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Bulldozing homes and civil rights

11/05/13 02:15PM

A NJ town decided that crime made one neighborhood--home to many black and Latino families--irredeemable, and set out to destroy it. The residents fought back, and the case is headed to the Supreme Court. read more

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh talks with guests in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, prior to a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, former British Prime Minister...

What the Zimmerman verdict looks like on the right

07/19/13 11:00PM

When President Obama offered his most detailed remarks yet on the Trayvon Martin shooting Friday, he spoke of the unique concerns of African-Americans about the case based on a long history of discrimination that he had at times experienced himself. He called for a nonviolent response to the verdict, for calm introspection on all sides, and for a renewed dedication to reducing gun violence in general. read more

Goldsboro residents pose for a portrait in front of Goldsboro Food Mart, a popular local hangout, located on 13th Street, the town’s main artery, June, 2013.

In black Sanford, a place to gather and wait for a verdict

07/12/13 05:30PM

Police Chief Cecil Smith drew a mix of high-fives and heckles as he walked down the main thoroughfare of Goldsboro, a historic black neighborhood at the heart of this Florida town. Passersby honked as he strode passed shuttered storefronts and dive bars. Eyes rolled as he made his way by a barbecue joint and a tattered old pool hall. Older women offered smiles while much younger ones turned away. “I’m praying for you!” one woman yelled out. read more