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    50th Anniversary of March on Washington

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a…

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    Reclaim the Dream Rally

    The National Action Network held a “Reclaim the Dream” rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Reverend Al Sharpton, Education Secretary Arne Duncan,…

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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington…

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    One Nation Rally

    Radio talk show hosts Ed Schultz and Tom Joyner, and numerous actors and entertainers attended a rally titled “Heeding a call to Put America Back to Work and Pull America Back…

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    Immigration Reform Rally

    Speakers at a rally in support of immigration reform urged Congress and the Obama administration to enact comprehensive immigration reforms. Among the issues they highlighted were a…

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    Race and Elections

    Journalists talked about media portrayal and sensationalism of race in news coverage. Topics included the the lack of diversity in the news industry, the Trayvon Martin story and…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Participants spoke about racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Among the topics they addressed were criminal justice reforms, immigration laws, racial profiling, and drug…

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    National Leadership Forum

    African-American leaders talked about issues facing their community and various means to advance their agenda to improve conditions in black neighborhoods. Among the issues they…

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    National Rally for Citizenship

    Prominent local and national organizations joined community, labor and immigrant rights supporters in a “National Rally for Citizenship” on the West Lawn of the…

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    Race in America

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, civil rights advocates talked about the state of the civil rights movements. They discussed the previous reenactment of…

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    Unemployment Rate and African Americans

    Benjamin Jealous talked about the unemployment rate within the African-American community as well as among Latinos, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Inaugural Evening Events

    During the evening on Inauguration Day, studio guests spoke about the day’s events and historical meaning of presidential inaugurations. Additionally, attendees at several…

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    National Action Network 20th Annual Convention, Part 1

    African-American civil rights, political leaders, and youth advocates discussed their accomplishments from the past year in dealing with civil rights, education, unemployment, and political…

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    African Americans in the U.S. Census

    African American leaders spoke to reporters about a meeting with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. about efforts by the 2010 U.S. Census to address the issue of undercounting of…

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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 1

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) were among the civil rights leaders who reflected on the 1963 March on Washington and commented on the current state of…

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    Ben Jealous on Racial Profiling

    Ben Jealous spoke about racial profiling by law enforcement agencies and officials, as well as George Zimmerman’s acquittal for his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, “stand your…

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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation

    Representatives of labor and minority organizations talked about the jobs crisis and its impact on workers and their communities. Among the topics addressed were proposals to use…

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    Progressive Agenda

    Panelists talked about the progressive agenda at the Netroots Nation annual conference. They focused on the Democracy Initiative, Senate rule reform, campaign finance, and voting…

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    National Action Network 20th Annual Convention, Part 2

    African-American civil rights, political leaders, and youth advocates discussed their accomplishments from the past year in dealing with civil rights, education, unemployment, and political…

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    Congressional Black Caucus on Health Care Legislation

    House members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about health care legislation. The House was scheduled to begin debate on the following day.

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