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Paying It Forward

(7) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 7:34 PM

This letter is part of our "Letters to Our Ancestors" project. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, we've asked members of our community to share their own letters to our forefathers. With these letters, we hope to look back on the progress our community has made...

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Stop-and-Frisk Targets Minorities -- Creates Culture of Fear in New York

(45) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 3:08 PM

The New York City Police Department's (NYPD) Stop, Question-and-Frisk Program, known as "Stop-and-Frisk," must end. The safety of our communities cannot be purchased at the price of the civil liberties of the law abiding citizenry of New York City (NYC). Unfortunately, the current Stop-and-Frisk policy has invaded the personal security...

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Why I Am Going to Alabama

(71) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 3:38 PM

On Monday, November 21st, several of my colleagues in the House of Representatives and I, led by Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, are heading to Birmingham, Alabama to denounce H.B. 56, the state law that undermines the human rights of those without legal status and jeopardizes the ability of their...

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Fighting to Fulfill "The Dream"

(46) Comments | Posted August 27, 2011 | 10:03 PM

August 28, 1963 was the day America saw one of the most profound, forward-thinking speeches in modern day history, delivered to our nation and the world. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent voice in the civil rights movement, gave his prophetic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps...

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Keeping Hope Alive in Haiti's Tent Cities

(23) Comments | Posted May 17, 2011 | 4:56 PM

On the afternoon of April 28, a black cloud rumbled over Haiti and unleashed violent winds and torrents of rain that tore through an already ravaged landscape, setting off a wave of panic. Debris flew through the air, canals and streams overflowed and for a brief, agonizing moment it appeared...

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Black History Is American History

(27) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 3:21 PM

It was August 28th, 1963, and the greatest civil rights coalition in modern history had descended upon Washington. Hundreds of thousands of protesters trekked through the heat, stretching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. For several hours, marchers heard oratory expression from civil rights, religious, labor, and student...

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