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NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

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The New York City Police Department has announced that it will be ending its monitoring of everyday activities of Muslims. On Tuesday, the department confirmed the dismantling of the anti-terrorism plan known as the Demographics Unit. The anti-terror program is getting a hard look from Commissioner William Bratton. Protocols for when and how to conduct […]

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Al Sharpton denies claims he was an FBI informant

Reverend Al Sharpton is downplaying claims that he served as an informant for the FBI.  The claims originally surfaced via The Smoking Gun, which stated that Sharpton worked as a mob informant for the FBI in the 1980s. 

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Activists push for equality with ‘Voters Bill of Rights’ in Ohio

Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton visited Cincinnati Thursday to push for equal rights for voters in Ohio. Sharpton led the Ohio Voters Bill of Rights petition drive at Word of Deliverance Family Life Center in Forest Park. 

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Former Black Panther Marshall “Eddie” Conway released after serving 44 years in prison

A former leader of the Black Panther party has been released after serving 44 years behind bars. Marshall “Eddie” Conway, 67, was freed Tuesday after challenging his conviction for a shooting that killed Officer Donald Sager and injured another in 1970. 

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BYP 100′s Charlene Carruthers makes AARP’s ’11 Civil Rights Leaders Under 50′

BYP 100′s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers is making moves. Most recently the young activist and leader made AARP’s “11 Civil Rights Leaders Under 50.” 

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Exhibit showcasing work of civil rights artists to be on display at Brooklyn Museum

Residents in Brooklyn will have a chance to view work from civil rights artists next month. For four months, the Brooklyn Museum will be home to Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, an exhibit that offers an in-depth look at painting, sculptor, graphics and photography from some of America’s most iconic creatives. 

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Photo series honoring black leaders made into coffee table book

What was supposed to be a powerful photo series honoring black female civil rights leaders and historical figures has now turned into a coffee table book. The “Because of Them, We Can” campaign features images of young girls posing as black icons. Released last year, the series went viral, striking a nerve in those who […]

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Happy birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

Happy birthday Mr. King. Your legacy has undoubtedly lived, impacted and changed the lives of millions across the world.

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Harry Belafonte inducted into Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, encourages black men to stand up against domestic violence

Harry Belafonte has called on men to join in helping to end violence against women. Belafonte delivered the call to action during his keynote speech at Phi Beta Sigma’s “Centennial Founders’ Day Gala” in Washington D.C. The civil rights activists was also inducted into the fraternity as an honorary member. 

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New York form asks jurors if they’re ‘negro’

25-year-old New York resident Raena Roberson noticed an interesting description when asked to identity herself on a prospective juror form Monday at the Queens County courthouse. The options? Either “Black,” “African American” or “Negro.”

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