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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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Chair of Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearings is a Staunch Supporter of the Policy

The man chosen to chair hearings on Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is Rep. Matt Gaetz, a staunch supporter of the law: “I don’t support changing one damn comma of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. …It would be reactionary and dangerous to make Floridians less safe to pacify uninformed protesters.”

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President Obama Will Speak at March on Washington Anniversary Ceremony

President Obama is slated to speak at the upcoming ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Donald Trump Confused about Why Blacks Can Say ‘Cracker’ but Whites Can’t Use the N-word

In the wake of Charlie Rangel’s use of the term “cracker,” Donald Trump complained that African American Democrats can say “cracker”, but when a white person uses the N-word it’s a scandal: “If Charlie or whoever it was was a Republican and they made that statement, they’d be resigning from office right now”

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Florida Lawmakers Will Review ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida lawmakers have reportedly agreed to review the state’s dangerous Stand Your Ground laws. Their decisions comes after widespread outcry from community members, celebrities, and political figures; and most notably after weeks of protests from the amazing Dream Defenders.

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Charlie Rangel Says Tea Partiers are Like “White Crackers” Who Opposed Civil Rights

In a recent interview, Rep. Charlie Rangel spoke at length about the Tea Party, comparing them to “white crackers” who opposed civil rights in the Jim Crow South: “They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough.”

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Everything You Need to Know About Trayvon’s Law

A great article in Ebony Magazine delves into the much-talked about Trayvon’s Law; legislation proposed and currently being fought for by the NAACP, the Dream Defenders, and many others.

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