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Rebel with a cause – a young Ferguson commissioner

"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "

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AFL-CIO opens Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta

Today kicks off the AFL-CIO's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta.

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Civil rights leader hits GOP for calling Voting Rights Act unnecessary

"Chairman Goodlatte has paid no attention to the rampant voting discrimination still happening in the country, most recently seen in the 2014 midterm elections."

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Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

Staff members at a Colorado NAACP office say they are waiting for more information before drawing conclusions about an explosion near their chapter.

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UN officials demand prosecutions for U.S. torture

All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.

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"I can't breathe" march on Washington to protest police killings

The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

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Black Friday Walmart strikes biggest ever (with video)

Walmart employees' fight for justice and an end to retaliation reached a new level on Friday, with an estimated 1,600 actions and strikes.

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Fast food workers to stage nationwide strike Thursday

During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.

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Peoples Center receives award from Black and Hispanic Caucus

Just two weeks before election day, Anthony's Ocean View Restaurant was packed for the third annual New Haven Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus Gala.

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Activists shut down malls on Black Friday as Ferguson protests intensify

Demonstrators successfully shut down the Galleria for about an hour, not only for Mike Brown but also in solidarity with striking Walmart workers.

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