February

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Is Ben & Jerry’s fortune cookie ice cream insulting or not?

Some doubt the fortune-cookie ice cream is really a problem, but others say it reflects how little most Americans know about Asian Americans.

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First black actor to win an Oscar: Hattie McDaniel

Roles in film for African Americans at the time were almost exclusively as maids and servants. McDaniel excelled at appearing in such roles, for which she received wide criticism.

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Black History Month: Happy birthday Nina Simone

Legendary artist and civil rights activist Nina Simone was born 79 years ago today, Feb. 21, in Tryon, North Carolina.

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New York police charged with spying, dirty tricks against Al Sharpton

The spying charge dates back to protests triggered by the "not guilty" verdicts for three cops tried for the murder of Sean Bell.

Court hears new challenge to anti-affirmative action measure

Driver said 209 made possible "resegregation of higher education" and a "new Jim Crow" in California.

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The 99% rally outside DC gathering of the 1%

More than 1,200 labor and community activists turned out in force at a boisterous rally Friday outside the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Senate hopeful Hoekstra slammed for racist Super Bowl ad

Racism and far-right politics go hand-in-hand. With Michigan Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl ad, the whole nation got to see it for themselves.

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Chris Rock says he’s willing to pay higher taxes

Jesus would support taxing the rich, said President Barack Obama at this week's national prayer breakfast.

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Tulsa announces more cuts in minority areas

Objections were raised to the city's failure to consult with the taxpaying voters in the affected community before making such important decisions.