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Indigenous News: white privilege, A Tribe Called Red, mining protests

The death of Sarah Bland has the nation abuzz about police brutality, but a lesser known story regarding a Lakota woman is also worthy of our attention.

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Sandra Bland’s only offense was “driving while black”

The institutionalized prejudices and distorted practices that led to her death are unacceptable in a nation of equal justice under the law. 

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60,000 call for justice for Tamir Rice

"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.

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Sandra Bland's jailers spinning autopsy results

The trooper plainly didn't like Bland's forthright defense of her civil rights; in Texas, you can be prosecuted for resisting arrest even if the actual arrest was illegal.

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Los Angeles does it again: $15 an hour!

The nation's largest local government voted to raise the minimum wage for county employees and workers employed in the unincorporated areas -- 1.2 and 1.6 million workers.

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Justice for Tamir Rice dealt legal blow ahead of civil rights conference

An Ohio appeals court declined to force the arrest of the Cleveland police officers involved in the murder of 12-year old Tamir Rice.

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Dead at 28, Sandra Bland's Texas dream turned nightmare

According to federal statistics, an African-American driver is 31 percent more likely to be pulled over for a traffic citation.

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Today in African-American history: Mary McLeod Bethune born in 1875

She organized African American women in the South to vote despite the Jim Crow poll tax and other racist restrictions.

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Indigenous news: Apache Stronghold caravan, First Lady meets with tribal youth

An Apache Indian caravan is making a stop in Denver to draw attention to a land grab by a mining giant.

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Indigenous news: activism, identity, and honoring natives

On May 26, the town council in Newstead, New York voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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