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Women Still Paid Less Than Men, With Minority Women Paid Even Less

Women Still Paid Less Than Men, With Minority Women Paid Even Less

According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, the average woman in the United States, working full-time, is paid $10,622 less than their male counterparts, with minority women being paid even less. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Strong Earthquake Rocks Spain, Thus Far 7 Reported Dead (VIDEO)

JUST IN:  Strong Earthquake Rocks Spain, Thus Far 7 Reported Dead (VIDEO)

The Spanish government is reporting two strong earthquakes, this afternoon affecting the areas of Lorca and Murcia, Spain and leaving 7 dead thus far. The 5.3 magnitude quake was felt in the afternoon continue reading »

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Has Been Seeking Partner for Over Half a Century - OUCH!

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Has Been Seeking Partner for Over Half a Century - OUCH!

Meet 100 year old Lonesome George, the giant Ecuadorean tortoise, who has been looking for a partner for half a century! continue reading »

30 Senators Led by Senators Durbin, Reid & Menendez Introduce the DREAM Act

30 Senators Led by Senators Durbin, Reid & Menendez Introduce the DREAM Act

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and 30 other Senators introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors continue reading »

Federal Authorities Warn School Districts: Do Not Ask Student, Parents About Immigration Status

Federal Authorities Warn School Districts: Do Not Ask Student, Parents About Immigration Status

Public schools across the country are being warned by the federal government that they are not to ask their students about their immigration status continue reading »

With No Minorities or Women in the Boardroom, Urban Outifitters is Being Pressured to Change

With No Minorities or Women in the Boardroom, Urban Outifitters is Being Pressured to Change

In March, Atlantic magazine pointed out the “23 Global Companies With No Women on the Boards,” and now, one of those on the list, Urban Outfitters, continue reading »

Cuba to Allow Citizens to Travel Abroad

Cuba to Allow Citizens to Travel Abroad

For the first time in 50 years, the Cuban government will allow its nationals to travel the world as tourists. continue reading »

IDB Aims to Save 350,000 Lives in Latin America thru Road Safety Instruction

IDB Aims to Save 350,000 Lives in Latin America thru Road Safety Instruction

The Inter-American Development Bank today participated in launching the first Decade of Action for Road Safety that the World Health Organization is carrying out with the objective of saving 350,000 lives in Latin America continue reading »

Hispanic Americans Less Likely to Recognize Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Hispanic Americans Less Likely to Recognize Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

While stroke, heart disease and other cerebrovascular diseases are the fourth leading cause of death in Hispanics – stroke and heart disease account for one in four deaths continue reading »

Re-introducing the DREAM ACT- Sen Durbin and Rep. Gutierrez standing together LIVE FEED

Re-introducing the DREAM ACT- Sen Durbin and Rep. Gutierrez standing together LIVE FEED

The DREAM Act would allow a select group of immigrant students with great potential to contribute more fully to America. These young people were brought to the U.S. as children and should not be punished for their parents’ mistakes. The DREAM Act would give these students a chance to earn legal status if they: Came to the U.S. as children (15 or under) Are long-term U.S. residents (continuous physical presence for at least five years) Have good moral character Graduate from high school or obtain a GED Complete two years of college or military service in good standing The DREAM Act would benefit the U.S. Armed Forces. Tens of thousands of highly-qualified, well-educated young people would enlist in the Armed Forces if the DREAM Act becomes law. The Defense Department’s FY 2010-12 Strategic Plan includes the DREAM Act as a means to help “shape and maintain a mission-ready All Volunteer Force.” Defense Secretary Gates, who supports the DREAM Act, says it “will result in improved recruitment results and attendant gains in unit manning and military performance.” General Colin Powell has also endorsed the DREAM Act, saying, “Immigration is what’s keeping this country’s lifeblood moving forward.” The DREAM Act would stimulate the American economy. A UCLA study concluded that DREAM Act participants could contribute $1.4-$3.6 trillion to the U.S. economy during their working lives. New York City Mayor Michael continue reading »

U.S. and Colombia Sign Open Skies Agreement

U.S. and Colombia Sign Open Skies Agreement

On May 10, in Bogota, Under Secretary of State William J. Burns and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin signed a new air transport agreement which, following a subsequent exchange of notes between the two countries, will establish a bilateral Open Skies air transportation relationship. continue reading »

Community Gardening Event in Humboldt Park

AmeriCorps Project YES! will be hosting a community gardening event in various Humboldt Park gardens on May 14th at 9:00 a.m. continue reading »

Missouri’s 11th Hour Attack on Immigrants

Missouri’s 11th Hour Attack on Immigrants

The MO state legislature has less than a week before they adjourn, but House Bill 167 -- the bill that would make it next to impossible for thousands of Missouri's immigrants to get a driver's license continue reading »

12 Illegal Aliens Rescued Inside Cargo Truck with No Ventilation

12 Illegal Aliens Rescued Inside Cargo Truck with No Ventilation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station saved the lives of 12 illegal aliens, who were confined in a cargo truck with no ventilation on Saturday. continue reading »

Announcement Coming that DREAM Act Bill to be Reintroduced in Senate

Announcement Coming that DREAM Act Bill to be Reintroduced in Senate

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and others will hold a press conference later today to announce the introduction of the DREAM Act continue reading »