08 30 2014
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Anti-Interracial Marriage Judge Resigns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- At least four times in the last 21/2 years, Keith Bardwell says he refused to marry interracial couples while serving as a Louisiana justice of the peace. He said from his experience and discussions, he had concluded that blacks and whites do not readily accept offspring of such relationships, so the children end up suffering. His latest rebuff to a bride and groom of different races turned out to be his last.


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New Yorkers Working Feverishly to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal

The New York Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition is mobilizing to gather in front of the U.S. Department of Justice Nov. 12 as petitions will be delivered to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking for a civil rights review into the Philadelphia activist's case.
The petition delivery will follow an Oct. 30 meeting in New York that aimed to mobilize a national and international movement to free the political prisoner, held on death row for the past 28 years.


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Outrage in Oakland: Transit Cop Who Killed Unarmed Man Gets Change of Venue

The family of Oscar Grant, III, residents, community activists, religious and civic leaders have expressed disappointment that an Alameda County, Calif., judge granted a change of venue in the trial of a former transit officer who shot and killed the 22-year-old unarmed passenger in Oakland.


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National March on Small Town: Fight Is on for Walmart 'Line-Cutter' Facing 15 Years

Because of a trip to Walmart three years ago, Heather Ellis is now fighting for her life. The 24-year-old former college student is facing felony charges that could get her up to 15 years in prison after being arrested for an incident that stemmed from her cutting a line at a Walmart in Kennet, Mo.


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