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CA Senate Committee Would Boost Medi-Cal, Including for Undocumented

New America Media - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:16
 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a move health care advocates are calling a promising sign, the Senate Budget Subcommittee May 21, added $40 million to the state’s Medi-Cal budget to allow it to provide health care for all California residents regardless... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=320
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The Power of PEN: the Award to Charlie Hebdo Isn’t About Freedom of Expression

Hyphen Blog - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:56

The PEN controversy isn’t only about freedom of speech; it’s about power.

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Mom Places Matrimonial Ad for Gay Son

New America Media - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:30
MUMBAI --  It was one of scores of matrimonial advertisements in a newspaper – seeking a boy. Only this time, it was a man seeking a man.In what is perhaps India's first, Padma placed the ad in the Mumbai tabloid,... IANS/India-West http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Five Racist Ways The New Yorker is Embarrassing Itself

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:02

Take a thousand seats, Jesse Eisenberg. 

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IS in Ramadi, Clinton E-mails, Housing Starts Surge

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:59

Some of Tuesday's big stories

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Celebrate Malcolm X's Birthday With These 5 Quotes

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:59

The black revolutionary was born on May 19, 1925.

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10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum

New America Media - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:46
 A 10-year-old Wukchumni boy is changing the way one California school district teaches Native history.Alex Fierro, a fourth-grader in the Visalia Unified School District, was uncomfortable with a song he was learning in the music program. The song, called “Twenty-One... Alysa Landry http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Ladies of Bessie Smith Biopic on the Blues Pioneer's Wild Life

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:57

"I was definitely not interested in a white man's perspective" on Bessie Smith, says biopic director Dee Rees. 

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Killer Mike Educates Bill Maher On The Peaceful History Of Hip-Hop

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:57

Killer Mike has something to say to those who blame the world's violence on hip-hop.

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Calming Dementia Patients — Without Powerful Drugs

New America Media - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:35
  Photo: Diane Shoenfeld, left, and her aunt, Lillie Manger, 97, look at old family photos at Berkeley's Chaparral House nursing home where Manger lives. (Rachel Dornhelm/KQED) Listen also to this radio report. BERKELEY, Calif.--Diane Schoenfeld is a weekly visitor... Rachel Dornhelm http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Getting California Parents Ready for DAPA

New America Media - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:47
Photo by Julian Do LOS ANGELES -- Immigrant rights advocates in California launched a new campaign this week to help immigrants prepare for President Obama’s executive actions, initiatives that would protect 3 to 5 million of the nation’s undocumented from... Text by George White, Video by Michael Lozano http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Amtrak Resumes Service, Focus on Safety

New America Media - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:16
 As Northeast Regional 188 left Union Station on May 12, the safe assumption was that no one on board gave any thought to a system federal regulators had put into place to slow speeding trains.However, as service along the Northeast... Washington Informer http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Telemedicine Keeps Filipino Babies From Going Blind

New America Media - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:15
  One afternoon in April, Apl.de.ap sat in front of a screen projecting a magnified image of a girl’s eye. Beside him, Dr. Thomas C. Lee, a pediatric ophthalmologist who heads the Vision Center at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Chritina Oriel http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Supervisors End Immigration Enforcement Program In LA County

New America Media - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 14:29
Emotions ran high on Tuesday last week as the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to call quits on a policy known as 287(g). The policy placed ICE agents inside jails to determine if certain criminals were deportable. Advocates... Michael Lozano http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Kung Fu Nuns Lend a Hand, and Heart, to Nepal’s Rehabilitation Efforts

New America Media - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:30
 Kathmandu: Trained in the ancient Chinese martial arts, these Buddhist nuns are fighting against all odds to help Nepal get back on its feet after last month's devastating quake and a series of aftershocks that have left over 8,000 people... India West http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Waco Biker Mayhem Again Raises the Fierce Racial Double Standard

New America Media - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:00
We’ve seen it so often that it’s now become laughable, pitiable, and disgraceful. But more than anything else it strikes to the heart of a grotesque truth about American hypocrisy. The “it” this time is the blatant and outrageous casual,... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Salma Hayek: Film Industry's Treatment of Women is 'Ignorant'

Colorlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:17

Hayek describes a plethora of ways in which women are undermined in film. 

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Good Night, David Letterman: 10 Memorable Appearances by Black Stars

New America Media - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:50
 David Letterman’s retirement from his long-running Late Show With David Letterman—which began on Feb. 1, 1982, as Late Night With David Letterman on NBC and later moved to CBS on Aug. 30, 1993, after NBC chose Jay Leno to succeed... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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No Thugs at Scene of Biker Gang 'Rumble'

Colorlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:13

National media outlets are reporting that some 200 members of criminal motorcycle gangs converged at a Waco, Texas, mall and shot, kicked and whipped one another. Why haven't they been described as violent thugs?

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Biker Gang Shootout, Amtrak Resumes Services, Billboard Music Awards

Colorlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:13

Some of Monday's big stories

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