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World AIDS Day – fight for the change you wish to see!

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Nothing has informed my world and my place in this world more than the scourge and subsequent fight against AIDS. I lost my brother Michael and many other “brothers” – extraordinary people whose presence is missed dearly and deeply. My story is not unusual for gay men of my age, in fact it’s quite typical.…

Walking 5 Miles in Solidarity With Ferguson

More than 20 people from the Orange County Chapters of LULAC and the NAACP marched from Garden Grove to Anaheim in solidarity with the protesters in Ferguson, MO on November 29, 2014 (Photo Credit: Lou Delgado)

On Saturday Morning, more than 20 people from the Orange County NAACP, The Orange County LULAC Foundation, and the Democratic Party of Orange County joined together for a #MilesForMichael March and Rally. Starting at the LULAC offices in Garden Grove, the demonstrators walked the five miles to the Anaheim Police Department on Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim.

Sunday Opinion: The Fake War On Your Religious Holidays

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I am an atheist that celebrates Christmas. Get over it. Like most American atheists, I grew up in a religious household celebrating religious holidays and Christmas means more than just a celebration of the birth of Christ. It’s also a day about family meals, visits with all the quirky relatives, drinking eggnog until I’m sick…

Obama Takes on The Politics of Immigration Reform

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama took his case for immigration reform directly to the American people. Unfortunately, Many Americans probably didn’t even notice. All three major television networks indicated that they were not interested in interrupting their prime-time schedules for a Presidential address on immigration. While this is reality runs counter to the misperception that there is a “liberal bias” in the media, it is also a symptom of the growing apathy of the American public towards politics and government in general. Using the apathy of voters towards this November’s election as a measure, the networks decisions are understandable.

Election Night Results: 2014 General Election

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The Orange County Registrar of Voters will be reporting election night results HERE starting at about 8 pm tonight. The earliest results will include only the vote-by-mail and early voting ballots cast before election day. Below is the schedule for reports from the OC Registrar of Voters