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Baltimore Is First Big Test for Attorney General Lynch

New America Media - 3 hours 18 min ago
In the days immediately before Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as Attorney General, one of her advisors noted that she felt that law enforcement is good for minority communities. He went further and said that she feels strongly that police and minority... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Sandra Hernandez Takes Fizz Out of Coke-Sponsored Health Convention

New America Media - 3 hours 23 min ago
When California Health Care Foundation president Sandra Hernandez was asked to give a keynote speech at the annual conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) March 28, 2015, she was happy about the prospect of speaking to a room... Anna Challet http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Nepal: Loss of Lives More Tragic Than Loss of Monuments

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:08
 Soon after the news of the 7.9 earthquake reverberated through social media, I, like many others I knew, shared on Facebook a dramatic picture of the destruction wrought by it.It was a BEFORE and AFTER picture of Kathmandu’s historic Darbar... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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Want to Help Nepal? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:24
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 2015 (IPS) - The death toll has now passed 3,300, and there is no telling how much farther it will climb. Search and rescue operations in Nepal entered their third day Monday, as the government and... Kanya D'Almeida http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Standing with Nan-Hui Against Domestic Violence

Hyphen Blog - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:24

Nan-Hui Jo faces child abuduction charges this Tuesday for fleeing from an abusive relationship. Pack the courtroom and stand with Nan Hui.

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Police Actually Do Show Restraint—When They’re Facing Armed White Guys

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:09
 As a ceaseless flat line of tragedies snuffs out the lives of young brothers, one peculiar parallel trend emerges: For every unarmed black man who dies at the hands of white police officers, it seems as if there’s one armed... Charles D. Ellison http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Puerto Rico Exports Its Drug Addicts to Chicago

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:05
***This story was first published on WBEZ.org on April 10. To learn more about the 24-hour groups, scroll down. To read the story in Spanish, click here. Pictured Above: Over the summer Angel and Manuel lived together in an empty... Adriana Cardona-Maguigad http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Baltimore Cops Admit Failing to Provide Freddie Gray With Medical Treatment

New America Media - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:18
 In an admission that came after a week of protests demanding information about what happened during the arrest of Freddie Gray by police officers in Baltimore, Md., the police chief on Friday said mistakes were made, including a failure to... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Q&A: "Man Up" with Justin Chon

Hyphen Blog - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 02:55

Justin Chon is no doubt one of the most talented, rising Asian American actors of his generation, having been in films such as Twilight (and other entries in the series), Revenge of the Green Dragons and 21 & Over, as well as hit independent films like Seoul Searching, Innocent Blood, and Hang Loose. Belonging to a generation that also includes Miles Teller (who he starred alongside in 21 & Over), he showcases strengths that extend to other endeavors, such as filmmaking.

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Vietnamese as the 'Backdrop' & the 'Invisible' Cultural Producer

Hyphen Blog - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:04

Ina Adele Ray on bringing the backdrop to the forefront, and making invisible stories visible.

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Undocumented Immigrant Youth on Constant “High Alert” -- Study

New America Media - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:10
SAN FRANCISCO -- Fear followed Alberto Velazquez every time he left the apartment he shared with his mother and siblings in Pomona, Calif.If he saw a cop walking on the sidewalk, he said, his first instinct was to turn around... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
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Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

New America Media - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:07
Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the new attorney general Thursday, following months of delay that saw the process get hung up in partisan politics.Lynch, who will be the first black woman to hold the top law enforcement post, replaces Eric... Washington Informer Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Top Environmental Agencies Release Diversity Data

New America Media - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:20
On April 22, 2015, which marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Green 2.0 released the names of over 25 of America’s leading environmental advocacy organizations who voluntarily submitted their diversity data to GuideStar.Among the organizations that had shared their... Andrew Lam http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=8
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A Call to End Racial and Religious Profiling: A perspective from LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim, and Middle Eastern communities

Hyphen Blog - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:45

Hyphen invites you and your community to stand up against policing and profiling. Here is how you can help.

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Every Day Is Earth Day: Indigenous Insights on the Health of Our Mother

New America Media - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:01
 This year more than any other so far, the human habitat hangs in the balance.As we celebrate Earth Day for the 45th time, the organizers are calling it the most important commemoration in history and urging everyone to sign an... Terri Hansen http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Q&A with Peter Shinkoda: Nobu on Marvel's Daredevil

Hyphen Blog - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:05


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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Boxing’s Last Big Bout?

New America Media - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:21
 Is this how boxing ends—not with a whimper but a bang?The May 2 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has been six years in the making. In that time, there’s been a flirtation with retirement and a brush with... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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6 Baltimore Cops Suspended After Autopsy Shows Man Suffered Broken Spine

New America Media - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:36
 Freddie Gray, 25, died from severe spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police, and now city officials have announced that six officers have been suspended with pay while the city conducts an investigation into a case that has... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors Released--But Denied Social Security

New America Media - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:35
 Photo: Joseph Sledge, wrongly imprisoned as a young man was released as a senior.CHICAGO--In an unprecedented move last week, Chicago officials have agreed to pay $5.5 million in reparations to black men, who spent decades in prison after police tortured... Frederick H. Lowe http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Latino Families Find Eldercare A Tough But Beautiful Mission

New America Media - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:00
  Photo: After a decade of taking care of her mother, Gloria Frías has suspended her personal and professional development to do what she feels is her moral duty. Read in Spanish ATLANTA, Ga.- - For 10 years Gloria Frías... Melody Miranda Aulet http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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MIJE/POLITICO/AU Journalism Training Program

The Maynard Institute will partner again in 2015 with POLITICO and American University to run the POLITICO Journalism Institute, a program that will bring  a dozen promising college students from around the country for training in covering politics and government.

The program will run from June 5-12. Expenses including transportation and housing will be covered. The application deadline is May 8.

"Expanding the diversity of the press corps that covers Washington continues to be a critical need. We are pleased to partner again with POLITICO and American University and build on the success of last year’s program in training a new generation of journalists, said Maynard Institute acting executive director Evelyn Hsu.

More information about the program and a link to the application is here.