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Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard staff photographer.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Attend State of the Union

By Lauren Burke, NBC News   Alicia Garza, one of the three female founders of Black Lives Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama’s last State of the Union [...]
(L) American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and (R) Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación President Juan Díaz de la Torre

U.S., Mexican Teachers Union Leaders Meet in Houston to ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

Education union leaders from the 10 U.S. and Mexico border states met in Houston, Texas this week for the first in a series of bilateral conferences to work on ways to help children and their [...]
Dorsey Nunn, executive director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and co-founder of All of Us or None.

Coalition Calls on President Obama to Ban the Box

A coalition of groups delivered a national petition with 130,000 signatures this week to the White House, calling on President Obama to remove the conviction history check-box from federal agency/contractor job applications, an effort better [...]
President Barack Obama speaks to guests at The White House Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform. He is joined by moderator Bill Keller (left), Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project; Charlie Beck (right), Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; and John Walsh (far right), United States Attorney, District of Colorado. | Photo by Cheriss May, Howard University News Service

Obama Says Black Lives Matter Movement Is Legit

By Courtne Dixon, Howard University News Service   The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack [...]