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The forgotten rebellion of the Black Seminole Nation

Many Native American Nations formed partnerships and deep relationships with African slaves. Both groups fought for freedom and the right to exist in peace, away from the colonizing forces.

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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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Amiri Baraka: 1934 - 2014

"He did for the English syntax what Monk did with the chord. He was an original."

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Amiri Baraka, preeminent poet and activist, dies at age 79

Amiri Baraka, one of the country's preeminent African American poets, playwrights and activists died Thursday at Newark's Beth Israel Hospital after a brief illness.

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Ala. board approves pardons for “Scottsboro Boys”

The state's parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" rape case Thursday morning by approving posthumous pardons more than 80 years after the arrests.

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Election mandate calls for unity and jobs

Led by New Haven Rising, unions of Yale University workers and community groups, hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors across the city this summer and fall to discuss issues and organize a large voter turnout.

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Outrage follows declaration that police killing was “justified”

Flint Farmer was laying face down on the parkway grass after being shot in the thigh and abdomen by Chicago police officer Gildardo Sierra.

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Cory Booker elected New Jersey’s first African-American U.S. senator

Democrat Cory Booker defeated his tea party opponent Steve Lonegan and made history last night by becoming the state's first African American U.S. senator.

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Thousands rally to ‘take back Chicago’ from wealthy

This is a city of polarizing contrasts: a gleaming downtown of corporate offices subsidized by taxpayers while working class neighborhoods are neglected.

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Campaign launched to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest H.S.

Progressives say the true symbolism behind the name change is that of social justice, a solid stepping stone for the South to "rise again."

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