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Diversity News & Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

Well folks, the fact that names tend to be passed down or reused inside families and certain names appear to be preferred by black and white parents, ...

Inside the Mind of Christopher Dorner

Janell Ross | Posted 04.17.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

This week, I worked on a story about the emotional toll of workplace discrimination - real or perceived - and just why so many people of color seem to...

Diversity News & Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 04.01.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

The New York Times has an amazing story about the experiences of Newtown, Conn. police officers who responded to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary...

Reproductive Rights and Race; Immigration Reform Has Next; Low-Top Boxes and Abolitionists; Bad Investment Advice

Janell Ross | Posted 03.31.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

The news of the day certainly rotates somewhere around immigration reform. The President is expected to deliver a speech in Las Vegas this afternoon o...

Tina Turner Moving On, Two Politicians in Complicated Trouble, Republican Dance With Latino Voters Hard to Follow

Janell Ross | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

"Minister Louis Farrakhan, who resides on the south side of Chicago in the same neighborhood where President Obama's home is, appealed to the President to visit people in inner city Chicago the same way he did the families in Newtown, Connecticut after the Sandy Hook School massacre. Twenty six people lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School after a mass shooting.

Midday Diversity News And Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 03.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

In November, the power of the fast-growing Latino electorate seemed to be conversation topic one for those interested in politics. This week, Latino Decisions, a polling firm that specializes in tracking and gauging the opinions of Hispanics, brings us an interesting reminder that the real power of the Latino vote has not yet been tapped.

Morning Diversity News And Notes Round Up

Janell Ross | Posted 03.18.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

Maryland lawmakers are expected to consider a measure sometime in the next two to three weeks that could eliminate the death penalty and make the state the first South of the Mason Dixon line to ban capital punishment.

Morning Diversity News and Notes Round Up

Janell Ross | Posted 03.17.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

Marco Rubio's efforts to lead the discussion on immigration reform are in full swing according to The New York Times today. Rubio spoke with the edito...

Midday Diversity News And Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 03.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

A few deeply interesting stats brought to us by the Pew Research Center

  • The nation's birth rate dropped 8 percent in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available. That decrease is due largely to immigrant women opting to have fewer children.
  • That same year, the share of new marriages between couples with different racial or ethnicity climbed to 15.1 percent
  • Half of parents with teens who access the Internet say they have used some sort of monitoring or site-blocking software in an effort to try to stay on top of their kid's virtual lives.
  • Nearly one third -- 32 percent -- of ALL Americans have benefited from two or more entitlement programs in their lifetime.