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PHOTO: Gary Drinkard, exonerated from Alabama's death row, will bring his message that capital punishment makes no sense to Kentucky during a week long speaking tour, beginning tonight. Photo courtesy Parker Digital Imaging.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gary Drinkard, who was freed from prison in 2001 after six years on Alabama’s death row, admits he's still angry at the legal system. So Drinkard is traveling across Kentucky this week, speaking at churches and colleges about his wrongful conviction. He is part of ...Read More

PHOTO: As a Greene County grand jury convenes in the police shooting death of James Crawford, hundreds of family supporters will begin an 11 mile journey demanding justice in the case. Photo credit: Eartha Terrell, Ohio Student Association.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of people are starting an 11-mile pilgrimage today to demand justice for John Crawford. A grand jury also convenes today to determine whether to indict the police officers involved in the death of the 22-year-old, who was shot August 5 while holding a BB gun inside ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report digs deeply into public opinion polls to find the environment is a broad concern among America's Latino population and candidates in upcoming midterm elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.

RICHMOND, Va. - While some might assume immigration dominates the concerns of Virginia Latino voters, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups, Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation, dug deeply into nine recent public-opinion polls and found nationwide, Latino ...Read More

PHOTO: Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco is winning applause from immigrants and their supporters for his decision to stop immigration detentions. Photo courtesy Sheriff DeMarco

NEW YORK - Members of the Long Island immigrant community and their supporters are applauding a local law enforcement decision to just say no when it comes to immigration detentions in Suffolk County. Amol Sinha directs the Suffolk Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. He expects the decisi ...Read More

Photo: Florida is one of three states cited in a new report on Election Day lines and significant waits at polling places. According to the report, Latino and African-American are especially affected. Photo credit: Institute for Southern Studies.

MIAMI - Election season in the Sunshine State is in full swing, with candidates competing for your vote - but it may take longer to cast your ballot depending on where you live. Florida is among the three states named in a national report examining long waits at the polls. According to the report, ...Read More

PHOTO: As the nation celebrates Welcoming Week, New York faith leaders say residents need to heed the inscription on the Statue of Liberty as Long Island and the nation cope with thousands of undocumented children. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK - As the nation celebrates Welcoming Week, New York City faith leaders say when it comes to the thousands of immigrant children fleeing violence, it pays to remember the motto on the Statue of Liberty. Father Bill Brisotti from Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Wyandanch says it can be stres ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado immigrants and faith groups are working together to form the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, to help offer respite to people facing deportation. Photo courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

DENVER - Places of worship are known as places to find comfort in faith, and a group of Denver faith leaders also wants to offer relief from the threat of deportation to members of the immigrant community. This week, five congregations announced the formation of the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition ...Read More

PHOTO: Absentee ballot applications have been mailed out in Ohio, but it's still unclear when early voting by mail, or in person, will begin. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The November election is just around the corner, but voting dates and deadlines seem to be ever-changing in Ohio. A law that went into effect early this year eliminated the so-called "Golden Week," when Ohioans could register and vote in the first week of early voting. But this mon ...Read More

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