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Issues, Not Race, Drive Ethnic Media Endorsements for Obama
Nov 02, 2012
EDITOR’S NOTE: New America Media surveyed some of the nation’s leading Black, Latino and Asian media outlets and editors to see who, if anyone, they are endorsing in the 2012 presidential election. What NAM discovered is continued strong support for...
Texas’ Voter ID Law Faces Court Scrutiny
Jul 12, 2012
It’s Texas’ turn in the continuing battle between states and the Obama Department of Justice regarding controversial voter ID laws that activists say unfairly disenfranchise minority voters.The latest round is Texas v. Eric Holder that began July 9 in the...
Why Do Spanish-Language Media Still Use the Term "Negro"?
Apr 13, 2012
Each ethnic and racial group in society enjoys the right to define itself in a dignified manner, taking into consideration its historical, racial and cultural legacies. But one unfortunate exception exists in the Washington, D.C. Latino community. Spanish-language newspapers (with...
How Toxic is Black Hair Care?
Feb 02, 2012
“Take the kinks out of your mind,” intoned Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), “instead of out of your hair.” As founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Garvey refused advertisements for products to...
‘Skin Deep’ In More Ways Than One
Feb 02, 2012
“Take the kinks out of your mind,” intoned Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), “instead of out of your hair.” As founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Garvey refused advertisements for products to...
Immigration March--Top Story for U.S. Ethnic Media
New America Media, Photo Slideshow, Staff, Mar 24, 2010
While health care has dominated the headlines in U.S. media, the big story this week for the country's ethnic media was Sunday's massive immigration march in Washington, D.C.
Harry Reid Racist
After Reid, Will Blacks Finally Question Democratic Party Leaders?
New America Media, Commentary, Jasmyne A. Cannick, Jan 13, 2010
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids characterization of then-candidate Barack Obamas chances to win the presidency because he is a light-skinned African-American with no Negro dialectwell, was right, says NAM's Jasymne Cannick. But that's not the whole story.
FDIC: Minorities, Poor Have Less Access to Banking Services
Washington Afro , News Report, Staff, Dec 09, 2009
According to the FDICs National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, 9 million households, a total of 17 million adults, were unbanked.
New America Now: Health Care Special
New America Now, Audio, Nov 21, 2009
As the health care reform bill heads to the Senate, New America Now presents a special on Health Care in the United States.
Legislators Tighten Abortion Funds; and More Veterans Are Homeless
New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Nov 20, 2009
This week on "Stories From the Ethnic Media": More African-American Veterans are homeless; and legislators tighten abortion funds.
Black Lawmakers under Ethics Spotlight
Washington AFRO , News Report, Zenitha Prince , Nov 09, 2009
All seven of the full-scale ethics investigations currently underway in the U.S. House of Representatives are focused on African-American lawmakers.
Low Black Turnout in VA Key in Dems Defeat
Washington AFRO , News Analysis, Zenitha Prince , Nov 06, 2009
Last year, African Americans accounted for 20 percent of the electorate. But, in Tuesdays race, they accounted for 15 percent. And, according to an Oct. 27 Washington Post poll, only 12 percent planned to cast their ballots91 percent voted for Deedson Nov. 3.
Shopper Faces 15 Years for Cutting Walmart Checkout Line
Washington AFRO , News Report, Staff Report, Nov 02, 2009
A former college student faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly cutting the line at a Walmart, and the NAACP and ACLU have stepped in to generate support for her case.
Where are the Black NFL Owners?
Washington AFRO, Commentary, Perry Green, Oct 22, 2009
The last time a Black man came close to becoming an NFL majority owner he ended up settling for less. Reggie Fowler agreed to buy the Minnesota Vikings for $635 million, but became only a limited partner.
Senate Approves Cell Phone Jamming
Washington AFRO, News Report, Melanie R. Holmes, Oct 20, 2009
Carl Lackls mother holds onto that hope to deal with the heartbreak of losing her son. Since his murder two years ago, Margaret Shipley has been pushing for the Safe Prisons and Communications Act of 2009.
Racial Disparities in Health Care Cost Big Bucks
Washington AFRO, News Report, Staff, Oct 13, 2009
Racial disparities impose massive burdens on U.S. taxpayers, according to a study commissioned by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
African American Youth Face Growing Threat from Peers
Washington Afro, News Report, Kristin Gray, Oct 07, 2009
Obama will deploy Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the former head of Chicago schools, to the Windy City next week to talk about the issues of school violence and youth violence.
Suspect Confesses Role in Chicago Teen's Brutal Death
Washington Afro, News Report, Staff , Oct 02, 2009
Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney, said 19-year-old Silvonus Shannon admitted to his part in the death of Derrion Albert.
Mother of Metro Victim Files Law Suit
AFRO.com, News Report , Dorothy Rowley , Jul 13, 2009
The mother of one of the nine people killed on June 22 when two Metro trains in the District of Columbia collided, has filed a wrongful death law suit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Southern Baptist Minister Prays for Obama's Death
Washington Afro, News Report, James Wright, Jul 07, 2009
The Rev. Wiley Drake told Fox News Radio earlier this month that he was practicing imprecatory prayer or seeking a divine curse that would cause the president to die. 

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