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Black History Month: Democracy Shouldn't Be This Hard, Lawyer Says

Note: This is the 20th and final installment of WCBS 880’s Black History Month series. For other articles, click here.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – We began our Black History Month series looking at the marches in Selma, Ala. 185 more words

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The corporate push to Fast Track the TPP is in high gear. And Wall Street's Senator Ron Wyden will determine what happens next.

If we are going to defeat the job killing, environmentally devastating, Trans-Pacific Partnership from being railroaded through Congress using Fast Track Authority, then we need to get Senator Wyden to oppose it once again. 728 more words

Ex-Offenders Pushing for Voting Rights in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — In the two years Perry Hopkins has been out of prison, the 53-year-old has completed his parole, obtained his commercial driver’s license and enrolled in college. 493 more words

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Former Inmates And Advocates Push For Voting Rights

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former inmates and community advocates in Maryland are pushing for voting rights for felons upon their release from prison.

The group gathered in Annapolis on Tuesday to promote a bill that would update Maryland law to restore voting rights to people immediately after they’re released from prison. 88 more words

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Now That I Have Your Attention.....

Wow – look how far the Oscars have come from the 1930’s… I mean, so, not very far.

It’s the same conversations:  Who are you wearing? 695 more words

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Our American Values

…mostly we are dealing firmly held opinions masquerading as fact.–Mary Beard

What are our American values? I suggest these:

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‘Selma Is Now': John Legend’s Momentous Oscar Speech by Judd Legum Posted on February 22, 2015 at 11:58 pm Updated: February 23, 2015 at 12:15 am

John Legend and Common won the Academy Award for best original song for “Glory” from the movie Selma, which chronicled Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for the Voting Rights Act. 257 more words

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