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La Raza conference: Overturn Arizona law

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Some 30,000 participants turned out for the National Council of La Raza annual conference here last weekend, where a major focus was Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070 law.

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In our broken system, legal immigration favors the privileged

The truth is that the obtaining citizenship in this country if you are poor is difficult and costly and that is why many decide to enter the country illegally or simply overstay their visas.

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Ruth Emerson, civil rights leader

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Judges and lawyers, professors and educators, family and friends all spoke fondly of Ruth Calvin Emerson at the celebration of her life held at the New Haven Peoples Center on June 26.

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Jazz fest hears preview of tribute to Dr. King

SAN FRANCISCO - For some years now, bassist, composer, band leader and educator Marcus Shelby has been bringing to musical life some of the most dramatic and significant episodes in American freedom and civil rights struggles.

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Justice Department sues Arizona on immigration law

The Obama administration and the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit July 6 to block the implementation of Arizona's controversial anti-immigrant law signed by the states Republican governor in April.

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GOP says no to jobless benefits, groups plan D.C. march

How do you trim a bill to provide unemployment benefits to laid-off workers in the millionaires' club of the U.S. Senate?

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Carolina NAACP head calls for civil disobedience to protest “resegregation”

RALEIGH, N.C. - William Barber II, state NAACP chairman, this week called for mass civil disobedience July 20 to protest moves to "resegregate" public education in Wake County.

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At 90, Frances Gabow keeps up the fight for socialism

Frances Gabow's life-just 10 years shy of a century--is a history book of political struggle in the 20th century. "And I don't regret a thing," she told a crowd celebrating her 90th birthday recently.

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Slaves who built U.S. Capitol to be honored

The U.S. Congress will acknowledge the role of slave labor in building the U.S. Capitol Building this week.

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Civil rights enforcement top priority for Justice Department

Enforcement of employment, disability rights and other anti-discrimination laws have been stepped up.

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