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Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.


Los Angeles does it again: $15 an hour!

The nation's largest local government voted to raise the minimum wage for county employees and workers employed in the unincorporated areas -- 1.2 and 1.6 million workers.


Today in history: La Peña Cultural Center founded 40 years ago

La Peña was founded on this date in 1975. It promotes peace, social justice, and cultural understanding through the arts, education, and social action.


Garcia's work puts fairness first, longtime supporter says

"One thing about Chuy Garcia is that he will stand for what is right and he will stand for unity, he has done it when it was not an easy thing to do."


Voter suppression: NAACP strategizes to turn out vote in 2014

As the 2014 midterm elections quickly approach, the battle against voter suppression is still being waged.


Arriving without their parents: Child refugees being warehoused on the U.S. border

Thousands of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America, making their way through Mexico and into the U.S., are ending up in locked, fenced warehouses in Texas and Arizona.


Immigrant families demand an immediate end to deportations

Fed up with seeing loved ones deported and families and communities broken up, 11 undocumented immigrants and their supporters were arrested after blocking an intersection.


Panel: Immigrants’ advocates should step up efforts in the states

Immigrants' advocates should step up efforts in the states, regardless of the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in D.C., a panel discussing the issue says.


Students and community rally in support of Temple U. professor Anthony Monteiro

Recent years have seen sporadic controversies related to the question of whether Temple has lost its way and strayed from Conwell's original hopes and intentions.


Housing group files federal civil rights complaint vs. Deutsche Bank

Groups said Deutsche Bank is blighting communities of color by ignoring their responsibilities as trustees to maintain their properties.

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