U.S. Believes Iraqi Offensive Will Retake Mosul in Three Months

Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

An Iraqi and Kurdish military force of some 20,000 to 25,000 troops is being prepared to recapture the city of Mosul from "Islamic State" fighters, probably in the April-May time frame, an official at the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday.

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, Invoking Integrity of Review Process


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

President Barack Obama on February 24 vetoed legislation that would have forced the Keystone XL pipeline through by eliminating the need for State Department approval for the project, which crosses the international border with Canada.

US Justice Department Will Not Bring Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman


The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against George Zimmerman, the 31-year-old Florida man who was tried and found not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the New York Times reports.

Mexicans Were Second Largest Group Targeted by Violent Lynch Mobs in the US


VOXXI, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

A new report released by the Equal Justice Initiative documents nearly 4,000 victims of “racial terror lynchings” in the South from 1877 to 1950.

New Book Celebrates 11 Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Rust Belt Cities


New America Media, Press Release, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Julio Zegarra-Ballon, a small business owner from St. Louis, Missouri, has been named the $1,000 prize winner of the “A Day in the Life of an Immigrant Entrepreneur” contest.

Anti-Corruption Chief Editor Removed in Vietnam for "Abusing Rights"


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

The newspaper also faces a heavy fine of 700 million VND (approximately $32,800 USD) for “violating administrative regulations”, including providing “wrongful and slanderous information that damaged the prestige of organizations and/or citizens.”

Marvel’s Cindy Moon Swings Solo in New Comic Series, ‘Silk’


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Months after debuting in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Cindy Moon, aka “Silk,” makes a silky transition to her own comic book series as Marvel’s newest Asian American superheroine.

In Their Moment of ‘Glory,’ Common and John Legend Showed the World Why the Selma Struggle Truly Is ‘Now’


The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

With their electrifying acceptance speeches at Sunday’s Oscars, Common and John Legend affirmed the connection between the civil rights struggle portrayed in Selma and the fight for justice that continues today.

Alejandro Iñárritu Dedicates Oscar to Fellow Mexicans


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Alejandro Iñárritu, winner of the 2015 Best Director Oscar for the film Birdman, dedicated his win to his fellow Mexicans in Mexico and the United States.

Federal Court Blocks Government from Detaining Asylum Seekers


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 20, 2015

A federal court put a halt to the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylumseekers as a deterrent.

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