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Civil Rights News: What Creates Prosperity?; New Leader at NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Many Americans Support Pathways to Immigrant Citizenship

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Justice and Prosperity Editorial New York Times As key civil rights cases concerning voting rights, gay rights, and other civil rights issues are poised to … Continue reading

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MLK’s Unfinished Business

Since his death in 1968, the civil and human rights movement has carried on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work, broken down barriers, and created new opportunities for many who once faced exclusion and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national … Continue reading

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Marching from Selma to Montgomery for Civil and Human Rights in 2012

By Sandy Thomas, a spring 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Thousands of people gather in Alabama every year to commemorate the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March and continue the fight for justice and equality in America. The … Continue reading

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“Hot Coffee” Documentary Reveals Struggle for Justice in America

By Suzi Gao, a summer intern I recently came upon a trailer for a documentary premiering on HBO on Monday, June 27 at 9 p.m. called “Hot Coffee,” highlighting the stories of four Americans who struggled to gain access to … Continue reading

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Infographic: Tax Breaks for the Wealthy, Corporations versus Programs Helping Children, the Unemployed, and Low-Income Families

The Center for American Progress has produced an infographic comparing the budget cuts to 10 federal safety programs being proposed by House Republicans against various tax breaks that primarily benefit corporations and the wealthy. For example, the $8.9 billion in … Continue reading

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