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Youth march and African American History Celebration inspire struggle

Before the march, participants gathered to make a "peace pledge," writing the name of a loved one lost to violence, or a message of peace, on a red felt heart.

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Today in African American history: Muhammad Ali the champ!

On this date in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. 

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Today in African American history: Birthday of W.E.B. DuBois

One of the greatest scholars, thinkers and activists for African American liberation was born on this date in 1868.

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Sen. Blumenthal, immigrant families call to overturn Texas court decision

Families being hurt and their advocates gathered in New Haven City Hall to tell their stories to Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

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“Let us breathe and grow”: 41st African American History celebrations

The 41st Annual People's World African American History Month Celebrations will take place in Hartford and New Haven, Conn.

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A lynching in New Orleans

How recent these events! How deeply seared in living human memory!

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Today in African American history: Birthday of Eddie Robinson

Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 - April 3, 2007) was an outstanding American football coach.

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Adjunct Prof. Leleua Loupe’s office: the trunk of her car

"At the beginning of the semester," explains historian and lecturer Leleua Loupe, "students don't know history or understand the world around them."

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Arrest increases call for political reform in New York State

The recent arrest of Sheldon Silver is only the latest in a series of events that has raised the volume on calls for ethics and political reform in New York.

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Justices could increase big-money hold on state courts

Most voters know little about judicial candidates. Money influences judicial campaigns far more than it does campaigns for Congress.

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