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Valery Simeonov

Outcry in Bulgaria as Nationalist Heads Panel on Minorities

SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgaria’s government sparked an outcry Thursday after it announced that the country’s vice premier, a nationalist notorious for verbal attacks on Roma and migrants, would head a major panel on minorities. Valery Simeonov will head the National

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Kevin Shenkman: Ending Democracy as We Know It in Southern California?

Kevin Shenkman might be regarded as one of the most prolific civil rights lawyers of his generation. But to many Southern California residents, Kevin Shenkman is a greedy, bullying do-gooder from Malibu who is creating racial divisions where they do not exist.

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ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt Compares Trump’s Database to Holocaust

NEW YORK, New York — While delivering his opening remarks at the Anti Defamation League (ADL) “Never is Now” Summit on Anti-Semitism at the Grand Hyatt on Thursday, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt pledged to register as a Muslim if President-elect Donald Trump and his administration proceed to create a government database to register and track foreign entrants from Muslim countries in order to thwart terrorism.

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Egypt Jails 11 Men Accused of Homosexuality

Cairo (AFP) – An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 men accused of homosexuality to jail terms of between three and 12 years, legal sources said. The defendants were arrested in a flat in the leafy Cairo suburb of Agouza in

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‘New American Century’: White Christians Now Minority

Four centuries after white Christians landed in Jamestown and settled what would later become America, a report reveals that white Christians are now a minority in the nation their forbearers settled.

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Union and Left-Wing Connected Protestors Rally at CNN’s GOP Debate: ‘Racist Rhetoric by GOP Contenders Not Welcome in Southern California’

Hundreds – many with union and left-wing advocate connections – are planning to rally and protest outside of CNN’s GOP presidential primary debate in Simi Valley, California on Wednesday to stand “up against the racist, xenophobic rhetoric that has fueled the Republican primary,” according to the event’s press release.

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CEOs of Silicon Valley’s Top Firms Reveal Diversity

Silicon Valley often gets knocked for a lack of diversity, but historically excluded groups are making an impressive showing at the top spot of the most valuable companies. Just looking at the top ten companies based in Silicon Valley by NASDAQ market cap, 40% are run by someone who is a woman, an immigrant, or non-white. By individual demographics, 20% are women, and 30% are foreign-born.

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Armstrong Williams Teams with Coastal Carolina University to Help Young Journalists

One of the nation’s most successful broadcasters and journalists, Armstrong Williams, Chairman of Howard Stirk Holdings Journalism Foundation, Inc., is teaming up with Coastal Carolina University to sponsor a new intern program aimed at helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds get their start in the field of journalism.