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Article Databases

News Sources The Award-Winning LGBT News Site is a LGBT rights news site. was launched in 2002 to educate, assist, and empower African, Hispanic, and Asian Americans to achieve advancement in politics, business, at work, and society in general.

First Amendment Center News
The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedon of speech, of the press and of religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government.

Los Angeles Times Topics in Civil Rights
News about civil rights, including commentary and archival articles published in The Los Angeles Times.

National Journal - The Next America
Virtually every issue the United States contends with promises to be affected by deep currents of change illuminated by demographic shifts. With The Next America, National Journal explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. 

New York Times Topics in Civil Rights
News about civil rights, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

OneWorld aggregates news stories from more than 1,600 sites to give us the most comprehensive human rights page available anywhere.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and consumer advocacy.

Southern Poverty Law Center: The Intelligence Report The SPLC's Intelligence Report, published quarterly, provides in-depth profiles of hate groups, racism, and antiracism initiatives. 

Women's eNews
Provides a wide-range of coverage of issues related to women the world-over.

Women Watch
An information gateway to the many United Nations services and programs working towards women's equality and empowerment. Offers the latest UN news on women's rights, videos, publications, committees, and more.

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