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April 14th, 2014
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With little enforcement, many farmers feel little pressure to use the H-2A system and opt for illegal workers. However, they risk criminal enforcement or civil fines.
Broader enforcement of the H-2A guest worker program could reduce illegal immigrants coming into the county, and could be an interim solution since the U. S. Congress cannot seem to pass immigration reform. Farmers in a few states have elected to use it to avoid breaking the law by using illegal migrant workers, while others are considering it, and still others are avoiding it. As a push to...
April 4th, 2014
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Mainstream Media’s attempts to reach the 55 million Latinos living in the United States are proving to be a challenge.
Reaching the United States' 55 million Latinos has become gospel for mainstream media giants, but capturing this fast-growing, mostly U.S.-born audience is proving tricky to networks and websites. For every success story there is a flop. Take CNN's latest attempt at a Spanish-language broadcast targeting U.S Latinos. The broadcaster is no newcomer to the Spanish-speaking world, for decades...
April 1st, 2014
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St. Paul’s College President Millard “Pete” Stith stands outside one of the 35 buildings for sale on the Lawrenceville, Va., campus of the historically black college and university on March 26, 2014. The college closed in 2013 under mounting debt and a loss of accreditation. Smith and St. Paul’s alumni are hopeful an April 9 sale will resurrect the school, founded in 1888.
Black colleges historically have provided educational opportunities for the majority of African Americans seeking a higher education, but many of these schools now struggle to remain open. St. Paul's College is one. The St. Paul's College campus and the 35 buildings on its roller-coaster grounds are for sale in hopes it can continue to educate young black men and women in this rural community....
March 25th, 2014
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Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation's uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.
How Hispanics are faring with enrolling in Obamacare is gaining more attention as the end of the open enrollment period approaches. Does the nation's largest minority group risk being left behind by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul? Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation's uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of...
March 20th, 2014
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Meg Whitman defended Hewlett-Packard's track record, pointing out that the company has been fighting for racial diversity among its suppliers for more than 40 years.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson led a delegation to Hewlett-Packard Co.'s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding. In a nearly 10-minute exchange with HP CEO Meg Whitman, Jackson urged her and the company to ensure blacks and Latinos have prominent leadership roles in the...

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