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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.

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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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Chicago “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel forced into runoff

Money can buy Rahm Emanuel a lot of things but it couldn't buy him love, at least not from the voters here in the Feb. 24 primary race for mayor.

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Texans rally for marriage equality

Religious leaders from all over Texas rallied for gender equality on the north steps of the Texas Capitol on Feb. 17. 

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Sen. Blumenthal, immigrant families call to overturn Texas court decision

Families being hurt and their advocates gathered in New Haven City Hall to tell their stories to Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

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Memorial for 3 Muslim students calls for end to hate, ignorance

There were calls for unity to end hate and bigotry in all forms for the three slain Muslim students slain in Chapel Hill, N.C. last week.

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Trumka: Injunction against Obama’s immigration action a temporary setback

A federal judge in Texas Monday temporarily blocked President Obama's November executive action on immigration.

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A lynching in New Orleans

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

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Ban on travel to Cuba still in place

The Cuban 5 are free, and difficult but promising negotiations have been going on in Havana about the restoration of full diplomatic relations.

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Adjunct Prof. Leleua Loupe’s office: the trunk of her car

"At the beginning of the semester," explains historian and lecturer Leleua Loupe, "students don't know history or understand the world around them."

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