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Ads Promote Black Adoption, and other news

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Racial Threats on Facebook, and other news

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Asian American Suicides on the Rise, and Other News

asian_suicide_0818.jpgReport Finds Increase in Asian Suicides A recent report from the Center for Disease Control found an increase in the number of young Asians who commit suicide. One writer investigates the historical roots of competition and high expectations that some young Asians experience in their families and communities.

The Nebulous Future of Iraqi Immigrants, and Other News

iraqis.jpgIraqi Immigrants Struggle Despite Status in US Although the US has made it easier for Iraqi refugees to enter the country, many have not been able to find jobs and continue to struggle financially.

Healthcare For Undocumented Has Congress in a Frenzy, and Other News

undocimmigranthealthcare.jpgDebate Flares Up on Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants Some immigrant rights advocates are pushing Congress to consider broadening the reach of healthcare reforms to cover an estimated 6.8 million undocumented immigrants without health insurance.

Arab-American Store Owner Claims Discrimination, and other news

Arab-American Grocery Claims Discrimination Against Store A grocery store owner is accusing the village in which his store is located for discrimination against an Arab-American business. The Arab owner contests the health code citations on his store, claiming he and his family have been unfairly singled out for inspections.

Obama Aims For Immigration Detention Overhaul, and other news

detention.jpgObama Plans To Overhaul Immigration Detention The Obama Administration announced plans to overhaul the current immigration detention system and establish a centralized system with more federal oversight.

US to Reform Immigration Detention Policy, and Other News

familydetained.jpgObama Announces Slight Reforms to Detention System The changes to the system include creating a new office that overlooks the detention system and sending detained families to a detention facility in Pennsylvania instead of Texas. “This isn’t about whether or not we are going to detain people.

Adult Vaccination Rates Lower Among African Americans, and Other News

Picture 2.pngAfrican Americans Don’t Keep Up With Required Vaccinations After Childhood According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older African Americas get vaccinations at much lower rates than other older adults, making that population more prone to diseases.

Report Finds ICE Raids Violate Constitution

large_PrisonersImmigration_Raid_Meye.JPG Immigration Raids Violate Constitutional Guarantees A new report released by the Benjamin Cardozo Law School’s Immigration Justice Clinic found that ICE agents routinely violate constitutional guarantees by illegally entering homes

Women of Color and Challenges With Smoking, and other news

womansmokingReport Outlines Challenges Women Have With Smoking The American Journal of Preventive Medicine recently published a report which details the unique challenges women of color and women of low socioeconomic status experience in relation to smoking and the enforcement of smoke-free policies.

Texas Missing Diversity Mark, and other news

Texas Schools Lag in Diversity Goals A staff report approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board revealed that Latino enrollment in Texas colleges and universities needs to double in the next six years for the state to meet its educational goals. By 2015, Texas hopes Latinos students reach an enrollment of 5.7 percent in its colleges and universities.

Businesses of Color Still Lack City Support, and Other News

business of color.jpgLocal CA Mayor Under Fire San Francisco business owners of color and Latino advocacy groups are reeling over Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed plan to move contracting oversight from commission Director Christopher Iglesias to former Police Commission President Theresa Sparks.

Census Seeks to Incorporate Arab Americans, And Other News

U.S. Census Calls on Arab Americans The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking help from more than 100,000 Arab organizations, businesses, educational and religious institutions for the upcoming 2010 census.

The Bureau has been criticized by some Arab Americans because it does not include Arab as a racial or ethnic category.

Equal Care Doesn't Erase All Race Disparities in Cancer, and other news

black cancer treatment.jpgBlacks Still More Likely to Die of Some Cancers A study recently published online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that Blacks continue to die of some cancers at higher rates than whites.

Possible Genetic Reasons For Racial Disparity in Cancer Deaths, and other news

Study Suggests Genetic Explanation for Racial Disparity in Cancer Deaths A new national study suggests that biological racial differences may explain why Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. The study has sparked debate among researchers about the role of genetics versus social or institutional factors in explaining such disparities.

WNBA Gets A+ On Hiring Practices, and other news

wnba.jpgWNBA Gets Highest Marks on Hiring For Women, POCs For the second year in a row, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the WNBA its highest grade on its annual Racial and Gender Report Card.

FL Hospital Deports Undocumented Immigrant

luis alberto ramirez.jpgHospital Defends Secretly Deporting Immigrant The legal guardian of Luis Alberto Ramirez, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant who was hospitalized with severe brain injuries, is suing the Martin Memorial Medical Center for deporting him without notifying relatives in the US or Guatemala.

Michigan Public Schools Going Broke, and Other News

Detroit Guyton Elem.jpg Detroit Schools on the Brink of Bankruptcy The Detroit Public School District is facing a decision to file for protection under federal bankruptcy laws by the end of summer. Education and legal experts say the decision would be unprecedented in the US.