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Parsing race, politics, and pot in Florida

A Florida legislator has reintroduced a bill Feb. 24 to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state.

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People lobby for police accountability bill filed in Maryland state legislature

It's a sign of the effectiveness of protests that have occurred here - as well as nationwide - against police killings of unarmed African Americans.

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Youth march and African American History Celebration inspire struggle

Before the march, participants gathered to make a "peace pledge," writing the name of a loved one lost to violence, or a message of peace, on a red felt heart.

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Today in African American history: African Burial Ground National Monument

The memorial was dedicated in 2007 and included several commissioned pieces of public art.

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NY Mayor de Blasio addresses the State of the City

Mayor Bill de Blasio opened his State of the City address with a commitment to maintaining a city that is inclusive and affordable. 

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Chicago “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel forced into runoff

Money can buy Rahm Emanuel a lot of things but it couldn't buy him love, at least not from the voters here in the Feb. 24 primary race for mayor.

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Today in African American history: Muhammad Ali the champ!

On this date in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. 

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Today in people's history: 1199 opposes the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago, on this day in 1965, District 1199 Health Care Workers became the first labor union in the United States to formally oppose the Vietnam War.

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Today in African American history: Birthday of W.E.B. DuBois

One of the greatest scholars, thinkers and activists for African American liberation was born on this date in 1868.

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Texans rally for marriage equality

Religious leaders from all over Texas rallied for gender equality on the north steps of the Texas Capitol on Feb. 17. 

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