From NYDailyNews.com: Backlash from Arizona’s new immigration law could cost the Phoenix area at least $90 million in revenue.
WASHINGTON — Recognizing his debt to her quiet perseverance, an emotional President Barack Obama eulogized Dorothy Height as a humble champion of civil rights who deserved a seat of honor in American history.
From NPR.org: Organizations led by civil rights leaders Dorothy Height and Benjamin Hooks, who both died this month, were in the forefront of the fight for equal rights, but they are now struggling to stay relevant. And nowhere is that fight more evident than in the group founded by Martin Luther King Jr.: the Southern […]
From About.Com: Dorothy Height made many strides for women and African Americans. Dorothy started out as a teacher at a community center in Brooklyn, New York where she became active in the United Christian Youth Movement. In 1938 she was chosen by Eleanor Roosevelt to help plan a World Youth Conference, where she met Mary […]
You can watch live video of the Dorothy Height’s memorial service, including the eulogy delivered by President Barack Obama, below. – NewsOne Staff Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy From CNN.com: Washington (CNN) — President Obama will deliver the eulogy Thursday at the funeral of civil rights leader Dorothy […]
Arizona’s new law targeting illegal immigrants has sparked a firestorm of controversy. The law, which allows police officers to stop anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” is in the country illegally, then arrest them if they cannot provide immediate proof that they aren’t, will undoubtedly lead to an increase in racial profiling. Additionally, the de facto […]
From ThinkProgress.com: Arizona, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who has been a cop for 52 years, says the controversial immigration law will definitely lead to racial profiling. He told local TV station KGUN9 that the law is “racist,” “digusting,” and “unnecessary,” and he won’t enforce it. While the law may not explicitly mandate profiling, Dupnik […]
From HuffingtonPost.com: WASHINGTON – Backed into a corner by Arizona’s tough new immigration law, Democrats and Republicans alike find themselves grappling with a volatile issue neither party wanted to fight over just before important midterm congressional elections.
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR DAVID A. PATERSON “Immigration reform is one of the most divisive issues of our time. Because of the failure to address this issue responsibly and in a way that protects the right of all of our nation’s residents at the federal level, the state of Arizona has enacted an extreme piece of […]
PHOENIX – The debate over Arizona’s new illegal immigrant law will likely move from protest lines and talk shows to the courtroom, where a judge could be asked to decide whether the state can enforce laws that until now had been the federal government’s exclusive domain.
From the Washington Post: Funeral services for civil rights matriarch Dorothy I. Height have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Washington National Cathedral, according to the National Council of Negro Women, which Height directed for 40 years.
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