Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Backfires, Creating a New Civil Rights Movement

Alabama’s show-me-your-papers law, HB56, threatens to turn the clock back to a time when hardworking men and women were persecuted because of the color of their skin. The law legitimizes racial profiling, terrorizes people of color throughout the state, frightens children, and harms the state’s economy. Sound familiar? Alabama’s past — post emancipation years characterized […]

Guest Blogger Series: Rebecca Lynn Guerra “Rekindling the Fire”

The commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday forces us to reflect on the civil rights movement, its past, and our future.  The movement conjures up images and stories of activists putting themselves in harm’s way in order to obtain the most basic rights in our society.  We recall Dr. King, Dorothy Height, and activists marching for […]

Latinos Would be Among Worst Hurt if Medicaid is Cut

Latinos would be among the hardest hit if Medicaid is cut, according to a new report by a coalition of health and civil rights organizations. The report titled “Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos with Serious Health Care Needs,” found that cutting Medicaid doesn’t actually reduce medical costs, instead it shifts the costs to […]

Civil Rights Groups Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity

A coalition of leading civil rights groups in the nation, including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) are uniting to help end the epidemic of child obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is funding a […]

NAACP Calls for Tea Party to Condemn Racism within In Its Ranks

The NAACP, the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization, adopted a resolution Tuesday condemning racism within the Tea Party at their annual national convention held this year in Kansas City, Missouri. Among the accusations is that the Tea Party has been tolerating racism and welcoming white supremacists within their ranks. Hilary Shelton, director of […]