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VIDEO: Civil and Human Rights Community Rallies in Support of the Voting Rights Act

Watch a video of supporters of the Voting Rights Act rallying outside of the Supreme Court in support of the Act on the day the Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of a key provision of the Act. Continue reading

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What Is Sikhism and Who Are Sikhs

The shooting at a community Sikh place of worship in Wisconsin yesterday is a real tragedy. Continue reading

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For-Profit Colleges Still Failing to Do Right by Its Students

Good news on states holding for-profits accountable for deceptive practices: Continue reading

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Cornel West and Tavis Smiley Talk Attacks on Voting Rights & Poverty

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Attacks on Voting Rights & Poverty Continue reading

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Ending ‘Stop and Frisk” in New York City

Two advocates with the NAACP have an op-ed in Huffington Post today encouraging people to support the organization’s efforts alongside the National Action Network to end New York City’s policy of “stop and frisk”, which disproportionately affects Black and Latino men. Continue reading

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Federal Court Blocks Portions of Florida’s Restrictive Voter Law

A federal judge has blocked portions of Florida’s restrictive voter law, signed into law last year despite concerns that it would actually suppress the vote. Continue reading

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From Bad to Worse, Alabama’s H.B. 658

Just when you didn’t think it was possible for life to get any harderfor immigrants and Latinos in Alabama. Last week, after Gov. Robert Bentley signaled that he had serious concerns with H.B. 658 and wanted the legislature to correct it’s mistakes during a special legislative session. He reversed his decision by pandering to the worst elements of the legislature and made the worst anti-immigrant law in America even worse by signing the bill into law. Continue reading

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