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Charges of coverup, racism in police shooting

Details surrounding the fatal police shooting of Pace University football player Danroy Henry are murky, but a police leak has spurred charges of racism and a coverup.

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African American leaders launch Illinois voter drive

CHICAGO - African American community leaders have announced a drive to turn out 100,000 votes in Cook County for Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat running for re-election.

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Women senators offer bill to compensate Black farmers

WASHINGTON - Senators Kay Hagen and Blanche Lincoln unveiled their bill at a Capitol Hill rally following a march by Black farmers demanding compensation for decades of discrimination.

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Over 4 million U.S. citizens denied right to vote

A protest rally calling for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons was held last week at the University of the District of Columbia.

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Groups demand pardon for Scott Sisters in Mississippi

A rally last week in Jackson, Miss., called for freedom for Jamie and Gladys Scott, two Black women given double life sentences in 1992 for allegedly being accessories to an armed robbery in which $11 was stolen.

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Guess where BP is dumping its oil-spill waste?

Sixty one percent of the British Petroleum oil-spill waste is being dumped in communities largely made up of people of color.

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Maxine Waters rejects ethics violation, wants public trial

"In sum, the case against me has no merit," Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said in a statement

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Civil rights groups hit Race to the Top

The National Urban League and five other civil rights organizations, in a in a hard-hitting report, have criticized President Obama's Race to the Top education reform program.

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NAACP takes lead on Oct. 2 jobs march

Mobilization is under way for a massive national march and rally Oct. 2 in Washington, to demand jobs, immigration reform and funding for education and health care.

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City steps forward to counter racist letters

EASTPOINTE, Mich. - Last week, African American families here received letters threatening death if they did not leave the city, but people of goodwill are taking action.

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