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Segregated housing rooted in government policy, panel shows

"From Redlining to White Flight, the History of Housing Segregation and the Importance of Regionalism" presented shocking details of how government and industry played a big role in segregating neighborhoods and schools.

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Scott sisters freed!

Jamie and Gladys Scott received the news on December 29 that their 16-year prison ordeal was over at last: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour commuted their double-life sentences and ordered them out of prison. They were originally accused of having taken part in an $11 robbery!

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Dr. Margaret Burroughs, 1917-2010: What will your legacy be?

A founder of one of the oldest African American history museums in the country has died.

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Key Obama ally re-elected in Massachusetts

Massachusetts voters rejected the anti-incumbent, pro-Republican wave that swept much of the country on Tuesday.

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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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