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Union-led democracy initiative may tackle politicization of state courts

The union-led Democracy Initiative, founded and led by the Communications Workers, will tackle politicization of state courts, a senior strategist says.

 

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Ferguson and St. Louis demonstrators reclaim the memory of Dr. King

Demonstrators carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and wearing "Justice for Mike Brown" t-shirts gathered at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday morning.

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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Maryland protesters demand action to end police violence

Baltimore protesters chanting "Black lives matter" gathered Jan. 15 to demand that the legislature enact laws to end the plague of police killings in Maryland.

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Rebel with a cause – a young Ferguson commissioner

"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "

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AFL-CIO opens Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta

Today kicks off the AFL-CIO's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta.

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GOP-controlled House votes to undo Obama’s orders on immigration reform

Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill that would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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California lawmakers seek to restore social services funds

Many Democratic state legislators are eager to restore the massive funding cuts suffered by human services programs in recent years.

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Civil rights leader hits GOP for calling Voting Rights Act unnecessary

"Chairman Goodlatte has paid no attention to the rampant voting discrimination still happening in the country, most recently seen in the 2014 midterm elections."

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Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

Staff members at a Colorado NAACP office say they are waiting for more information before drawing conclusions about an explosion near their chapter.

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