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Racial slurs have no place in football

For American Indians, the NFL season offers regular reminders that our rights still aren't fully recognized.

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Today in Native American history: Russell Means is born

This date in 1939 marks the birth of Russell Charles Means, activist for the rights of Native American people.

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Justice prevails at University of Missouri: President Wolfe steps down

"He has not only enabled racism since the start of his tenure in 2012, but blatantly ignored and disrespected the concerns of students."

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Lack of media attention to Holtzclaw trial: Do black women matter?

The trial of the former Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting and raping 13 black women, began this Monday.

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Native student challenges California professor who denies genocide

In 1852 the California legislature paid $1.1 million to citizen militias to hunt and kill Native Americans.

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Tamir Rice's family asks for special prosecutor

The family of Tamir Rice, 12-year-old Black child shot by police last November, and their attorneys denounced the nearly one-year delay in charging officers responsible.

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Indigenous News: talking to daughters, Navajo midwives, rappers and saints

Mare Advertencia Lirika, an indigenous Zapotec, has made a name for herself on the Latin American hip-hop scene.

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Today in history: October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The idea of replacing Columbus Day with a day celebrating the indigenous people of North America first arose in 1977.

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Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.

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Sanders visits University of Chicago

"As a result of the disastrous decision in the Citizens United case, the American political system has become totally corrupted."

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