February

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Missouri Republicans work to dismantle non-discrimination act

A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.

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Fort Mose: early marker in African American freedom movement

The fight for African American freedom reaches back hundreds of years, even before the arrival of the British.

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Help wanted: no jobless need apply

Unemployment has hovered at 10 percent for months, yet employers are refusing to hire the jobless.

Missouri groups fight anti-equality bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "The Republicans want to undermine and turn back the clock on equal rights," state Rep. Karla May told activists and reporters as they packed into a state Capitol hearing room.

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Civil rights legends Nash, Vivian urge continued resistance

CHICAGO - Two "living legends" of the civil rights movement, Diane Nash and the Rev. C. T. Vivian, keynoted "Remembering the Movement," a Black History Month program, livestreamed from the Harold Washington Wing of the DuSable Museum.

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Cop found not guilty in slaying of African American youth

A grand jury ruled  that the police killing of Danroy "D.J." Henry, Jr., the African American Pace University football player cops shot outside of a bar in suburban New York, was not a crime.

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Lost chance for school desegregation led to today’s woes

A landmark 1974 Supreme Court case was a failed opportunity to strike a blow at school segregation in Michigan and around the nation, and we continue to suffer the consequences.

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Illinois sues to prevent pension for cop tied to torture

Activists against police torture here welcome Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's lawsuit to stop Jon Burge, the former police commander convicted for lying about the torture of suspects, from receiving his pension.

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Anti-segregation march planned for Raleigh

Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."

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With rise of Egypt, Glenn Beck's popularity falls

In response to the Egyptian uprising, Glenn Beck is getting crazier and more extreme than ever with predictions of  a worldwide conflagration and implosion.

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