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Tuskegee Airplane Given To Smithsonian
August 04, 2011
Nearly 100 veterans of the Tuskegee Air Corps have reunited in Washington. for their national convention this week. America's first black military pilots are celebrating their 70th anniversary. One of the planes used to train the pilots has been donated to the Smithnonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. ...
Policy Change Increases Minority Transplant Access
July 21, 2011
A new University of Michigan study reveals that since the elimination of the kidney allocation priority for matching for HLA-B in May of 2003, access to kidney transplantation for minorities has been improved. Improvement is a result of a policy that reduced the requirements for tissue matching. Prior national kidney allocation ...
Oneida Nation Plans Big Budget Film
July 19, 2011
The Oneida Indian Nation is fully financing a $10 million theatrical film about the alliance between the Oneidas and the American colonists during the Revolutionary War. The independent production “First Allies” is expected to begin shooting in Central New York this fall. Ray Halbritter, Nation representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises, says that he is looking for an avenue more effective than traditional storytelling to close what he sees as the gap between the Nation’s fewer than 1,000 members ...
Blacks Eye CA Redistricting Plan
July 11, 2011
The California Redistricting Commission (CRC) has been considering a move that would cripple African American political power. "The CRC's process as they develop the next round of maps would divide South Los Angeles ...
BLACK CHAMBER BLASTS JOBS PLAN
July 08, 2011
National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) President Harry Alford testified Friday at a joint committee hearing on "The Gainful Employment Regulation: Limiting Job Growth and Student Choice." Alford voiced his opposition to the controversial Gainful Employment rule which was formally introduced on June 2. ...
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”. ...
Parent's Group Opposes Charter School Expansion Plan
July 05, 2011
Parents Across America (PAA), a grassroots organization representing public school parents from across the United States today is speaking out in opposition of HR 2218, the “Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act.” ...
Poll: 1 in 5 African Youth Plan To Start A Business
June 30, 2011
Gallup surveys in 27 African countries and areas underscore the interest young people in the region have in entrepreneurship. A median of one in five Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 who are not already business owners say they plan to start their own business in the next 12 months, although they are less ...
Civil Rights Coalition Unveils Plan To Transform High Schools
June 07, 2011
“We can no longer afford to wait to transform our public high schools. All students must attain the knowledge and skills they need to compete in the 21st century marketplace ." ...
Broad Civil Rights Coalition Lays Out Plan For 2012 Budget
May 25, 2011
Black Leaders Support Netanyahu Rejection Of Obama Plan
May 20, 2011
"The very idea that Barack Obama would endorse the Palestinian position by saying the border lines should be rolled back to where they were in 1967 is almost laughable." ...
Not Everyone Treated Equal With Kidney Transplant
May 16, 2011
Not all racial and ethnic groups have equal access to kidney transplantation, according to a study appearing in of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). ...
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.” ...
Redistricting Plan Fails To Reflect Surge In Latinos
May 10, 2011
The House map, in contrast to Voter ID and other bogus "ballot security" measures, fails to acknowledge a fundamental fact that is changing the face and future of Texas. ...
Planned Parenthood: Bill Undermines Women's Health
May 03, 2011
"H.R. 3 is a far-reaching, unprecedented bill that will undermine women’s health and raise taxes on small businesses and millions of women and men across the country." ...
Groups Lay Out Minority Broadband Access Plan
April 22, 2011
Latino Museum Plan Faces Opposition
April 21, 2011
A federal commission has spent two years asking Latinos what they would want in such a museum, and next month the commission will report its findings to Congress. ...
Koran-Burning Pastor Plans Protest
April 20, 2011
Jones is the pastor of a small church in Gainesville, Fla. Last year, he announced plans to hold a public burning of the Koran but backed down. ...
Lawmakers Back New Foreclosure Plan
April 13, 2011
The legislation has the support of more than a dozen consumer groups dedicated to keeping people in their homes. ...
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. ...
Scarlett Johansson Releases PSA For Planned Parenthood
April 08, 2011
Johansson joins more than 800,000 women, men, and teens in standing with Planned Parenthood by signing an open letter to Congress. ...
Adminstration Launches Plan To Reduce Health Disparities
April 08, 2011
Racial and ethnic minorities still lag behind in many health outcome measures. They are less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy. ...
MALDEF Unveils Texas Redistricting Plans
April 07, 2011
“The maps presented today demonstrate that additional Latino-majority congressional districts can and should be created to provide a fair opportunity to Latino voters." ...
Six Cities Present Plans To Reduce And Prevent Youth Violence
April 06, 2011
Our children are counting on us. Our communities are counting on us. And we cannot – and will not – let them down. ...
Comcast Details Plans To Launch Minority Channels
April 04, 2011
Hispanic and African American owned or operated channels to highlight first round of new additions. ...
Black Lawmaker Criticizes GOP DC Voucher Plan
March 30, 2011
“Our highest priority must be to use limited taxpayer dollars to support programs that will truly meet all of our children’s educational needs." ...
ABORTION PLAN RAGES IN S. DAKOTA
March 22, 2011
Minority Groups Support Planned Parenthood
March 17, 2011
BIAS IN TRANSPLANT OPERATIONS
March 16, 2011
Proposal To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding Fails
March 10, 2011
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