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REPORT: Latinos Denied Home Loans at Twice the Rate of Whites

Colorlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 09:16

Latinos seeking to purchase homes are being turned down for mortgages.

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Janelle Monáe and Co. Perform Protest Anthem 'Hell You Talmbout' on 'Today,' Get Cut Off

Colorlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:13

The Wondaland crew just recorded one of the most life-giving anthems in contemporary activism, but when they tried to explain the song on "Today," they were cut off. 

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Philippines Proud of Filipino-Aussie PGA Champ Jason Day

New America Media - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:35
MANILA -- Malacanang [the Philippines' White House] congratulated Filipino-Australian golfer Jason Day for bagging the 2015 PGA Championship on Sunday, August 16, Monday morning in Manila, reports Philippine-headquartered broadcasting network ABS-CBN via its online news site ABS-CBNNews.com.On Monday, August 16,... Ron Gagalac http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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South Korea Park Calls for Military Readiness Against North Korea

New America Media - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:59
 President Park Geun-hye on Monday ordered the military to maintain strong readiness against North Korea’s constant threats, asserting that its land mine attack earlier this month was a “clear military provocation” intended to kill South Korean soldiers.Park made the comments... Korea Herald http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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University of Texas to Remove Jefferson Davis Statue

Colorlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:19

Statue of Conderate president will be moved from the center of campus to the university's Briscoe Center for American History. Statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee will stay.

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Will Smith Set to Produce 'Fresh Prince' Reboot

Colorlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:19

In news more real than his and Jada's divorce...

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This Account is Tweeting the Watts Riots

Colorlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:19

How does it all end? Follow @WattsRiots50 to find out.

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REPORT: How to Leverage Social Media Moments Into Offline Movements

Colorlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:19

A new report says that social justice movements won't have maximum impact if people don’t marry what they do online with the offline fight to gain universal Internet access for people of color.

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VIDEO: The Kominas' Hilarious 'See Something Say Something' Sends Up Xenophobic Paranoia

Colorlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:19

The video shows a white man consumed by paranoia over the brown folks in his midst, thinking a tiffin container is a bomb. 

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The Interrupters

Colorlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:19

In a little over a week, Black Lives Matter members have interrupted three presidential campaign rallies, most notably one of Bernie Sanders' in Seattle. Here's what BLM leaders and collaborators have to say on the matter. 

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U.S. Embassy in Cuba, Iowa State Fair, Tetris' Health Benefits

Colorlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:19

Some of Friday's big stories

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Immigration Relief Increasing Health Coverage; CA Kids Eligible Now

New America Media - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:37
  In California, hundreds of thousands of kids in immigrant families are eligible for Medi-Cal but not enrolled, according to a new study from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families. Some of them are kids who have undocumented parents,... Anna Challet http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Doesn’t Back Down on Gun Control

New America Media - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:13
 U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, speaking before a banquet room full of journalists, says he still stands by his tweets on gun control, the same tweets that delayed his confirmation to his cabinet post for more than year.Heavy lobbying by... AsamNews http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Racism in the Air You Breathe: When Where You Live Determines How Fast You Die

New America Media - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:08
 Countless African-American neighborhoods are plagued by some of the worst ongoing environmental disasters that exist on the planet. There’s often a landfill, highway, airport or oil refinery next door. Nearby you can find contaminated bus depots, nasty subway stops, plus... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Julian Bond, 75, Civil Rights Icon, Dies

New America Media - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:42
 WASHINGTON — Julian Bond, immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, a founding member and communications director of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), died Saturday night at the age of 75.Bond... Freddie Allen, Special to The Informer via NNPA http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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California Bans Grand Juries for Police-Involved Murders

Colorlines - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 05:06

California passes a law that puts the decision to charge officers for killing civilians solely in the hands of prosecutors.

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AgeSafe’s Radar Technology Offers New Way to Keep Elders Safe at Home

New America Media - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:15
 SANTA CLARA, Calif.--At age 70 and unsteady, your grandmother refuses to go out with a walking stick. She’d rather carry a less-stable umbrella. When you call home from thousands of miles away, your parents and grandparents say everything is “perfect”--... Cecilia Y. Zhong http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Navajo Nation 'Weeping' as Toxic Mining Spill Flows Through Reservation

New America Media - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 13:51
Just days after a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crew accidentally released more than three million gallons of mustard-colored wastewater into a tributary of the Animas River, Navajo President Russell Begaye stood on the unstable ground at the site of... Indian Country http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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EPA Brings Water; Tensions Dissipating Among Navajo Farmers

New America Media - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 13:42
 As an ever-more-diluted plume of toxic mine waste made its way down the San Juan River toward Lake Powell Thursday, some of the tension between federal, state and tribal authorities seemed to be dissipating as well.The U.S. Environmental, Protection Agency,... Cindy Yurth and Donovan Quintero http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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EPA Admin: Gold King Spill in Colorado ‘Heartbreaking’

New America Media - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:25
 Calling the accidental release of three million gallons of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine “a heartbreaking situation for the EPA,” the agency’s administrator, Gina McCarthy, on Wednesday promised both an internal and independent investigation into what went wrong.At... Navajo Nation http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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