After a wave of teen suicides by gay youth recently due to bullying the Obama administration is speaking out saying no young person should have to endure a life of relentless taunts and harassment.
For decades gay and lesbian rights activists here and throughout Illinois fought to end discrimination against people in housing and employment based on their sexual orientation.
Protesters rallied at the Lincoln Memorial Oct. 2 to cheer calls for jobs, union rights and a massive vote against corporate greed and hate in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
"The biggest and overarching question today is how we move forward with a modern racial justice agenda," said Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center.
More than 1,000 racial justice activists, educators and journalists convenedin Chicago Sept. 23-25 at the McCormick Hyatt Regency during the Applied Research Center's 2010 Facing Race national conference.
The Senate is expected to vote on repealing a 17-year-old law barring open gays from serving in the military Tuesday afternoon, but supporters of the repeal say they lack the necessary 60 votes to pass the legislation.
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.
Rich Cho, 45, made basketball history last month after becoming the first Asian American general manager of an NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers.
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.
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.