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Equal Pay Day 2014

Today is Equal Pay Day! President Obama is signing two executive orders at a White House Ceremony that will address the gender pay gap and Congress is getting ready to start debating the Paycheck Fairness Act. In the spirit of supporting women’s economic equality, Public Interest Projects...

Obama Exceeds 2 Million Mark in Deportations

Two Million.  That's the number of immigrants who have been deported (or soon-to-be deported) by President Obama since he took office.  Two Million Deportations.  It's as if the combined populations of Boston, Miami, Seattle, and St. Louis suddenly disappeared. Who are the Two Million? ...

Gael Garcia Bernal's 'Who Is Dayani Cristal?'

The upcoming film "Who is Dayani Cristal?" follows Gael Garcia Bernal as he traces a migrant worker's footsteps through the Arizona desert before his tragic death. As the film unfolds, Bernal witnesses first-hand the unforgiving and often fatal struggles migrant workers face in attempting to...

In Memory of a Fearless Man: The Night Chokwe Lumumba Took Netroots Nation to Church

February 28, 2014 via Robert Bray: Those of us who had the honor of working with Chokwe Lumumba, who died recently, will remember him as a fearless hero.  I wrote this piece about my experience with Chokwe at Netroots Nation, posted on the Freedom From Fear website. I had the...

President Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ Brings Focus on School Discipline

President Obama announced the “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, a public-private effort to support America’s boys and young men of color.  In his remarks, the President spoke passionately about the effectiveness of positive alternatives to zero tolerance that keep all youth learning...