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Call me black, not African-American

Call me black, not African-American

NEW YORK — One of the first times I recall being asked the question "Where are you from?" was also one of the first times I realized that being black wasn't a sufficient answer. For a sixth-grade project, I had to create my own version of a family crest to be presented to the class. The idea…

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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

WASHINGTON — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United Sta…

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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

FILE - This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally. Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elec…

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Study: Minorities not well-represented in environmental groups

WASHINGTON — Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday.

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Black sheep congressman could endanger the herd

Black sheep congressman could endanger the herd

Aside from former House Speaker Eric Cantor’s ambush by mild-mannered college professor David Brat, tea party candidates have fared poorly against establishment Republicans this year.

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Apply affirmative action based on present-day segregation, not race

Black folks once were victims of intentional, government-sponsored racial segregation.

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

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