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Today in history: Catholic antiwar activist Phil Berrigan born

The American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest, was born on this date in 1923.

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CBCF National Town Hall focuses on Black Lives Matter movement

The development of the #BlackLivesMatter movement was given intense attention from many different perspectives.

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Washington D.C.: Days of Action against Cuba blockade

The U.S. could profit in many ways from open relations and sharing of resources.

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Fight over Dyett High reaches tense new stage

CPS has announced a plan for Dyett, but not the one fought for by the hunger striking community members.

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St. Louis workers celebrate increase in minimum wage

In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.

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Demanding action on police crimes, Chicagoans push for civilian control

The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.

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Today in history: Mass arrests in 2004 Republican National Convention crackdown

Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.

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Today in civil rights history: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss

Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.

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Today in history: Huge anti-death penalty march for Mumia Abu-Jamal

On this date 20 years ago, thousands demonstrated in support of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Cincinnati community marches to demand justice for Samuel Dubose

Over 300 community members marched from the campus to the site of the fatal shooting death of Samuel Dubose to demand the release of police body camera footage of the incident.

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