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NAACP confronts new Jim Crow racism

Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.

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Gay-Straight Alliance president: "Make Michigan better" for all

As a member of a “minority” group, “one thing you realize, you can’t get anything done unless you have support of some of the majority.”

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Illinois defends civil unions law in foster care dispute

State officials sent letters to four Catholic Charities agencies that place children, explaining the decision to not renew foster care and adoption contracts.

People’s World hosts awards banquet in New York

Local People's World readers and contributors held their annual Better World Awards banquet May 29, focusing on the fight for quality public education.

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Expand broadband for minority communities, advocates say

Labor and civil rights groups are recommending the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) do more to expand high speed Internet and broadband services for low-income and minority communities.

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"We are not going to be put against each other any more"

The spirit of solidarity and raised sights for working-class people filled the air as people from all neighborhoods in New Haven marched on March 30th.

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“We Are One” actions honor King and Chavez

Hundreds of thousands will join nationwide actions on April 4 under the banner "We Are One" to fight for all working people.

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Congressional Democrats call for raising taxes on millionaires

"It goes to the heart of whether we are serious about reducing the deficit, as opposed to just shrinking government."

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Arizona Senate rejects anti-immigrant bills

Arizona Republican lawmakers have finally decided some anti-immigrant bills go too far, and joined with Democrats in defeating five of them.

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Obama makes historic move on same-sex marriage rights

A federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional says the Obama administration, which has ordered the Justice Department to stop defending it in courts nationwide.

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