Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

Dec. 20, 2013: Pancho Claus, Rudy Martinez, waves to children as he visits Knowlton Elementary School, in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

HOUSTON (AP) — He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat — though often it’s a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho […]

12/23/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama says he will visit Indian Country next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Native American leaders Wednesday that he will make his first trip as president to Indian Country next year, expanding on his vow to enhance the bond between the […]

11/13/2013

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrates his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie: GOP should ‘show up’ for minority votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday offered his Republican Party a prescription to win: show up. Christie, fresh off a 22-percentage point win for re-election, said the GOP must go into […]

11/10/2013

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SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday. Average scores in reading, math, and writing […]

09/25/2013

AP graphic shows median household income by state and U.S. trend since 1970.

Census: No sign of economic rebound for many in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not […]

09/19/2013

Abraham Pearson, alias Derreck White, is on the run Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 after stabbing a sheriff's deputy several times in the neck and carjacking a motorist while escaping from a downtown Detroit courthouse. (AP Photo/Wayne County Sheriffs Department)

Robbery suspect stabs deputy, flees court in daring escape

DETROIT (AP) — A man awaiting sentencing in an armed robbery was on the run Monday after stabbing a sheriff’s deputy several times in the neck, stealing his uniform then carjacking a motorist in a […]

09/09/2013

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NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial

NEW YORK (AP) — In a case that gave a legal airing to the debate over use of the N-word among blacks, a federal jury has rejected a black manager’s argument that it was a […]

09/03/2013

Long Beach Police release video of suspect.

Long Beach police search for serial groper

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Long Beach police will canvas a neighborhood today, knocking on doors and passing out flyers, as they search for a serial groper who’s been operating in the city for the past […]

08/30/2013

An emblem on the Szechuan Hunan restaurant in Philadelphia Monday Aug. 19, 2013, indicates its participation in new low sodium initiative in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia tries less salt in Chinese takeout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amar Jones knows that high-salt Chinese takeout isn’t good for his high blood pressure. But the lure of shrimp with broccoli is hard to resist. So he was heartened recently to hear […]

08/23/2013

AP Graphic shows how high-school graduates tested for ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in English, Reading, Mathematics or Science

ACT: Only quarter of high school grads ready for all subjects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a quarter of this year’s high school graduates who took the ACT tests have the reading, math, English and science skills they need to succeed in college or a career, according […]

08/21/2013

Image provided by Paul Frank Industries Inc. shows a series of T-shirts designed by Dustin Martin, a member of the Navajo Nation. Paul Frank collaborated with Martin and three other Native American artists and designers to create a new collection that was unveiled Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Paul Frank Industries Inc.)

Paul Frank teams up with Native American artists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Paul Frank Industries, famous for putting Julius the monkey on everything from T-shirts to bicycles, has teamed up with four Native American artists and designers. The result has been a special […]

08/16/2013

Eva Longoria (AP Photo)

Longoria to receive Hispanic Heritage Awards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Eva Longoria, chef Jose Andres and actor and director Diego Luna are among those who will receive the 26th Hispanic Heritage Awards. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced the winners Friday. The […]

08/16/2013

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