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Supreme Court guts Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court today gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 decision. Before the ink even dried on today's landmark ruling its implications quickly became stunningly clear.

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Supreme Court limits sexual harassment lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that only supervisors with direct power over a worker's future can be sued for racial or sexual harassment on the job.

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Chicago’s “Red Squad” stories reveal damage to democracy

CHICAGO - A lively symposium on this city's infamous "Red Squad" took place June 1 at the Chicago History Museum.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of racial profiling

The ruling comes following a three-week trial in July and August over a pattern of unlawful practices by Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on immigration sweeps and traffic stops.

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Berkeley celebrates life of councilmember Maudelle Shirek

A crowd packed Berkeley City Hall to celebrate the life of Maudelle Shirek, an extraordinary woman dubbed "the conscience of the council."

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Today in labor history: King writes famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

On April 16, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., imprisoned in Alabama for protesting segregation, wrote his powerful and eloquent answer to criticisms of him, the civil rights movement and its nonviolent direct action tactics.

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"Immigration Myths vs. Facts" available for download

Download your copy of "Immigration Myths vs. Facts" and share with friends the fight for immigrant rights and justice for all.

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Suit filed to stop Michigan's emergency manager law

What is happening in Michigan "is a threat to everyone in this nation," said Al Sharpton. "If you get away with it in Detroit, you can get away with it all over the nation."

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New York City elections hold promise of change

During the last 20 years of the Giuliani and then Bloomberg administrations, the living standards of the 99 percent have steadily declined, while the wealth of the 1 percent has risen.

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Service employees: Reform must include concerns of black immigrants

Judith Howell has a message for Congress: Pass comprehensive immigration reform and don't forget or brush aside the concerns of immigrants and their descendants who happen to be black.

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