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African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit

A senior official of the African Union said next month’s US-Africa Summit in Washington should provide Africa and the United States an opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership.

US Presbyterians to allow clergy to perform gay weddings
By June 20, 2014 Read More →

US Presbyterians to allow clergy to perform gay weddings

The largest Presbyterian church group in the US has voted to allow its clergy to perform same-sex weddings. The Presbyterian Church (USA) also approved a change to the church’s constitution that says marriage can be a union of “two people”. But the latter vote will need to be approved by regional groups. The church, which […]

Clerks Face Prosecution For Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses, Wisconsin AG Warns
By June 18, 2014 Read More →

Clerks Face Prosecution For Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses, Wisconsin AG Warns

J.B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin’s Attorney General, has announced a stern warning for the state’s county or municipal clerks who issue marriage licenses to gay or lesbian couples, saying the newlyweds are not married in the eyes of the law, and the clerks can be prosecuted.

Celebration for Radical Attorney Lynne Stewart
By June 11, 2014 Read More →

Celebration for Radical Attorney Lynne Stewart

Oakland, CA – Lynne Stewart admitted to the bar in 1977, made her career as an unapologetic radical self-described “movement lawyer” committed to in her words “being the voice for those who have no voice” bravely provided access to excellent private legal defense to those who lack money for it was committed to defending the general political interests of her clients as well as against the charges against them.

Obama: University Students Deserve Financial Break
By June 9, 2014 Read More →

Obama: University Students Deserve Financial Break

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama says graduating university students should be allowed to refinance their education loans in order to help free them from heavy debt. In his weekly Saturday address, Obama said he would like to see legislation passed to help the students. He supports legislation coming up for debate soon in the […]

Renowned Poet Maya Angelou Dead At 86
By May 28, 2014 Read More →

Renowned Poet Maya Angelou Dead At 86

Maya Angelou, the poet laureate of the civil rights movement, has passed away at age 86, following a long period of declining health.

Justice Dept. Vows to Uphold Rights of Immigrant Children to Go to School
By May 10, 2014 Read More →

Justice Dept. Vows to Uphold Rights of Immigrant Children to Go to School

The Obama administration has issued updated guidelines to ensure that U.S. public schools carry out federal laws giving children of illegal immigrants the right to an education. Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the Supreme Court ruled 30 years ago that laws denying children the right to go to school based on immigration status violate […]

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history
By April 18, 2014 Read More →

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to expansive spaces where history is retold in plush theaters, through widescreen televised reports, […]

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to become 72nd President of the US Conference of Mayors
By April 16, 2014 Read More →

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to become 72nd President of the US Conference of Mayors

Sacramento, CA – Mayor Kevin M. Johnson will become the 72nd President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) when he is sworn in at a gavel passing ceremony in Sacramento today, Wednesday, April 16th.

Obama: Equal Pay for Women
By April 13, 2014 Read More →

Obama: Equal Pay for Women

U.S. President Barack Obama has called for women to be paid at the same rate that men are paid on the same job. The U.S. leader said in his weekly address Saturday that is is an embarrassment that women earn less than men in the same professions and with the same education. President Obama issued […]