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  • Martin Luther King Day Breakfast
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    Martin Luther King Day Breakfast

    The National Action Network (NAN) held its annual breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. Featured speakers included Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro and…

  • Pay Discrimination Against Women
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    Pay Discrimination Against Women

    Betsey Stevenson made opening remarks at a discussion on pay discrimination in the workplace. She outlined President Obama’s two executive orders he signed earlier in the day to address the…

  • House Subcmte Examines EEOC
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    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policies

    Jacqueline Berrien testified about Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policies and practices. Much of the hearing was focused on the agency’s reasons for changing its guidance on…

  • Paycheck Fairness Act
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    Paycheck Fairness Act

    The President’s Middle Class Task Force and Council on Women and Girls talked about the Paycheck Fairness Act, which sought wage equality for women. President Obama was urging the Senate to…

  • Fairness for Older Workers
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    Fairness for Older Workers

    Witnesses testified about a proposed bill to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. The bill would clarify that an employer may not discriminate against an employee on the…

  • 2000 Redistricting Review
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    2000 Redistricting Review

    Participants talked about the progress on redistricting in several states as a result of the 2000 Census. Among the topics they addressed were the potential for lawsuits, the methodology of…

  • Congressional Redistricting
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    Congressional Redistricting

    The duBois Institute hosted a conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Plessy v. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court decision which was argued in April 1896. The case dealt with the constitutionality of…

  • Voting Rights Act
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    Voting Rights Act

    The participants reviewed the Voting Rights Act and some of the issues they see as important to the African-American community. They also answered questions from the audience.

  • Race and Political Empowerment
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    Race and Political Empowerment

    The panelists discussed such civil rights issues as voting rights, and the question of gerrymandering in an effort to redraw districts to increase minority representation. After this…

  • Supreme Court Review
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    Supreme Court Review

    Cases discussed: Patterson v. McClean Credit Union is an attempt by Ms. Patterson to sue her employer on charges of racial harassment. A decision on this case could reverse the previous…