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This week in history: First Black woman earns a medical degree

Rebecca Davis Lee became the first African-American woman to become a physician in the United States.

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Justice Department’s civil rights complaint against Ferguson could set model for reform

The Department of Justice filed a robust complaint against Ferguson, Missouri, charging the city with violations of federal civil rights statutes.

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This week in history: Kickass black feminist Flo Kennedy born

She was a lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, lecturer, writer and feminist.

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Race or class: Must Bernie choose?

Is Sanders' greatest weakness his campaign's limited addressing of race? Or is he being unfairly targeted for taking on economic injustice?

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Justice for Mario Woods to San Francisco Mayor: Fire police chief

"Fire Chief Suhr!" said activists. "Independent Investigation! And charge these cops with murder!" 

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Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland indicted for perjury

A grand jury indicted Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland,  on a perjury charge on Jan. 6.

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Fight continues despite miscarriage of justice in Tamir Rice case

Instead of seeking incriminating evidence, McGinty spent months finding three "experts" who never interviewed the police and could only speculate from afar.

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Tamir Rice's family mourns after non-indictment of police officers

"I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored."

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Baltimore residents push for change after mistrial in Freddie Gray killing

A mistrial was declared in the trial of Baltimore police officer, William Porter, who was charged in connection with Gray's death.

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