Monthly Archives: February 2017

We Just Sued Trump to Protect You and Your Neighbors

“Boston must become a testing ground for the ideals of freedom.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1965) Legal Challenge to Trump Administration’s “Sanctuary Jurisdiction” Executive Order Goodwin, a leading Global 50 law firm, and civil rights advocates Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice today filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration on behalf of

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Travel Ban Targets Seven Muslim Countries

The federal government has closed the nation’s borders to refugees from around the world, and temporarily suspended immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. On February 3, 2017, WGBH’s Basic Black discussed the legal and policy implications of the travel ban with Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson; Abdirahman

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Why Are 90% of Boston’s New Firefighters White?

“In America, we share a dream that lies at the heart of our founding:  that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like…you can make it if you try.” President Obama’s Proclamation on Black History Month (February 2013) CALLING FOR GREATER DIVERSITY IN THE BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT The Boston Fire Department is

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