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Seattle MLK march message: stop police violence

More than 2,000 people marched Martin Luther King Day, protesting brutality and use of lethal force by officers of the Seattle Police Department.

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At King birthday rally, elected officials urge grassroots involvement

Bay area elected officials addressed a crowd that packed the great hall at International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6 to honor the great civil rights and peace leader.

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Illinois: One pen away from abolishing the death penalty

Lawmakers are poised to make Illinois the first state to end capital punishment since 2009.

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Illinois House moves to abolish death penalty

CHICAGO - In a landmark vote Jan. 6, the Illinois House passed a measure to abolish the death penalty in the state.

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Scott sisters freed!

Jamie and Gladys Scott received the news on December 29 that their 16-year prison ordeal was over at last: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour commuted their double-life sentences and ordered them out of prison. They were originally accused of having taken part in an $11 robbery!

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"Long time coming": Congress OKs compensation for Black farmers, Native Americans

The legislature approved a landmark bill to pay $4.6 billion in compensation to African American farmers and Native Americans.

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One-half of black youth with diplomas jobless

Already facing disproportionately high levels of unemployment due to systemic racial discrimination, the recession removed job opportunities for nearly half of those with diplomas and eligible for work.

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Charges of coverup, racism in police shooting

Details surrounding the fatal police shooting of Pace University football player Danroy Henry are murky, but a police leak has spurred charges of racism and a coverup.

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Rally demands justice in Oscar Grant murder case

Hundreds of union and community supporters of justice for Grant rallied outside City Hall Oct. 23, to demand the maximum sentence for Grant's killer, Johannes Mehserle.

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Tea party activism tied to extremists turning violent

The tea party and its Republican Party handlers have been linked to extremist and openly racist organizations.

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