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International Women's Day: Born in the USA

nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march

Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.

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Move underway to expand early voting in Missouri

Voters in the Show Me State may have a special reason to get out the vote this fall, as a coalition is busily collecting signatures to qualify an early voting initiative to be placed on the November ballot.

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Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

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Obama honors a true freedom fighter, Rev. C. T. Vivian

Rev. C. T. Vivian is one of the nation's staunchest fighters for racial equality and voting rights.

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Nothing is happening? Activists are busy in Dallas

From an SMU organizing seminar to an AFL-CIO rally opposing the way big money is undermining democracy, activism is alive and well in Dallas.

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Texas forces Dem candidate for governor to file affidavit to vote

"Texas Governor Rick Perry's voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."

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John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.

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Marchers pack capital for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

Vowing to defend the right to vote he had shed blood for decades ago, Rep. John Lewis drew a roaring cheer from the enormous crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.

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Thousands shut down Chicago streets at ALEC meeting

The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.

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