of its teachers at the Congressional Black Caucus' mid-year conference in Tunica, Miss., on Friday. With the recent announcement by the Obama administration that individual states ...
FEDS THROW IMMIGRATION A CURVE
August 08, 2011
In a surprise move, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it would rescind all 39 memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with states to implement “Secure Communities” (S-Comm.) The letter from the Obama administration voided agreements they had signed with states to authorize the state's participation in the program in the belief that state participation was not voluntary anyway. ...
Feds Address Drug And Alcohol Abuse In Tribal Nation
August 08, 2011
Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar today announced a new federal framework to assist American Indian and Alaska Native communities in achieving their goals in the prevention, intervention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. ...
ACLU Challenges "Pay Or Stay" Prison Policy
August 04, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan said today that they are challenging “pay or stay” sentences imposed on five persons across the state who were illegally jailed for being too poor to pay court fines. ...
GOOD NEW$ FOR MINORITY DWELLERS
August 05, 2011
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (NAREB) will announce a historic engagement between the National Association of Real Estate Brokers and Wall Street investors, to launch an $800 Million Homeownerfs Assurance Program (HAP) to address the devastating effects of the mortgage crisis on minority families and their communities. The announcement will be made Sunday, following the first NAREB State of Housing ...
NAACP Calls For End To Drug War
August 01, 2011
The NAACP has passed an historic resolution calling to an end the war on drugs with a majority vote at its annual convention in Los Angeles. The resolution outlines key details of the war on drugs, which the organization notes are crucial failings; the U.S. spends $40 billion annually on the war, and low-level drug offenders ...
Black Bone Marrow Registry Raises Awareness
July 05, 2011
A bone marrow transplant can be a cure for someone with sickle cell disease or other illnesses like leukemia and lymphoma. Most patients who need transplants do not have a match in their family and depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match. But many African Americans and other minorities can’t find marrow donors ...
Program Seeks To Boost Latino Use Of Broadband
July 01, 2011
In conjunction with its 82nd Annual National Convention, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), along with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) launched two new public service announcements encouraging Latinos ...
ICE Immigration Changes Hailed
June 28, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued new written policies directing Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officers, agents, and attorneys to use prosecutorial discretion to implement its priorities for immigration enforcement as well as reforms to the Secure Communities program. Christopher Micheal spoke ...
Cherokee Nation Election Overturned
June 28, 2011
The Cherokee Nation Election Commission overturned the unofficial results in the principal chief’s race Monday afternoon and declared current chief Chadwick “Corntassel” Smith the winner by seven votes, reports the Native Times. Bill John Baker, originally named the winner based on the unofficial results announced ...
ICE Immigration Program Under Fire
June 20, 2011
ICE director John Morton has announced changes to the embattled immigration-enforcement program Secure Communities, which allows local law enforcement agencies to check the fingerprints of people they arrest with FBI and Department of Homeland Security databases to make sure they are not undocumented criminals. ...
Black Female Dean Makes History At Univ. Of Maryland
June 03, 2011
She is the first woman to hold the post, and succeeds James Harris, who is stepping down after 14 years as dean. Dill’s term begins August 1. ...
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. ...
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." ...
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." ...
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. ...
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. ...
Stars Under Fire For Sex Slave Campaign
April 14, 2011
Created by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's Demi and Ashton Foundation, the "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" PSAs are intended to raise awareness. ...
Chicago Hosts Urban League Economic Summit
April 13, 2011
The summit featured a keynote address by National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, remarks from Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. ...
Black NBCUniversal Diversity Exec To Step Down
April 12, 2011
Madison becomes the latest high-ranking executive to depart in the wake of Comcast Corp.'s takeover of NBCUniversal. ...
Nat'l Housing Discrimination Prevention Campaign Launched
April 11, 2011
HUD will initiate a national media campaign and a series of community discussions on topics ranging from rental practices to mortgage lending. ...
Lupus Inst. Lauds Health Dept. Plans To Reduce Disparities
April 11, 2011
Racial and ethnic minorities continue to lag behind in many health outcome measures, with less preventive care overall. ...
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