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Katrina’s Message on America’s Poor Still Unheard 10 Years Later

Katrina’s Message on America’s Poor Still Unheard 10 Years Later

Earl Ofari Hutchinson /New America Media There was a moment in the aftermath of the Katrine debacle ten years ago when the message that there are a lot of poor in New Orleans and America who are routinely ignored, neglected, and reviled got through....
THE IMPACT OF AMERICA BECOMING A NATION OF RENTERS

THE IMPACT OF AMERICA BECOMING A NATION OF RENTERS

Frank Rolfe /Special to El Observador Recent studies show that home ownership is on a path to decline to around 61% of households by 2020, which is the lowest level in half a century.  If current trends continue, America could cross the line into having...
Cárdenas, Reps.: “Help Low-Income Americans Send Marty Back To The Future!”

Cárdenas, Reps.: “Help Low-Income Americans Send Marty Back To The Future!”

Washington / DC Thanks to the high cost of fossil electricity and the low cost of solar, it’s incredibly cost-effective for homeowners to install solar on their roofs. More than 20 gigawatts of solar capacity has been installed nationwide, enough to...
Release of Refugee Families is Long-Overdue Step

Release of Refugee Families is Long-Overdue Step

Washington / DC On Monday he American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council welcomed plans announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the release of some mothers and children detained after seeking...
Troubled Hospital Leaves Past Behind, Reopens in South L.A.

Troubled Hospital Leaves Past Behind, Reopens in South L.A.

Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital reopened in South Los Angeles on Tuesday. The facility is updated and under new management. Photo courtesy of MLK Jr. Community Hospital. Suzanne Potter /California News Service LOS ANGELES – One of the...
Why The Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly – For Now

Why The Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly – For Now

Earl Ofari HutchinsonNew America Media Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says take it down. Present GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush says take it down. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will say a qualified take it down. The “it”...
Making Election Day a National Holiday

Making Election Day a National Holiday

David Gonzales /Special to El Observador Why are national elections held on Tuesdays? If you think about it, it’s a strange day to have an election, as most people are busy at work or school, and must make a special effort to get to the polling booths....
Activists Protest Private Prisons

Activists Protest Private Prisons

Activists are protesting the private prison industry in California. Photo credit: morguefile/arnoshwithal. Suzanne Potter California News Service /LOS ANGELES  Activists are protesting tax breaks for the $3 billion private prison industry – which...
Univision’s Purchase of The Root is Firm’s Second Move into Black Media

Univision’s Purchase of The Root is Firm’s Second Move into Black Media

Louisiana Weekly  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News  Last month’s announcement by Univision Commu-ni-cations Inc. that it had acquired online destination The Root was the second major foray into African-American media by...
Show Dad He’s Your Hero this Fatherís Day

Show Dad He’s Your Hero this Fatherís Day

StatePoint If Dad is your hero, Father’s Day is the perfect time to let him know. Luckily, there are plenty of fun ways to shine a light on Dad’s valor — from cool new gifts to handmade creations. Athletic Gear Maybe it’s been a month since...

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