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Macy’s severs ties to Donald Trump over anti-Mexican remarks

Macy’s department store became the latest business to disassociate itself from GOP presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump over his anti-Mexican comments. A few weeks ago in making his announcement as a ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Activist removes Confederate flag in front of South Carolina capitol building

A 30 year old artist and activist, Bree Newsome, climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol building this morning and took down the Confederate flag. According to the Guardian, Bree Newsome, a 30 year old from ...
by Adriana Maestas
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SCOTUS saves Obamacare: subsidies to purchase health insurance will continue

On Thursday, in a 6-3 ruling the Supreme Court ruled that Americans who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance on exchanges will get to keep them. In writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said, &#...
by Adriana Maestas
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E-Commerce sites follow Walmart’s lead in banning sale of Confederate flag items

On Tuesday, a handful of large e-commerce websites announced that they would ban the sale of Confederate flag items. Walmart had announced that it would ban the sale of Confederate flags on Monday. Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy follow...
by Adriana Maestas
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Reaction to the Horror in Charleston

Mass violence struck again yesterday evening at a historical Black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect is White gunman identified as Dylann Roof. Authorities say that he shot and killed nine Black people who were ...
by Adriana Maestas
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May Jobs Report: 43 Percent of All Job Gains Were Low-Wage

The May jobs report from the Department of Labor is out, and while 280,000 jobs were added to the economy, 43% of all job gains were in the low wage sector. The overall unemployment rate is 5.5%, and the rate for African Americ...
by Adriana Maestas
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House Democrats ask DHS to end detention of mothers and children

On Wednesday, May 27, Congressional representatives Zoe Lofgren, Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Luis Gutierrez along with 133 other House Democrats sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson asking that the dep...
by Adriana Maestas
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Loretta Sanchez mocks Native Americans at California Democratic Convention

Today Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez mocked Native Americans at the California Democratic Convention in Anaheim. While in front of an audience, the Congresswoman, who is also a recently declared candidate for U.S. Senate, recoun...
by Adriana Maestas
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3 reasons why Loretta Sanchez doesn’t have a lock on Latino voters in #CASen

After denying reports that she would enter the race to replace Senator Barbara Boxer, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez officially announced that she is officially running for the U.S. Senate. Sanchez becomes the second Democrat to...
by Adriana Maestas
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Los Angeles County ends the 287(g) program, ending jail partnership with immigration agents

Today the Los Angeles County Supervisors voted to end it 287(g) contract by a vote of 3-2. 287(g) was a program that allowed collaboration between the local sheriff’s deputies and federal immigration officials in Los Ange...
by Adriana Maestas
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Hillary Clinton indicates that she’s against family detention, reaffirms support for immigration reform

Last week in a round table discussion at a high school in Nevada, Hillary Clinton laid out her positions on immigration. She indicated that she would do everything to protect President Obama’s executive actions on immigra...
by Adriana Maestas
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Reframing Baltimore as an “Uprising” or “Black Spring”

Yesterday as the civil unrest in Baltimore was unfolding, I noticed a departure in how some journalists and activists were reporting activities in the “Charm City.” Sure, there were some who insisted that what was h...
by Adriana Maestas
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Loretta Lynch confirmed, becoming first Black female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed by a vote of 56-43 to become the nation’s Attorney General. She will succeed former attorney general Eric Holder. Lynch was nominated for the position in November, but Lynch waited longer ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Jeb Bush identifies as “Hispanic” on voter registration, acknowledges mistake

Earlier today the New York Times published Jeb Bush’s voter registration form, which listed his ethnicity as “Hispanic.” Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George ...
by Adriana Maestas
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“C is for Change” introduces children to César Chávez

Today would have marked labor leader Cesar Chavez’s 88th birthday. In some localities, honoring Cesar Chavez is a holiday. Despite wide recognition in Chicano communities throughout the Southwest, there are still many who...
by Adriana Maestas
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