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Reflections on Dr. Hooks

April 23, 2010

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks was among the greatest Americans of the 20th Century. He was a giant of hope and humanity who, as Executive Director and CEO of the NAACP, expanded the circle of opportunity in our nation for millions by greatly accelerating the desegregation of our largest corporations.

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Judge tells Mississippi schools to stop segregating

April 19, 2010

The Justice Department accused the Walthall County School District in rural Mississippi of annually permitting more than 300 students, most of them white, to transfer to a school outside of their residential area, shifting its racial makeup.

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Five charged in gang rape of seven-year-old

April 8, 2010

Two men and three teenage boys were charged last Saturday with gang-raping a seven-year-old girl who was sold by her 15-year-old stepsister during a party at a crime-ridden apartment building in the state’s capital, police said.

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9th militia suspect denies he was involved in any plot

April 1, 2010

A Michigan man authorities accuse of being a “heavy gunner” for a Midwest Christian militia denies involvement in any plot to overthrow the government, his attorney says, and she plans to present evidence to prove he’s different from his fellow defendants.

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White militia: “Patriot” groups, surge in number in past year

April 1, 2010

The number of extremist groups in the United States exploded in 2009 as militias and other groups steeped in wild, anti-government conspiracy theories exploited populist anger across the country and infiltrated the mainstream, according to a report issued recently by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

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Black Alabamans angry over Davis’ no vote

March 27, 2010

Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, who is attempting to become that state’s first black governor, was the lone Congressional Black Caucus member who voted against health care reform last Sunday night championed by President Barack Obama, sparking local and national criticism.

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