Hundreds of special education students in Jefferson Parish who were systematically denied the help due them under federal law are now getting desperately needed services under a new action plan approved by the Louisiana Department of Education.

A Mobile, Ala., street was officially renamed Michael Donald Avenue in a ceremony yesterday in honor of the black teenager who was murdered by the Klan and left hanging from a tree there in 1981.

The raging national debate over immigration is stoking the fires of racist extremism across the country. Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists are ratcheting up the intensity of their bloodthirsty "race war" rhetoric, and violent hate crimes against Hispanics, regardless of their immigration status, appear to be on the rise.

Alvaro Hernandez-Lopez traveled from his home in Guatemala to work in the United States. Like hundreds of other "guest workers," he performs backbreaking, often dangerous, forestry work in the pinelands across the South.

In the chaos after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' broken juvenile justice system completely abandoned 150 children locked in the city's adult prison, according to a report by the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJLP).

Anti-immigration extremists are winding their way toward Washington as part of the Minuteman Project caravan.

Unlike most children, Allen* didn't have the opportunity to spend his 10th birthday with family and friends. Instead of blowing out candles on a cake, Allen was alone in a juvenile detention center.

Two television journalists who were held at gunpoint by Klan officials received compensation from the sale of the Klan leader's house, concluding a six-year legal battle waged by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Migrant farmworker Olivia Tamayo, who endured sexual harassment in the workplace for six years before winning a verdict against her employer, was honored with the first Esperanza Award at a ceremony in Wimauma, Fla.

Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys on Friday filed a lawsuit designed to force one of the nation's largest food providers to take responsibility for mistreatment of its workers.