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Rally demands justice in Oscar Grant murder case

Hundreds of union and community supporters of justice for Grant rallied outside City Hall Oct. 23, to demand the maximum sentence for Grant's killer, Johannes Mehserle.


Tea party activism tied to extremists turning violent

The tea party and its Republican Party handlers have been linked to extremist and openly racist organizations.


Latino congressmen confront “Go back to Mexico”

Texas Rep. Raul Hinojosa tell students about the challenges he and his colleagues face with the current tea party/Republican whipped up atmosphere.


Lou Dobbs joins immigration hypocrite list

The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute recently found that Lou Dobbs, who fulminated nightly on CNN against "the illegal aliens" taking over the country,  has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estate and the horses he keeps for his daughter.


Rinku Sen discusses racial justice

"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.


Facing Race conference highlights hope, vision and change

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.


Hope is stronger than hate

In their effort to win the Congress this year and the White House in 2012, the Republican Party and their tea party attack dogs are unashamedly promoting fear, racism, bigotry and red-baiting.


Women senators offer bill to compensate Black farmers

WASHINGTON - Senators Kay Hagen and Blanche Lincoln unveiled their bill at a Capitol Hill rally following a march by Black farmers demanding compensation for decades of discrimination.


Groups demand pardon for Scott Sisters in Mississippi

A rally last week in Jackson, Miss., called for freedom for Jamie and Gladys Scott, two Black women given double life sentences in 1992 for allegedly being accessories to an armed robbery in which $11 was stolen.


Abercrombie & Fitch sells the corporate, un-American look

Abercrombie & Fitch is a well-known American retailer that focuses on clothing for target consumers, ages of 18 through 22. The company also operates offshoot brands, including Hollister and Gilly Hicks. The store, however, has kept a high profile in the public eye for reasons other than the products it sells; Abercrombie is known for its discriminatory nature (especially prevalent in its advertising), flawed and unjust employment practices  and its use of slave labor.

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