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Voter protection volunteers to monitor polls in voting rights battlegrounds

Voter protection monitors will be in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin on November 4 to help clear any voting barriers.

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Hearing is last chance to block NC restrictions before 2014 election

"The hearing in North Carolina is one with national implications," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

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Missouri Republicans fail to achieve much of their agenda

"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."

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Today in women's history: Civil rights leader and suffragist Ida B. Wells died

Wells was an outstanding civil rights activist and journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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International Women's Day: Born in the USA

nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march

Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.

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Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

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Obama honors a true freedom fighter, Rev. C. T. Vivian

Rev. C. T. Vivian is one of the nation's staunchest fighters for racial equality and voting rights.

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John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.

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Marchers pack capital for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

Vowing to defend the right to vote he had shed blood for decades ago, Rep. John Lewis drew a roaring cheer from the enormous crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.

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