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Remember Trayvon Martin, with video

One year ago, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin because he thought the young man looked suspicious. And one year later, what happened that night still outrages us.

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Ghosts of Memphis’ slave past: Fallout over renaming Confederate parks

The effort to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, a memorial to the Confederate General, pre-war slave trader, and post-war founder of the Ku Klux Klan, recently began.

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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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INTERVIEW: Prof. Jamie Wilson, the Black Power Movement and lessons for today's activists

Prof. Jamie Wilson is giving a special People's World Black History Month teleconference presentation on Tues, Feb 19. This interview is a preview of the themes of his presentation.

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Valentine’s Day protest demands halt to sexual harassment

Union, community, immigrant rights, and faith group members gathered on Valentine's Day in front of Mi Pueblo Foods, in the heart of the heavily Latino Fruitvale district.

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Today in black history: Civil rights pioneer Claudia Jones is born

Jones died in exile in Great Britain in 1964 at the age of 49, her health weakened from imprisonment in the U.S. because of her political activism.

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Virginia town was center of civil rights struggle

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 called the Danville Police Department one of the most brutal and vicious he had come across.

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Demands grow for fair and inclusive immigration reform

Immigrant rights organizations, labor, faith based, and civil rights groups have embraced the urgency for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Boy Scouts might drop anti-gay clause

The Boy Scouts of America issued a surprise announcement Jan. 28 saying that it was "actively considering" ending its long-time ban on gay members and leaders.

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