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Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her. Then President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from.

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In this July 10, 2019, photo, a wreathe lies in front of a site commemorating the 1919 race riots in Chicago. (AP Photo/Noreen Nasir) 

On a hot July day in 1919, a Black 17-year-old swimming in Lake Michigan drifted in a dangerous direction — toward the White section of a Chicago beach

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About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration's proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.

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Kamala D. Harris (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  

Senator Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.

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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers.

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Attorney General Keith Ellison (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP) 

In the debate over fatal police shootings of minority citizens, one theme is persistent: White officers, rather than nonWhite officers, are primarily responsible for Black Americans being shot by the police.

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Officer Charlie Rispoli was fired for a post saying Ocasio-Cortez "needs a round" and not "the kind she used to serve" 

One police officer posted on Facebook calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot, the other officer "liked" the post.

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Equifax will pay at least $700 million — and potentially much more — to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and similar sensitive information of roughly half of the U.S. population.

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Police officers in Philadelphia and St. Louis are paying a heavy price for their acts of racism.

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Two new recently published reports show that racial profiling – particularly “Driving While Black” – remains a crisis in America.

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