Corey Dade http://kios.org en Sharpton 2.0: From Outsider To Insider http://kios.org/post/sharpton-20-outsider-insider Although he's been a public figure for three decades, the Rev. Al Sharpton is more visible these days than ever, often in ways even he wouldn't have dreamed when he was leading protests on the streets of New York in the 1980s.<p>If you watched the inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama, you probably saw the dais behind him filled with the usual lot of past presidents, members of Congress and so on. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:06:00 +0000 Corey Dade 27028 at http://kios.org Sharpton 2.0: From Outsider To Insider For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up http://kios.org/post/some-donors-boy-scouts-ban-gays-doesnt-add Years of criticism and even a U.S. Supreme Court challenge couldn't force the Boy Scouts of America to admit openly gay members and leaders. But money talks, and after the defections of major donors, the 103-year-old organization is poised to lift its national ban.<p>Just last summer, the Boy Scouts reaffirmed the ban after a lengthy internal review. Several incidents since then have tarnished the organization's image and fueled an aggressive nationwide protest led by an Eagle Scout.<p>Boys Scouts of America hasn't disclosed its reasons for considering the policy change. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:47:00 +0000 Corey Dade 25254 at http://kios.org For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up Bipartisan Senate Group Kick-Starts Immigration Battle http://kios.org/post/bipartisan-senate-group-kick-starts-immigration-battle A bipartisan Senate plan unveiled Monday to overhaul the U.S. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Corey Dade 25034 at http://kios.org Bipartisan Senate Group Kick-Starts Immigration Battle The Rev. Al Sharpton, In Six True-False Statements http://kios.org/post/rev-al-sharpton-six-true-false-statements <em> Editor's note: NPR's Corey Dade recently traveled to New York to interview the Rev. Al Sharpton about the unusual arc of his checkered career, from pugnacious street fighter for racial justice to savvy insider with ties to CEOs, a successful television show and the the ear of a soon-to-be second-term president. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Corey Dade 24670 at http://kios.org The Rev. Al Sharpton, In Six True-False Statements House Gears Up For Immigration Battle http://kios.org/post/house-gears-immigration-battle With immigration expected to be a top issue in the new Congress, lawmakers in both parties continue to call for a bipartisan approach — while also preparing for battle.<p>The messaging from many House Democrats and Republicans about the chances of passing an immigration overhaul remains optimistic. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:09:00 +0000 Corey Dade 24193 at http://kios.org House Gears Up For Immigration Battle New Immigration Battle: Driver's Licenses http://kios.org/post/new-immigration-battle-drivers-licenses In a sign of growing opposition to President Obama's immigration policy, Iowa has become the latest state to deny driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants who receive deferments from deportation.<p>Iowa joins Michigan, Nebraska and Arizona in denying licenses or non-operator identification cards because, officials say, Obama's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/06/15/155126911/president-obamas-immigration-shift-could-bolster-latino-support-in-november" target="_self">deferred action program</a> doesn't grant legal status in the United States. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:50:00 +0000 Corey Dade 23791 at http://kios.org Census Bureau Rethinks The Best Way To Measure Race http://kios.org/post/census-bureau-rethinks-best-way-measure-race Possible revisions to how the decennial census asks questions about race and ethnicity have raised concerns among some groups that any changes could reduce their population count and thus weaken their electoral clout.<p>The Census Bureau is considering numerous changes to the 2020 survey in an effort to improve the responses of minorities and more accurately classify Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern and multiracial populations.<p>Potential options include eliminating the "Hispanic origin" question and combining it with the race question, new queries for people of Middle Eastern or North African h Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:42:00 +0000 Corey Dade 23720 at http://kios.org Census Bureau Rethinks The Best Way To Measure Race Obama Administration Deported Record 1.5 Million People http://kios.org/post/obama-administration-deported-record-15-million-people Although President Obama supports setting a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants, his administration deported a record 1.5 million of them in his first term.<p>In addition, the <a href="http://www.ice.gov/removal-statistics/" target="_blank">latest data</a> released by the government in recent days show that an unprecedented 409,849 people were deported for the fiscal year that ended Sept. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Corey Dade 23624 at http://kios.org Obama Administration Deported Record 1.5 Million People Black, Latino Groups: It's Our Turn, Mr. President http://kios.org/post/black-latino-groups-its-our-turn-mr-president After African-American and Latino voters turned out in record numbers to reelect President Obama, leaders for both groups are turning up the pressure on him to return the favor.<p>They say that minorities, who put aside their disappointments with Obama's first term to support him again, now expect the president to spend his political capital on policies that will help their communities begin to recover from the recession. In the post-election euphoria, some leaders claim, certain voters are saying, "It's our turn."<p>"I hear that everywhere I go," says Rep. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Corey Dade 22947 at http://kios.org Black, Latino Groups: It's Our Turn, Mr. President 'Jet' Magazine Features Its First Gay Male Couple http://kios.org/post/jet-magazine-features-first-gay-male-couple Many African-Americans are buzzing about the <a href="http://jetmag.com/">latest edition of Jet magazine</a>, which for the first time features a gay male couple in its popular section for wedding announcements.<p>The magazine's Dec. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:06:00 +0000 Corey Dade 22948 at http://kios.org 'Jet' Magazine Features Its First Gay Male Couple