Blacks, Not Hispanics, Key to Election Victory

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - Democrats, minorities and general electionAlthough Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than African Americans, according to a study of Census data by the Pew Research Center.

The report, titled, "Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections," stated: "A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections, making up, for the first time, 11 percent of all eligible voters nationwide. But despite a



Closer to the Finish Line

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - Civil rights guidelines in educationWith opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination.

For the first time in 13 years, the Department now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin.



Vote 'Yes' on Prop. 47

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - Proposition 47 supportOn October 6, I voted for change. I voted for safety. I voted for second chances.

I, along with a majority of my fellow Councilmembers, voted to endorse Proposition 47, a California ballot initiative that will focus law enforcement dollars on serious and violent crime while investing savings into K-12 school programs, crime prevention and mental health and drug treatment.



Don’t Sleep - The November 4 Elections

Black news from Pasadena - Commentary - Reasons to not sleep through the general electionsThe November 4 election is only a moment away. Believe it or not, as of about two weeks ago, two thirds of the people in the U.S.A did not know that there is to be an election on November 4, 2014. As far as some segments of our society are concerned, that is just fine. They would rather that we remain asleep.



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