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Remembering Emmett Till, 60 Years After Teen’s Death

Remembering Emmett Till, 60 Years After Teen’s Death

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a Black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a White woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till. They’re also trying to continue the legacy of his late mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who worked with young [...]
Fast-Food Chains Could Get Unions Thanks to Labor RulingNEW YORK (AP) — It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday. The ruling, which came from a case involving a waste management company and its [...]
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Civil Rights Icon Amelia Boynton Robinson Passes AwayBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence Black people faced while fighting for the right to vote. Fifty years after the beating, the activist in [...]
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Possible Voter Fraud Can Be Probed With U.S. GrantsIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — States are free to use federal grant money intended to improve how elections are run in order to pay for criminal investigations of potential voter fraud, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission has ruled.  The commission’s opinion is a relief to election officials in Iowa, who will not have to pay [...]
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Judge: Immigrant Kids Must Be Out of Detention by Oct. 23SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay,” and with their mothers when possible, according to court papers. In a filing late on Aug. 21, California U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee refused the government’s request to reconsider her ruling [...]
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Domestic Workers Win Overtime and Wage Victory – AgainWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly 2 million home health care workers.  The ruling is a victory for worker advocacy groups and labor unions that have long sought higher wages for domestic workers who help the elderly and disabled [...]
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Hunger Gap Narrows With Food Trucks and TechnologyPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn. Scott’s budget is tight since he was disabled from a work-related injury, so he turns to the Mitzvah Food Project at the Kleinlife center. The [...]
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ATLANTA (AP) — Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved, his wife recalled. Bond “never took his eyes off the prize and that was always racial equality,” Pamela Horowitz told [...]
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Under Health Care Law, Share of Uninsured Is Below 10%WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program. The Health and Human Services Department said on [...]
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Native Group Returns Money to D.C. Football Team CharitySIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Native American tribe from South Dakota will return a $25,000 donation from a charitable arm of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, saying the team name is “derogatory and inappropriate.” The tribal council of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe voted on Aug. 5 to return the check, which was issued last [...]
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