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Kellogg Foundation Launches ‘America Healing’ $75M Initiative Against Structural Racism

In an unprecedented effort to address the devastating impact of racial inequities on communities across the country, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation today launched a five-year, $75 million initiative – America Healing – that aims to improve life outcomes for vulnerable children and their families by promoting racial healing and eliminating barriers to opportunities. http://www.americahealing.org I […]
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National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, ACLU, ACLU of Arizona to Mount Legal Challenge Against Arizona Racial Profiling Law

The National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Arizona today held a news conference in front of the Arizona State Capitol Building in Phoenix to announce their future legal challenge to Governor Jan Brewer’s recently signed SB1070. The organizations also sought to address misinformation and fears that have […]
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Senate Committee Approves Proposed Law to Reduce Discrimination in Death Penalty Sentencing (Updated)

UPDATE MAY 27, 2010: The Senate Appropriations Committee did not pass out the bill, which effectively kills it for this session. The state Senate Public Safety Committee yesterday approved a bill proposing changes in the criminal justice system to ensure that no one is sentenced to die because of race or ethnicity. Senate Bill 1331, […]
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Obama Nominates Sotomayor for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama today nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to succeed David Souter as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a judge than any current member of the high court had when nominated, adding she has earned the “respect of colleagues on the bench, the admiration of many […]
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