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Woman beat by cop on California highway reaches settlement

A California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has agreed to resign. The CHP announced that Officer Daniel Andrew was stepping down and that the agency would pay $1.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought forth by the victim, Marlene Pinnock. 

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Actress detained by police in LA refuses to apologize despite calls from civil rights leaders

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An actress who was detained by Los Angeles last week is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident. Civil Rights leaders called for “Django” actress Daniele Watts’ apology after she suggested she was handcuffed for kissing her white husband in public. Images captured by witnesses who called police of the […]

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Feds investigating claims of civil rights violations at Chicago schools

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The U.S. Department of Education has launched an official investigation into alleged discrimination taking place at two public schools located on Chicago’s South Side. Course offerings at Dyett High and Mollison Elementary have been slashed to the point where physical education classes are only available online. 

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Family: man shot dead by cops over toy gun

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Relatives of a 22-year-old man shot dead by police at a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart say he lost his life over a toy gun. John Crawford III died Tuesday night. 

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Justice for Renisha: Ted Wafer said he didn’t know the gun was loaded

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A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed teen on his porch said he didn’t know his shotgun was loaded. Ted Wafer, 55, shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride during the early hours of Nov. 2. He has claimed self defense under Michigan’s Stand Your Ground law.

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New details emerge as Renisha McBride trial begins

Wednesday marked the first day that lawyers pleaded their cases in front of a Detroit jury regarding the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. Theodore Wafer, 55, has been charged with second degree murder after shooting the teen on his front porch on Nov. 2. 

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NY cop who placed Eric Garner in chokehold has history of complaints

The NYPD officer who used a chokehold on Eric Garner minutes before his death has a history of alleged civil rights violations. Daniel Pantaleo has been sued twice within the past two years. 

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Report: black men no better off than they were in 1970s

According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black progress in the country. 

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Maya Rupert on #Theseorgsaintloyal

The following post was written by Maya Rupert. It originally appeared on the Huffington Post’s website under the title of, “Listening to #Theseorgsaintloyal.” By: Maya Rupert When the July 2nd 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act went by largely unacknowledged by most national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations, the […]

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Here’s how the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could protect LGBT workers

The Following post originally appeared on Vox, and was written by German Lopez. The piece appeared under the original title, “How The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Could Protect LGBT Workers.” By: German Lopez Exactly 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law is being interpreted to protect […]

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