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Mental Health Facility Closure Disrupts Lives of Its Black Patients

New America Media - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 05:15
William Robinson was afraid to leave his home on Chicago’s South Side after being robbed twice at gunpoint and kidnapped once at gunpoint.Robinson, a former automobile and property claims processor for State Farm Insurance Co., was diagnosed with schizophrenia and... Frederick H. Lowe http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Why Ho Chi Minh City Won't Appear in this Newspaper in California

New America Media - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 01:10
Nguoi Viet Daily News editor in chief Dieu Le, left, and founder and publisher Yen Do, right, in a 1987 photo at the paper’s original offices, in the Do family garage in Santa Ana, California. Credit: Courtesy of Nguoi Viet... Valerie Hamilton http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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A Growing National Alliance: African Diaspora and Immigrant Rights Groups

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:30
Pictured above: Gerald Lenoir, the first executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI). LOS ANGELES – In April 2006, millions of people took to the streets nationwide to protest a bill that sought to criminalize undocumented immigrants... George White http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Baltimore Burns After Freddie Gray Is Laid to Rest; Mayor Issues State of Emergency

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:09
 Freddie Gray was laid to rest Monday morning, and Monday evening Baltimore was ablaze.According to the Baltimore Sun, some 27 protesters were arrested and more than a dozen police officers were injured in separate incidents. Police confirmed to the Sun... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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University Party in Michigan Reveals Unsafe Climate For Native American Students on Campus

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:20
It was noon on April 11, and Nathan Phillips was out collecting wood for his sweat lodge. He has one in his backyard next to a fire pit, and at least once a month he’ll have people over to pray.... Indian Country http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Baltimore Is First Big Test for Attorney General Lynch

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:05
In the days immediately before Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as Attorney General, one of her advisors noted that she felt that law enforcement is good for minority communities. He went further and said that she feels strongly that police and minority... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Sandra Hernandez Takes Fizz Out of Coke-Sponsored Health Convention

New America Media - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
When California Health Care Foundation president Sandra Hernandez was asked to give a keynote speech at the annual conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) March 28, 2015, she was happy about the prospect of speaking to a room... Anna Challet http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Nepal: Loss of Lives More Tragic Than Loss of Monuments

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:08
 Soon after the news of the 7.9 earthquake reverberated through social media, I, like many others I knew, shared on Facebook a dramatic picture of the destruction wrought by it.It was a BEFORE and AFTER picture of Kathmandu’s historic Darbar... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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Want to Help Nepal? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:24
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 2015 (IPS) - The death toll has now passed 3,300, and there is no telling how much farther it will climb. Search and rescue operations in Nepal entered their third day Monday, as the government and... Kanya D'Almeida http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Standing with Nan-Hui Against Domestic Violence

Hyphen Blog - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:24

Nan-Hui Jo faces child abuduction charges this Tuesday for fleeing from an abusive relationship. Pack the courtroom and stand with Nan-Hui.

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Police Actually Do Show Restraint—When They’re Facing Armed White Guys

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:09
 As a ceaseless flat line of tragedies snuffs out the lives of young brothers, one peculiar parallel trend emerges: For every unarmed black man who dies at the hands of white police officers, it seems as if there’s one armed... Charles D. Ellison http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Puerto Rico Exports Its Drug Addicts to Chicago

New America Media - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:05
***This story was first published on WBEZ.org on April 10. To learn more about the 24-hour groups, scroll down. To read the story in Spanish, click here. Pictured Above: Over the summer Angel and Manuel lived together in an empty... Adriana Cardona-Maguigad http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Baltimore Cops Admit Failing to Provide Freddie Gray With Medical Treatment

New America Media - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:18
 In an admission that came after a week of protests demanding information about what happened during the arrest of Freddie Gray by police officers in Baltimore, Md., the police chief on Friday said mistakes were made, including a failure to... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Diversity at Work - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:54
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Women’s Media Center Statement: Komen Foundation VP Karen Handel Resigns

Majority Post - Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:46
The Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure will clearly be a contender for media debacle of the year and the architect of that disastrous decision, former Komen VP Karen Handel, deserved to lose her position. Regardless of Karen Handel’s statement to the media it should be clear that she had to resign because she [...]
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Dangerous “Prenatal Discrimination Bill” Crafted by GOP

Majority Post - Tue, 02/07/2012 - 10:57
An article written by Nick Baumann and published yesterday in Mother Jones, “House GOP Memo: ‘Abortion Is the Leading Cause of Death in the Black Community’,” discusses a new “prenatal discrimination bill” proposed by the GOP. The bill attempts to distinguish between “black abortions” and abortions in general and claims that “abortion is the leading [...]
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WMC Board Member Gloria Feldt Discusses Public Reaction to Komen Decision

Majority Post - Tue, 02/07/2012 - 10:54
WMC Board Member and former President of Planned Parenthood Gloria Feldt has written an article for the Daily Beast on the implications of the recent Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood. “If this were just about Planned Parenthood,” she writes, “or yet another battle over abortion, the outrage would be [...]
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“The Marketing of Breast Cancer” and the History of the Komen Foundation

Majority Post - Mon, 02/06/2012 - 11:18
In AlterNet’s article, “The Marketing of Breast Cancer,” Mary Ann Swissler discusses the complicated history of the popular Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Foundation, under fire recently for its decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood. Swissler reaches back in time and reminds readers that the Komen Foundation “helped block a meaningful Patients Bill of Rights [...]
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Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

Majority Post - Sun, 02/05/2012 - 22:25
By Marianne Schnall February 6, 2012 Working with the nation’s top women’s liberal arts colleges, Secretary of State Clinton hopes to harness the potential of women around the world to strengthen leadership in both government and civil society. For the world to cope with its full range of problems, women must be agents of change. [...]
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BREAKING: Statement by Julie Burton, Women’s Media Center President Re: Komen Decision

Majority Post - Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:44
NEW YORK-We’re relieved for millions of women across the country who will not be cut from access to critical health care services. We think the reaction over the last 48 hours really demonstrates the power of women when we speak loudly and act together. It also demonstrates the power of social media to enact change [...]
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