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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

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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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Public workers union moves conference as "Boycott Indiana" movement mushrooms

"The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act sets Indiana and our nation back decades in the struggle for civil rights."

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In women's history month: Lesbian rabbi leads Reform Jewish profession

The Reform Jewish movement - Rabbi Eger's spiritual home since childhood - has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships.

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Anti-LGBT bills introduced in 28 states

So far this year 34 anti-LGBT bills in nine states have been defeated or failed to meet key legislative deadlines.

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Today in women’s history: Happy birthday Dorothy Height

Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Calls grow for investigation into Chicago's Homan Sq. 'Gestapo tactics'

Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.

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Today in African-American history: Fifteenth amendment ratified

The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits denying citizens the right to vote based on their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

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The wedding of the century

A four-year romance became the celebration not just of two people being joined together in marriage, but that of a family's triumph over injustice and discrimination.

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Republicans step up their attacks on immigrants

After the Republican majority was elected, Richard Trumka warned its defunding proposal "would further exploit and force our community members to continue to live and work in fear."

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