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Report Shows Reality of Asian Pacific Islanders in California

Report Shows Reality of Asian Pacific Islanders in California

  Some people might view Asian Pacific Islanders in Southern California as a monolithic group.  But there are nuances that the public and policymakers need to consider with this fast-growing group of citizens, permanent residents and immigrants, according to a recent report from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Orange County. Among the group’s findings: Asian [...]
Chicago Coalition Registers Voters, Boosts Democracy  A dozen grassroots groups in Chicago have given civic participation added energy by registering more than 11,100 voters in just one month, the organizations announced on Friday. The registration effort is part of a nonpartisan engagement program that seeks to bring more voices into the democratic process, Grassroots Collaborative, the umbrella group, said in [...]
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Darius Clark Monroe, the filmmaker, told The Associated Press that the robbery was a misguided attempt to help his financially-struggling family. The universal lesson he learned from the entire experience: “You cannot allow one choice to ruin the rest of your life.” The film will be shown in January 2015 as part of the “Independent [...]
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Port of San Diego Acknowledges Environmental Justice  At one point in June, a draft of the Port of San Diego’s 50-year vision statement failed to fully address the importance of clean air and environmental justice in the area.  At least from the view of the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) and many residents in Barrio Logan, National City and other areas of [...]
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Ga.’s Clayton County to Vote on Public Transit in November  An estimated 265,800 residents in Georgia’s Clayton County could regain full public bus service in the next two years should voters approve a referendum that narrowly succeeded in making its way to the Nov. 4 ballot, according to a community group and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  County commissioners voted Saturday to approve the measure, which [...]
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Residents in Ariz. Commemorate Civil Rights Act of 1964  Residents in Arizona joined people throughout the country on Wednesday in marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. They ended their multi-day commemoration with an event at a former segregated high school in Phoenix. The Wednesday evening event was held at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, which once was [...]
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Newport Harbor High School in Costa Mesa, California held its graduation ceremony on June 19, 2014.
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