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Prop. 47's Second Battle -- Getting the Word Out

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:05
Photo by Jason KufferMERCED, Calif. – On a recent morning Danny Kusis walked into the Public Defender’s office in downtown Merced. The 50-year-old was there to take advantage of a new law allowing California residents charged with non-violent felonies to... Claudia J. Gonzalez http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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16.9 Million More Americans Insured Under Obamacare, Study Says

New America Media - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00
Nearly 17 million Americans have gained health insurance since key provisions of the Affordable Care Act were implemented in 2013, according to a study by non-profit research organization RAND Corp. The report, released Wednesday, May 6, in the journal Health... Agnes Constante http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Wisconsin DA to Reveal Findings in Madison Cop's Shooting of Tony Robinson

Colorlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:47

The 19-year-old was killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny on March 6.

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Pacquiao Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, Mayweather Rules out Rematch

New America Media - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:06
 MANNY Pacquiao underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 6, for a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery. Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the 90-minute procedure and said... Asian Journal http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Officer Friendly Encounters That Old Black Magic

Colorlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:43

http://www.communitychange.org/real-people/writing-fellowships/In an alarming number of fatal police shootings authorities have accused people of color of pulling Houdini-level stunts in custody. This is what happens when magical Negros go from good to bad.  

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Michelle Obama at Tuskegee, Prince in Baltimore, Sunset on Mars

Colorlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:43

Some of Monday's big stories

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MSNBC: Tara Conley Talks Baltimore Uprising

Colorlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:43

Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines, appeared on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss social media and mainstream media coverage of the national protest movement against police violence.

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Moms of Sons Killed by Police to March in D.C.

Colorlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:43

A sobering kind of Mother's Day gathering.

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Human Rights Practices Inform Chicago Ordinance in Police Torture Case

New America Media - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:06
Photo credit: Grace Donnelly Civil rights attorney Joey Mogul of People’s Law Office speaks during a news conference on Wednesday after a City Council vote made Chicago the nation’s first city to approve reparations for victims of police torture.  Over... Adeshina Emmanuel http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Osama bin Laden was a Prisoner in Pakistan: 5 Shocking Facts Revealed from Hersh's Expose

New America Media - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:23
 Much of Seymour Hersh’s extensive London Review of Books exposé of the attack that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 merely reiterates what common sense had argued all along.Pakistani intelligence could not have been unaware that Osama bin Laden was... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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Questlove Documents His Musical Experience In Havana

Colorlines - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:37

The musical savant goes to Cuba and taps intot its rich artistic culture.

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Older Refugees Face Challenges Trying to Maintain SSI Aid

New America Media - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 01:30
  Photo: Somali refugees Sugow Said, right, and his wife, Salimo, live with their three teenagers on $324 a month through temporary welfare aid, plus food stamps. Said, who has kidney failure, hopes Social Security will restore his disability benefits.... Jennifer L. Boen http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Korean American Community Rally For Nan-hui Jo

New America Media - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 01:05
 Woodland, Calif.—Dozens of supporters of Nan-hui Jo packed a Sacramento-area courtroom on April 28, donning purple shirts and pins to express solidarity with the single mother whose legal case has galvanized the Korean American community and advocacy groups focused on... Seung Y. Lee, with additional reporting by Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Common Core: Speaking to the Parents

New America Media - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:48
In 2009, a new teaching method, called the Common Core standards, was mandated for public schools throughout the U.S. These new standards were designed to enable all students throughout America to graduate from high school with a high quality... Henrietta Burroughs http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Latino BBQ Joint Owner to Host ‘White Appreciation Day’

Colorlines - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:08

White diners—and no others—will get a 10 percent discount on June 11

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A Film Based On The President and FLOTUS's First Date Is In The Works

Colorlines - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:08

The first couple's love story will be coming to a screen near you.

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'Cha m? th?i Common Core'

New America Media - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:15
EnglishH?c sinh ? l?a tu?i ti?u h?c ???c h??ng d?n hình thành thói quen t? duy sáng t?o, ch?ng minh bi?n lu?n, theo cô Hà, là l?i ích l?n nh?t Common Core ?em l?i. Nh?ng ?i?u khi?n cô Hà b?n... Giang Phan http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Vietnamese Parents Say They Support Common Core, But Don’t Understand It

New America Media - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:10
Translated from Vietnamese.Above: Parents turn out for an information night on Common Core at Leland High School in San Jose. (April 6, 2015. Credit: Giang Phan)SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose resident Ha Hoang’s two children attend Summerdale Elementary, part... Giang Phan http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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40 Years After the Killing Fields, Deep Issues Remain for Cambodian-Americans

New America Media - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:52
 April 17, 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh by the Khmer Rouge, which was the start of a horrific four-year long genocide that claimed the lives of an estimated 2 million Cambodians, or nearly a... Charles Som Nguyen http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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