CAIR: Muslims to Urge Dems to Focus on Civil Rights, Refugees, Policing Reforms at Philadelphia Convention

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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)On Monday, July 25, the Council on American-Islamic (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference with local Muslim and interfaith leaders near the De…

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Headlines for July 14, 2016

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Obama Hosts Meeting of Civil Rights & Law Enforcement Leaders, Fresno PD Releases Video of Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man, Philando Castile Family to Sue over Fatal Police Shooting, NBA Star LeBron James Calls on Athletes to Condemn Police Violence, Cleveland Opening Up Extra Courts and Jail Space Ahead of RNC, ACLU Sues Baton Rouge Police After Mass Arrests During Protests, Newspaper Questions Baton Rouge Police Account of “Threat to Kill Police”, U.S. Army Reviewing Honorable Discharge of Dallas Sniper Micah Johnson, U.K.: One of Brexit’s Biggest Backers, Boris Johnson, Named Foreign Secretary, Detroit: Artists Fight Felonies for Painting “Free the Water” on Tower, Yale Drops Charges Against Dishwasher Who Destroyed Racist Window, 1 Year Since Sandra Bland’s Death, 800+ More People Have Died in U.S. Jails

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UA Law School hosts discussion today on Defending TUSD’s MAS Program

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Please join the inaugural event in the 2015-2016 Agnese Nelms Haury Public Interest Speaker Series Co-sponsored by the Latino Law Students Association and the National Lawyers Guild, University of Arizona Chapter Defending TUSD’s Mexican American Studies Program Featuring Panelists Richard Martinez, Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Attorney in Tucson Robert Chang, Prof. of Law and Executive Director of the Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law Maya Arce, student plaintiff from Tucson High School. When: Monday, September 14, 2015 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Where: James E. Rogers College of Law Rm. 156 1.5 Hours of CLE Credit Available Please register […]

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Will TUSD violate Civil Rights investigation finding tonight with MAS vote?

By Arnie Bermudez.

It was exactly one month ago on February 11th, 2014, that we wrote about the results of a Civil Rights investigation in TUSD regarding inadequate meeting space, especially when a controversial vote on MAS was about to take place. Based on the attendance at previous Governing Board meetings concerning the future of the MAS program, it was abundantly clear that attendance would dramatically exceed the number of seats available in the meeting room… the failure to move the meeting to a larger facility unnecessarily burdened public opportunities to attend and listen. via TUSD finally agrees to move board meetings to […]

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TUSD finally agrees to move board meetings to larger venue after Civil Rights investigation

Tonight at the TUSD board meeting the findings of a Office of Civil Rights Investigation will be presented that will conclude what Latinos have been saying all along; TUSD needs to move its meetings to a larger venue especially when important votes are taking place! That was all during the Pedicone Era, and now he is gone and he has left HT Sanchez to clean up his mess; multiple injustices against Latino students and the community in a district that is over 60% Latino. From Investigative Findings ‒ Case No. 08-12-1080 (Access to Board Meetings) United States Department of Education, Office […]

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Got Cojones? What Arizona Dems can learn about Civil Rights from the Blue Herring of Virginia

Legalized racism or other civil rights injustices today are sometimes (always) a complicated thing to argue with Republicans. Sometimes people forget that it is men, usually white men and usually rich white men, like the type of people who would own slaves, that write the laws. At the same time they are writing that all men are created equal, they have their slaves preparing the dinner for the gathered guests at this celebration of liberty and freedom. Laws are written to protect power and property of those in power, plain and simple. Nothing annoys a Republican more than a minority […]

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TUSD loses two Office of Civil Rights complaints; Signs Racial Discrimination Resolution Agreement

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Tucson Unified School District signs Federal racial discrimination Resolution Agreements to try and end Racism and Discrimination vs Latinos and Limited English Proficient parents and students. Federal OCR Investigators to monitor TUSD1. Phoenix , Arizona – After many months of having filed federal racial discriminatory allegations vs TUSD1, the Civil Rights Center, Inc., (aka the CRC) has finally received federally signed discriminatory Resolutions vs TUSD1, while it awaits the federal decision on the third filed case vs TUSD1. Because of how the TUSD1 federally-misbehaved and mistreated the Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities and especially the Latino residents initially and during […]

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