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Hundreds Rally in Philly School District HQs for More Funding

Hundreds of students, teachers, and parents have gathered at the Philadelphia School District headquarters, demanding more funding for jobs and programs. Many schools will open this year without counselors, administrative staff, nurses, or librarians.

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GOP Lawmaker Links Poverty w/ Too Much Fried Chicken and BBQ

Colorado state senator Vicki Marble shocked those in attendance at a meeting of the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force when she suggested that people of color are poor in part because they eat too much fried chicken and BBQ.

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Texas Voter ID Law

The Justice Department has announced its intent to sue the state of Texas over its voter ID law. The lawsuit will contend that the new law is an attempt to deny or restrict the right to vote to minorities.

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Florida Lawmakers Vote Overwhelming Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Special Session

Florida lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly against holding a special session to strike down the “Stand Your Ground” law. 108 legislators voted against the session; only 47 voted for it.

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Michael Bloomberg Says He Might Feel Differently About Stop and Frisk If He Had a Son

In a recent interview, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted that he might feel differently about the NYPD’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy if he had a son. But since he doesn’t, it’s cool.

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New Ad Reenacts Trayvon Martin Shooting; Calls for End to Stand Your Ground Laws

The Coalition to End Gun Violence has released an ad that reenacts the Trayvon Martin shooting. The ad calls for an end to Stand Your Ground laws, and features the actual 911 recordings from that tragic night.

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Dance Group Stages Flashmob to Protest ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

A dance group called Dance for Action staged a flashmob outside of Chuck Schumer’s New York office in protest of “Stand Your Ground” laws: “We’ve all been dancing and dancing is the way that we’ve expressed ourselves all these years. We thought we could use dance as a form of protest to apply pressure to the proper people to repeal the law.”

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Dream Defenders End Protest at Florida Capitol

The Dream Defenders have left the Florida Capitol after an incredible 31 day sit-in in protest of the George Zimmerman verdict.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison; Wife Sandi Gets 12

Jesse Jackson Jr. has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for misusing nearly $750,000 in campaign funds. His wife, Sandi Jackson, has received a 12 months sentence.

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Talib Kweli Visits the Dream Defenders: “History tells us nothing moves without young people being involved”

The Dream Defenders recently received a visit from Hip Hop artist Talib Kweli. At a press conference, Kweli discussed the importance of young people being at the forefront of this and any other meaningful movement for change.

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