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Groups issue call to action on Paycheck Fairness Act

Labor and civil rights groups are urging the Senate to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act,  a bill that would help eliminate the wage gap between men and women.

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Rich Cho becomes NBA’s first Asian American GM

Rich Cho, 45, made basketball history last month after becoming the first Asian American general manager of an NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers.

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New York leads the way for ‘One Nation' rally

Based on the mobilization in New York alone, it appears likely that the One Nation rally in Washington D.C. on October 2nd could be an overwhelming success.

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Coalition fights racial profiling in Virginia

Latino are s mounting a last ditch effort to stop Virginia and the federal Department of Homeland Security from setting up a program which could seriously increase racial profiling.

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Women’s Equality Day celebrates hard-won right to vote

Today, August 26, marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution being signed into law.

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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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U.S. ready to sue Arizona sheriff on alleged civil rights abuses

Justice Department attorneys investigating Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations, are giving his lawyers until next Tuesday to turn over requested documents.

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New law seen as victory for trafficked women

Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill  stipulating that a person who has been the victim of sex trafficking can go back to court to have arrests for prostitution  erased from their record.

Resegregation opponents arrested in Raleigh

Nineteen protesters, including the Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, were arrested Tuesday in Raleigh at a school board meeting.

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Lawmakers move to lift statute of limitations on police torture

CHICAGO - Just days after the conviction of former police Commander Jon Burge here, Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., introduced a bill that would make police torture of suspects a crime against humanity and a federal crime with no statute of limitations.

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