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And so begins the American Dream Movement

Organizers of theTake Back the Dream conference say plans are underway for a massive campaign for jobs and against cuts, with hundreds, if not thousands, of actions across the country.

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Activists rally in Washington to reclaim American dream

Thousands of activists representing hundreds of national and local groups across the country are meeting here Oct. 3-5 at the Washington Hilton during the Take Back the American Dream conference.

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Florida victories hailed as progress for same sex couples

 Two Florida municipalities passed ordinances recently that make employee healthcare benefits available to same-sex domestic partners.

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Thousands show up for Black Caucus jobs fair (video)

Video highlights from the Congressional Black Caucus jobs fair/town hall meeting held on Aug. 31 here at the Crenshaw Christian Center with more than 500 people in attendance. An estimated 20,000 showed up for the CBC's jobs fair earlier that day.

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A march for jobs and justice to MLK monument

The Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP and others have called for a march for 'Jobs and Justice' in DC August 27th.

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Smiley and West poverty tour draws criticism, support

Talk show host Tavis Smiley and academic activist Cornel West embarked last week on a poverty tour to highlight growing inequality in the U.S.

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Mississippi is still burning, vicious murder shows

This crime, tragic and vile as it is, seems to only be the latest example of long-standing racism that appears to permeate Mississippi to the core.

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Class war: Luxury country club demands tax cut

The Highland Park Country Club is suing to have its county tax evaluation lowered from $13.7 million to last year's level of $3.7 million.

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NAACP: Over a century of struggle

Since its founding 102 years ago, the NAACP has been at the forefront in the fight for civil rights and social justice for African Americans and all working people.

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NAACP confronts new Jim Crow racism

Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.

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