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Senate drug sentencing bill reduces disparities, not far enough

The Senate, by voice vote March 17, passed legislation that would reduce the crack/cocaine sentencing disparity.

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New report cites “explosion” of radical right groups

Last year saw an "explosion" of extremist groups and activism across the U.S., the Southern Poverty Law Center says in a new report, "Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism."

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Cop pleads guilty to massive murder cover-up during Katrina

A New Orleans police lieutenant pleads guilty to spearheading a massive cover-up of murder and violence committed by police in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Immigrants, allies prepare massive push for reform

A broad coalition which includes the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and dozens of immigrants' rights and civil rights groups is mobilizing for a mass march on Washington D.C. on March 21.

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New Haven Firebirds struggle for everyone

The  need for affirmative action to achieve fairness and equality for everyone, and to address the economic crisis, won support last weekend at Conneticut African American History Month events.

UC students protest racist incidents

Students are demanding stronger action following a series of racist incidents, including parties with racist themes and a noose hanging in the campus library.

Debate rages on how to solve Black unemployment

A debate raged recently over growing Black unemployment - 30 percent among youth - as President Obama renewed federal support for historically Black colleges.

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CPUSA @ 90: How Minnesota Communists helped organize car wash

We continue our series on the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party USA with an excerpt of an interview with Betty Smith, director of International Publishers - the publishing house of the CPUSA.

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ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney

Lester Rodney was a crusader for equality and instrumental in integrating baseball as sports editor with the Daily Worker in the 1930s, says ESPN in a recent video on its website.

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Black History Month: Working together for justice

Connecticut Black History Month event features author Dr. Gerald Horne and the New Haven Firebirds.

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