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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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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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Arrest increases call for political reform in New York State

The recent arrest of Sheldon Silver is only the latest in a series of events that has raised the volume on calls for ethics and political reform in New York.

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Justices could increase big-money hold on state courts

Most voters know little about judicial candidates. Money influences judicial campaigns far more than it does campaigns for Congress.

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Native children assaulted by a group of South Dakota hockey fans

"The actions of the men in the VIP suite was despicable, humiliating and devastating to these children's well-being and safety."

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“Healthy Florida” plan may expand Medicaid in Sunshine State

Scott's support for expansion is very carefully limited, however.

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Mayors back Obama’s executive action on immigration

"The president's executive action on immigration is a step forward for America. We need to support his efforts to address our broken immigration system."

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Chicago’s Garcia takes on banker–backed mayor

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia pledged to halt the "hijacking" of the city by hedge fund operators and bankers.

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