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Stacey Abrams Will Not Concede: 'Every Voice Matters'

85,000 votes were suppressed by Brian Kemp; Abrams is holding out to make sure no one gets shut out of being counted.

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In an election where corruption coated democracy, racism threatened freedom, and where Oprah Winfrey felt the need to take her billion-dollar self to the doors of voters, Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is making sure that every single voter's voice is heard.

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Police Get Prison Time for Framing a Black Teen

Judge shuts down requests for more leniency in sentencing: "It would have sent the wrong message to the minority community."

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Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano claimed a perfect rate of solving burglaries, by charging his subordinates with stopping people of color at the "badlands"— the border of the predominantly white suburban city.

Officers Charlie Dayoub, Raul Fernandez, and Guillermo Ravelo complied with their chief's request, and paid the price. FBI investigations uncovered it, and all officers plead guilty. Dayoub and Fernandez thought that by cooperating, they would get leniency.

But U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore sentenced them to the maximum: one year in prison for the false arrests.

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Amber Guyger Can't Be Fired During Investigation, Says Dallas Police Chief

Laws say otherwise as the community calls for justice for Botham Jean.

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At a town hall meeting where the community voiced concerns about why Amber Guyger is still employed and receiving pay, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said any further disciplinary action would compromise the ongoing investigation of Botham Jean's death.

Once the department is "assured, an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed," Hall said.

Justin Moore, a civil right's attorney, said that "Chief Hall might not have been well informed on the law."

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Amazon 'In Denial' Its Facial 'Rekognition' Software is Racially Biased

There's a big problem when Rekognition matches civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis' photo with a mugshot.

Amazon's facial recognition program Rekognition remains under fire for racial bias following the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) testing of the software, which could potentially be used by law enforcement to identify suspects.

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Sessions Wants Blacks ‘in the Back of the Bus,’ Says Congressman

America was "great" before people had civil rights, according to Trump's camp.

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A Democratic lawmaker stands behind his comments that Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III wants to "Make America Great Again" by sending the nation decades back to when people didn't have basic civil rights.

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NAACP Sues Betsy DeVos for Dismissing Civil Rights Complaints

DeVos attempts to further put into silence those that speak out against discrimination.

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The NAACP is suing Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education for their blatant disregard for civil rights.

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The Royal Wedding Ceremony Included the African-American Experience

A sermon on the civil rights movement and slavery in America and the soulful sounds of a gospel choir were important parts of the ceremony.

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The marriage of American actress Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday was anything but the traditional royal protocol for a wedding at Windsor Castle in England. From a sermon by the first Black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States to a soul-stirring gospel choir, it was clear that Markle is taking her African-American heritage with her as she begins a new life as one of Britain's royals.

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We White People Need to Own This

Martin Luther King has been dead for 50 years and Donald Trump is our president. Who is responsible?

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We will be deluged by Martin Luther King articles and columns today. Some will be excellent, like the one Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote. But most will be saccharine sweet and not say what needs to be said.

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Ignoramus Sarah Huckabee Sanders Attacks John Lewis for Not Attending Trump's White Minstrel Show Appearance at Civil Rights Museum

"It's laughable that the White House is criticizing John Lewis and Bennie Thompson for not attending the opening of a civil rights museum that honors the sacrifice of ... wait ... John Lewis, Bennie Thompson, and many others," Rep. Cedric Richmond fired back.

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According to the White House, a photo op at a civil rights museum holds more weight than being an active participant in and making sacrifices for the movement itself.

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Racist in Chief Told To Stay Away from Civil Rights Museum Opening by NAACP

"He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, has created a racially hostile climate in this nation," said Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO.

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President Donald Trump's planned visit to a civil rights museum in Mississippi is an insult to civil rights heroes, according to the NAACP.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces His Battle with Parkinson's Disease

"It's an opportunity for me to use my voice to help in finding a cure for the disease," Jackson said in a statement.

Civil rights leader, Baptist minister and politician Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. announced on Twitter Friday afternoon his personal struggle with Parkinson's disease.

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FBI's Attempt to Smear, Discredit MLK Highlighted in Newly Released Documents

Today, the FBI continues its attempt to create fear and paranoia surrounding racial justice movements.

A 1968 FBI document released last week further depicts the Bureau's obsession with tainting the reputation of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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