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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s First Black Congressman, Dies

Attorney and civil rights advocate leaves legacy of forging change for minorities and disenfranchised

Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first African-American Congressan, died late Tuesday. He was 90.

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader and Activist, Dies

Former chairman of NAACP leaves legacy of leadership and service to the disenfranchised

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced Bond’s death Sunday, Aug. 16, indicating he died…

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[STUDY] Racial Segregation in Suburbia Still High in US

Cornell University researcher finds metro areas more diverse

Though segregation has decreased in metropolitan areas, it remains in other ways; especially in suburban…

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Today Marks Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots of 1965

More than 34 lives were lost and there was over $40 million in property damages

Fifty years ago in 1965, a traffic stop in Los Angeles changed history and sparked…

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[WATCH] Bishop T.D. Jakes Talks Black Church and Homosexuality

Potter's House chief pastor says LGBT community and church can coexist

Bishop T.D. Jakes expressed his beliefs on the black church’s stance on homosexuality and interaction…

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Michael Brown Anniversary: Gunfire Disrupts Peace and Activism Leaders Arrested as Protests Continue

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are remembered too

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are also remembered after the Ferguson tragedy.

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7 Must-Know Facts About Bree Newsome

A young activist with a hands-on approach to social justice

Bree Newsome, activist and filmmaker, has made it a habit to stand up for justice…

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John Legend Launches ‘FREE AMERICA’: Campaign to Help End Mass Incarceration

The Academy Award-winning singer is committed to improving civil rights

John Legend has launched his new campaign FREE AMERICA, to help end mass incarceration across…

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6 Great Books to Read for Women’s History Month

Celebrate these women's contributions to the world

For over 30 years, the United States has dedicated the month of March to honor…

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Selma For Students: Making the Dream Real For A New Generation

How the "children" of Dr. King's Dream raised more than $2 million and made more than 300,000 tickets available to students in more than 30 cities.

How the “children” of Dr. King’s Dream raised more than $2 million and made more…

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Justice Department Files No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman in Death of Trayvon Martin

The federal department says there wasn't enough evidence for federal civil rights charges

Justice Department files no federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting…

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First Lady Obama Celebrates Female Leaders Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement

Female panelists discuss the difference between today's civil rights movement and the one of the past

First Lady Obama host White House event that celebrates the achievements of both past and…

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Common and John Legend Address Civil Rights Issues of Today in Moving Oscar Speech

Issues with voting rights, criminal justice system and more take center stage at the Oscars

Common and John Legend use Oscars platform to deliver a moving speech

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

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This Day in History: Frederick Douglass Elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust

Institution established to support economic stability of African Americans after Civil War

Bank was chartered by the U.S. government to guide the economic development of the newly…

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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s release from prison, a great day in…

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This Day in History: Freed Black Slaves Set Sail on the ‘Mayflower of Liberia’

On Feb. 6, 1820, the Mayflower of Liberia journeyed to Africa

On Feb. 6, 1820, a group of more than 85 free men and women, former…

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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This Day in History: Rosa Parks is Born

The Civil Rights activist would be 102 today

We are now on the fourth day of Black History Month, and on this special…

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This Day in History: First Black Student Enrolls at University of Alabama

Autherine Lucy faced riots and threats to her life, all to desegregate the university

By this day, Autherine Lucy was taking her first classes, facing tremendous challenges, as the…

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