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Remembering Eric Garner, African American father of six

Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker. 

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Voter suppression: NAACP strategizes to turn out vote in 2014

As the 2014 midterm elections quickly approach, the battle against voter suppression is still being waged.

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Federal judge hears how NC law limits voting statewide

"My forefathers didn't have the opportunity to register or vote," said Rosanell Eaton. "It is my intention to help people reach that point when they could do something."

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Life of General Gordon Baker, Jr. celebrated in Detroit

The life of General Gordon Baker, Jr. was celebrated with a huge outpouring of many hundreds this past Saturday.

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Author, poet, activist Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, died Wednesday morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her son, Guy B. Johnson, said in a statement.

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Racial discrimination leads to increased deaths of black women from breast cancer

Although breast cancer survival rates increased overall between 1990 and 2010, white women benefited far more than did black women.

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"Truthful Tuesday": Moral Monday movement spreads to South Carolina

"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.

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Students and community rally in support of Temple U. professor Anthony Monteiro

Recent years have seen sporadic controversies related to the question of whether Temple has lost its way and strayed from Conwell's original hopes and intentions.

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Black Panther Eddie Conway, free after 44 years, calls for release of all political prisoners

Marshall Eddie Conway charged that many, like himself, were victims of frame-ups orchestrated under the infamous FBI Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

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Housing group files federal civil rights complaint vs. Deutsche Bank

Groups said Deutsche Bank is blighting communities of color by ignoring their responsibilities as trustees to maintain their properties.

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