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Mentors to Join Boys of Color Initiative

Mentors to Join Boys of Color Initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Obama, who first announced his initiative in February, said Monday [...]
“Generation Me,” the “Lazy Generation” and the “Trophy Generation” are just a few of the monikers millennials, the demographic cohort that followed Generation X and the baby boomers, have been saddled with. But it may be more accurate to call them the “Indebted Generation.” The Pew Research Center report “Millennials in Adulthood” – released in [...]
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This Mascot Skews Reality About the First PeopleI never really paid a lot of attention to the Native American mascot issue – until recently. I was one of the silent people who thought, “It’s not my fight. I have other things in my community I need to work on first.” I live in Los Angeles County. It is home to the largest [...]
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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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Native Groups: Release Judge’s Racist, Questionable EmailsBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by a federal judge, including a racist message involving President Barack Obama. Two Indian advocacy groups from Montana and South Dakota and a member of the Crow tribe filed a petition [...]
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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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Is It a Slur? ‘Redskins’ Renews Debate About RespectSomething is happening just beneath the fight over the name of a certain Washington, D.C., pro football team: America is working through the process of determining what is — or is not — racially offensive. What is a slur, and who gets to decide? How many people must be offended to tip the scales? Why [...]
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U.S. Companies Find Benefits in Backing Gay Pride ParadesSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In between muscular men in speedos gyrating to thumping dance music and drag queens decked out in formal gowns, Salt Lake City’s gay pride parade also featured a few, more conventional participants: Some of America’s most well-known companies. From Starbucks to eBay to Macy’s, the increasing visibility of corporations at [...]
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NYC Group: New City ID Card Will Help ‘Empower’ People  Residents in New York City – regardless of their immigration or income status – will soon be able to receive a municipal identification card following the City Council’s approval on Thursday of the plan, The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) reported.  Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced the idea, known as the “City ID,” and [...]
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Marking Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congress Honors MLK Jr.WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on June 24 by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, for their efforts in passing the landmark legislation. “The Civil Rights Act transformed our country,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi [...]
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