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Dominican Republic Threatens to Deport Haitian Families

New America Media - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:16
Reports have surfaced that the Dominican government has now planned a mass deportation of Dominicans who are no longer considered Dominican because of their Haitian parentage and lack of proper paperwork. Thousands of Dominicans born to Haitian parents are now... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Killer Mike Launches Campaign for Georgia State Representative

Colorlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:01

Even though he didn't file the right paperwork in time, the rapper's intent is clear. 

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New York Holds Public Hearing on Possible Rent Increases

New America Media - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:00
New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board held a public hearing last week at City University of New York about possible rent increases for rent-stabilized apartments, reported the Sing Tao Daily.Tenant advocates, including Chinese residents and elected officials, asked the board... Xiaoqing Rong/Sing Tao Daily, Translated by Shuran Huang/New America Media http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Nine Killed in 'Horrific' Massacre at Historic Black Church in S.C.

New America Media - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:51
 Nine people were shot and killed Wednesday night at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in what authorities are describing as a hate crime.The victims, including the church's pastor, were shot at a prayer meeting by a white... Washington Informer http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Here are the Literal Receipts Rachel Dolezal Billed to Spokane Taxpayers

Colorlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:54

As chair of the Police Ombudsman's Commission, Dolezal took a trip to Oakland on the city’s dime

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Janet Jackson Returns to World Stage With New Tour

Colorlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:50

Miss Jackson (if you're nasty) just announced a massive world tour to support her upcoming album. 

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Five WTF Rachel Dolezal Moments

Colorlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:50

From braids to lawsuits to the n-word and more 

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Prop 47: Sentencing Reduction Awareness Campaign in California Expands

New America Media - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:05
  LOS ANGELES -- The punishment didn’t really end when Rochelle Solombrino was released from state prison after serving an 18-month sentence for petty theft, drug possession, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. After all, people with felony convictions are often... George White http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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"Wong Street Journal" and the Value of Activism

Hyphen Blog - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:14

Kristina Wong holds up a mirror to activists, her audience, and herself.

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Fremont Cabbies: Uber Is Killing Our Livelihood

New America Media - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:20
Indian American taxi driver Makhan Singh, owner of Jet Cab in Fremont, Calif. (Photo provided.)Editor's Note: The California Labor Commission ruled this month that Uber drivers are considered employees, not contractors. The decision could lead to higher costs for the... Sunita Sohrabji http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Fraud and Foreclosure: Financial Abuse Hits Boston Elders, Families

New America Media - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:10
 Photo: Nancy Henry faces eviction from her apartment and lost her family’s Cambridge, Mass., home of several decades. (Sandra Larson/Bay State Banner)Part 2 of a Series. Read part 1 and 2 here.BOSTON--Cases of elder financial abuse are rarely clear-cut; more... Sandra Larson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Son of Migrant Farmworkers Named U.S. Poet Laureate

New America Media - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:50
The next poet laureate of the United States is Juan Felipe Herrera, the son of migrant farmworkers. Herrera will be the first-ever Chicano poet laureate, signaling, as the Los Angeles Times put it, “…an acknowledgment of the importance of Spanish... Immigration Impact http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Mexican Supreme Court Backs Same-Sex Marriage

New America Media - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:41
The Mexican Supreme Court ruled this week that current state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are unconstitutional and "broadly discriminatory," Justice Olga Sanchez Cordero said in an interview with Spanish news service EFE. The high court has already issued five rulings... Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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La Opinión: Border Patrol Needs Supervision

New America Media - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:00
An editorial in La Opinión argues that the Border Patrol is exempt from the transparency and responsibility requirements that other law enforcement agencies must meet.The Border Patrol has a unique record of impunity among law enforcement agencies. It would seem... Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Seoul Court Overturns Police Ban on LGBTQ Pride Parade

New America Media - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:51
 A Seoul court on Tuesday overturned a police ban that prohibited the Korea Queer Cultural Festival (KQCF) from staging its annual LGBTQ pride parade.Last month, KQCF attempted to register its 2015 pride parade with the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. Seoul... Koream Journal http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Top 3 Media Takedowns of Rachel Dolezal

Colorlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:46

The Daily Show, The Nightly Show, and W. Kamau Bell had some interesting things to say about this most bizzare of episodes. 

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Only 74 Black Women Hold PhDs in Physics. She’s Raising Money to Make it 75.

Colorlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:46

LaNell Williams is hoping to raise $3,000 to get to the Fisk-Vanderbilt program this fall 

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Dolezal Still Saying She's Black, Gap Store Closures, LastPass Hack

Colorlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:45

Some of Tuesday's big stories

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Jason Whitlock Removed as Head of The Undefeated Before Its Launch

Colorlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:45

The controversial sports journalist's ousting from the website built around his name was announced on Friday.

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New Series Explores Relationships of Black Transgender and Queer Couples

Colorlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:45

The first video in a new series explores why love is revolutionary for black transgender and queer couples.

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