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De Blasio takes over in New York

NEW YORK -The frigid weather couldn't keep hundreds of supporters and elected officials from attending the inauguration of New York City's 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, Jan 1.

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Remembering Mandela in Detroit: You are my friends and comrades

When Nelson Mandela was in Detroit a special rally was held - not in a fancy ballroom or millionaire's home - but at the Ford Rouge auto plant with autoworkers.

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Ala. board approves pardons for “Scottsboro Boys”

The state's parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" rape case Thursday morning by approving posthumous pardons more than 80 years after the arrests.

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Detroit seeks answers in killing of Renisha McBride

The investigation is ongoing but so far, no one has been charged. Michigan is a stand-your-ground state and at a Saturday press conference inside Historic King Solomon Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Williams II took special aim at the law.

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Families of police crime victims demand civilian oversight

Hundreds rallied in Chicago recently to demand justice for victims of police crimes and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council.

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Marchers pack capital for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

Vowing to defend the right to vote he had shed blood for decades ago, Rep. John Lewis drew a roaring cheer from the enormous crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.

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Petition: Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, please quit!

An online petition, supported by the Detroit branch of the NAACP, is calling on Kevyn Orr to resign for "vile and callous"comments.

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Rep. Steve King's idiot remarks are serious problem

The comments of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, which stereotype undocumented immigrants as drug smugglers, have embarrassed his own Republican Party, yet are part of a larger anti-immigrant, racist agenda.

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Oakland's Trayvon Martin rally: "Keep fighting" for justice

Oakland youth took leadership of the event, spotlighting the effects of the shooting and verdict. They took turns to speak movingly of their reactions to hearing of the death of Martin.

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Detroit's bankruptcy problem rooted in capitalism

Blame for Detroit's decline, and solutions Governor Rick Snyder and his appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr proposed in today's bankruptcy press conference, left key players in that decline blameless.

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