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Homeless taking Over Foreclosed Houses for Valentine's Day

Minnesota Independent, News feature, Paul Schmelzer, Feb 14, 2009

Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign plans to find housing for homeless people in some of the many foreclosed and vacant homes on Minneapolis North Side and South Side.

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The War Comes Home

New America Media, Video, Cliff Parker, Feb 13, 2009

President Obama may want to end the war in Iraq and beef up troops in Afghanistan, but another battle is brewing on the homefront. In January alone, 24 soldiers were believed to have committed suicide.

Why Youth Violence Still Plagues Black Communities

The Loop 21, Commentary, Devona Walker, Jan 29, 2009

Between 2005 and 2007, the number of young black males falling victim to homicide increased 31 percent. For gun killings, the increase was even more damning.

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Nashville: A Watershed in English-Only War?

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv, Jan 28, 2009

A proposal to make English the official language of Nashville, Tenn. was defeated last week. Both sides are arguing about the significance of that in the nationwide fight over the issue.

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Gay Marriage Ban Activates Young Queers of Color

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , News Feature//Video, Words//Video: Jazmyne Young, Dec 17, 2008

Prop. 8 might have been a crushing blow in a victorious year, but it did activate young people of color who care about gay rights to come out and make a change.

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The Growing NGO Lobby in Vietnam

Nguoi-viet.com, News report, Jami Farkas, Dec 06, 2008

International integration and the countrys accession to the World Trade Organization have paved the way for more lobbying by NGOs.

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Indigenous People Demand Voice in Climate Talks

Oneworld.net, News feature, Haider Rizvi, Dec 01, 2008

Calls for greater participation of the world's indigenous leaders are on the rise as another round of talks on global climate change opens in the Polish city of Poznan.

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Cedar-Riverside Stakeholders Commit Action to Quell Violence

The Bridge, News report, Jeremy Stratton, Nov 19, 2008

Since Augsburg student Ahmednur Ali was shot and killed just feet from the Brian Coyle Community Center, area residents, community organizations and institutions, and police have stepped up efforts to improve public safety and community relations.

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Entrepreneur Brings Green Business to Vietnam

New America Media, News Feature, Ngoc Nguyen, Nov 17, 2008

An Pham is more than an immigrant with an American dream. She brought green technology back to her homeland and in the process created educational exchanges between the two countries.

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Asian American Nonprofits are Struck Hardest

Pacific Citizen, News report, Lynda Lin, Assistant Editor, Nov 13, 2008

With less funding coming in, the most vulnerable victims are the Asian American communities these vital organizations serve.

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