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OBAMA REACTS TO BLACK CRITICS
August 30, 2011
Under fire from Black lawmakers for allegedly ignoring rising unemployment in their communities, President Obama took to the radiowaves saying he understands their concerns. Obama appeared on the popular Black-oriented Tom Joyner show today as part of an effort by his administration to remind Black voters that the country’s first Black president is fighting for them. The president reminded the show's primarily Black audience that Martin Luther King's efforts regarding unemployment took time ...
Critics Say Program Targets Minorities
May 19, 2011
The program purportedly targets "serious convicted felons," but critics complain it often snares illegal aliens who were arrested but not convicted of crimes. ...
Critics Question Balance Of Civil Rights Panel
March 11, 2011
Critics Pan Perry's "Colored Girls"
November 15, 2010
Critics Slam "Racist And Exaggerated" Remarks Of AZ Gov
June 28, 2010
"Unless Gov. Brewer can provide hard data to substantiate her claim that most undocumented people crossing into Arizona are 'drug mules,' she must retract such an outrageous statement," said Oscar Martinez, a University of Arizona history professor whose teaching and research focuses on ...
Civil Rights Panel Has Gone Wrong, Critics Say
April 23, 2010
Actress Gives Back African American Film
January 11, 2010
“I’ve been informed that there was a disagreement over the AAFCA Best Actress Award. Because of the discrepancy, I am returning the award. Gabourey ...
"Precious" Actress: The Actual African-American Film Critics' Winner?
December 24, 2009
Obama Responds To Black Critics
December 24, 2009
President Defends Self Against Black Critics
December 22, 2009
President Barack Obama on Monday rebutted critics who say he isn't showing enough compassion toward black America, citing his health care effort as ...
African-American Film Critics Association Selects "Precious" As Top Film
December 15, 2009
Morgan Freeman was selected as Best Actor 2009 for “Invictus.” Nicole Beharie earned AAFCA recognition as Best Actress 2009 for “American Violet.” With the ...
Critics: Hispanics exploited in Omaha
October 07, 2009
Critics force out Indian dioramas at museum
September 30, 2009
It's because some say American Indian culture should not be displayed alongside dinosaur bones and other long-extinct beings. ...
How much are Obama critics' views colored
September 14, 2009
Don’t Call It An Attack, Sotomayor Critics Say
June 29, 2009
Misquoting Sotomayor ~ Media let right-wing critics frame debate
June 03, 2009
Critics say U.S. lawmakers erred by meeting with Castro brothers
April 13, 2009
Race-based Juror Dismissals; Critics Seek Solution
March 06, 2009
Lawyers can't dismiss potential jurors based on their race, gender or ethnicity. Yet, attorneys and academics say, it happens all the time. Critics have a solution. ...
Latinos Become Majority In Federal Prisons
September 08, 2011
A new report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission reveals, for the first time, Latinos make up more than half of all federal felony offenders sentenced so far this year. The report shows that Latinos comprised 50.3 percent of all federal felony offenders sentenced in the first nine months of fiscal year 2011. Felony immigration crimes accounted for most of the increase. Hispanics outnumber all other ethnic groups ...
Louisiana Prisons Put Black Voting Power At Risk
September 02, 2011
Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is one of the most notorious prisons in the United States. Sometimes called “The Farm” because of its plantation-like set-up, it houses almost 5,300 men, of whom 3,900 are serving life sentences, 968 face terms of 40 years or more, and 83 are on death row. The prison is located 90 minutes ...
Rally Tonight Against Alabama Immigration Law
September 01, 2011
Opponents of Alabama's law on illegal immigration are holding a rally tonight in Birmingham. The demonstration was originally timed to coincide with the law taking effect Earlier this week a federal judge temporarily blocked the law from going into effect, saying she needed more time to consider lawsuits filed by critics who believe the law is unconstitutional. ...
Al Gore Compares Climate Change Skeptics To Racists
August 30, 2011
In an interview with FearLess Revolution founder, Alex Bogusky, former U.S. vice President Al Gore compared the debate over climate change to the Civil Rights movement in the US in the 1960s. This comparison has sparked negative reaction from members of the black leadership network, Project 21. The group condemned Gore’s attempt to "injected race into the debate over emissions regulations by comparing those ...
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. ...
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 ...
LATINOS SUE GRAMMYS
August 03, 2011
A group of Latin jazz musicians are suing the US National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for cutting the Grammy award category of best Latin jazz album. In April, the Grammys announced a restructuring plan that cut 109 award categories down to 78. Awards for Latin music were cut from eight to four. Some of the other awards to be cut were individual prizes for classical, zydeco and Native American ...
Defamation Case For Ousted USDA Official Begins
July 20, 2011
A year ago U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack ordered Shirley Sherrod to resign from her job as a Georgia rural development official following the distribution of a video that showed her supposedly making racist remarks. When Sherrod’s speech to an NAACP group was heard in its entirety, it became clear she was not showing ...
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 ...
Obama Admin. Accused Of Misleading Congress On Deportation Cases
July 08, 2011
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) showing that DHS officials misled Congress and the public about the scope of an immigration enforcement ...
NC Republican Plan Creates Minority Super Districts
July 05, 2011
Senators Bob Rucho and Representative David Lewis are on the defensive issuing a statement saying, "From the beginning, our goal has remained the same: the development of fair and legal congressional and legislative districts”. ...
Latino Farmers Unhappy With Settlement
June 22, 2011
There is growing unrest among Hispanic farmers over a $1.3 billion federal program created to settle discrimination comlaints against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). At issue is the difference between settlement amounts received by black farmers ...
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