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A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.

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Today in history: It’s Women’s Equality Day!

On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.

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Today in history: The Watts Uprising breaks out 50 years ago in Los Angeles

Widespread protest, spurred on by destitute residents of Watts who were embittered after years of economic oppression and political isolation, eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area.

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Bernie Sanders rallies in Northwest draw record crowds

Sanders appealed for unity, and declared that having good jobs, racial, and gender equality, health care, and higher education for all "is not utopian dreaming." 

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Religious voters back Pope's stands against racism, income inequality, for worker rights

Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.

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May it displease the court: race and Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court announced it would again hear an affirmative action case in which a white woman claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race.

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Minnesota celebrates national love

"Love Wins" became a national hashtag connecting millions of people from all over the world who supported the big win in the U.S.

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Marriage rights one county at a time in Texas

As the days pass, more and more Texas counties are bending to the law of the land.

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Millions across America celebrate LGBT pride

Streets were packed with crowds cheering and talking about the Friday Supreme Court decision.

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Confederate flags, monuments, going down in wake of massacre

Politicians across the South are distancing themselves from the Confederate battle flag, but tributes to slaveocracy and its racist legacy persist around the country.

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