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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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Supreme Court hears Texas plan to replace democracy with oligarchy

Once again, right wingers have come up with a scheme to dilute and diminish the voting power of minorities, and they might get what they want.

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Justice demanded for Mario Woods, victim of San Francisco police

"He was not committing a dangerous act. We're tired of the SFPD killing black people."

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Samaria Rice retains faith that justice will be done for Tamir

"I don't need all this attention, but I feel like I have to do something good with it, I have to turn my anger into something positive."

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Chicago police chief sacked, Mayor Emanuel flees to Paris

It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.

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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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