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Calls For “Justice” Mark 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Marting sparked nationwide protests calling for “justice for Trayvon.”

08/18/2013

George Zimmerman prepares to exit court for the day in his trial in Seminole circuit court June 27, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Jacob Langston-Pool/Getty Images)

Firearms Group Raised Money For Zimmerman’s Security

A gun group has raised thousands of dollars to help pay for security for George Zimmerman, but the money could end up being used to pay for defense costs and fees.

07/25/2013

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Sharpton To Lead ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rallies

The Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities this weekend including Miami to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

CBS Miami–07/17/2013

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Challenges In Bringing Civil Rights Case Against Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly reviewing evidence to determine whether criminal civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

CBS4–07/15/2013

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. While not the first African American professional baseball player in United States history, his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended approximately eighty years of baseball segregation, also known as the baseball color line. (Photo credit: AP)

Jackie Robinson Day Across Major League Baseball

April 15 is known to most Americans as tax day. For New Englanders this year, it’s Patriot’s Day. But across the baseball world, April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day.

CBS Miami–04/15/2013

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Civil Rights Activist To Be Honored At Little River Post Office

A dedication ceremony to honor late civil rights activist Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. will take place at the Little River Post Office February 22nd.

02/17/2013

Michelle Spence-Jones

Spence-Jones Files Suit Against Miami’s Mayor, State Attorney

Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, who was acquitted of corruption charges last year, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against those who accused her of wrongdoing.

CBS4–12/03/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

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