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Officers appear in video with weapons drawn as they guard Talib Kweli, Ferguson protesters

  Famed recording artist Talib Kweli is on the ground with thousands of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri who are calling for justice for slain teen Michael Brown. The 18-year-old black unarmed youth was gunned down on Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. Kweli alleges police are the real agitators behind the tense protests occurring […]

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Transgender woman wins right to be herself

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The following feature originally appears on the Windy City Times. It was written by Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer. By: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer According to the most recent numbers, one in six transgender individuals report having been imprisoned at some point in their lives. The history of horrific abuses they often suffered in jail have been well-documented—trans* women housed […]

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Two leaders, different styles

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The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his […]

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Video: CPS students rally to demand elected school board

Dozens of Chicago Public School students rallied downtown Monday to demand an elected board of education. More than 200 students are part of the Chicago Students Union, which was formed in 2013. But students say the board refuses to listen to them. 

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Op-ed: America Is Not For Black People

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The following post was written by Greg Howard. It originally appears on Deadspin under the title, “America Is Not For Black People.” By: Greg Howard The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, […]

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Like other companies, Twitter also comes up short on diversity

Twitter is the latest company to confirm that the field of technology isn’t diverse. The company released a statistical breakdown of the genders and ethnic backgrounds of its employees, and like many companies, the “diversity report” does not live up to its name. 

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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white […]

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Obama calls for an end to job bias against gays, signs executive order

President Obama called on Congress on Monday to ban job discrimination against gay Americans. The call came as he signed an executive order doing so for workers of federal contractors. 

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Black contractors demand fair hiring practices

A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies. So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on the city’s south side, community members, organizations and […]

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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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