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Confederate flags, monuments, going down in wake of massacre

Politicians across the South are distancing themselves from the Confederate battle flag, but tributes to slaveocracy and its racist legacy persist around the country.

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Today in history: Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph born 75 years ago

"My doctors told me I would never walk again,  my mother told me I would; I believed my mother."

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To Mother Emanuel’s Denmark Vesey: your fight goes on!

Fighting off racist attacks is nothing new for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Today in history: 150th anniversary of Juneteenth

It honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

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Nine dead after hate crime in historic S.C. black church

The gunman stayed for nearly an hour at the prayer meeting Wednesday night before shooting the victims - six females and three males.

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Baltimore United for Change takes root

As Freddie Gray lay dying in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a group of activists was planning to curb police brutality in Baltimore.

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Today in history: Philadelphia police bomb MOVE 30 years ago

In 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential building, resulting in a massive fire that left 11 persons dead including five children.

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Discrimination against black students rampant in Louisiana school district

One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.

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Baltimore prosecutor brings murder, manslaughter charges against six police

The officers are charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and assault.

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Media coverage of Baltimore youth misses the mark completely

People know what they see and hear; the protests will continue and grow until justice is served and the people are listened to.

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