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Latino civil rights pioneer Mario G. Obledo dies at 78

Mario Guerra Obledo, a son of Mexican immigrants who became a champion of civil rights and the first Latino official to head a California state agency, died Aug. 18 at age 78.

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Marriage equality supporters celebrate Prop. 8 ruling

SAN FRANCISCO - Marriage equality supporters celebrated a ruling striking down Proposition 8, which seeks to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

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Civil rights groups hit Race to the Top

The National Urban League and five other civil rights organizations, in a in a hard-hitting report, have criticized President Obama's Race to the Top education reform program.

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Americans with Disabilities Act hits 20 year mark

ADA, credited with transforming tens of millions of people's lives, hits 20 year mark this week.

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NAACP, tea party, Shirley Sherrod and racism

Tea party supporters can deny all they want that their "movement" is rife with racism. The American people aren't buying it.

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Progressive center machine-gunned

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Southwest Workers Union's living quarters was sprayed with semi-automatic rifle fire July 11, leaving a 23-year-old intern in critical condition.

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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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