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Apr 20th

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The State of Equality and Justice in America: The urgency of now must be taken seriously

The State of Equality and Justice in America: The urgency of now must be taken seriously"The State of Equality and Justice in America" is a 20-part series of columns written by an all-star list of contributors to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
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Onion's apology is not accepted

Onion's apology is not acceptedIn the midst of the Academy Awards drama on Sunday, February 24, one of the Onion's writers (we don't know who he is – I doubt a "she" would have stooped so low), described the lovely and talented child Quvenzhané Wallace with a filthy word that took her all the way out of her name.
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Mrs. Rosa Parks: Before and after the bus

Mrs. Rosa Parks: Before and after the busOur minds fasten on that single moment on the bus — Mrs. Parks alone in that seat, clutching her purse, staring out a window, waiting to be arrested.
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Black American's never-ending challenge

Black American's never-ending challengeWithin a matter of days late last month, four controversies erupted that acutely underscore the crux of Black Americans continuing challenge in this land.
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International peace group comes back to its roots

International peace group comes back to its rootsCIRCLE PINES – Mel Duncan has travelled all around the world in the last decade, getting into dangerous situations and finding peaceful solutions in a variety of global hotspots as part of Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international organization he co-founded with Quaker activist David Hartsough.

Last week, however, NP made a local stop when Duncan and the group’s other leaders held their annual director’s meeting at the Circle Pines Hospitality House.
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PALESTINE: Pedagogy of the occupied tardiness

PALESTINE: Pedagogy of the occupied tardiness7 March 2013 – On school days in Hebron you can find members of CPT watching as teachers and students pass through the checkpoints that separate their homes from their schools. Two of the schools attended by children living in and near the Old City lie within the "H2" area of Hebron, which is under the control of Israeli soldiers and police. In order to reach their schools, children and teachers must pass through metal detectors. Soldiers frequently search their backpacks and briefcases. High school students and teachers are sometimes subject to body searches, and frequent ID checks often make both teachers and students late for school.
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Isn't it time to repeal the war on drugs

Why do Black Americans allow the war on drugs unfair toll on people of color to continue? Instead of putting a stop to the racial disparities and arrests, prosecutions, imprisonments, and lack of rehabilitation programs, Blacks have unknowingly allowed the status quo to continue in their communities.
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