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Gay rights are civil rights, says NAACP's Julian Bond

NAACP hosts town hall meeting on gay, lesbian and transgender issues and homophobia.

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NAACP confronts new Jim Crow racism

Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.

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Bachmann and Santorum spark furor over slavery, "family values"

How much slack are voters likely to cut Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum for signing a racist, gay-bashing "family values" pledge as they pandered to the bigots in their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination?

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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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