An annual Workers Day march in Chicago turned into an anti-Arizona event as participants railed against that state’s new immigration law directing police to check suspected illegal immigrants for proof of legal residency. Police estimated 8,000 protesters about four times the number who attended last year’s May Day.
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In 2009 President Barack Obama allocated $13.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for affordable housing and community development.
On August 18, 2010, a 50-state report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education has come to a dispiriting conclusion: public education is failing black male students. Nationwide, the graduation rate for this demographic of students is a paltry 47 percent and in some major cities, it’s perilously low–in New York City and Philadelphia, for example, only 28 percent of black males complete high school on time.
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Nearly seven years to the day that Fakhur Uddin came to America from Bangladesh, he was slain and found bound with duct tape and string, shot in the head, and left in the back room of the East Germantown gift and sundry store that he was minding for his ailing father. Here, Uddin’s mother sits in front of their store crying over his death while Philadelphia police work the crime scene.