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Multilingual Resources Aid Youth in Fla. With Tuition Law

Multilingual Resources Aid Youth in Fla. With Tuition Law

  Undocumented students, their families and college officials in Florida now have access to information in English, Spanish and Kreyol that will help answer questions about the state’s new “Tuition Equity” law.  The law, which went into effect on July 1, sets guidelines as to who qualifies for in-state costs for higher education. Organizers of [...]
Number of New Voters Doubles in Chicago Outreach Effort  So what’s motivating people to register to vote in Chicago these days and to do so in such large numbers that a community group has doubled its amount of people ready to cast ballots? Well, try raising the minimum wage in the state to $10 per hour and improving the city’s public education. A [...]
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Occupational Segregation in Silicon Valley  Black and Latino workers only comprise 3 to 4 percent of U.S.-based tech jobs, according to a recent report released by Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA).  Silicon Valley’s largest tech firms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google and eBay, recently disclosed available data on the diversity of their core workforce, and Black and Latino workers [...]
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Traffic Stops of Latinos in Fresno Area Unequal, Groups Say  Latino drivers in Fresno County, California, have a greater likelihood of being targeted for traffic stops by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and of having their cars impounded, according to a recent report  from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the ACLU of California.  The report was initiated after community members from Caruthers, California [...]
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NFL Players Raise Hands in Solidarity With Michael Brown  LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The “Hands up, don’t shoot” protest has made its way to the NFL to a team that is dealing with a controversy over its name. Members of the Washington football team’s secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward. It was [...]
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Groups Work to End Racial Profiling in San Diego  Attorneys in San Diego – including the bar associations for African Americans and Latinos – are working with the city’s new police chief to reduce racial profiling in the Southern California city.  On Aug. 14, they and San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman released public service announcements, which include videos in English and Spanish, [...]
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Calif. Schools Must Teach English Learners, Judge Rules  The state of California must give meaningful access to tens of thousands of underserved English learners in school districts as the law requires, civil rights groups and attorneys said Tuesday, citing a judge’s ruling.  On Aug. 12, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant responded to a lawsuit from families charging that the [...]
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Bilingual Forum About College Access to be Held on Aug. 19  Attending college and paying for tuition will be two key topics during a live national broadcast, which will be conducted in Spanish and English, on Aug. 19, a California public radio network has announced. The student debt crisis also will be discussed.  The Radio Bilingue forum, part of the network’s “Diploma in Hand” series, [...]
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Wage Increase Veto to be Challenged in San Diego  One question: If the San Diego City Council overrides the Friday veto of raising the hourly wage to $11.50, will the issue show up on a future ballot for direct approval or rejection by voters?  For now, all eyes in “America’s Finest City” will be on the next 30 days when the City Council [...]
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Texas Groups Decry National Guard Troops on Border  A civil liberties group and a community advocate told Texas state lawmakers Tuesday that better alternatives exist than sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as a response to the unaccompanied young people from Central America who have arrived in recent months.  In testimony before a Texas state House of Representative committee, the [...]
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