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Southern States have most to lose from bad Supreme Court Obamacare ruling

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As nation mourns racist murders, Confederate Flag of hate still flies over South Carolina

Donald Trump’s support among African-American voters has plunged to a new low — and the New York Daily News wanted to make sure the Republican presidential candidate knew it: Tomorrow’s front page ORANGE IS NOT THE NEW BLACK: Only 1% of African-Americans back Trump https://t.co/0RiPTLK1rI pic.twitter.com/42uuBuwpFY – New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 30, 2016 According to the Quinnipiac University poll, just 1 percent of African-American voters supported Trump. That was well behind

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Four reasons for labor to cheer in the South

Labor activists and other progressive folks in the South have four brand-new reasons to cheer: a United Auto Workers triumph in Chattanooga, the rare criminal conviction of a coal mining boss in connection with the death of miners who worked for him, the triumph of a populist Democrat in Louisiana’s gubernatorial race, and a union triumph in Laurel, Mississippi. All four events took place in recent weeks. Whether they signal more changes to come remains uncertain, but we’ll take good news

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Innovative citizen initiatives open access to police data

As outrage mounts over fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians, a growing number of police departments nationwide are releasing data on officer-involved shootings, use of force, and traffic stops. In North Carolina, where Charlotte and Fayetteville are participating in the White House initiative, a related effort is underway to make accessible policing data statewide. The nonprofit Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) last month launched a searchable database of all stop, search,

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Many Believe Police in Texas County Murdered Sandra Bland – Covered up with Claim of Suicide

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Mother Emanuel AME Church – Charleston South Carolina – Steeped in History

Many Believe Police in Texas County Murdered Sandra Bland – Covered up with Claim of Suicide

BALTIMORE (CN) – The first of the cases against six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray went to the jury on Monday afternoon, after closing arguments painted dueling portraits of the case. Gray, 25, died a week after suffering a catastrophic spinal cord injury during transportation in a police van. Police say Gray was in possession of an illegal knife when he was arrested. Rioting erupted in western sections of the city following Gray’s funeral on April 27. “You
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