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LBJ Includes Latinos, All in 1965 Civil Rights SpeechFifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would “open the city of hope to all people of all races.” While this week’s commemorations of the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” may [...]
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http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-civil-rights-leaders-br-20150304-htmlstory.html
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/03/04/alicia-garza-black-lives-matter/24341593/
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Ferguson Needs ‘Structural’ Corrections, Justice Dept. SaysWASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won’t prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed Black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove former officer Darren [...]
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Selma: Experienced as a Child, Remembered as an AdultIt was New Year’s Day, January 1, 1966. My older sister, several of my younger siblings, a cousin and I had attended the annual Elmore County Emancipation Proclamation Celebration (the observance of Abraham Lincoln’s signing the proclamation freeing Blacks from slavery). The guest speaker for this occasion was a Birmingham civil rights preacher, Rev. Jesse [...]
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The Need for Water Unites Us AllThe Rio Grande Valley is bounded to the east by the Gulf of Mexico, to the south by the Rio Grande River and to the north and west by an enormous desert of thorny shrubs. It is along the eastern edge of America’s southwest border. There are two highways that cross this border region. About 80 miles [...]
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DHS to Get Money With No Immigration Action ConditionsWASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department’s spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. “Sanity is prevailing,” said Rep. Peter [...]
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Why a Mass Movement is ‘Payment’ for ProgressI am humbled to be in your presence, among such great leaders from across the nation. The first thing I would like to do is call your attention to a scripture found in the Book of James, Chapter 5. I am going to read two versions: The King James version, and then the Rodney E. [...]
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monique-miles/all-lives-matter-improvin_b_6785448.html
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Deadly Shooting on Skid Row Stirs Calls for Human RightsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on Sunday on the city’s Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer’s gun.  After the shooting, police are [...]
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