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Obama’s Executive Action Supports Immigrants City officials applaud Obama

In a rare primetime nationally televised address, President Obama Thursday evening announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in decades. The president will circumvent Congress, extend legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, increase [...]
(Left to right) Slain civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman will be posthumously awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. During Freedom Summer 1964, they worked to register African Americans to vote in Mississippi.

President to Award Medal of Freedom to Three Slain Civil Rights Workers

Three young men murdered in Neshoba County 50 years ago registering African Americans to vote will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House has announced. Murdered in a plot hatched by the Ku [...]
Nurses protest during Global Awareness Day.

Nurses Strike Kaiser, Rally for Global Ebola Awareness Day

About 18,000 nurses went on strike this week at Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California and rallied at the Ronald V. Dellums federal building in Oakland to demand improved staffing, and that hospitals [...]
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White House Seeks to Expand Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color

The White House Council on Women and Girls released a report this week entitled “Women and Girls of Color: Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunity.” This report highlights work the administration has done over the last [...]