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Kentucky church attacked interracial couples

A Kentucky Church voted to ban interracial couples from joining its congreration. Fortunately the ban has since been overturned.

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Black labor leaders: Alabama’s immigration fight ground zero for civil rights

African American, civil rights and labor leaders visited Birmingham this week to see first hand how the state's new anti-immigrant law is impacting Latinos.

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Internet lies could become federal crime

Many social networks are filled with false information about people - from fake screen names to false details about appearance.

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Russell Pearce defeated, wake up call for anti-immigrant lawmakers

The powerful Republican state senator who authored Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant bill SB 1070, became the first sitting lawmaker in Arizona history to lose his seat in a recall election.

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Civil rights, labor alliance mobilizing black voters to repeal SB 5

The civil rights movement and the labor movement have joined forces in a statewide campaign to get African-American voters to the polls Nov. 8, to restore union bargaining rights in Ohio by voting "No on Issue 2."

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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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