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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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Civil rights, labor groups to hold jobs march Oct. 15

Energized by President Obama's bold call for passage of the American Jobs Act, civil rights and labor groups are calling for a national march in Washington to support it.

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