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Today in history: Zoot Suit riots rock L.A.

In 1943, simmering racial unease exploded as hundreds of white sailors stationed in Los Angeles stormed into East L.A. and began beating Hispanics.

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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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Tens of thousands mark Selma’s “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march

America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists.

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U.S.: Ferguson police routinely discriminated against African Americans

An investigation released today finds sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

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Today in African American history: Muhammad Ali the champ!

On this date in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. 

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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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A lynching in New Orleans

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

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Oakland examines racial disparities, police misconduct

 The Oakland City Council has begun a new process to examine racial disparities in the city's economy and criminal justice system.

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Oakland town hall demands end to police violence

Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.

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Athletes join growing movement for racial justice

"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."

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