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Katrina 10: Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans

Katrina 10: Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans
Louisiana’s coast continues to erode at the rate of approximately one football field-sized piece of land every 39 minutes. And each day Club Desire is one day closer to disappearing. Such facts make Johnston’s fight to restore the club and turn it into a community center — and the voices that gathered in New Orleans to combat social and environmental injustice — more important than ever.
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VIDEO: Obamas Reflect on 50 Years - Crossing the Bridge to Hope

VIDEO: Obamas Reflect on 50 Years - Crossing the Bridge to Hope
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama discuss their visit to Selma, Alabama where they marked the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a seminal moment in the civil rights movement.
President Obama sees the bridge as a metaphor. 50 years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King led people to cross it to demand the right to vote.
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Florida Gay Rights PAC Slams (Wait, What?) Democratic Rep

Florida Gay Rights PAC Slams (Wait, What?) Democratic Rep
American Unity PAC, the high-powered super PAC founded by major GOP donor and gay rights activist Paul Singer, has entered a new congressional race — cutting a new round of ads slamming Democratic incumbent Joe Garcia as a scandal-prone Washington hypocrite.
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British Gay Couples Take Obvious Next Step: Coats of Arms

British Gay Couples Take Obvious Next Step: Coats of Arms
For many blue-blooded aristocrats in the United Kingdom, their family's coat of arms has been a source of pride, of esteemed lineage. Well, with gay marriage now legal, the College of Arms – the distinguished body that recognizes the family sigils – will now allow same-sex couples to register their own.
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Movement Toward Universal Paid Family Leave Gains Strength

Movement Toward Universal Paid Family Leave Gains Strength
The Family and Medical Leave Act helps protect families from making the choice between their families or their jobs in times of crisis, but still does not mandate paid sick leave when a person takes time off due to illness. The movement toward universal paid family leave is gaining strength, however, and would alleviate many of the burdens a critical illness can cause.
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AL Governor Denying Gay National Guardsmen Their Benefits

AL Governor Denying Gay National Guardsmen Their Benefits
Even as our federal government has amended its woefully discriminatory policies that denied benefits to the same-sex partners and spouses of federal workers, Governor Bentley has vowed to do just the opposite. Rolling back the clock and insisting that when National Guard personnel are under his control, the state will deny said benefits.
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Victory Fund-Endorsed TX House Candidate Celia Israel Reflects on Fight for Equality

Victory Fund-Endorsed TX House Candidate Celia Israel Reflects on Fight for Equality
Last week I was proud to be endorsed by Victory Fund. They were there from the very start for LGBT candidates like Tammy Baldwin, now US Senator, Annise Parker, Houston Mayor, not to mention Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns and State Representative Mary Gonzales.
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Equality March Continues, This Time With Help of FEC

Equality March Continues, This Time With Help of FEC
Married same-sex couples now can donate to political campaigns in the same way as straight couples, according to the Federal Election Commission. This follows the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, and it's one of the first federal changes to directly stem from that ruling.
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Are You Less Racist than a Fifth Grader? Let Cheerios Help You Answer

Are You Less Racist than a Fifth Grader? Let Cheerios Help You Answer
A few weeks ago, a few people reacted really poorly to a simple Cheerios commercial. Now, a new video shows children reacting wonderfully to the commercial itself and the hateful reactions it stirred in the YouTube community.
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Reading, Writing and Racism: NYC School Principal Allegedly Discriminated Against Black Teachers

Reading, Writing and Racism: NYC School Principal Allegedly Discriminated Against Black Teachers
The principal at the Pan American International High School in Queens — a school that specializes in immersive education for immigrant youth — is coming under fire after making racist remarks about the school's only black teachers. And then dismissing all three from their positions.
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