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DAPA-Eligible Immigrants Face Threat Of Deportation, Advocates Say

Roque Planas | February 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
Brenda Castro, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, has two U.S.-born children, lives in New Orleans and has been in the country since 2008. Though she has a misdemeanor for attempted theft and a prior deportation, immigrant rights advocates are confident she would qualify for the deportation relief program...

HBO Is Determined To Tackle Its Diversity Problem

Sasha Bronner | February 27, 2015 | Entertainment
On the heels of the whitest Oscars since 1998, Patricia Arquette's semi-accidental rebel call for "gay people and people of color" to fight for women's rights, and a generally rising tide of consciousness about how minorities are treated in Hollywood, HBO announced that it will launch...

America's Unfair Rules Of The Road

Slate | Jessica Dickerson | February 27, 2015 | Black Voices
At the easternmost edge of Lake Erie, where the lake meets the Niagara River, the Peace Bridge connects the United States and Canada. The two-thirds-of-a-mile-long bridge is one of the busiest border crossings between the two countries, connecting Canada’s Fort Erie with Buffalo, New York. Every day, an average of...

When Whites Get A Free Pass: Research Shows White Privilege Is Real

The New York Times | Jessica Dickerson | February 27, 2015 | Black Voices
NEW HAVEN — THE recent reunion show for the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” re-aired a portion of Eddie Murphy’s 1984 classic “White Like Me” skit, in which he disguised himself to appear Caucasian and quickly learned that “when white people are alone, they give things to each other...

Marco Rubio Attempts To Win Back Conservatives On Immigration

Christina Wilkie | February 27, 2015 | Politics
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Friday that the single biggest lesson he learned from the failure of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress in 2013 is that Americans will not accept proposals to deal with the undocumented residents in the U.S. until the border is secure....

Pete Sessions: Obama Accountable For Murders 'Every Day' By Undocumented Immigrants

Elise Foley | February 27, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) accused President Barack Obama and Democrats Thursday evening of continually releasing undocumented immigrants who are murdering Americans. "Every day, all along border states, maybe other places, there are murders by people who have been arrested coming into this country, who have been released by...

How One Community Is Kicking The Koch Brothers' Harmful Black Dust Out Of Their Neighborhood

Joseph Erbentraut | February 27, 2015 | Green
It’s not easy to take on a wealthy, multi-national corporation and win. Especially for residents of Chicago’s struggling southeast side. But that’s exactly what's happening on the banks of the Calumet River, where the steel plants that used to give residents of a mostly Hispanic neighborhood access to a middle-class...

Derrick Rose Releases Powerful Commercial Just Days After News Of Latest Injury

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | February 27, 2015 | Sports
The timing is perfect.

What's Really Wrong With Bill O'Reilly's El Salvador Reporting

Roque Planas | February 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly has pointed to his brief stint in Latin America in 1982 as a correspondent for CBS News as proof of his experience covering “active war zones.” Those claims have come under fire this month after reports in The Nation, Mother Jones and elsewhere...

Mexico Captures Knights Templar Cartel Leader 'La Tuta'

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | February 27, 2015 | World
By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Mexico has captured the country's most wanted drug lord still at large, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, police said on Friday, in a boost for President Enrique Pena Nieto as he grapples with grisly gang violence. Gomez, 49, was the prime...

House Republicans Not Ready To Cave On DHS Funding

Sabrina Siddiqui | February 27, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans inched closer to embracing a stopgap measure to prevent a Department of Homeland Security shutdown on Thursday, a day before the agency runs out of money. GOP leaders huddled with their conference behind closed doors to gauge support for a three-week continuing resolution that would keep...

Second Autopsy Shows Pasco Police Shot Mexican Migrant From Behind

Michael McLaughlin | February 26, 2015 | Crime
A day after investigators in Washington state said an autopsy showed a Mexican migrant killed by police wasn't shot from behind, a lawyer for the man's family said a second autopsy contradicts the police claims. Antonio Zambrano-Montes, 35, was shot twice from the back during a Feb....

Nevada GOP Pushes New Gun Law Reminiscent Of 'Stand Your Ground'

Samantha Lachman | February 26, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A Nevada state Senate committee considered a controversial package of gun-rights provisions on Wednesday, just a day before the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. The Nevada legislation includes a provision that would allow people who feel threatened in their cars to defend themselves...

‘McFarland, USA' Director On Why It Was Important To Not Make A ‘White Savior Movie'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | February 26, 2015 | Latino Voices
‘McFarland, USA’ follows the true-story of coach John White and his all-Latino track team, who despite being newcomers to the sport overcome obstacles to become champions. But director Niki Caro said she was very “conscious” of avoiding a white savior plot. During an interview with the Motion...

Meet The Man Who Might Make Chicago Mayoral History

Joseph Erbentraut | February 26, 2015 | Politics
On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was dealt a surprising result in his reelection bid: Despite a massive campaign war-chest and the backing of President Barack Obama, he fell short of the number of votes he needed to avoid a runoff election against his closest rival....

Find Out What The No. 1 Song Was On The Day You Were Born

Lauren Zupkus | February 26, 2015 | Entertainment
Have you ever wondered what the No. 1 song in the country was on your date of birth? Okay, probably not, but it's still fun to find out! For example, the No. 1 song on Kanye West's birthday back on June 8, 1977 was "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder: ...

New Facebook Ad Reminds Us How Important Best Friends Really Are

Alanna Vagianos | February 26, 2015 | Women
“It started with secret languages, some without words." So begins Facebook's new advertisement that shows the importance of friendship throughout all stages of life. Published on Feb. 13, the ad is one of three 60-second commercials created by Facebook. The ad shows all different types...

Senate Conservatives Say They Won't Hold Up DHS Funding

Elise Foley | February 26, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Another potential roadblock to the Senate quickly passing funding for the Department of Homeland Security was cleared Thursday. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), one of the most adamant opponents of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, indicated he is not planning to hold up a vote on...

25 Stunning Latina Celebrities With Killer Style (PHOTOS)

Julia Brucculieri | February 26, 2015 | Canada Style
Prepare for some style envy! There are a slew of Latina actresses in the entertainment industry right now who are totally killing it in the style arena. There's Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Lopez, who never shy away from a figure-hugging gown; Zoe Saldana, who loves taking red carpet risks;...

Democrats Defiant On DHS Funding As Shutdown Looms

Elise Foley | February 26, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Democrats indicated on Thursday that they won't give House Speaker John Boehner much room to maneuver on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, including on a possible short-term bill to avert a department shutdown. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she told Boehner...
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