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Schools struggling with student dropouts and discipline problems have an opportunity to tackle those issues with innovative programs funded by federal grant money, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Dignity in Schools Campaign said today.

Students at thousands of schools across the country will challenge social and racial boundaries through the simple act of taking a new seat in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Nov. 10, the eighth annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

The Southern Poverty Law Center today sued Lauderdale County, Miss., to comply with federal law and open the county's juvenile detention center to inspection following reports of children being locked down in unsanitary, overcrowded and abusive conditions.

A Mississippi journalist who was inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial to investigate unsolved civil rights murders is among the 24 recipients of a $500,000 "genius award" announced today by the John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation.

A health care advocate who has dedicated his career to representing low-income clients, the elderly, disabled and uninsured has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Morris Dees Justice Award.

Latino immigrants in Suffolk County, N.Y., are routinely the target of violent attacks, harassment and abuse driven by a virulent anti-immigrant climate that has been fostered by community leaders and law enforcement practices, according to a new Southern Poverty Law Center report.

The children and teens detained at a Mississippi detention center will be protected from abuse and neglect under an agreement reached with county officials who oversee the facility.

Almost a decade after virtually disappearing from public view, the antigovernment militia movement is surging across the country, fueled by fears of a black man in the White House, the changing demographics of the country, and conspiracy theories increasingly spread by mainstream figures, according to a new SPLC report.

A federal judge has warned an Arkansas forestry company that he will rule against it if company representatives continue to intimidate workers interested in joining an SPLC class action lawsuit accusing the company of cheating foreign guestworkers out of pay.

The following is a letter from SPLC President Richard Cohen to CNN President Jonathan Klein.