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Civil Rights Group: High Court ‘Gutted Black Women’s Right To Birth Control’

ColorofChange.org advocates for minority females to take action via activism

ColorofChange.org advocates for minority females to take action against latest Supreme Court ruling on contraceptives.

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ Highlights Black Fight for Gay Marriage

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores how the African American community is grappling with gay rights and same-sex marriage

Will you tune in to watch the doc?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why The End of DOMA, Prop 8 is a Good Thing

Supreme Court strikes down federal law supporting class discrimination of same-sex couples and restores equality to California

Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry merely expands the definition of family

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why We Must Fight For Our Right To Vote

With the 5-4 decision in Shelby v. Holder, the court struck down on Tuesday a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA).

Through one judicial act thousands of African Americans and voters of color may be denied…

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‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action

Driving force behind challenge to race-based admissions says ruling will restore colorblind principles

With both sides claiming victory, blockbuster case is sent back to the lower court.

By Aaron Morrison

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Supreme Court OKs DNA Swabs at Arrest Without Warrants

Some states, like Maryland, have already begun the practice

Police can now take DNA as well as fingerprints

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Marriage and Financial Inequality: Why Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay More

Same-sex couples seek marriage rights and legal protections, from accessing healthcare benefits to transferring wealth

Together 10 years, Moore and Harley exchanged wedding vows a beachside ceremony in Los…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Supreme Court Nays James Brown’s Estate Settlement

The Godfather of Soul's estate to stay divided as is.

Attorney General Henry McMaster dealt a settlement that split Brown’s estate for charity, his widow,…

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Supreme Court Hears Shelby County, Alabama On Voting Rights

Voting Rights Act to hit the floor of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court is voicing skepticism

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Sonia Sotomayor Condemns Prosecutor’s Racially Charged Question

Sotomayor blames Obama administration for ignoring comment.

What do you think of Sotomayor’s comments?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Pres. Obama Challenges Defense Of Marriage Act

The Obama administration asks the Supreme Court to step in and challenge DOMA.

DOMA is a federal law passed in 1996 that defines marriage as exclusively between a…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Supreme Court Upholds Early Voting in Ohio

An emergency appeal from Repubs is turned down

An emergency appeal from Repubs is turned down

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5 Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Wallet

We sift through the dense text to tell you what the ACA means for your family and your money

5 key points of show the historical Affordable Care Act upheld by the Supreme Court…

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Professor Becomes First Black Woman to Get High Court Media Credentials

Female-owned media company also a pioneer in facilitating Supreme Court coverage

Gloria Browne-Marshall recently became the first black woman to get credentials to cover the U.S.…

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Supreme Court Says GPS Tracker Violated Rights

The high court ruled collectively that the police's actions violated the Constitution

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that law enforcement authorities violated the Constitution when…

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In the News: Cornel West Won’t Face Charges; Danroy Henry Honored with Athletic Center and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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In the News: Egyptian President Finally resigns; Facebook Justice; Magic Johnson Catches the VIBE

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

After ongoing unrest and protests that began late last month, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak finally…

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Senate Confirms Kagan as 112th Justice

Nominee will be fourth woman to serve on High Court

The Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

BP claims administrator pledges easier compensation process; Gun control laws weakened

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, regaled and reassured lawmakers Wednesday that…

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

High court justice to retire; DOE invests in HBCUs

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he will step down when the court finishes…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Blasts Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday sharply criticized a Supreme Court decision easing…

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Obama Calls Campaign Finance Ruling ‘devastating’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he can’t imagine “anything more devastating to the…

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On High Court’s Big Issues, 5-4 Split Is The Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — It comes down to this at the Supreme Court: If you’ve got…

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Biz, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Supreme Court vastly increased the power of big business…

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Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings to Begin July 13

Conservative opponents say nominee racially biased

Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Names Sotomayor to Supreme Court

New Yorker would be first Hispanic on High Court

President Barack Obama named federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Activist Visits High Court During Voting Rights Case

Texas company challenging provision of act

Civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), visited the U.S. Supreme Court today as Justices…

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to Obama Citizenship

The Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who claims…

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