July

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Remembering Eric Garner, African American father of six

Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker. 

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Fast food workers plan civil disobedience as employers “freak out” over NLRB ruling

The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of  fast food workers.

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Voter suppression: NAACP strategizes to turn out vote in 2014

As the 2014 midterm elections quickly approach, the battle against voter suppression is still being waged.

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Dallas opts to take immigrant children

Up to 2,000 immigrant children will be cared for in Dallas under a plan announced by County Judge Clay Jenkins at the Texas Democratic Party Convention June 28.

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“We are the mayor:” Newark inaugurates new mayor

A large and enthusiastic Newark crowd celebrated the inauguration of its 40th mayor, Ras Baraka, last week at the city's New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Groups file suit demanding legal representation for child deportees

Each year, the government initiates immigration court proceedings against thousands of children, some of whom have lived in the U.S. for years.

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Federal judge hears how NC law limits voting statewide

"My forefathers didn't have the opportunity to register or vote," said Rosanell Eaton. "It is my intention to help people reach that point when they could do something."

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Republicans use child refugees to block immigration reform

The arrival in South Texas alone of over 50,000 child refugees without immigration papers has been seized on by Republicans to block immigration reform.