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  • Saturday Book and Author Luncheon
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    Saturday Book and Author Luncheon

    During the Saturday book and author luncheon, a panel of authors talked about political, cultural and social changes. Mr. Yunus talked about the effect of microloans in developing economies…

  • Post HipHop Summit News Conference
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    Post Hip-Hop Summit News Conference

    Participants spoke to reporters about their summit on using hip-hop music as a means of political empowerment in the black community. Among the issues they addressed were new initiatives on…

  • Genocide in Darfur
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    Genocide in Darfur

    A rally was held on the National Mall before the U.S. Capitol to raise public awareness of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and to put public pressure on the administration to take…

  • Millions More Movement Afternoon
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    Millions More Movement, Afternoon

    The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and performances highlighting the theme of reparation, repair, rebuilding,…

  • Youth Voter Registration Drive
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    Youth Voter Registration Drive

    Representatives of youth-oriented groups announced their youth voter registration drive, saying they also will encourage young people to vote November 4. After their statements they…

  • Developing a Civil Rights Agenda
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    Developing a Civil Rights Agenda

    Participants talked about the Democratic Party civil rights agenda as it related to legal issues and the justice system. Among the topics they addressed were racial profiling, the death…

  • Civil Liberty Issues
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    Civil Liberty Issues

    Participants talked to reporters about civil rights concerns in the U.S. campaign against terrorism. They urged that investigations into suspicious activity follow clear procedures and that…

  • Leadership in the African American Community
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    Leadership in the African American Community

    Mr. Gregory and Mr. Simmons talk about the evolution of leadership in the African American community. They also responded to viewer comments and questions.