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    Book Discussion on How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

    John Hope Bryant talked about his book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, in which he argues that the U.S. economy can be fixed by building…

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    Voting Rights and Southern Demographics

    Politicians and civil rights organizations leaders talked about the demographic and political changes in the South in the 50 years since civil rights activists travelled to Mississippi in…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Activists After White House Fiscal Cliff Meeting

    Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” the impending budget cuts and tax…

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    Human Rights Campaign's 16th Annual National Dinner

    Chad Griffin talked about the future of the movement for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans both for the 2012 elections and beyond. Then featured…

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    NAACP Annual Convention

    The NAACP met and discussed issues within the African-American community including voting rights, education, and civic participation. As pivotal elections approach in 2012, the summit…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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