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Latinas With Access to Internet More Politically Active

New America Media, News Report, Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, Video Ann Bassette and Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, Oct 15, 2009

Latina voters with access to the Internet and new media are much more likely to be politically involved, a new poll finds.

Undercount

Census Mulls How to Fix Undercount

New America Media, News Report, Erik Fowle, Oct 07, 2009

African American and Latino populations are traditionally undercounted. Census officials and advocacy groups are trying to figure out ways to fix that.

education reform

School Matters: Obamas Chance to Spark Real School Funding Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Tara Kini, Oct 07, 2009

President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have an unprecedented opportunity to lead real school funding reform through the federal stimulus package. The question is, will they?

inclusive religion

On the Road to Refuge

Colorlines, News feature, Pete Muller, Sep 23, 2009

The City of Refuge's doctrine of Radical Inclusion casts a wide net around the castaways of conventional churches. It's an emerging trans-denominational philosophy that aims to provide safe, affirming space for those wounded by oppressive, traditional religion.

Census Boycott Divides Immigrants

El Planeta, News Report, Ignacio Laguarda, Translated by Elena Shore, Sep 13, 2009

Some say he is a defender of immigrants with a number of followers; others say he is a misguided figure on a one-man crusade. But the man calling for a boycott of the 2010 census has not failed to stir strong responses from immigrant communities.

school matters

Blacks Determined Not to Miss Out On The Green Economy

New America Media, News Report, Cynthia Griffin, Sep 09, 2009

Activists are paving the way to include African Americans in the growing green economy, and that includes lobbying the White House and providing training schools.

school matters

Blacks Determined Not to Miss Out on the Green Economy

New America Media, News Report, Cynthia Griffin, Sep 09, 2009

Activists are paving the way to include African Americans in the growing green economy, and that includes lobbying the White House and providing training schools.

navajo nation

Tribe Uses Unique Strategy to Avoid Layoffs

Navajo Times, News report, Jason Begay, Aug 26, 2009

The controller and Budget and Finance Committee all but guaranteed that the Navajo Nation will not lay off any employees in these final few months of the budget year.

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Floridian Builds Monument to Filipino-American Wartime Friendship

Pinoy Newsmagazine, News Feature, Ellen Lansigan Elphick, Aug 21, 2009

A Filipino immigrant in Florida fulfilled his dream of building a memorial to honor the men and women who fought and died in World War II. Now, he is fighting to rename his motherland.

Stimulus

Much-Promoted Stimulus Package Disappoints Many

New America Media, News Report//Video, Aaron Glantz//Video: Aaron Glantz and Rupa Dev, Aug 20, 2009

Six months after Pres. Obama signed the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the nations unemployment rate has continued to climb and many feel the stimulus bill is not working. Others see it working fine, if only to stop a spiral downward.

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