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Today in history: Rosa Parks takes a stand by sitting down

Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.

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Chicago protesters demand Mayor Emanuel's resignation

Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.

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Protests in Chicago after release of video in Laquan McDonald's shooting

"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."

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New attacks on voting rights in Alabama

Alabama has developed new ways to prevent African Americans from voting.

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Anti-transgender violence crisis: Murders on the rise

Although this year has garnered an increase in transgender visibility, murders and violence against transgender people are on the rise.

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Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 

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“SlutWalk” in Los Angeles causes controversy

"I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn't mean that I want to have sex with you or I'm asking for it."

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Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.

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Protest hypocritical charter school TV ad

"FES has actively opposed educational equity by working against fair funding for schools that serve high need students."

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Another delay in justice for Tamir Rice

"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."

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