Race & Politics

March 27th, 2013
Written by Jonathan Kaminsky - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 0 Comments
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on legislation to make it easier for minorities to get elected to local government posts. The Washington Voting Rights Act, as supporters call it, would encourage court challenges to cities, counties, school districts, and others to push them to switch from at-large to district elections in areas where large...
March 26th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
While America’s Hip-Hop is again under scrutiny within the black community as a stereotypical haven of gangsta rap, drugs, and negative urban lifestyle, the real hip-hop culture as a political movement continues to flourish globally. That was the message during the two-day “Poetics & Politics of Hip-Hop Cultures Symposium” that took place at the University of Arizona in Tucson February 7-8,...
March 11th, 2013
Written by Jeannie Nuss - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas is among states that do not have Hispanics representatives in the state legislature. Arkansas has a burgeoning Hispanic population, but without Latinos in the legislature issues targeting the newer Arkansans have come up rarely in the current legislative session. Two Latinas ran for the Legislature last year and lost, leaving Arkansas as one of more than a dozen...
March 8th, 2013
Written by Frances D’Emilio - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
ROME (AP) - Comic Beppe Grillo's populist tirades were seen as a benign outlet for popular anger in the days his protest movement was a sideshow in Italian politics. Now that he's one of Italy's most powerful figures, his views are coming under greater scrutiny - and a history of anti-Semitic statements have started to raise concern outside the country. Grillo's 5-Star Movement captured a quarter...
March 7th, 2013
Written by Laura Olson - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - GOP strategist Karl Rove said Saturday that rebuilding the Republican brand in California will be a tough task that will require them to diversify and create a strategy to spread their message to a wider audience. Referring to the state party's deep losses in recent years, Rove said, it needs to focus on larger themes of restoring jobs and reducing government spending....


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