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Protest March In NYC Draws Thousands
By December 15, 2014 Read More →

Protest March In NYC Draws Thousands

A massive public demonstration in the streets of New York City on Saturday capped off a week of protests against grand jury verdicts in two high-profile cases, in which unarmed black men were killed by police. The “Millions March” event, which drew an estimated 30,000 participants, according to organizers and the NYPD, stretched back for over a mile, as people decried the acquittals of police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island.

‘Millions March’ Police Verdict Protest Set For Saturday In NYC
By December 9, 2014 Read More →

‘Millions March’ Police Verdict Protest Set For Saturday In NYC

In response to the lack of indictments against two police officers accused of killing their unarmed Black suspects, in separate grand jury proceedings in Missouri and New York City, a massive protest march is being organized in the Big Apple. Under the viral hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, several community groups are set to hold a “Millions March” mass demonstration this Saturday, starting at 2 PM in New York’s Washington Square Park.

Obama calls for police to wear body cameras as part of $263m reform package
By December 2, 2014 Read More →

Obama calls for police to wear body cameras as part of $263m reform package

Barack Obama is calling for a $263m spending package to reform police departments across the country and ensure 50,000 more officers wear body cameras in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, which led to months of protests across the country.

NYC Immigrant Advocates Praise Obama Move, Vow to Continue Fight
By November 23, 2014 Read More →

NYC Immigrant Advocates Praise Obama Move, Vow to Continue Fight

NEW YORK — The executive order on immigration that President Barack Obama announced Thursday was a significant milestone for attorney Camille Mackler of the New York Immigration Coalition. She watched his televised speech with about 200 activists, immigrants and family members.

“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming”
By November 17, 2014 Read More →

“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming”

The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri has declared a state of emergency before a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

US Nurses Strike Over Lack of Ebola Safeguards
By November 12, 2014 Read More →

US Nurses Strike Over Lack of Ebola Safeguards

Nurses across the United States are planning a national day of action Wednesday to demand better protection and training against Ebola. Up to 18,000 nurses went on strike Tuesday in the western state of California, protesting what they said was a lack of optimal safeguards against the disease. The two-day walkout targets hospitals and clinics […]

New Voter Restrictions Discouraging Votes in Several States
By November 5, 2014 Read More →

New Voter Restrictions Discouraging Votes in Several States

Washington DC – Election Day voting was beset with problems impacting voters in minority communities across the country reported the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Election Protection (Coalition) from Washington, DC. “These are the most unfair and confusing election procedures in the last 50 years … and come as no surprise in the first election since the U.S. Supreme Court case in Shelby County v Holder,” said Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s premier human rights commission.

Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans
By October 18, 2014 Read More →

Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans

The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve voiced alarm Friday over rising economic inequality in the United States, questioning whether the growing disparity between rich and poor is compatible with the American ideal of opportunity for all. Janet Yellen, in an address on economic opportunity, said trends in recent decades show the U.S. income and […]

US Courts Block Voter ID Laws
By October 10, 2014 Read More →

US Courts Block Voter ID Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a new law requiring voters to provide photo identification. The ruling Thursday coincided with a ruling on the same day by a federal judge in Texas striking down a Texas law that voters must provide photo identification at the polls. Both rulings mean that voters in Wisconsin and Texas […]

Eric Holder Strong Defender Of Minority And LGBT Rights
By September 29, 2014 Read More →

Eric Holder Strong Defender Of Minority And LGBT Rights

Eric Holder, the nation’s first African American Attorney General tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, September 26, 2014.Holder was a fierce fighter for the civil rights of women and minorities, and led the Justice Department (DOJ) in an unprecedented expansion of the civil rights of LGBT people.