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NAACP confronts new Jim Crow racism

Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.


Coal pollution killing poor, people of color, NAACP charges

More than 8 million people live within three miles of a coal power plant, and those people are disproportionately poor or people of color.


Chicago top cop links gun policy to racism

Chicago's top cop says current gun policies facilitate illegal gun trafficking, and equal "government-sponsored racism."


Black Panther Party founder urges coalition building and “community control”

Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale spoke to an eager crowd of nearly 100 listeners representing an array of political organizations in the region.

In Uganda and America, pleas to save mothers' lives

Hundreds demonstrated outside the Constitutional Court, asking it to declare that Ugandan mothers dying in childbirth represent a violation of the right to life.


Protests greet release of Oscar Grant's killer

Hundreds marched peacefully to protest the release from prison of Johannes Mehserle, former BART police officer who killed passenger Oscar Grant III, after Mehserle had served just one year in prison.

Exonerated political prisoner, Geronimo Pratt, dies in Tanzania

Geronimo Pratt, a former leader of the Black Panther Party falsely accused, then imprisoned for 27 years, died June 3 in Tanzania.


Court ruling victory for African American firefighters

African Americans represent 32.4 percent of Chicago but they make up only 17 percent respectively of the city's fire department.


Carlos Santana slams Georgia's anti-immigrant law

Immigrant rights activists say legendary guitarist Carlos Santana hit a home run during his speech at Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game in Atlanta, Georgia, May 15.


Letterman, Seinfeld, De Niro hit Trump on racism

Donald Trump's tirades have prompted sharp responses from a broad array of notable persons, including a number of media and film personalities.

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