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S. Carolina leaders call for removing Confederate flag from statehouse grounds

The Confederate flag features prominently in photos of the white youth arrested and charged with the murders.


Roanoke rally for voting rights planned for June 25

Attendees will rally to defend the right to vote and to support a restoration of the Voting Rights Act.


Today in history: Loving Day celebrates end of interracial marriage ban

How perfect that Loving Day refers to Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple in the Supreme Court case.


Partisan ruling by Appeals Court blocks Obama immigration program

Immigrants' rights activists and their supporters, more organized and united than ever, vow not to be intimidated and to fight on.


Today in history: LGBT Pride Month!

Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, being subjected to routine anti-homosexual harassment, fought back in an incident considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement.


Today in history: Maya Angelou passes one year ago

The multi-talented, much beloved Maya Angelou died one year ago today at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C.


This week in Indigenous news: May 6-13

The Idle No More movement is being attacked and called "bacteria that spread across the country."


Discrimination against black students rampant in Louisiana school district

One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.


Death at the hands of the police - this time in Baltimore

No city, town or hamlet can any longer feel immune from the devastating news that, once again, a Black man's life has been taken by the police


Legislators aim to expand rights of undocumented Californians

State legislative leaders were joined here by immigrant rights advocates as they announced the "Immigrants Shape California" legislative package.

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