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Why Bernie should stay in the race

Bernie made clear that the campaign was not about him, it was about building a political revolution that would last years after the election was over.

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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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This week in history: Robert Clifton Weaver, first Black U.S. Cabinet member

Weaver noted there was a great difference between the income of most African Americans and the cost of living.

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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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Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.

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GOP hopefuls insult workers, women, African Americans, and seniors

The GOP presidential candidates insulted groups of people including workers, women, and minorities; the America on display last night was a scary one indeed.

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Discrimination against black students rampant in Louisiana school district

One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.

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Antidotes to inequality — time for some $58,000 traffic tickets?

The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.

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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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Ferguson causes a nation to re-examine police violence and brutality

These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.

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