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Today in Women's history: Birth of Effa Manley, baseball hall of famer

Effa Louise Manley co-owned the Newark Eagles baseball franchise in the Negro leagues with her husband Abe Manley. Her influence extended beyond baseball; she was active in the civil rights movement and a social activist.

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"We're not going away": Ohioans fight voter suppression bills (with video)

"Voter suppression is an attempt to deny people's influence, and it is sinful. I appeal to all those legislators who have a conscience to immediately repeal these acts."

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Housing group files federal civil rights complaint vs. Deutsche Bank

Groups said Deutsche Bank is blighting communities of color by ignoring their responsibilities as trustees to maintain their properties.

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Angela Davis: Defeating racism the key to curbing the right wing

The celebration in New York of African American culture and struggles, featured a mix of working-class culture, educational presentations, and progressive politics.

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"Step closer to equality": Texas judge overthrows gay marriage ban

In his ruling, the San Antonio judge wrote that the same-sex marriage ban "violates plaintiffs' equal protection and due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution."

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Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march

Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.

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Communists and the long struggle for African American equality

Throughout its 95-year history the Communist Party USA has always been in the vanguard of the struggle for African American equality. 

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“We Tell Our Stories”— a community honors its heroes

The Oscars may be coming up this week, but in Oakland, People's World and Mamas 4 Obamas hosted an equally dramatic Feb. 22 event: "We Tell Our Stories."

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Today in black history: Malcolm X assassinated

Malcolm became an influential figure to many African-Americans and supporters of civil rights and equality, and continues to be so today.

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Demonstrators demand justice for Jordan Davis

A week of action is taking place here all this week demanding Dunn be retried. Yesterday people wore black ribbons in remembrance of Jordan Davis.

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