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Hispanics Join Civil Rights March on Washington

Hispanics joined forces with African-Americans on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington during which, among other issues, they again pressured Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Supreme Court to Rule on Civil Rights Cases in Coming Weeks

The U. S. Supreme Court will be handing down its decisions on two important civil rights cases soon, one possibly as soon as Monday, May 13. Both cases could have a lasting impact in the fight for civil rights that began in the decade of the 50′s and 60′s. continue reading »

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): Immigration Reform is the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

At the Center for American Progress this afternoon, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) discussed what he believes immigration reform should look like and called it the “civil rights issue of our time.” After host Neera Tanden, the President of the Center for American Progress, called Latino voters “THE story of the 2012 elections,” continue reading »

Complaint Filed Against Admissions Process at Public Specialized High Schools in NYC

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), LatinoJustice PRLDEF and The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College filed a federal civil rights complaint on behalf of a broad coalition of New York education, civil rights and social justice organizations challenging the admissions process at New York City's elite public "Specialized High Schools." continue reading »

Tequila Party Responds to Recent Supreme Court Decision to Arizona SB 1070

The National Tequila Party Movement responded to the Supreme Court’s June 2012 decision with regard to SB 1070 when they wrote: continue reading »

Zoe Saldana to Play Nina Simone in Upcoming Biopic

Actress Zoe Saldana has reportedly signed on to star as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. Throughout her 70-year career, Simone, who was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, recorded nearly 50 albums (live and continue reading »

Take a Look at the New Martin Luther King JR. Memorial (VIDEO)

The striking 28-foot statue of the civil rights leader marks the first time a member of a minority group, and a non president is memorialized on the National Mall. continue reading »