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    The State of Black America

    Panelists discussed the recent meeting between President Obama, Henry Louis Gates, and Cambridge police office James Crowley. They also talked about current race relations in…

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    American Mortgage System Review, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about the current state of the U.S. mortgage system. Among the topics addressed in this three panel hearing were consumer protections against predatory lending…

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    Campaign 2008 and Urban Issues

    By remote video from the National Urban League Convention (NUL) in Orlando, Florida, Stephanie Jones talked about what the National Urban League thinks the 2008 campaign issues should…

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    Civil Rights Investigations

    Justice Department officials announced the re-opening of unresolved civil rights cases. Several cases of violence committed against African Americans in the 1960s were recently solved…

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    Civil Rights Enforcement

    Representatives of organizations that promote civil rights testified that the Justice Department Civil Rights Division has not enforced laws. Topics included voting rights, specific…

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    Civil Rights Enforcement

    Representatives of traditional private civil rights organizations testified about growing racial disparities and inequities, and about civil rights enforcement by the U.S. Department of…

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    Response to Hurricane Katrina

    Black leaders spoke to reporters about the urgency to stabilize, repair, and rebuild areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They criticized the media’s change of focus to looting…

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    Blacks and the Supreme Court

    Participants talked about issues affecting the black and minority communities in the previous Supreme Court term. They talked about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace…

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    Voting Rights Act

    Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the act on voter participation and political activism, the pace of…

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    U.S. Supreme Court and the Black Community

    At the National Urban League, a panel discussion was held on the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics they discussed were the effect that…

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    Enron Bankruptcy

    Mr. Powers testified about his investigation into Enron’s financial collapse and accounting problems. He said that the investigation “found systematic and pervasive…

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