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Petition wants Michael Vick banned from Jets practice site

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A petition seeking to ban NFL star Michael Vick from practicing with his team has about 1,500 signatures. The New York Jets has held its training camp on SUNY Cortland’s campus since 2009, but despite the team’s history, people aren’t thrilled about Vick’s presence. 

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White House petition started in protest of army’s grooming policies

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Cries of racial bias followed news of the U.S. Army’s newly updated grooming policy last week that critics say unfairly targets black women. The grooming policy, Army Regulation 670-1, bans popular hairstyles worn primarily by black women. The regulation has not been made official yet, but the new rules were detailed in a PowerPoint presentation that […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ filming site to become baseball field despite protests

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Despite descendants of Solomon Northup protesting the move, a baseball stadium is set to be built on the site where the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave was shot. Richmond, Va., Mayor Dwight Jones sees the plan as a way of reviving the moribund area. 

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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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Free Marissa: Color of Change calls for firing of Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey

Marissa Alexander remains free on bond pending a new trial regarding the firing of a warning shot over the head of her abusive husband. The case has garnered national attention, with not just Florida’s stand your ground law at the forefront, but also Alexander’s story. The domestic violence survivor and mother of three was sentenced […]

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Petition: ‘Dear record labels, stop degrading blacks’

A man has created an online petition to put an end to what he calls the degradation of blacks by record labels.  The petition, started by Kenneth Paulk, calls for record companies to no longer allow artists to create disrespectful music. 

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Petition created to bring charges against bus driver who wrongfully attacked passenger

An online petition has been created in hopes of bringing more serious charges against a Nebraska bus driver who violently beat a passenger. In March, Troy Fischer, 43, was fired from the StarTran Bus Service after brutally attacking and dragging a passenger off a bus for “asking too many questions.” The petition, created by Reynard Allison […]

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Petition seeks to free wrongfully convicted trans activist Monica Jones

A petition by the Sex Workers Outreach Project is calling for the release of Monica Jones. Jones, who is a trans and sex workers rights activist and student at Arizona State University, was profiled and falsely arrested through a prostitution diversion program called Project Rose. The petition calls for not just Jones’ release, but to […]

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Color of Change petition urges District Attorney R. Seth Williams to drop charges against Darrin Manning

Earlier we reported about charges being brought against 16-year-old Darrin Manning in connection with a stop-and-frisk. Manning was seriously injured by a Philadelphia policewoman during the incident, and is being charged with resisting arrest and misdemeanor  aggravated assault. Color of Change is calling for District Attorney R. Seth Williams to drop all charges against Darrin and […]

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Family of LaVena Johnson demand investigation into mysterious death with petition

Supporters of an investigation into the death of a 19-year-old U.S. Army Private who was found dead in 2005 is demanding justice. LaVena Johnson’s body was discovered at Balad military base in Iraq. She was the first female soldier from Missouri to die in the country and while her death was officially declared a suicide, Johnson’s […]

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