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miércoles, 17 de julio de 2013

LGBT Rights Organizations Issue Open Letter: Trayvon Deserves Justice

LGBT Rights Organizations Issue Open Letter: Trayvon Deserves Justice
We cannot begin to imagine the continued pain and suffering endured by Trayvon Martin's family and friends. We stand in solidarity with them as they continue to fight for justice, civil rights and closure. And we thank everyone who has pushed and will ...

Latin Drug Bosses And Their Growing American Ties

Latin Drug Bosses And Their Growing American Ties
Latin American cartels are fueled by U.S. drug demand so their illegal retail networks often stretch throughout America. And Mexico's arrest of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales was a reminder that the connections between drug traffickers and the U.S. are ...

Portland Latino Gay Pride returns to its roots, gets an infusion of new blood

Portland Latino Gay Pride returns to its roots, gets an infusion of new blood
Portland, OR — Portland Latino Gay Pride (PLGP) is going back to its roots as it simultaneously takes on an infusion of fresh leadership and energy. After two years away, the PLGP Festival will return to its original home the Jupiter Hotel on July 21 ...

Diamante Awards aid Latino college students

Diamante Awards aid Latino college students
The Diamante Awards Committee is seeking nominations for its annual student scholarships and awards that honor individuals and organizations for their service to the Latino community. Herzing University-Toledo recently announced it has become the fifth ...

Wash. Supreme Court: Attorneys can't use legal status to intimidate people ...

Wash. Supreme Court: Attorneys can't use legal status to intimidate people ...
The new rule is the result of years of lobbying by the Latino Bar Association of Washington, whose members were concerned attorneys and, in some cases, judges were using person's legal status in the country openly in court to intimidate. They say that ...

IMMIGRATION: How badly do Republicans need Latino votes?

IMMIGRATION: How badly do Republicans need Latino votes?
The percentage of voters who are Latino in any given district is almost always lower than their share of the overall population, because Latinos are on average younger than non-Hispanics — meaning a higher percentage of Latinos are under 18 — and ...

Presentation centers on catering toward Hispanic shoppers

Presentation centers on catering toward Hispanic shoppers
Additionally, one of every six people in America is Latino, and the growth rate for the Latino population was 43 percent compared to 5 percent for all non-Latinos, based on the 2010 census. The Hispanic community is the youngest in the state, with an ...

Ancestry.com Reveals Johnny Depp's African American Heritage

Ancestry.com Reveals Johnny Depp's African American Heritage
*Henry Louis Gates' show African American Lives has revealed to a lot of African American celebrities, with the exception of Oprah, that they have family roots that are directly connected to white slave masters, abolitionists, as well as native americans.

Program helps African-American children lean and parents advocate

Program helps African-American children lean and parents advocate
Hope Davis reads to her daughters, Danaviah and Tania. Network for the Development of Children of African Descent. Hope Davis reads to her daughters, Danaviah and Tania. African-American books and art line the walls. Soft chairs beckon readers to sit a ...

Young African-American Males Culminate FAMU's Summer Program Especially ...

Young African-American Males Culminate FAMU's Summer Program Especially ...
More than 50 young African-American males participated in the FAMU Black Male College Explorers Program this summer. This program provided six weeks of highly concentrated developmental experiences, which includes weekly seminars, workshops and ...

US African-American Faith Leaders Vow to Harness Anger over Teen's Killing

US African-American Faith Leaders Vow to Harness Anger over Teen's Killing
African-American faith leaders vowed Tuesday to harness anger over the Trayvon Martin case to overturn "stand-your-ground" laws and reassert the case for greater civil rights. Speaking outside Department of Justice headquarters, Reverend Al Sharpton ...

First African American woman appointed as Caddo Parish Commission attorney

First African American woman appointed as Caddo Parish Commission attorney
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — The Caddo Parish Commission has confirmed Donna Frazier's appointment as the new parish attorney for Caddo Parish. She will replace retiring Parish Attorney Charles Grubb, who served in that capacity for the past eleven ...

