ProPublica, NPR In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. Now, 60 years later, the South is seeing a resurgence of More »
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Rolling Stone A museum honoring the musical and cultural contributions of artists from Otis Redding to Marvin Gaye is set to be built in Nashville. The planned National Museum of African-American Music will also More »
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There are two groups of Republicans: Those who pander to nativists by encouraging anti-Latino prejudice and exploiting the fear and anxiety that come from changing demographics, and those who tolerate the first group. Both groups are spoiling the Grand Old Party. And they’re making life too easy for Democrats, who — while never particularly good at addressing the needs and concerns of Latino voters — have lately excelled in the neglect department.
The New York Times
Ever since he became the first Latino to give a Democratic National Convention keynote address in 2012, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and his identical twin brother, Representative Joaquin Castro have sought ways to stay on the national radar. Very few doubt that the mayor is angling for the vice-presidential spot on the 2016 Democratic ticket and that his brother is positioning himself for a potential run for statewide office, or against Senator Ted Cruz in 2018.
African-American children in the United States fare worse than any other group on key factors affecting economic success later in life. Among the factors considered in the study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation titled Race for Results were percentage of fourth graders who scored at or above proficient in reading, high school students graduating on time, children who live in two-parent families and children who live in areas where less than 20 percent of residents live in poverty.
In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. Now, 60 years later, the South is seeing a resurgence of segregation.
The Dallas Morning News
The agency has approximately 6,000 employees nationwide ranging from administrative professionals to special agents. As of January, only 7 percent of its approximately 4,400 sworn agents and uniform division officers were Hispanics and officials say they want to increase that.
The Hollywood Reporter
Morning TV Personalities Robin Roberts, Gayle King and Michael Strahan make the list. But no one in an executive or decision-making position does. Who did make the list?
To say that America will become a majority-minority country is to erase the distinctions and diversity within the Latino community and assume that, for now and forever, Latinos will remain a third race, situated next to “non-Hispanic blacks” and “non-Hispanic whites.” But, as the George Zimmerman controversy illustrates, it’s not that simple. How Hispanics perceive themselves may shape the future of race in America.
Let’s be honest, the field of classical music isn’t exactly diverse. Long dominated by, well, white people, even modern orchestras aren’t exactly a great representation of our population. Only 4% of American orchestras are African-American or Latino. But one organization’s annual competition is looking to change all that.
The New York Times
The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped,
As Jackie Robinson Day in baseball is again commemorated with disturbing, declining numbers of black participation, now down to 7.8 percent, the game might very well have reached its on-field nadir. Today, the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals do not employ an African-American player. If the numbers of African-American players continue to drop toward the low single-digits, the traditional pool of black managers will cease along with the players.