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Blown-up levee destroys black community

A small African-American town is suffering after the  Army Corps of Engineers decided to blow holes in a levee in eastern Missouri.

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An introduction to Michele Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann supposedly showed "stagecraft" during the Republican debate, but she also has a "talent" for questionable statements and policy positions.

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Black lawmakers fight for immigrant rights

Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.

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Media democracy vs. corporations: “Most important issue facing country”

More than 2,500 activists at the National Conference for Media Reform, April 8-10, discussed the fight to defend and expand freedom of the press in the face of corporate power grabs.

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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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Black History Month: George B. Murphy, Jr., journalist for the people

I got to know George B. Murphy, Jr. during the 25 years I commuted from Baltimore to Washington D.C. covering the capital for the Daily World newspaper, now the People's World online daily. His long career as a fighting, pro-people journalist made a deep impression on me.

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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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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.

National outrage: Akron mother jailed for putting kids in suburban school

The case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, an African American resident of Akron, Ohio, highlights the ongoing problems of racism and segregation in our country.

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Segregated housing rooted in government policy, panel shows

"From Redlining to White Flight, the History of Housing Segregation and the Importance of Regionalism" presented shocking details of how government and industry played a big role in segregating neighborhoods and schools.

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