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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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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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