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Cesar Chavez – His Legacy Lights a New Leader’s Path

Cesar Chavez – His Legacy Lights a New Leader’s Path

I was 11 years old when my parents brought me from Mexico to the United States. Both my parents were migrant farm workers from Guanajuato, Mexico. My father came to the United States as a bracero(guest worker) during World War II to harvest the crops in the absence of workers who had gone to fight [...]
State of Black America Improves but Lags Behind WhitesWASHINGTON (AP) — Despite high-profile concern over issues underscored by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, African Americans and Hispanics are faring well in certain areas, including better health care and reductions in violent crime, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban League says. The National Urban League derives its numbers [...]
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For Lizbeth Marin, living in a diverse community in Chicago opened her eyes. “I have learned to respect and educate myself on other cultures and customs. Being an immigrant, seeing my parents struggle, and feeling unsafe in my own house has made me a leader in battling for change – change not only for me, [...]
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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Inside her home, Agnes Flores is helping her 2-year-old grandson, Louie, count the Matchbox cars he’s lined up methodically along her forearm. The middle children in the family have left for school. Soon, Anselmo, who is 14 years old and the oldest child in the home, will wake up. The children’s [...]
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“My mom was a teen parent,” says Kameisha Smith, a 20-year-old from Lexington, Mississippi. “When she gave birth to me, she was 17 years old, still in high school and had no experience in parenting.” Raised by her mom, a single parent who struggled to care for her family, Kameisha has not had an easy [...]
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Leaders Call for Calm in Ferguson After Police Officers ShotFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest. The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said [...]
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Selma’s ‘Backwards March’ Ensures That the Legacy LivesAt the 50th commemoration of Selma, it was ordinary people, who do extraordinary things, at the lead and center of the tens of thousands of people gathered to march across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. As rumors and misinformation fly around the Internet about what happened in Selma this weekend, Project South and our Southern Movement [...]
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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Leaves Dept.FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black 18-year-old by a White police officer. The city said in a statement that it reached a mutual separation agreement with Chief [...]
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Ferguson Officials Leave After U.S. Report About Police BiasFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Five people in Ferguson have been fired or resigned under pressure in the week since the release of a Justice Department report alleging racial bias in the city police department and a profit-driven court system. The latest to go was City Manager John Shaw, whose eight-year tenure in the St. Louis County [...]
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Fallout Over Racist Chant by Oklahoma Fraternity GrowsNORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A racist chant by several members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity that was caught on video led to outrage from the school’s president and the organization’s banishment from campus, but fallout from the incident appears far from over. President David Boren said an investigation is underway to determine if some of [...]
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