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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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Oakland to End Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

Colorlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:07

The category was a catchall for behaviors which black students were disproportionately punished for.

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Harry Belafonte Talks Police Violence, Economic Inequality and More at Town Hall Meeting

Colorlines - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:07

The legendary world activist spoke on the current state of the black community, police brutality, capitalism and more. 

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Black Unemployment Falls but Still Doubles Rate of Whites

New America Media - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:07
 WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the Black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate... Final Call http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Let's Not Forget the Rapist Who Destroyed Aruna Shanbaug's Life

New America Media - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:45
The headline says it all.Cops to trace Aruna Shanbaug’s assailant if he is still alive.For 42 years Aruna Shanbaug lay comatose in a Mumbai hospital. She was the subject of a landmark court case about euthanasia that went all the... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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Navajo Presidential Inauguration Historic in Several Ways

New America Media - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:23
 It was a historic day on the Navajo Reservation.For the first time in the history of the Navajo Nation, a Navajo leader from New Mexico replaced another one from New Mexico.But the inauguration of President Russell Begaye and Vice President... Navajo Times http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Happy X Day? The Case Against a Federal Holiday for Malcolm X

New America Media - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:37
 There has been no federal holiday designated to honor Malcolm X, and on Tuesday, on what would have been his 90th birthday—in the midst of the continued devaluation of black bodies and the dismissal of black truth—the question on some... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Bill Cosby Discusses the Sexual Assault Allegations for the First Time

Colorlines - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:38

The "Cosby Show" actor finally responds to the allegations. Well, kind of. 

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Lee Daniels Honored by the Family Equality Council

Colorlines - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:37

The "Empire" co-creator is also an openly gay father of two.

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RIP B.B. King, Stephanopoulos Apologizes, Google Car Coming Soon

Colorlines - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:34

Some of Friday's big stories

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Almost One-Third of Hindu Americans Not Married, Says Pew Report

New America Media - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 03:30
 In 2007, the first year of the study, only 14 percent of Hindu Americans had never been married, while an overwhelming 79 percent were wedded.Currently, 60 percent of Hindu Americans are married. Three percent of Hindus surveyed said that they... Sunita Sohrabjii http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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How Much do Parents Know About the Common Core?

New America Media - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 13:28
Ed. Note: The end of this school year will mark the first full year of Common Core implementation in California. Adopted four years ago, districts and schools have been working ever since to bring themselves and parents up to... Melissa Hernandez http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Homeless Population in LA County Jumps 12%

New America Media - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 13:10
 The homeless population in Los Angeles County rose 12 percent in the past two years to more than 44,000, due to high unemployment, low wages and skyrocketing rents, according to a report released Monday, May 11. Among one of the... Asian Journal http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Loretta Sanchez Shocks Indian Americans With ‘War Cry’ Caricature

New America Media - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:41
 ANAHEIM, Calif. — U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized May 17 after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans as she appeared to be making a joke about the difference between Indian Americans... India West http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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NDAA Amendment to Urge President to Rescue Americans in Yemen

New America Media - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:32
 WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Rules approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to express the sense of Congress that the president should exercise all available authorities to evacuate U.S. citizens and nationals from Yemen as... Arab American News http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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