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LA Voters' Political Voice Hangs on Redistricting Commission

Jan 09, 2012

  LOS ANGELES--Few people on the streets of Los Angeles are aware of a local process underway that could determine whether or not they have a voice at Los Angeles City Hall. Commissioners Investing in Civic Engagement LOS ANGELES—New America...

Many Blacks Split with Civil Rights Leaders on Immigration

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson May 13, 2010

There is a quiet disconnect between civil rights leaders' support for immigration reform and the unease that many blacks feel toward illegal immigration.

African Americans Raise Voices Against Arizona Law

Phxsoul.com, News Report , DaVaun Sanders May 10, 2010

Response to the new legislation, including a march on the state Capitol on Wednesday, has made one thing evident for Valley Hispanics opposing the lawthey do not stand alone.

Was taser use justified? Critical questions in Mehserle trial

Spot.us, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga May 07, 2010

During the pre-trail hearing, Judge Robert Perry ruled on numerous motions introduced by the defenses attorney and the prosecution.

Sources: Witnesses in Bey IV case were marked for death

The Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele and Josh Richman May 06, 2010

Yusuf Bey IV ordered one of his bodyguards at the former Your Black Muslim Bakery to kill two witnesses in his upcoming triple murder trial, according to documents and officials.

Haitians Hope for Humanitarian Parole

New America Media, News Feature/Video, Josue Rojas May 02, 2010

A delegation of lawyers and doctors from the Bay Area went to Haiti in March to assess possible candidates for so-called humanitarian parole to the United States because of their dire situations. NAM videographer Josue Rojas joined the delegation and filed these reports.

Black on Asian Violence is About Vulnerability, Not Race

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew Apr 30, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- At a San Francisco City Hall press conference Mayor Gavin Newsom and community activists addressed the recent surge of interracial violence in the Bay Area.

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Black on Chinese Killings Rare, Crime Stats Show

New America Media, News Report , Aaron Glantz Apr 29, 2010

The killing in Oakland of Tian Sheng Yu, 59, by two 18-year-old African-American men two weeks ago has inflamed tensions between the Bay Area's black and Chinese communities. But while tensions between the two communities may be running high, a NAM investigation shows such incidents are exceedingly rare.

Re-Visiting Richmond's Church Shooting Tragedy

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Sean Shavers and Min Lee Apr 28, 2010

This week, one of the teens who opened fire on a Sunday church service in Richmond Ca. appeared in court for the first time. In the shootings aftermath, young people are flocking to New Gesthsemane Church of God and Christ.

N.Y. Ethnic Media Publish Joint Editorial on Immigration Reform

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff Apr 22, 2010

New York's El Diario/La Prensa, Haitian Times, Nowy Dziennik, and Caribbean Life published a joint editorial today urging New Yorks political leaders in Washington to move immigration reform forward.

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