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Projections Show Rapidly Changing Racial Makeup of U.S.

New America Media - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:15
By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population.That’s according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest projection. Building on that, the Pew Research Center recently released an extensive study on the shifting demographics of... VOXXI http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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This 'A-Z' of Dance Video Showcases Your Favorite Moves

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:22

And yes, that's fan favorite b-girl Terra dancing to music by Le1f!

Directed by Jacob Sutton for Diesel's jogg jeans campaign.

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Pacquiao's Mom Says She Didn't Put Hex on Bradley

New America Media - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:54
MANILA, Philippines — Dionesia Pacquiao, the mother of Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, responded to online speculations that she was casting a spell on his son's opponent, Timothy Bradley, during their match in Las Vegas on Sunday. "It was just... Philippine News http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Navajo Nation Officially Joins Fight Against Redskins Mascot

New America Media - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:53
 The Navajo Nation Council has adopted a bill opposing the use of the name redskins, a term that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has called a “hurtful reminder. . .of the long history of... Indian Country http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Developer to Demolish 'Ground Zero Mosque'

New America Media - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:48
 NEW YORK — A New York City real estate developer has filed plans to raze the "Ground Zero mosque," a structure housing an Islamic community center just two blocks from the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks, city officials... Arab American News http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Infographic: Yes, Hollywood Is Still an Unequal Place for Black Filmmakers

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:04
 Yes, Hollywood Is Still an Unequal Place for Black Filmmakers

Whether or not you think that 2013 was indeed the "year of black film," the role of filmmakers of African descent in Hollywood is worthy of exploration. Not just because of the centrality of race in America, but also because enormous talent that, depending on the whims of the industry, gets ignored of validated in any given year.

The New York Film Academy has a new infographic that details that inequality faced by black filmmakers and actors. "In an attempt to place this current renaissance in Black Hollywood in a greater historical context, the New York Film Academy has put together a comprehensive infographic to detail 100 years of Black cinema while looking at more recent data to see how Black filmmakers and performers have been represented and employed over the past six years." Check it out after the jump. 

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This San Francisco High School Has an Amazing Rooftop Garden

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 21:56

San Francisco's Mission District is often in the news for all the wrong reasons these days. Usually, it's something having to do with gentrification and Google buses and, certainly, the community has faced massive displacement over the past several decades. But here's a feel-good story: Mission High School's rooftop gardening project, which Justin Richmond captured over at Mission Local recently. 

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Here's the Crushing Poverty That Surrounds Coachella

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:40

We hear a lot about the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This year's festival boasted Outkast's highly anticipated reunion, and it's been known to be a place where artists can rise from the dead. But the surrounding poverty of the Coachella Valley rarely makes headlines.

The valley is one of the highest grossing agricultural regions in the country, but it's also one of the poorest, as demonstrated in the above video from Fusion

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'Saturday Night Live' Criticized for Bobby Jindal Skit

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:34

SNL is once again in the hot seat for its impersonation of an Indian-American celebrity. Last year, the show had Iranian-American actress Nasim Pedrad show up in brownface to impersonate Aziz Ansari. Now Pedrad is impersonating Bobby Jindal, a move that's led some viewers to voice frustrating at the show's repeated misses on brown characters.

@redsteeze The comedian who played Jindal is Nasim Pedrad, is of Iranian ancestry, so I guess that's close enough to India for #SNL smh

-- Allen Lasko (@arlasko) April 13, 2014

Oh the weirdness of Bobby Jindal being portrayed on SNL by Nasim Pedrad...

-- Xavier (@Xhaedon) April 13, 2014

Check out more over at The Aerogram

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Lupita Nyong'o Manages to Make Losing Look Good

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:31
Lupita Nyong'o Manages to Make Losing Look Good

There was no love for Hollywood favorite "12 Years a Slave" at this year's annual MTV Music Awards, which saw "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and actress Jennifer Lawrence walk away with its top prizes. Nonetheles, nominee Lupita Nyong'o managed to make losing look adorable on Instagram. The actress captioned with, "You lose you snooze."

