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Baltimore United for Change takes root

As Freddie Gray lay dying in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a group of activists was planning to curb police brutality in Baltimore.

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This week in Indigenous news: May 6-13

The Idle No More movement is being attacked and called "bacteria that spread across the country."

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Today in history: Philadelphia police bomb MOVE 30 years ago

In 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential building, resulting in a massive fire that left 11 persons dead including five children.

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NY Governor Cuomo announces support for raising minimum wage

"It's a question of simple math: You cannot support a family in New York for $18,000 a year."

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Five months after Tamir Rice died, sheriff says investigation continues

 Cleveland police are noted for being among the most brutal and incompetent police forces in the country.

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Fast food worker forced from Mexico barely makes it in New York

He makes $6.40 an hour delivering pizzas by bicycle; he has one day off a week; he is living in a studio apartment uptown with six other people; the rent is $1100.

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Video: Minnesotans march for worker rights, $15 an hour

Local organizations and unions gather in the Twin Cities on April 15 for the national actions in the fight to raise wages.

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Discrimination against black students rampant in Louisiana school district

One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.

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President’s push for trans-Pacific trade deal hard to fathom

Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.

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Cuomo acts to protect exploited nail salon workers

Gov. Cuomo is creating a task force to investigate nail salons around New York, following a report of widespread exploitation.

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