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Exonerated political prisoner, Geronimo Pratt, dies in Tanzania

Geronimo Pratt, a former leader of the Black Panther Party falsely accused, then imprisoned for 27 years, died June 3 in Tanzania.

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Court ruling victory for African American firefighters

African Americans represent 32.4 percent of Chicago but they make up only 17 percent respectively of the city's fire department.

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Carlos Santana slams Georgia's anti-immigrant law

Immigrant rights activists say legendary guitarist Carlos Santana hit a home run during his speech at Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game in Atlanta, Georgia, May 15.

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Letterman, Seinfeld, De Niro hit Trump on racism

Donald Trump's tirades have prompted sharp responses from a broad array of notable persons, including a number of media and film personalities.

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Workers file charges over racist symbols, hostile work environment

Besides Nazi symbols the workers also say a vehicle displaying confederate flags has consistently been seen parked on the property near the warehouse entrance.

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Mumia Abu Jamal granted new sentencing hearing

An appeals court has granted Mumia Abu Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the death row political prisoner's ongoing legal battle. The decision represents the second time the appeals court has rendered such a judgment.

“Emergency powers” dictatorship seizes a Michigan city

Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder stripped the people of Benton Harbor, Mich., of their voting rights and their elected officials last week.

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Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

Civil rights groups have launched a final effort to prevent the state of Georgia from executing death row inmate Troy Davis.

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African Americans, women and youth hit hard

The Republican assault on the public sector threatens to accelerate the rate at which public employees are being laid off, with especially dire consequences for African Americans and women.

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Indiana Statehouse rings with "we are one!" (with video)

Over a thousand union members and community activists crowded into the Indiana State House on Monday, April 4th to speak out for labor rights and basic democracy.

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