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Civil Rights

Obama Touts Racial Progress in Selma
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Speech weaves together many struggles for civil rights. President Barack Obama's focus on racial issues has reached a crescendo, and he seems intent on emphasizing the cause of racial justice as much as he can during his final two years in the White House. [...]
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Obama to mark 50 years since Selma civil rights march
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US President Barack Obama is due to take part in events celebrating the 50th anniversary of a landmark civil rights march in Selma, Alabama. He will deliver a speech to mark "Bloody Sunday" in March 1965, when security forces attacked demonstrators. [...]
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Washington march: Civil rights protest over US police killings
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Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police. [...]
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How the South Came to Rise Again: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
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Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history. [...]
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Ta-Nehisi Coates and his ‘case for reparations’
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The US was founded, grew and prospered on the back of the black race, writes Ta-Nehisi Coates. And the US will not fully be healed from the legacy of slavery until it confronts this truth and makes amends. [...]
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Black pastors group calls for Eric Holder impeachment over gay marriage
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“If Obama was a white man, he would be impeached,” said Rev. William Owens, the group’s founder and president. “Obama has been given a free pass to do what he pleases, but I don’t give him a pass. I’m very black, been black all my life. He doesn’t get a pass. I don’t give him a pass.” [...]
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USDA Says Florida Food Pantry Must Remove Its Christian Symbols
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A Florida food pantry has decided to drop help from the USDA rather than bow to orders that it must remove Christian symbols from its facility. by Dave Bohon [...]
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The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It?
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Young people are eager to serve and to change the world. They just have no faith that public service or elected office are the way to get it done. [...]
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John Lewis’s Long Fight for Voting Rights | The Nation
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Nearly five decades after Bloody Sunday in Selma, he’s in the fight of his life, as the Supreme Court threatens to overturn his signature achievement. [...]
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