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George Clooney, Ben Jealous: Action need to avoid humanitarian crisis in Sudan

Actor George Clooney, along with NAACP head Benjamin Jealous, Martin Luther King III and several members of Congress were arrested in a protest outside of the Sudanese embassy recently.

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Parents, community occupy Chicago school, demand to be heard

The occupiers were dramatizing their frustration with plans by the Chicago Public Schools to close the school and reopen it as a charter.

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Black History Month 2012: Remembering Dalzenia Henry

When the judging for the African American History Month High School Arts and Writing Competition takes place this Friday, Dalzenia Henry's legacy will be on our minds.

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Protests call for "Robin Hood" tax to fund jobs, education

Chicagoans rally for redistribution of TIF money and a stock transaction tax to fund jobs creation, schools, libraries and clinics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oakland police arrest hundreds of Occupy protesters

Police arrested some 400 demonstrators Jan. 28 in response to the latest attempt by Occupy Oakland activists to occupy a vacant building and establish a new encampment there.

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AFL-CIO launches TV ad campaign

The AFL-CIO has launched an advertising campaign telling the country that union workers are just like everyone else - and that they deserve their rights.

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Connecticut youth lead fight for jobs

Youth groups are focused on linking the problem of youth violence to the lack of job opportunities.

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Tenants get together and fight slumlord

Doyle Gardens sounds like it might be a pleasant apartment complex, where residents stroll down walkways between flowerbeds surrounded by greenery. Its name is a lie.

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Chicago mayor aims to aggressively privatize schools

The mayor's plan will affect 10,000 students, mostly Black and Latino, and result in the firing of 600 teachers, principals, building maintenance, cafeteria and other workers.

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Florida family fights to stay together

The couple met on a blind date and fell in love. No family, especially one with two young children, should have to face so much adversity in order to stay united, they say.

 

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