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An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
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Should American Indian history and culture be taught in schools across America? The state school superintendent in North Dakota believes it should be should be taught in that state's classrooms to have "a common understanding of where we came from in order to have vision for the future." State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she wants to replicate curriculum similar to Montana's "Indian Education for All" program that mandates Montana schools teach all students about its American Indian tribes and reservations. "Teachers are excited about this," Baesler said at an Indian Education...
Historically black colleges and universities have educated a huge percentage of black America. Today, HBCUs are facing unprecedented challenges.
The Koch brothers are connecting with black colleges. What does it really mean? America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Koch brothers, which has pitted the needs of black students against liberals' insistence that the Kochs are pursuing a racist political agenda. Whether genuine philanthropy, political jujitsu or some of both, the gift sparked a debate that peaked when Lee Saunders, president of the powerful American Federation for State,...
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against a class action lawsuit that was filed on behalf of thousands of black employees or job applicants.
Black employees and job applicants have lost a class action discrimination lawsuit filed against the state of Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court rejected a class-action lawsuit Friday that alleged the Iowa executive branch systematically discriminated against black job applicants for years. Current and former applicants had argued that Iowa's 37 agencies favored whites over blacks for jobs in a merit system, allowing favoritism and biases to creep into decisions on which candidates to interview and hire. Their case was based on statistics that suggest blacks received fewer interviews and jobs than...
Border Patrol agents who work at airports within 100 miles of the border are often in plain clothes and work closely with Transportation Security Administration agents to monitor people, even those who are flying within the country.
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The U.S. Border Patrol has wide latitude at checkpoints along the border and at airports near those borders. The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the latitude that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was detained at the McAllen/Miller International Airport in south Texas this week after being questioned about his citizenship status while visiting the region to attend vigils related to the Central American immigration surge. For many who do not live in border...
Minority voters are discriminated against with the new electoral maps in Texas, the U.S. Justice Department alleges.
Minority voters were discriminated against deliberately in Texas as new electoral maps were drawn. The U.S. Justice Department told judges Monday that Texas lawmakers carefully crafted electoral maps marginalizing minority voters despite the state's exploding Hispanic population in a deliberate effort to racially discriminate and protect conservative incumbents. Attorneys for Texas countered that the Legislature did the best it could, given that it had to devise maps partisan enough to pass the Republican majority, while dismissing suggestions of intentional discrimination. The case, which...
This July 8, 1948, file photo shows Alice Coachman of Albany, Ga., clearing the bar at five feet to win the running high jump in the Women's National Track Meet in Grand Rapids, Iowa. The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Coachman Davis, died early Monday, July 14, 2014, in south Georgia. She was 90.
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The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90. Davis' death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones. Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London with an American and Olympic record of 1.68 meters (5.51 feet), according to USA Track and Field, the American governing body of the sport. Davis was inducted to the USA Track and Field Hall of fame in 1975, and was inducted to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004. "Going into the USOC Hall of Fame is as good as it gets," she told The Associated...
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Latino and black voters are suing a Southern California city over an election system they claim excludes minorities from the City Council. The suit, filed Monday, says Bellflower's system of electing five council members at large instead of choosing each one from a specific area dilutes the voting strength of minorities. It notes that no blacks or Latinos are on the council even though they represent more than half of the eligible voters. The lawsuit, which claims violations of the state Voting Rights Act, was filed on behalf of three city residents by the Mexican American Legal Defense and...
First Lady Michelle Obama emphasizes the importance of higher education to empower the Latino community as she spoke at the national conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
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Higher education is the key to Latino community empowerment instead of waiting for Congress to fix a "broken" immigration system. That was the message Michelle Obama conveyed at a recent conference in New York. The first lady spoke to about 1,500 people at the conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens at the New York Hilton Midtown. She spoke at a luncheon to promote her Reach Higher initiative, which encourages young people to seek education after high school. "Some of you may be wondering why I'm focusing on education today," she said. "What I know from my own experience is...
An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
Historically black colleges and universities have educated a huge percentage of black America. Today, HBCUs are facing unprecedented challenges.
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against a class action lawsuit that was filed on behalf of thousands of black employees or job applicants.
Border Patrol agents who work at airports within 100 miles of the border are often in plain clothes and work closely with Transportation Security Administration agents to monitor people, even those who are flying within the country.
Minority voters are discriminated against with the new electoral maps in Texas, the U.S. Justice Department alleges.
This July 8, 1948, file photo shows Alice Coachman of Albany, Ga., clearing the bar at five feet to win the running high jump in the Women's National Track Meet in Grand Rapids, Iowa. The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Coachman Davis, died early Monday, July 14, 2014, in south Georgia. She was 90.
First Lady Michelle Obama emphasizes the importance of higher education to empower the Latino community as she spoke at the national conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision said officers conducted "a violent, traumatic invasion" with "an alarming and unnecessary show of force."
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
A black elderly couple's case against police moves forward according to the ruling of a U.S....
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against a class action lawsuit that was filed on behalf of thousands of black employees or job applicants.
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Black employees and job applicants have lost a class action...
Two babies are placed between dolls covered with red paint during a demonstration, most of them women and children, against Israel's military offensive in Gaza, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demanded a halt to military action in Gaza.
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
Anti-Semitic protest occurring across Europe are being condemned. The foreign ministers of Germany...
First Lady Michelle Obama emphasizes the importance of higher education to empower the Latino community as she spoke at the national conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
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Higher education is the key to Latino community empowerment...

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The World Cup highlights the racism issues that pervade Brazil. Shown here are two fans in black face.
July 10th, 2014 with 0 Comments
The World Cup is highlighting the fact that Brazil, with one of the world largest black populations...
The man who invaded the pitch during the Germany-Ghana match at the World Cup was a neo-Nazi sympathizer, according to a report that will be delivered to FIFA on Monday.
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Racist behavior from fans is showing up at the World Cup...
An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
Should American Indian history and culture be taught in schools across America? The state school...
This July 8, 1948, file photo shows Alice Coachman of Albany, Ga., clearing the bar at five feet to win the running high jump in the Women's National Track Meet in Grand Rapids, Iowa. The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Coachman Davis, died early Monday, July 14, 2014, in south Georgia. She was 90.
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The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice...

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Historically black colleges and universities have educated a huge percentage of black America. Today, HBCUs are facing unprecedented challenges.
July 22nd, 2014 with 0 Comments
The Koch brothers are connecting with black colleges. What does it really mean? America's black...
Border Patrol agents who work at airports within 100 miles of the border are often in plain clothes and work closely with Transportation Security Administration agents to monitor people, even those who are flying within the country.
July 17th, 2014 with 0 Comments
The U.S. Border Patrol has wide latitude at checkpoints...
Minority voters are discriminated against with the new electoral maps in Texas, the U.S. Justice Department alleges.
July 16th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Minority voters were discriminated against deliberately in Texas as new electoral maps were drawn....
A new generation of U.S.-born Hispanics is entering the U.S. workforce, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
June 20th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Latino immigrants hold fewer jobs than Latinos born in the...