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Today in African American history: Birthday of W.E.B. DuBois

One of the greatest scholars, thinkers and activists for African American liberation was born on this date in 1868.

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“Let us breathe and grow”: 41st African American History celebrations

The 41st Annual People's World African American History Month Celebrations will take place in Hartford and New Haven, Conn.

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A lynching in New Orleans

How recent these events! How deeply seared in living human memory!

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Today in African American history: Birthday of Eddie Robinson

Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 - April 3, 2007) was an outstanding American football coach.

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Oakland examines racial disparities, police misconduct

 The Oakland City Council has begun a new process to examine racial disparities in the city's economy and criminal justice system.

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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Maryland protesters demand action to end police violence

Baltimore protesters chanting "Black lives matter" gathered Jan. 15 to demand that the legislature enact laws to end the plague of police killings in Maryland.

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Rebel with a cause – a young Ferguson commissioner

"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "

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Oakland town hall demands end to police violence

Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.

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Athletes join growing movement for racial justice

"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."

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