Republicans Still Earn ‘F’ on Civil Rights

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - Republicans and Civil Rights scoreThe Leadership Conference of Civil Rights (LCCR), a coalition of more than 200 human rights groups, has issued a new congressional report card that reaches the same conclusion that similar analyses by the NAACP has reached in recent years: When it comes to issues important to the civil rights community, every Republican in the House and Senate gets an 'F.'

The LCCR graded each federal lawmaker on a points system and no Republican supported key civil rights measures more



Ebola Knows No Borders

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - Ebola a world matterWhen it comes to matters of trade and economics, experts are eager to speak of "globalization." People are keen to talk about the dissolution of borders and the many ways that countries work together across the globe. At least part of every Apple computer purchased in the U.S. was manufactured or assembled in Ireland. Many call centers are located in the Carribean and India. U.S. companies subcontract these jobs to other countries because hourly wages are lower in those countries than at home.



Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - NFL watched by Black Women's RoundtableAs the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time.

Since footage surfaced of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his wife unconscious, the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), a civic engagement consortium, has closely watched the NFL's domestic violence



“What About the Girls?”

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - Girls of color abused - child abuseDuring the most critical period of Jessica's childhood, adults who could have intervened to protect her from abuse let her down over and over. As a child she was sexually abused in her home and ended up living with her grandmother for a time. At age 11 she became a victim to child sex trafficking when she fell into the clutches of a local pimp. She was never treated as a victim or a sexual assault survivor, even by the police. At school she was stalked and sexually harassed by a school administrator known to pay for sex. Jessica was sold for sex by her pimp for the next several years until she finally



Ebola: Fight the Disease, Not the Victims

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - Fight Ebola not victimsThe spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa is a global health emergency. Countries around the world must join together to mobilize the resources, build the isolation units, supply the needed medicine, doctors, nurses and support personnel needed to isolate and treat those afflicted, track down and monitor those who might have been in contact, and stop the epidemic.



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