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Family of Tamir Rice launches petition for justice

"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."

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Calls grow for investigation into Chicago's Homan Sq. 'Gestapo tactics'

Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.

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Have a heart, Wendy’s! Valentine’s Day weekend of action

Of the largest fast food corporations in the country, Wendy's alone is the only one that has refused to join the Fair Food Program.

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"I can't breathe" march on Washington to protest police killings

The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

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Miners' families hope for justice at coming trial

The disaster and the resulting deaths shocked the mining communities of Raleigh and Boone Counties and left the dead miners' families grieving.

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Man fights for justice inside Alabama prison

A young man named Melvin Ray, incarcerated in Alabama's St. Clair Correctional Facility, began developing and sharing a plan for resistance to mass incarceration.

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St. Louis protesters demand justice for VonDerrit Meyers

Some 100 protesters congregated on Shaw Ave. here near the spot where 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers was killed by off-duty police officer Jason Flanery.

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Street theatre a part of Ferguson area protests this week

The crowd was greeted by colorful signs and banners announcing the arrival and one-day performance of what demonstrators called the "Injustice Freak Show."

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Ferguson organizers hold training for peaceful protests

Organizers of protests planned in Ferguson are determined to see that it's peaceful. They will train people to ensure it stays that way.

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Teaching Tolerance hosts webinar with “New Jim Crow” author Michelle Alexander

Released in 2010, "The New Jim Crow" outlines the use of the justice system in the United States as a form of racial control that especially impacts young African American males.

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