Russell Contreras, Axios

Russell Contreras

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Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Recent articles by Russell:

Latino homeownership rate jumped to nearly 50% in 2020, report says

The Hispanic Wealth Project found that homeownership rate grew despite Latinos lacking diversified financial assets. → Read More

Hispanic Democrats aim to build blue wall in Congress

The campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is launching an aggressive effort to recruit more Hispanic and Latino candidates to compete next year... → Read More

Black victims of crime push to be heard as part of efforts on criminal justice reform

Black Americans are speaking out about the disproportionate effects they face from the violence and the lack of support they have for recovery. → Read More

Study says Black offenders more likely to get federal life sentences than whites, Latinos

Black Americans are more likely to get federal life sentences than whites or Latinos, a new study has found.Why it matters: The analysis, published recently ... → Read More

Afrofuturists imagine space in 2051

Black science fiction writers and artists say the next 30 years of space exploration can address legacies of racism on Earth. → Read More

Scores of police officers are refusing the COVID vaccine

More cities and towns are requiring police officers to get COVID vaccine but some officers resist new mandates → Read More

Civil rights leaders plan voting rights marches in 5 cities to push for federal legislation

Martin Luther King III, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Alejandro Chavez are spearheading the marches. → Read More

Holocaust comparisons by anti-vax movement denounced

As the Delta variant drives new infections, cities across the country are seeing more protests against vaccination and masking requirements → Read More

Teachers prepare for court fights on race education

Coordinated efforts to limit the teaching of racism in schools caught educators off guard. → Read More

Police under federal oversight see crime jumps, stalling reforms

Crime gets worse before it gets better following consent decrees. → Read More

Icons of the civil rights movement and racial equality are replacing Confederates on monuments

After the death of George Floyd, the push to remove Confederate symbols accelerated and civil rights figures become the replacements. → Read More

Sen. Martin Heinrich to introduce plan to grant Puerto Rico statehood

A plan to allow Puerto Rico to become the 51st state is receiving a big push from New Mexico's U.S. senator. → Read More

NAACP sues Trump for inciting Capitol riot

The lawsuit alleges that Trump, Rudy Giuliani and far-right groups violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act. → Read More

Afrofuturism gaining in popularity as nation wrestles with race

Once an underground movement, it's in the spotlight amid a racial awakening. → Read More

Dozens of states see new voter suppression proposals after baseless fraud claims

Civil rights leaders hoped COVID would permanently expand voting options, but new state proposals would do the opposite. → Read More

Scoop: Ex-CNN executive starts media venture for communities of color

The venture seeks to unite news sites covering people of color → Read More

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Biden story furor

Twitter said late Thursday it was changing its policy on hacked content after an outcry about its handling of an unverified political story that prompted cries of censorship from the right. The social media company will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them, the company’s head […] → Read More

Black scholars form effort to fight trolls, disinformation

RIO RANCHO, N. M. (AP) — A group of U. S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project to combat misleading information online around voting, reparations and immigration, supporters announced Friday. The newly formed National Black Cultural Information Trust seeks to counter fake social media accounts and Twitter trolls that often discourage Black voters from participating in… → Read More

Black scholars form effort to fight trolls, disinformation

A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists, and writers has launched a new project combat misleading information online around voting, reparations and immigration → Read More

Black scholars form effort to fight trolls, disinformation

A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists, and writers has launched a new project combat misleading information online around voting, reparations and immigration. → Read More