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Ericka Huggins calls for continued conversations on race

On Monday, Oct. 28th, educator and activist Ericka Huggins spoke to students in an open forum at Laney College in Oakland, California.

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After Senate win, gay rights groups shift focus to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered workers, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale.

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Standing with history, Illinois passes Marriage Equality

Jubilation swept Illinois after the state legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Nov. 5. Illinois becomes the 15th state to pass a marriage equality law.

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Senate reaches 60 votes for landmark anti-discrimination bill

Republican Nevada Senator Dean Heller indicated his support for the anti-discrimination bill, ENDA today, saying, "that supporting this legislation is the right thing to do."

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ENDA nears passage in Senate

Two Republican senators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill, and all Democrats have either signed on as co-sponsors or pledged to vote for it.

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Voters cast mail ballots in the Evergreen State

Washington State voters received their mail ballots last week, their chance to vote on I-522, a statewide ballot measure that would require labeling of all genetically engineered food.

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Immigrants strap themselves to wheels of deportation buses

The peaceful blockade succeeded in halting the day's proceedings where detainees were to have been hauled before a judge and sentenced as a group.

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Calif. governor signs immigrant rights bills

"While Washington waffles on immigration, California's forging ahead," Brown said in announcing the signings. "I'm not waiting."

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Campaign launched to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest H.S.

Progressives say the true symbolism behind the name change is that of social justice, a solid stepping stone for the South to "rise again."

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Join us Tuesday to discuss “Modern genocide in South Dakota”

American Indian children of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Sioux nations are being removed from their homes by state officials under cover of law.

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