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Writing black troops out of Civil War history paved way for Jim Crow

"If we don't tell our own story it will not be told."

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Protests continue in Minneapolis after fatal shooting of Jamar Clark

Jamar Clark was fatally shot by an officer of the Minneapolis police department on Sun., Nov. 15. 

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Justice prevails at University of Missouri: President Wolfe steps down

"He has not only enabled racism since the start of his tenure in 2012, but blatantly ignored and disrespected the concerns of students."

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Lack of media attention to Holtzclaw trial: Do black women matter?

The trial of the former Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting and raping 13 black women, began this Monday.

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Tamir Rice's family asks for special prosecutor

The family of Tamir Rice, 12-year-old Black child shot by police last November, and their attorneys denounced the nearly one-year delay in charging officers responsible.

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Sanders visits University of Chicago

"As a result of the disastrous decision in the Citizens United case, the American political system has become totally corrupted."

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Another delay in justice for Tamir Rice

"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."

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“Black Lives Matter” dealing with police abuse that is anything but new

"When I lived in Delaware and Maryland in the 1960s, societal racism was ugly and obvious to all who had eyes to see."

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Sandra Bland’s only offense was “driving while black”

The institutionalized prejudices and distorted practices that led to her death are unacceptable in a nation of equal justice under the law. 

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60,000 call for justice for Tamir Rice

"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.

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