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High Court Upholds Mich Affirmative Action Ban
Originally published April 22, 2014

(Updated 4/22/2014) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.more More Arrow
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Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a step backward for racial inclusion by allowing voters to overrule the decision of Michigan university officials to consider race in admissions to achieve diversity,” stated Jon Greenbaum, chief counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.more More Arrow

The 2014 souvenir eggs come in four bold colors - pink, orange, blue, green – and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.  A commemorative purple “Bo and Sunny” egg is included only in the 2014 5-pack Collector’s Egg Set.
- The White House announces the program, activities, and talent line-up for the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll<>, a tradition in its 136th year and the largest annual public event at the White House.more More Arrow

President Barack Obama, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, right, and Vice President Joe Biden, behind Pritzker, talks with students while touring a classroom with Paul Blackford, left, the instructor of the Mechatronics Program, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pa., before speaking about the importance of jobs-driven skills training in a 21st Century economy.
- OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.more More Arrow

In this April 3, 2014 file photo shows Anika Noni Rose, from left, LaTanya Richardson, Denzel Washington and Sophie Okonedo at the curtain call for the opening night of “A Raisin In The Sun” in New York. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama caught the American masterpiece Friday night, April 11, 2014, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than 50 years ago. They took their seats to huge applause. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision
- NEW YORK (AP) — Capping two days devoted to praising the advances of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," a play about an African-American family in 1950s Chicago.more More Arrow

President Barack Obama, left, with his wife, Michelle, listening, gives a keynote address during the Civil Rights Summit on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Photo/Jack Plunkett
- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Barack Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency's opportunity to shape the "currents of history" and fulfill America's founding promises of equality.more More Arrow

Rwandans light candles of remembrance and listen to religious speeches and music at an evening ceremony at the Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda Monday, April 7, 2014. Sorrowful wails and uncontrollable sobs resounded Monday as thousands of Rwandans packed the country's main sports stadium to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of a devastating 100-day genocide.
- Hutu vs. Tutsi. Neighbor vs. neighbor. Politician vs. politician. Military vs. rebels.
Almost 1 million people slain in 100 days; bodies lining the streets. Hundreds of thousands of women brutally raped or sexually mutilated, innocents maimed, property destroyed…and the world stood by.more More Arrow

Attorneys David Boies, left, and Theodore B. Olson discuss the issue of gay marriage at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The summit opens Tuesday and marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public places based on race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner, pool
- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between Black and White Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.more More Arrow

President Barack Obama.
- The White House-Washington D.C. We join with the people of Rwanda in marking twenty years since the beginning of the genocide that took the lives of so many innocents and which shook the conscience of the world.more More Arrow

A painting of U.S. District Judge Waites Waring, one of three federal judges to hear a key school desegregation case from Clarendon County, S.C., in 1951, hangs in the courtroom where the case was heard in the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., on April 3, 2014. Waring was the first judge to write an opinion that separate schools are not equal schools since separate but equal became the law of the land in the late 1800s. A statue of Waring is being dedicated outside the courthouse on April 11, 2014. Photo/Bruce Smith
- CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a little-known chapter of American history, a federal judge who was the son of a Confederate soldier and presided in the city where the Civil War began was the first judge in the nation to write that segregated schools are unequal schools since separate but equal became the law of the land.more More Arrow

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