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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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Fasters for families: Boehner, stop playing with our lives!

"We are taking our message to John Boehner that he must put immigration reform to a vote."

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The sun shone on massive North Carolina Moral March

The march, organized by the NAACP, labor unions, and religious leaders, amounted to a dramatic comeback of the Moral Monday protests that drew the nation's attention here over the last year.

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New Hampshire retirees blast Sen. Ayotte’s voting record

 The voting record of Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte has drawn the ire of New Hampshire retirees. 

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Keystone XL pipeline and the jobs controversy

XL backers' arguments that the project is a jobs provider are being disputed. Many, including some labor activists, feel that the pipeline issue does not need to be divisive, and that they share the same underlying interests.

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Today in black history: "Jail-No-Bail" campaign began in S.C.

SNCC leaders staged a Jail-No-Bail sit-in in solidarity with the imprisoned CORE activists. The sit-in re-energized the movement in Rock Hill, SC.

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Oklahoma TV station comes under fire for anti-immigrant slur

Members of Dream Act Oklahoma, which has been raising awareness about how undocumented workers contribute to Oklahoma, blasted KOTV for its discriminatory report

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Pete Seeger's green activism in New York and New Jersey

Seeger did much for New Jersey, taking a stand against ocean dumping . And he thought that a graceful boat would draw people to their forgotten riverfronts and imagine a different future for the Hudson River

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Move underway to expand early voting in Missouri

Voters in the Show Me State may have a special reason to get out the vote this fall, as a coalition is busily collecting signatures to qualify an early voting initiative to be placed on the November ballot.

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Hartford rising for Community Bill of Rights

The multi-racial rally, called in the spirit of Dr. King's 1964 poor people's campaign, was held in Hartford's North End, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the nation. 

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