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Two Harlan County, Kentucky, Men Indicted for Federal Hate Crime Against Individual Because of Sexual Orientation; Update on DOJ and Trayvon Martin — Zimmerman

Released by the U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division Thurs., April 12, 2012 Indictment Marks the First Case Charged Under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act Involving Sexual Orientation Two Harlan County, Ky., men were indicted today for their roles in kidnapping and assaulting a gay man because of […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: Trayvon Martin’s Murder – Shades of Emmett Till?

Walking home from the grocery store at night, shouldn’t mean death to a Florida teen… The U.S. Dept. of Justice is being sent the following letter by ColorOfChange.org. Interested in signing a petition? Go here to sign up: http://colorofchange.org/campaigns/ Dear friends, Three weeks ago, 17-year old Trayvon Martin was gunned down by self-appointed neighborhood watch […]

Feds Go After Arizona For Violating Civil Rights of Non Native English Speakers

By JONATHAN J. COOPER (AP) Two federal investigations have found that Arizona is violating the civil rights of some students who are not native English speakers by denying them access to special programs for English learners. In one case, the U.S. Education and Justice departments concluded that Arizona is inappropriately classifying students as fluent in […]

Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Urges Mass Support for the Gray-Haired Witnesses Fast for Justice

Contact: Nancy LockhartJune 4, 2010 at 8:28amSubject: DICK GREGORY Urges Mass Support for the Gray-Haired Witnesses Fast for Justice ~ By Sis. Marpessa P r e s s R e l e a s e Contacts: B.J. Janice Peak-Graham / Marpessa Kupendua 1- 866-968-1188, Ext. 2 ghwitnesses@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/l/787a2;www.grayhairedwitnesses.blogspot.com/ WASHINGTON, June 3/Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice News […]

Hunger Strike Set For June 21; Increased Women’s Prison Population; Support For Scott Sisters, Mississippi

News ReleaseNancy Lockhart May 14 at 2:53pm ReplyContacts: Ruby Sales / B.J. Janice Peak-Graham1-706-323-0246 /0247 – spirithousedc@gmail.com The Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice are conducting a Hunger Strike at the Department of Justice Headquarters in Washington, DC on June 21, 2010. We, who are three strikes removed from the center of the power structure of this […]