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Live Broadcast Shooting, Global Markets Rally, Fish Oil Pill Scam

Colorlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:46

Some of Wednesday's big stories

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ICYMI: Steve Harvey's 'What Men Really Think' Bit Reignites Accusations of Misogyny

Colorlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:45

While the comedian and show host has gotten away with a misogynistic schtick for a long time, a new bit from his show may change the tide. 

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Anti-Muslim Protests on First Day at Houston’s Arabic Immersion School

Colorlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:43

Protestors denouce Arabic immersion school for kindergarten and preschool students as “anti-American.”

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Wonton Soup, Bok Choi--Subsidized Comfort Meals New for Ethnic Elders

New America Media - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:20
  Photo: Two of the pasta dishes served as part of the CHAMPSS menu for seniors at Prince Cooking, a Hong Kong-style restaurant in San Francisco's Outer Sunset district. Part 1. Read Part 2 here SAN FRANCISCO--James Wong is a... Lisa Wong Macabasco http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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UPDATE: Top 10 #LaughingWhileBlack Tweets and Wine Train CEO's Apology

Colorlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:13

After a mostly-black women's book club was booted from the Napa Valley Wine Train for what they've described as "laughing while black," a complimentary hashtag made waves on social media. The results are amazing. 

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New Ferguson Judge Throws Out Warrants Issued by ‘Constitutionally Deficient’ Court

Colorlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:13

Ahead of new legislation that will revamp municipal courts systems all over Missouri, Ferguson’s head judge withdraws arrest warrants for nearly 10,000 people.

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Over 25,000 Sign Up for Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to California

New America Media - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:07
 WASHINGTON — More than 25,000 people have signed up for India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reception being organized by the Indian American community in the Silicon Valley area of California Sept. 27.The number is expected to increase after the registration... India West http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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The Root Called Trump "The Biggest Troll in the World"

New America Media - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:22
 If you took a look at any of Donald Trump’s recent appearances and press conferences, you’d think you were standing in the middle of some bizzaro alternate-reality world. At the podium is one of the world’s richest men, wearing one... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Donald Trump v. Jorge Ramos: Hispanic Media 'Disrespected'

New America Media - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:52
Univision journalist Jorge Ramos confronted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about his controversial immigration policies during a press conference on Tuesday evening, which resulted in the anchorman's removal from the event. The scene, broadcast live, fueled outrage among Latinos and... New America Media http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Katrina’s Message on America’s Poor Still Unheard 10 Years Later

New America Media - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:22
  There was a moment in the aftermath of the Katrine debacle ten years ago when the message that there are a lot of poor in New Orleans and America who are routinely ignored, neglected, and reviled got through. In... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Doc About Unsung Soul Great Syl Johnson to Premiere at Chicago International Film Festival

Colorlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:10

"Any Way The Wind Blows," which tells the story of the underrated blues and soul artist Syl Johnson, will finally be screened, two years after it was first announced. 

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China Cuts Interest Rates, Tropical Storm Erika, Contact Lens Warning

Colorlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:10

Some of Tuesday's big stories

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WATCH: A Katrina Survival Story Told Over 10 Years

Colorlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:10

Mediamaker Tara Conley has been interviewing Kellen Smith,  a 33-year-old New Orleanian displaced by Hurricane Katrina, since she met him in Houston in September 2006. The resulting short film, "Kellen and Katrina," takes you through Smith's decade-long journey full of anger, anxiety, rebuilding—and healing. 

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Community Gathers for Vigil Honoring Slain Ferguson 9-Year-Old Jamyla Bolden

Colorlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:10

The nine-year-old was killed during a drive-by shooting, just blocks from where Michael Brown was shot.

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Jeb Bush Mailer Pic Has People Asking ‘Why Jeb?’

Colorlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:09

People are asking “Why Jeb?” but maybe not for the reasons he hopes...

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Comedian Nic Dodani Talks Coming Out and Homophobia in Indian Culture

Colorlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:09

Nic Dodani uses comedy to explore the challenges and triumphs of being an out gay Indian-American man.

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California Prop 47: True Freedom Is Not Without Conditions

New America Media - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:10
  When we punish people for their crimes, we tell them they are paying their debt to society. But too often, that is a myth. Freedom, it turns out, comes with terms and conditions that may apply. And that’s especially... Jeff Adachi http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Secret Illnesses of Leaders: Jimmy Carter's Dignified Embrace of Cancer Has a Lesson for Other Leaders

New America Media - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:40
 Even in his nineties, Jimmy Carter continues to surprise. At a press conference this week the former US president announced that the cancer that had been removed from his liver had reappeared in his brain. That is always the ultimate... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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Por auge de puestos federales en Dallas, un congresista promueve la naturalización

New America Media - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 15:31
El Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, habla de la importancia de la naturalización en una mesa redonda de medios en Dallas para la Campaña de los Nuevos Americanos. Foto por Min Lee / New America MediaEnglish TranslationDALLAS -- El Rep. Marc... Anthony Advincula http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=63
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California Assemblymember Launches Healthy Nail Salon Task Force

New America Media - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 13:38
  SAN FRANCISCO -- Mai Dang has worked in nail salons for 12 years, and believes that the toxic chemicals she handled caused her to develop asthma. “I realized that the products we used to make our clients beautiful were... Sarita Hiatt http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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