02-23-2017  8:44 am      •     

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Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota. 

Senator Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota are among the new movers and shakers

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim, File) 

Police Department violated constitutional rights of residents for years, using excessive force and killing people who did not pose threats

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As his time in office comes to a close, President Obama returns to Chicago to deliver his final speech on January 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST

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This undated file photo made available by Anita Brewer Dantzler shows Tywanza Sanders on the day of his graduation from Allen University in Columbia, SC. Sanders was killed by Dylann Roof. (Anita Brewer Dantzler via AP, File) 

Associated Press' play by play of the Roof trial 

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President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Ala. (AP Photo/Bill Frakes, File) 

President asks Americans not to lose faith in their future

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A make-shift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church following a shooting by Dylann Roof in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File) 

Jurors begin deliberations Tuesday afternoon, their decision must be unanimous

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Sessions's voting record graded F on the NAACP’s report card on civil rights issues.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, on the hate crime and other charges filed against four individuals for an attack on a man that was captured on a Facebook video. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP) 

Recent case in Chicago is one of the 10 percent of hate crimes to target whites

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. listens to a question during an interview at her office in Boston, Dec. 15, 2016. Warren said Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, that she will run for re-election in 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) 

President-elect Donald Trump has said he will create registry for Muslims

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For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama's achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who overwhelmingly supported his history-making campaign and administration. But with Obama set to leave the White House on Jan. 20, black lawmakers in the House and Senate are recalculating and reassessing their place in Washington. And realizing they're regaining the limelight as the most visible and powerful African-American politicians in the nation's capital. 

New president will face aggressive opposition from Black politicians

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