70 Members of Congress Call on President Obama to ‘Ban the Box’

The Root , News Report, Posted: May 26, 2015

The group of U.S. representatives wants the president to sign an executive order to ban federal contractors from asking if potential job seekers have been convicted of crimes.

Amtrak Resumes Service, Focus on Safety


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

As Northeast Regional 188 left Union Station on May 12, the safe assumption was that no one on board gave any thought to a system federal regulators had put into place to slow speeding trains.

Kung Fu Nuns Lend a Hand, and Heart, to Nepal’s Rehabilitation Efforts


India West, News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

Trained in the ancient Chinese martial arts, these Buddhist nuns are fighting against all odds to help Nepal get back on its feet after last month's devastating quake and a series of aftershocks that have left over 8,000 people dead.

Good Night, David Letterman: 10 Memorable Appearances by Black Stars


The Root , News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

David Letterman’s retirement from his long-running Late Show With David Letterman—which began on Feb. 1, 1982, as Late Night With David Letterman on NBC and later moved to CBS on Aug. 30, 1993, after NBC chose Jay Leno to succeed the legendary Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show—has rightfully prompted a lot of celebration.

Black Unemployment Falls but Still Doubles Rate of Whites


Final Call, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2015

The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the Black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of White workers, which has remained flat since February at 4.7 percent.

Navajo Presidential Inauguration Historic in Several Ways


Navajo Times, News Analysis, Posted: May 19, 2015

For the first time in the history of the Navajo Nation, a Navajo leader from New Mexico replaced another.

Happy X Day? The Case Against a Federal Holiday for Malcolm X


The Root , News Analysis, Posted: May 19, 2015

Several scholars agree that a federal holiday would sanitize the legacy of a leader who fought fearlessly against state-sanctioned violence, imperialism and white supremacy

Loretta Sanchez Shocks Indian Americans With ‘War Cry’ Caricature


India West, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized May 17 after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans as she appeared to be making a joke about the difference between Indian Americans and Native Americans. The incident brought her a cascade of reprimands from many in the Indian American community as well as fellow Democrats and on social media.

NDAA Amendment to Urge President to Rescue Americans in Yemen


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

The House Committee on Rules approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to express the sense of Congress that the president should exercise all available authorities to evacuate U.S. citizens and nationals from Yemen as soon as possible.

How Did a 26-Year-Old Iraq War Veteran Die Serving a 2-Day Jail Sentence?


The Root , News Feature, Posted: May 18, 2015

Sgt. James Brown left his family in 2012 to report to El Paso County Detention Facility in Texas for a two-day stay on a DWI. So how did he end up dead?

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