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New York City facing the crisis of affordable housing

In New York, it's truly a tale of two cities: a city of the very rich, growing richer, and the poor, who are growing poorer.

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Today in women’s history: Ding Ling, forgotten Chinese author, remembered

On this date in 1986, the writer Ding Ling, a champion of women's rights, died. Born as Jiang Bingzhi in Linli, Hunan province, China.

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U.S.: Ferguson police routinely discriminated against African Americans

An investigation released today finds sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

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Parsing race, politics, and pot in Florida

A Florida legislator has reintroduced a bill Feb. 24 to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state.

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People lobby for police accountability bill filed in Maryland state legislature

It's a sign of the effectiveness of protests that have occurred here - as well as nationwide - against police killings of unarmed African Americans.

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Youth march and African American History Celebration inspire struggle

Before the march, participants gathered to make a "peace pledge," writing the name of a loved one lost to violence, or a message of peace, on a red felt heart.

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Today in African American history: African Burial Ground National Monument

The memorial was dedicated in 2007 and included several commissioned pieces of public art.

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NY Mayor de Blasio addresses the State of the City

Mayor Bill de Blasio opened his State of the City address with a commitment to maintaining a city that is inclusive and affordable. 

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Today in African American history: Muhammad Ali the champ!

On this date in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. 

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Today in people's history: 1199 opposes the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago, on this day in 1965, District 1199 Health Care Workers became the first labor union in the United States to formally oppose the Vietnam War.

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