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Washington state teens initiate march protesting killing of Michael Brown

"I wanted to raise awareness about this issue and to support the people of Ferguson to let them know there are people here on the west coast who care about them."

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Yale art students show solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri

They walked in silence holding signs that read "Hands Up - Don't Shoot" and posters with the names of victims of police brutality from around the country including New Haven.

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Ferguson, Missouri residents grieve and protest in wake of killing by police

The high level of tension in the town resulting from the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed Michael Brown, 17, has created an extremely volatile situation.

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Convergence in Jacksonville to call for Marissa Alexander's freedom

Regional and national activists will come together to support domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing.

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Patent Office cancels Washington’s disparaging trademark

The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.

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Today in labor history: Cherokee Nation begins Trail of Tears

It is estimated  that nearly one third - ten to 30 percent - died in the course of U.S. government's ethnic cleansing.

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W.Va. NAACP calls for federal probe of police killing

The police report failed to answer three key questions: 1) Why was Jones arrested? 2) Why was he shot? and 3) Why was he shot 23 times?

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N. Calif. CPUSA convention debates environment, racism, 2014 elections

"We must walk the walk with the people in the struggles for economic and democratic reforms. Every victory does make a difference in people's lives."

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Teachers union leaders hit Supreme Court anti-affirmative action ruling

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, a  Phoenix secondary school teacher, said it subjects minority group students to "separate and unequal political processes that put undue burdens" on them.

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Today in Eco-history: Coal mine disaster kills 128

The mine was operated mostly by African American prisoners who, under Alabama's onvict lease system, had been "leased" to the mine owners. Regardless of how minor their crimes were, all of them rdied in the disaster.

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