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Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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Biden Decries Voting Restrictions In NAACP Address

Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about what he called “a hailstorm” of measures to restrict citizens’ ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party’s base before the midterm elections.

07/23/2014

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Ex-Death Row Inmate Beaten After Placed With ‘Known Enemies’

A former death row inmate convicted of murder and rape says his civil rights were violated when he was severely beaten in a New Mexico prison, according to a lawsuit.

01/29/2014

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Live And Local With Kevin Wall 06/25/13: The Teachers Union, Voting Rights Act, And Climate Change

Nationally, one-third of union households would opt out of their union membership if given the chance, according to a new scientific survey released today in Nevada by National Employee Freedom Week.

06/25/2013

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Attorneys Seek Transfer Of Ariz. Civil Rights Case

Attorneys for polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah border are renewing a request to move a civil rights case out of Arizona.

03/21/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

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Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women Iceberg

Romney is lucky that people grabbed on to the “binders full of women” comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.

10/22/2012

People wait in line to vote at the Board of Elections early voting site on October 18, 2012 in Wilson, NC. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Turn Out Supporters For Early Vote As Republicans Try To Suppress Vote

Early vote was once an idea that both parties promoted. But as Democrats grow in their ability to use it to their strategic advantage, Republicans have sought to reduce or eliminate it.

10/19/2012

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