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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.


New study reveals discriminatory mortgage practices

California's Latino and African American homeowners experience twice the rate of foreclosures than that of non-Hispanic whites, a recent report found.


Republicans “deaf ” to Black farmers’ $1.25 billion claim

WASHINGTON – Willie E. Adams, a founding member of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), has been fighting U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) discrimination in denying Black farmers federal loans for as long as he has been a farmer.


Guess where BP is dumping its oil-spill waste?

Sixty one percent of the British Petroleum oil-spill waste is being dumped in communities largely made up of people of color.


Latino civil rights pioneer Mario G. Obledo dies at 78

Mario Guerra Obledo, a son of Mexican immigrants who became a champion of civil rights and the first Latino official to head a California state agency, died Aug. 18 at age 78.


Cheers for Anne Feeney, jeers to Chamber of Commerce

CHEERS for troubadour Anne Feeney, who has sung her lungs out to help America's workers.


Glenn Beck calls unemployed "un-American"

According to Glenn Beck the nations 1.4 million Americans who have been out of work more than 99 weeks are "a bunch of un-American losers."


U.S. ready to sue Arizona sheriff on alleged civil rights abuses

Justice Department attorneys investigating Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations, are giving his lawyers until next Tuesday to turn over requested documents.

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