African-American group seeks federal charges in Trayvon case

African-American group seeks federal charges in Trayvon case
NAACP members were gathering for the annual convention in Orlando, Florida of the African-American organization dedicated to civil rights when the jury issued its decision on Saturday night in the nearby town of Sanford. The verdict by a jury of six ...

Fund in focus: Invesco Perpetual Latin American

Fund in focus: Invesco Perpetual Latin American
Despite the number of countries within the region, investment in Latin America still principally focuses on two countries, namely the fifth largest country in the world, Brazil and Mexico. Opportunities do exist within other countries, and investors ...

Man Without a Country

Man Without a Country
For his part Snowden appears unwilling to accept these conditions and made it clear that asylum in Russia would be temporary and he would ultimately prefer to go to one of the Latin American countries that have offered him safe haven from the US ...

U.S. Bullying Latin American Countries Offering Asylum to Snowden with ...

U.S. Bullying Latin American Countries Offering Asylum to Snowden with ...
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Journalists at risk in Latin America

Journalists at risk in Latin America
A total of 20 journalists in Latin America have paid the ultimate price for the freedom of speech in six countries during that time span, according to Reporters without Borders (RSF). Brazil has been home to a region-high eight deaths of media members ...

New Transparency International Report Reveals Most Corrupt Countries in Latin ...

New Transparency International Report Reveals Most Corrupt Countries in Latin ...
According to a new report by the non-profit group Transparency International, Argentina ranks first in percieved corruption by its citizens. The non-profit used its Global Corruption Barameter to examin the views citizens have of their governments. The ...

Be the Hope More school supplies sought for children of Haiti

Be the Hope More school supplies sought for children of Haiti
Heather Hinze expected to experience poverty and deplorable school conditions during her two-week May visit to post-earthquake Haiti. But the magnitude of the destitution created by a 7.0 earthquake in 2010 was greater than she imagined. The earthquake ...

Gutfeld: Why liberals ignore 'black on black' violence

Gutfeld: Why liberals ignore 'black on black' violence
That's alarming but -- -- the fact that 6300 blacks are killed each year and not by whites or Hispanics or the newly minted white Hispanic. That -- 1% of black homicides committed by black offenders so why does -- Zimmerman Trout get all the ink but ...

Gay black man takes lead in organizing Trayvon Martin vigil Saturday

Gay black man takes lead in organizing Trayvon Martin vigil Saturday
Last week I lamented that not a single white or Hispanic LGBT activist attended one of the largest black LGBT rallies in Dallas' history last month. Well, this Saturday may offer a chance to make up for it. One of the organizers of last month's rally ...

Todd Starnes Tweets Focus On Violent Zimmerman Verdict Protests - But ...

Todd Starnes Tweets Focus On Violent Zimmerman Verdict Protests - But ...
In Todd Starnes' twisted world, the LGBT and African-American communities are ruining the nice, white, Christian America that Starnes so loves. And just to prove his point, he posts tweets that provide examples of bad behavior on the part of the two ...

LETTERS Not the villains

LETTERS Not the villains
But the damage is done—enemies of freedom and equality can point to these unsourced claims as evidence of division between African-American leaders and those in the LGBT community. To be clear, no such division exists. In this session alone, ...

Chicago toughens ban on assault weapons amid violence

Chicago toughens ban on assault weapons amid violence
While official statistics show Chicago's murder rate has subsided somewhat from last year, injuries and deaths are common from gun violence, particularly in predominantly African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods. Violence is usually higher during ...

Isolated violence possibly related to Zimmerman verdict reported

Isolated violence possibly related to Zimmerman verdict reported
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who followed Martin after deeming him suspicious, acted in self defense when he shot the unarmed black 17-year-old, a Florida jury concluded. Zimmerman, who went into hiding after the verdict, is Hispanic.