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Asylum Seeker Detained In Dilley, Texas

New America Media - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:05
  Celina Gutiérrez Cruz sits alone at a small table in a trailer at the Dilley, Texas detention center. The trailer is empty except for several rows of dark brown benches that resemble church pews. Gutiérrez Cruz, a 22-year-old woman... Joseph Sorrentino http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Fires, Drought, Melting Glaciers: Tribal Climate Experts Hope We Haven’t Passed the Tipping Point

New America Media - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:10
photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey  Mother Earth is teaching a lesson. Or giving us a scolding. The message, according to those working for climate change solutions: We have to change the way we live, the way we use... Richard Walker http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Dream Summer Program Seeks to Cultivate Future Immigrant Rights Leaders

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 15:20
(Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)Students across the country are headed back to their classrooms. Many will bring with them stories of how they spent their summer vacation. Dozens, most of them children of undocumented immigrants, will have had the experience of... Lena Nozizwe http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Keith Beauchamp and Co. Raising Money On Kickstarter For New Emmett Till Movie

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 14:39

The director of "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till" is joining forces with Whoopi Goldberg and others to create a new feature film, "Till." 

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Growing Opposition to Costly Ho Chi Minh Statues in Vietnam

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:54
 Opposition is growing to the government’s recently announced plan to erect lavish statues across Vietnam to the former president, Ho Chi Minh.In the forefront of the criticism are some 140 intellectuals, religious figures and activists from civil society groups.They signed... Vietnam Right Now http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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VIDEO: Hannibal Buress Tries Convincing People That Obama's Got A Third Term, Fails Hilariously

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:37

The comedian took to the streets of LA to talk about the current presidential election. The results were...well, you have to watch. 

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This Student Convinced Merriam-Webster to Use an Inclusive Definition for ‘Nude’

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:37

The dictionary company was pushed to redefine the word "nude."

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Report: Women of Color are Starting More Businesses Than Ever Before

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:37

There are 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the United States, and increasingly, they are run by women of color.

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Navajo Nation President to Decide On Opening San Juan Canals

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:23
 President Russell Begaye Friday morning was tracing the route of the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine waste spill with members of the Navajo Nation Council and a medicine man, blessing the rivers and trying to decide whether to open the... Cindy Yurth http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Another Reminder #BlackLivesMatter

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:09
 Although it has been a decade since the flooding of New Orleans, black folks are still living through the aftermath. And what happened on August 29, 2005 and the weeks, months and even years that followed have resonated with black... David A. Love/theGrio http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Quigley’s Katrina Pain Index Shows New Orleans Not Affordable for Blacks

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:02
 In his latest Katrina Pain Index report, civil rights attorney Bill Quigley shared statistics that paint a grim reality facing the city’s poor and working-class residents.Quigley points out, for example, it costs 33 percent more to rent a one-bedroom apartment... Louisiana Weekley http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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S. Korean Woman Uses Plastic Surgery to Evade Arrest

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:25
 A woman who eluded investigators for more than six years after she underwent plastic surgery was arrested earlier this month.According to the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office, Thursday, the woman, surnamed Yun, 57, who ran a small company, became the... Korea Times http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Dump Trump, Draft Oprah and Other Outsider Political Fantasies

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:19
 When Donald Trump announced his plan to run for president in June, few Republican strategists and cable-news media personalities gave him a serious chance to secure the party’s nomination. Many people believed that early missteps, especially controversial statements he made... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Farrakhan Stresses Importance of Black Press for Million Man March Anniversary

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:04
 As the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March approaches this fall, strategies continue to be formulated and plans solidified by District officials, leaders from the Nation of Islam, prominent black leaders and, now, the publishers of the black press.On... Washington Weekly http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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#TBT: Take A Look at Julian Bond's 'Vietnam' Comic

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:34

The recently-deceased Civil Rights Movement figure authored a comic in 1967 on opposition to the Vietnam War by African-American activists and civilians. 

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Ferguson Activists and Attorneys Talk Chemical Warfare, Mass Arrests, Latest Police Shooting

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:34

"All of this is designed to intimidate peaceful demonstrators from engaging in protected First Amendment activity and chill their right to free speech."

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Presidential Candidate 'Deez Nuts' Revealed To Be an Iowa Teenager

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 05:32

Unfortunately for many, this Deez Nuts is not eligible to become president.

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As Fed Jobs Abound in Dallas, a Congressman Pushes for Naturalization

New America Media - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:00
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, discusses the importance of naturalization at a Dallas media roundtable for the New Americans Campaign. Photo by Min Lee / New America MediaDALLAS — U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, is calling for more legal permanent... Anthony Advincula http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=63
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Connecticut Man Goes Weeks Without Food After DSS Delays Food Stamps

New America Media - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:44
 HARTFORD — For almost three weeks, Al Lopez went hungry in Connecticut. He was alone and bedridden in Avon after he returned from the John Dempsey Hospital in May. The cupboards were empty. The electricity was off. But Northeast Utilities,... Hartford Guardian http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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