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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Abuse Awareness Month 2014

National: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics verify that. Comment.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In U.S., Black preschool students ‘punished more severely’

National: WASHINGTON, April 19, 2014 (IPS) - In the United States, African American children continue to face more barriers to success than any other race, new research suggests. Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gender pay-gap hurdle

People: WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall’s congressional elections. Comment.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Clarke dismayed by deportations for minor infractions

National: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has expressed dismay over a report that most of the nearly two million illegal immigrants who have been deported to the Caribbean and other places since 2009 had committed only minor violations or did not have any criminal record. Comment.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Clarke rips court decision to disenfranchise voters

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has blasted the decision of the U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kansas requiring the federal government to assist Kansas and Arizona in erecting obstacles to voting that would result in voter suppression and the prevention of many women and men of color from voting. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Court Approves $310 Million In Anti-trust Settlements

People: New York consumers can now file claims to recover money due to them from a $310 million fund created as a result of settling litigation brought by New York and several other states against the major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (“DRAM”) computer chips. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Activist: Strengthen US voting rights, education

People: JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Longtime civil rights activist Bob Moses says the United States needs a firmer commitment to voting rights and education, and he’s challenging young people to embrace those issues today to strengthen the society they’ll lead in a generation. Comment.
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