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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.

Obama to Delay Immigration Policy Shift Until After Nov. Elections
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Obama to Delay Immigration Policy Shift Until After Nov. Elections

President Barack Obama will delay action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, news reports said Saturday, a decision aimed at helping some embattled Democrats avoid the highly-politicized issue in their re-election campaigns.

GROWING VOTING RIGHTS DISCRIMINATION SINCE US SUPREME COURT GUTTED VOTING RIGHTS ACT
By August 7, 2014 Read More →

GROWING VOTING RIGHTS DISCRIMINATION SINCE US SUPREME COURT GUTTED VOTING RIGHTS ACT

The National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR), in a move timed to coincide with the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Voting rights Act of 1965 (VRA) released a new report1 showing increased patterns of voting rights discrimination since the US Supreme Court gutted enforcement provisions in the Shelby County v. Holder decision in June 2013.

Booker Applauds Obama’s LGBT Order, Urges Passage Of ENDA
By July 30, 2014 Read More →

Booker Applauds Obama’s LGBT Order, Urges Passage Of ENDA

Former Newark, NJ Mayor, and current US Senator Cory Booker (D-Newark) has publicly hailed President Obama’s recent executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT individuals.

Landmark Desegregation Ruling Marks 60th Anniversary
By May 16, 2014 Read More →

Landmark Desegregation Ruling Marks 60th Anniversary

WASHINGTON — Sixty years ago, the highest court in the United States changed the face of education. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. By Deborah Block At the time of the ruling many school systems — especially in the southern states — had separate […]

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Clay Aiken opponent Keith Crisco dies in fall
By May 13, 2014 Read More →

Clay Aiken opponent Keith Crisco dies in fall

A man vying against one-time American Idol star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for a seat in the US Congress has died suddenly. Keith Crisco, 71, was preparing to concede the party primary election to Mr Aiken when he fell at his home in North Carolina, local media reported. Mr Aiken led by fewer than 400 votes out of nearly 28,500 cast on 6 May.

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NSA Invokes “National Defense” on Nelson Mandela
By March 26, 2014 Read More →

NSA Invokes “National Defense” on Nelson Mandela

NSA Invokes “National Defense” and the Espionage Act to Block MIT Student’s FOIA Request on Nelson Mandela Ryan Shapiro, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) PhD candidate and animal rights activist filed a lawsuit in January 2014 against the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence […]

Obama Promotes State of the Union Goals
By January 29, 2014 Read More →

Obama Promotes State of the Union Goals

U.S. President Barack Obama is using a two-day, four-state tour to promote the goals he laid out Tuesday night in his State of the Union address, highlighted by a pledge to advance his economic agenda, even without Congressional support. Obama’s trip begins Wednesday in suburban Washington, 15 kilometers from the U.S. Capitol where he called […]

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As President’s State of the Union Extols American Dream, New Survey gives high praise
By January 29, 2014 Read More →

As President’s State of the Union Extols American Dream, New Survey gives high praise

Presidential Poll-Watchers, Take Note: Commander-in-Chief Finishes Ahead of Donald Trump, Elon Musk, LeBron James and Beyonce Knowles LOS ANGELES – As President Obama calls for restoration of the American dream for the middle class in tonight’s State of the Union address, a new survey by Woodbury University (www.woodbury.edu) looks at the American dream from a […]