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Thousands of women in North Carolina victims of sterilization

Over 7,600 women in the state of North Carolina alone were victims of forced sterilization according to recent news reports.

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Thousands to be released early in crack cocaine sentences

Nearly 2,000 federal prisoners will be eligible for early release as result of a bill that changes the sentencing for crack cocaine to be closer to the penalties for powdered cocaine.

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Civil rights groups say: Tell MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan

Buchanan has written a new book that predicts among other things the '"end of white America."

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Supreme Court says Mumia death sentence is unconstitutional

Philadelphia prosecutors now have a choice of holding a new sentencing hearing or allowing the former Black Panther to serve a life sentence without parole.

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California inmates resume hunger strike

"This is the largest prisoner strike of any kind in recent US history," says Ron Ahnen of California Prison Focus.

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35 states get an F on teaching civil rights

When it comes to teaching civil rights, schools in the South have a more rigorous approach than nearly every other region of the country.

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Black Caucus message: Pass jobs programs now!

The Congressional Black Caucus kicked off its 41st Legislative Conference with resounding calls for quick passage of President Obama's $450 billion jobs program and jobs bills introduced by CBC members.

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Report: Transgendered blacks highly victimized

Because of the effects of racism, being black in America has never been easy. And if you're transgendered, you are also likely to have been discriminated against. But if you're black and transgendered, the chances increase exponentially, a new survey found.

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ESPN removes anti-Semites from its online fantasy football

Members of the Simon Wiesenthal Center brought the problem to the attention of the sports domain, one of the country's largest.

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Black scientists face discrimination in health funding

Black, Latino and Asian scientists face discrimination in research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

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