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NAM in Washington

Contact Khalil Abdullah (kabdullah [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.) for more information about New America Media in Washington, D.C.

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Access Washington Weekly Immigration Update

New America Media, News Digest, Wendy Sefsaf and Christine Senteno, Feb 18, 2008

NAMs Access Washington introduces Weekly Immigration Update, a column summarizing key developments in the immigration debate.

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No Box, No TV in 2009

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights , Commentary, Wade Henderson, Feb 17, 2008

Access to communication in the 21st century is not pure leisure; it is imperative. A year from today, a meaninful transition is coming to your television, a change that will dramatically impact communities of color.

Bush's 'Good News' Trip to Africa

Black Press International, News Analysis, William Reed , Feb 15, 2008

Within the week, President Bush is off to Africa, in part to highlight countries deemed to have made "progress" and who are worthy of U.S. aid. One commentator notes that even U.S. allies in Africa, like Uganda's Museveni, argue that emphasizing trade would be more important for the continent.

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U.S. To Boost Role In Uganda Talks

Black Star News, News Report, Norman S. Miwambo , Feb 13, 2008

Uganda has threatened overt warfare against the Lord's Resistance Army unless a peace settlement can be reached. The United States is seeking to increase its role as a broker in hopes of stabilizing a region beset by other conflicts in Kenya and Somalia.

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Medicare Part D Still Unused in Ethnic Communities

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Feb 07, 2008

A NAM-AARP briefing for ethnic media in New York underscores the need for increased educational outreach to the 65-year-old population in communities across the United States.

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Kennedys Endorse Obama at American University

The Washington Informer, News Report, Joseph Young, Photo by Victor Holt, Jan 28, 2008

Sen. Edward Kennedy, joined by family members, praised Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in front of 5,000 mostly white college students. Obama, he said, understands MLK, Jr.'s call for urgent action.

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Black Americans Split Into Rich and Poor

Black Press International, News Analysis, William Reed, Jan 18, 2008

The African-American middle class increasingly shares its values with European-Americans of the same economic status, a perceptible shift in the notion of identification by "race," according to a Pew Research Center survey.

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Jackson Criticizes Obama's Sub-Prime Rescue Plan

The Weekly Black News Drum, News Feature, Robert Taylor, Jan 16, 2008

Jesse Jackson has endorsed Sen. Obama's bid for the U.S. presidency, but he is critical of the senator's tepid response to the sub-prime mortgage crisis.

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From Gangs to Gourmet Chef

Washington Afro American, News Feature, Valencia Mohammed, Jan 06, 2008

Sometimes the lucky break comes in an unexpected moment of reflection that clearly says, "There has to be another way." Lauren Von Der Pool, now a successful chef, was wise enough, even in her youth, to pay heed.

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Poll Explores Racial Tensions Among Minority Groups

New America Media, News Report, Christine Senteno, Dec 13, 2007

The first-of-its-kind poll on race relations between blacks, Latinos and Asians, released yesterday in Washington, D.C., revealed that while ugly stereotypes still hold strong between groups, a majority said they should put aside their differences to work toward building better communities.

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