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Californians Go Hungry Without Food Stamps

New America Media, News Report, Edwin Okongo Dec 23, 2009

California's participation rate of qualified applicants in the food stamp program ranked second to last among all 50 states. And it isn't because they don't need the assistance. A new report found that bureaucratic regulations may be preventing eligible families from accessing the service.

Black Businesses Shorted on Stimulus Contracts

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz Dec 21, 2009

Statistics released this week by the Transportation Equity Network (TEN) show that not a single dollar had been allocated to any African-American owned business from a $150-plus million pot of federal transportation funds.

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Advocates Fight for Elder Patients Rights, Safety

New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman / Video: Cliff Parker Dec 21, 2009

Hospitals routinely cut corners when patients are discharged to their homes without adequate plans. A California coalition and other groups around the United States are organizing to inform elders and others of their rights and to create ways to ensure the safe recovery of patients.

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Washington Minority Businesses Not Getting Stimulus Funds

New America Media, News Report, Katie Schmidt Dec 19, 2009

Chamber of Commerce officials and business owners say that federal stimulus money has not been effective in helping minority-owned businesses in Washington state, even though $5.4 billion has been awarded to it.

New America Now: Grading Obama, Save the Deli, In the Kitchen

New America Now, Audio, Dec 18, 2009

Jamal Dajani gives a report card on President Obama's first year in office, David Sax discusses the shrinking presence of the Jewish Deli in Save The Deli, and Monica Ali is the author of In the Kitchen.

Navajo President Shirley Returned to Authority

Navajo Hopi Observer, Dec 18, 2009

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr., was returned to authority at 6:34 p.m. Monday evening.

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Young Tribal Activists Nix Coal, Embrace Green

New America Media, News Feature, Ngoc Nguyen Dec 18, 2009

Young tribal activists are showing a defiant front to their Hopi and Navajo governments. The new generation is trying to stop the elders' reliance on coal for their economy and is urging them go green instead.

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Minority Businesses Shut Out of Stimulus Loans

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz Dec 17, 2009

Loans handed out to struggling small businesses as part of President Barack Obamas stimulus package have largely shut out minority businesses -- especially those owned by Blacks and Latinos -- according to data provided by the federal governments Small Business Administration (SBA) to New America Media (NAM). Traduccin al espaol

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A Young Mom Struggles to Find a Preschool for her Autistic Son

New America Media, Commentary, Janet L. Dec 17, 2009

A young mother struggles to find a preschool that meets both the needs of her autistic son and his non-autistic brother.

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Advocates Fear Recession Could Weaken Gains for Kids

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram Dec 16, 2009

Since 1995, the health of California's children has improved, but researchers warn that the current recession could reverse some of those gains.

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