Senate Revises Media Shield Law for the Better, But It’s Still Imperfect

The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved a new version of the proposed media shield law, forging a compromise on who should be protected from having to reveal their journalistic sources in court. The amended bill, which is now clear to go for…

Statement by the USA President Barack Obama on the Supreme Court Ruling on the...

I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.  This was discrimination enshrined in law.  It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class...

Strict standards for protecting anonymous online commenters urged by Reporters Committee‏ for Freedom of...

Protecting the identity of someone posting an anonymous review on Yelp or any other website is crucial to protecting speakers’ First Amendment rights and the public good, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the...

Anti-paparazzi bill pushed by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler approved by Hawaii Senate committee‏

The Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee approved an anti-paparazzi bill that would allow people who are photographed on their private property or while taking part in “personal or family activities” to sue the photographer for...

Equal Education, Equal Pay: Closing the Gender Wage Gap Graphic

It’s 2012 and close to four years after the Lilly ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law. Surely, the gender wage gap has been closed, right? Wrong. Even with moves toward equalizing pay between...

Five and More Holiday Scams to Avoid and Non Legit Charities

With the holiday season upon us it isn't just retailers looking to turn a profit. Scammers exploit the spirit of the holidays to help separate victims from their money. Many of these scams are used throughout...

USCIS Begins Accepting Requests for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

WASHINGTON— August 15, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin accepting requests, effective immediately, for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano...

Grammy Awards Weekend For Free WeHo Protest Maxfield Two Hours Before Whitney Houston Dies

By JR, Special for Diversity News Magazine. On Saturday, February 11, 2012, During the high-profile Grammy Awards weekend, and just 2 hours before Whitney Houston was found dead at age 48 at the Beverly Hills...

Diversity News Magazine Join Millions of Americans to oppose SOPA and PIPA bills

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Diversity News Magazine, an online and print consumer news magazine published by Diversity News Publications & Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban "Steven" Escobar announced that they are on strike today to fight...

David Harrison Levi Cease and Desist Letter from Steven Escobar

The purpose of publishing this letter here is to make sure that Mr. Levi have seen it and he must comply. David Harrison Levi is upset at Steven Escobar because he wrote an article of...

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Occupy LA Eviction & Closure of City...

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement regarding the closure of City Hall Park: "Last night, we witnessed perhaps one of the finest moments in the history of the Los Angeles...

Entertainment Industry Organizations Stand United in Support for the Rights of Imprisoned Iranian Filmmakers

In September 2011, the Iranian government arrested six independent filmmakers for allegedly working with the BBC, on charges including espionage and treason. Along with the ongoing house arrest of director Jafar Panahi and the...

James Risen, New York Times reporter subpoenaed by U.S. government

On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reported that the U.S. Department of Justice issued a subpoena yesterday for the testimony of a New York Times reporter in the...

San Diego County DA Bonnie Dumanis Suing former CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis announced that her office has filed a civil lawsuit in San Diego County Superior Court, seeking to nullify the Governor’s commutation of Esteban Nunez’...

BREAKING NEWS: Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 120 Days Jail Time

CBS Los Angeles reports that Actress Lindsay Lohan has been ordered taken into custody after a judge has ruled the actress violated her probation in the theft of a necklace from a Venice jewelry store. Lohan,...

Collection Agencies Using Facebook & other Social Media to Harass You

“Don’t post pictures of the new speed boat you just purchased or the great vacation you just took, and then tell the debt collector you’re broke and don’t have any money to pay them,”...