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U.S. Senate apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act

It's been 129 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, but the Oct. 6 Senate resolution apologizing for it was welcomed nonetheless.

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Civil rights, labor groups to hold jobs march Oct. 15

Energized by President Obama's bold call for passage of the American Jobs Act, civil rights and labor groups are calling for a national march in Washington to support it.

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35 states get an F on teaching civil rights

When it comes to teaching civil rights, schools in the South have a more rigorous approach than nearly every other region of the country.

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Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

This is Davis's fourth execution date since 2007. The gun used to kill the police officer was never found, nor any physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.

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Community forum targets "Secure Communities"

Concern is rising rapidly among immigrant communities and civil liberties advocates as law enforcement agencies step up sharing of personal information.

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Workers say King's dream not yet realized

A panhandler in New York's subways had worked for years as a union painter and carpenter before he was reduced, by job cuts, to begging for a living.

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Alabama’s immigration law is hateful and racist, say opponents

Several groups recently joined an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit challenging Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB-56.

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NAACP: Over a century of struggle

Since its founding 102 years ago, the NAACP has been at the forefront in the fight for civil rights and social justice for African Americans and all working people.

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NAACP calls for end to "war on drugs"

The NAACP put forth a resolution publically calling an end to the failed 40-year drug war, started in 1971 at the behest of President Nixon.

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Gay rights are civil rights, says NAACP's Julian Bond

NAACP hosts town hall meeting on gay, lesbian and transgender issues and homophobia.

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