August 25, 2011 Direct | Published by the Applied Research Center

The Alabama Town Most Changed (and Saved) by Immigration

Poverty, dangerous work, struggling schools–yes, there’s a problem in Alabama, but it’s not immigration. Gabriel Thompson reports from a town that shows how, actually, immigration will save the state.

INFOGRAPHIC: How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011 Survey: A People of Color Majority? Meh, So What?

Despite all the fuss in politics about the coming non-white majority, most people don’t care about it. But Dom Apollon finds those with fears are the most vocal.
Also: Previous Survey–What Causes Racial Disparities?

‘Awkward Black Girl’ Creator Talks Hollywood, Race and Creative Control

Issa Rae, the creator of “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” talks with’s Akiba Solomon about the show and her future.


Black Dems Breaking Silence on Obama—’We’re Getting Tired, Y’all’
Maxine Waters has had vocal criticism for both the president and the tea party during congressional recess. But is this the beginning of a public break between the CBC and White House?

Cherokee Nation Revokes Tribal Citizenship From Descendants of Slaves
The decision will immediately terminate the tribal citizenship of about 2,800 so-called “non-Indians.”

New Details in Violent Mississippi Murder of James Craig Anderson
Family members remember the man who loved his church choir, his partner, and the four-year-old girl they raised as their own.

Feds Probe Los Angeles Sheriff Racial Profiling in White Suburbs
Antelope Valley deputies are accused of profiling and harassing public housing residents in an effort to chase away a growing black and Latino population.

Iman: Italian Vogue ‘Might As Well Have Called Those’ Slave Earrings ‘N— Earrings’
Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani has since apologized for the “inconvenience.”


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  Deadly Secrets: How California Law Shields Oakland Police Violence

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws five years ago left California residents with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints—and thus prevent future violence. A investigation finds Oakland is one of the cities left most

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