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Black History Month: George B. Murphy, Jr., journalist for the people

I got to know George B. Murphy, Jr. during the 25 years I commuted from Baltimore to Washington D.C. covering the capital for the Daily World newspaper, now the People's World online daily. His long career as a fighting, pro-people journalist made a deep impression on me.

Missouri groups fight anti-equality bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "The Republicans want to undermine and turn back the clock on equal rights," state Rep. Karla May told activists and reporters as they packed into a state Capitol hearing room.

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Civil rights legends Nash, Vivian urge continued resistance

CHICAGO - Two "living legends" of the civil rights movement, Diane Nash and the Rev. C. T. Vivian, keynoted "Remembering the Movement," a Black History Month program, livestreamed from the Harold Washington Wing of the DuSable Museum.

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Lost chance for school desegregation led to today’s woes

A landmark 1974 Supreme Court case was a failed opportunity to strike a blow at school segregation in Michigan and around the nation, and we continue to suffer the consequences.

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Anti-segregation march planned for Raleigh

Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."

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Justice Dept. weighs probe of Seattle police killings

A local jury returned a split verdict, but the finding by four jurors that the cop's use of lethal force was unjustified is virtually unprecedented.

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Illinois legalizes civil unions

With a landmark bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Monday, same-sex couples will, for the first time in Illinois history, share many of the legal protections that are now granted to married couples.

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Push to regulate firearms gains steam

The intern who rushed to aid Rep. Gabriel Giffords, D-Ariz., after during the Jan. 8 Arizona shootings, traveled to New York today to offer his assistance to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has ramped up activities aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally imbalance.

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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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Republicans playing with fire on immigration, Latinos say

Republicans are pushing anti-immigrant bills in states across the country, spurring anger among Latinos, who are a major voting bloc.

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