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16 Jun

Opinion When We Kill

Opinion When We Kill The McGlynn: Highly recommended read Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong. By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist “I hereby sentence you to death.” The words of Judge Clifford B. Shepard filled the courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 27, 1976. Shepard was sentencing Clifford Williams Jr., whom […]

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14 May

April 23, 1951, The Student, at Sixteen, Who Defied Segregation in Schools

Overlooked No More: Barbara Johns, Who Defied Segregation in Schools At 16, Johns led a strike by the student body that ultimately became one of five court cases consolidated into Brown v. Board of Education. The McGlynn: “Our family is still in awe” per The Cobbs Family. I have remained in awe of Barbara Johns […]

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21 Jan

Honoring Fred T. Korematsu and his legacy as a civil rights hero

On January 30, 2019, which will be his 100th birthday, we will honor Fred T. Korematsu and his legacy as a civil rights hero for all Americans. About Fred T. Korematsu Fred Korematsu, seated center, at a 1983 press conference announcing the re-opening of his civil rights case. Photo Courtesy of the family of Fred T. […]

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29 Jun

Black teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking for directions in Rochester Hills

Black teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking for directions in Rochester Hills 14-year-old misses the bus, has gun pulled on him asking for directions RAW: Mom of teen shot at after knocking on door speaks . The walk to school turned terrifying for a Rochester teen who says he was shot at him […]

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