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Carrying on Muhammad Ali's fight for justice

Ali's outspokenness and activism made him a beacon for African Americans everywhere.

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“Lynching” conviction of Black Lives Matter leader seen as crushing dissent

A young African American political activist is trembling today at the thought of having to face as many as four years in prison.

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Two of Virginia's Congressional districts get re-drawn over GOP objections

Judges re-drew Southern Va.'s 3rd and 4th Congressional districts; GOP lawmakers had concentrated the region's African-American voters into a single district.

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NYU forum explores role of communists in Civil Rights Movement

A public forum was held to uncover the buried history of communists' role in the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s

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North Carolina discrimination law shows limits of corporate conscience

"The legislation hastily enacted is deplorable and discriminatory, and it runs counter to everything we stand for."

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South Carolina voters want to reverse damage by GOP state government

South Carolinians desperately need better paying jobs, more accessible health care and better schools, but Governor Haley is using a $400 million surplus for tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Angela and Fania Davis on the radical work of healing

Angela Davis and her sister Fania Davis were working for social justice before many of today's activists were born.

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Justice Department’s civil rights complaint against Ferguson could set model for reform

The Department of Justice filed a robust complaint against Ferguson, Missouri, charging the city with violations of federal civil rights statutes.

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Young black activists are in it for the long haul

Featuring a network of young leaders, use of technology, and a focus on system-wide change, the Movement for Black Lives represents a politically important moment in civil rights organizing.

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This week in history: Kickass black feminist Flo Kennedy born

She was a lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, lecturer, writer and feminist.

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