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Learning About the Civil Rights Era Through Travel

Travel And Learn With The League
Civil Rights Immersion – The Route of the Civil Rights Campaign
Dates: November 8 through 13, 2018
Follow the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this unique LWVFL trip and join Professor Emeritus Robert Bickel and three veterans of the Civil Rights Movement on an unforgettable journey to Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma. V... Read more

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Gibbs High celebrates 90th birthday

Aug. 10, 2017 - Teachers and administration kicked off the new school year with a big pep rally on Thursday at Gibbs High School. The school is celebrating its 90th birthday as the high school marching band, cheerleaders and teachers greeted students on their first day of class of 2017.“Gibbs High School opened its doors for the first time in 1927,” said the school’s principa... Read more

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Kia Patterson 1st African American Woman to Own and Operate a Grocery Store in Compton, CA

**MOVER, SHAKER & HISTORY MAKER**Kia Patterson1st African American Woman to Own and Operatea Grocery Store in Compton, CA... Read more

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No charges in fatal Washington police shooting of black man

August 12, 2017 - 
A Washington police officer will face no charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorcyclist who rammed his cruiser after a high-speed chase, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. The September 2016 shooting death of Terrence Sterling, 31, triggered demonstrations in the U.S. capital amid anger over police killings of African-Americans across the United States. Click h... Read more

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Frederick Clay, Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Wins Freedom Back after Nearly Four Decades in Prison

August 12, 2017 - Clay, 53, emerged from the Boston courthouse with his arms raised and a wide smile on this face, having last experienced freedom when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer was at the top of the charts. He was convicted of the 1979 execution-style murder of 28-year-old cab driver Jeffrey Boyajian, who was shot five times in t... Read more

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Race, Criminality and the Persistent Myth of Black on Black Crime

August 18, 2017 - In America, more frequently than any other race of people, white people kill white people. In fact, Caucasians have a lengthy history of victimizing and killing one another in their communities and, in 2014, of the 3021 murders of Caucasians nationwide, Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics report 2488 of the offenders were white. As is customarily the case, white-on-whi... Read more

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Kaepernick’s Fraternity Brothers show up in droves at protest in front of the NFL headquarters

August 25, 2017 -
The brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi showed up in large numbers to support their brother Colin Kaepernick at the United We Stand Rally in front of the NFL headquarters today. Kaepernick, a 2010 initiate of the fraternity, came under heavy criticism for kneeling during the national anthem last year and remains unsigned by any team. New York members of Kappa Alpha Psi along with me... Read more

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20 Powerful Quotes From the Legendary Dick Gregory

August 25, 2017 -
"I waited at the counter of a white restaurant for eleven years. When they finally integrated, they didn’t have what I wanted."
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Minnesotans Are Petitioning To Replace Their State Capitol’s Columbus Statue With One of Prince

August 25, 2017 - 
The debate over memorials and statues has become a hot topic in the US over the last two weeks. With the taking down of Confederate memorials, Americans are starting to reevaluate the importance and meaning of other public memorials in their cities, opening up the debate about what cities should do with statues of Cristopher Columbus. A group of citizens led by community or... Read more

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The century gap: Low economic mobility for black men, 150 years after the Civil War

August 30, 2017 - The legacy of American racism is dominating the headlines again. One of the arguments used against the removal or relocation of Confederate symbols is that “it is simply part of our history”. This is not the case. The results of the enslavement, disenfranchisement and exclusion of black Americans remain visible and vivid in 21st century America. Click here for more inf... Read more