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Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:25
Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

Amidst today's growing push for criminal justice and prison reform, victims living in high crime neighborhoods rarely get a mention. A small movement out of California aims to change that however by making working class and low-income victims of color visible. Californians for Safety and Justice have expanded on last year's first-ever survey of crime victims with a new (though, small) report looking at what may be a common but invisible experience in high-crime neighborhoods: repeat victimization.

Fully two-thirds of 500 people surveyed last year described having been victims of multiple violent crimes within the past five years alone. These victims are more likely to be low income, young (under 30) and black or Latino.

"Untold Stories" describes victims' experiences with police (not good; not only in California) and other first responders (better). It finds limited to no assistance accessed or offered, particularly among low-income persons surviving multiple victimizations (i.e. assault, shootings, physical and sexual violence, etc) and suggests a kind of "walking wounded" phenomenon in high poverty, high crime neighborhoods.

More quantitative and qualitative research is needed, the report says. There's just not that much out there on crime victims as compared to research on criminals and crime.

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On 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act: Integration and Gay Rights

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:24

As public schools have re-segregated, the achievement gap between black and white students has widened. That's a major finding from a forthcoming year-long investigation into southern schools by Pro Publica reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones who yesterday previewed the article on Face the Nation. The 20-minute Sunday morning segment comes after last week's civil rights summit featuring four presidents--Obama, Bush, Clinton, Carter--reflecting on LBJ and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Other guests on the program, which assessed failures and progress made: Michael Eric Dyson, Evan Wolfson, and Tavis Smiley.

So, how are we doing 50 years on?

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Pacquiao Avenges Controversial Loss to Bradley

New America Media - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:13
Manny Pacquiao finally achieved sweet revenge for the controversial match that ended his dominance in the boxing world. The Filipino boxer went the distance to beat U.S. boxer Tim Bradley in 12 rounds April 13 for a unanimous decision for... the Afro http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Former KKK Leader Kills Three, MTV Movie Awards and Total Lunar Eclipse

Colorlines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:55
Former KKK Leader Kills Three, MTV Movie Awards and Total Lunar Eclipse

Here's some what I'm reading up on this morning:

  • Just 13 percent of all Twitter accounts have tweeted more than 100 times--and 44 percent have never tweeted at all. #Huh. 
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Studies Prompt San Francisco Action for Seniors on Safer Central City Hotels

New America Media - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:30
 Photo: Brenda Washington, 64, above, is among San Francisco’s low-income seniors living in Central City SRO hotels. Read her story. (Paul Dunn/Central City Extra)EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is part of New America Media’s Special Report, "Old and Poor in Tech... Tom Carter http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Experts Warn Sleepless Seniors Overusing Store Drugs, But Can Find Help

New America Media - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:20
 CHICAGO--Everyone faces an occasional restless night, but researchers have learned that 44 percent of adults age 55 and older experience difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep at least a few times each week. If you are among them, you may... Dawn Williams http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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CA’s Health Care Exchange Chief Pleased With Latino Enrollment

New America Media - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:45
SAN FRANCISCO – After a somewhat lackluster signup for health care insurance by Latinos in the early part of open enrollment, California's Latino enrollment rose to 32 percent of those enrolling in healthcare coverage during the first three weeks of... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
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Un-Retiring? Here’s How To Connect With A Career Coach

New America Media - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:10
  Photo: Looking for a late-career direction? What do you want your résumé to say about you? Last fall, I had the opportunity to attend the Gerontological Society of America meeting, which brought together 3,600 researchers from around the... Kerry Hannon http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Muslim Public School Holidays Will Be Observed In New York City

New America Media - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 02:30
Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally see some changes under new Mayor Bill de Blasio. On Monday he discussed the issue on... The Muslim Observer http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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CBC Women Push to End Military Regulations on Black Hairstyles

New America Media - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 02:26
The female members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a strongly worded letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, railing against "offensive and biased" regulations that would discipline black women in the military for wearing differing, cultural hairstyles."We write to you... The Washington Informer http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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