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Police settle lawsuit on use of chemical agents in Ferguson

"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"


Mayor Ras Baraka tops Harlem evening of black culture and struggle

The meeting's theme was "Support City Officials Who Fight for Equality, a Living Wage and Against Racism."


Selma commemoration a testimonial to victory of struggle

"What a glorious task we are given," said Obama. "We know the march is not yet over, the race not yet won. Change depends on what we do."


Tens of thousands mark Selma’s “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march

America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists.


Bell, East Harlem historian, featured at Vito Marcantonio Forum

The VMF is a historical, cultural, and educational organization that brings together people from a wide variety of backgrounds.


Oakland residents celebrate black history with tributes to outstanding women

We Stand on Their Shoulders" was the theme as young and old packed the house Feb. 28 to hear poems, dramatizations and accounts from history.


U.S.: Ferguson police routinely discriminated against African Americans

An investigation released today finds sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.


People lobby for police accountability bill filed in Maryland state legislature

It's a sign of the effectiveness of protests that have occurred here - as well as nationwide - against police killings of unarmed African Americans.


Youth march and African American History Celebration inspire struggle

Before the march, participants gathered to make a "peace pledge," writing the name of a loved one lost to violence, or a message of peace, on a red felt heart.


Today in African American history: African Burial Ground National Monument

The memorial was dedicated in 2007 and included several commissioned pieces of public art.

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