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French Quarter curfew targets Black youth, critics charge

Due to a new law passed in New Orleans, in the French Quarter children 16 and younger must obey an 8 p.m. weekend curfew, replacing a previous curfew of 11 p.m.

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Undocumented and unafraid: the Chicago Six on trial

Six undocumented youth appeared in Chicago's Circuit Court yesterday: They are the first-ever undocumented immigrants in Illinois to be put on trial for protesting immigration policy.

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Black church fights hateful KKK store

After a legal battle between an African church and a KKK store, a judge ruled that the church is the owner of the building where racist merchandise is sold.

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Black, Latino and labor leaders in Phoenix: "We are One"

More than 1,000 labor, civil and immigrant rights activists met in Phoenix, Ariz., last week during the "We Are One" summit hosted by the NACCP.

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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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