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Poet, Civil Rights Advocate Maya Angelou Dies at 86

St. Louis native Dr. Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, author and civil rights advocate, has died at age 86.

05/28/2014

Justice

Robertson F.P.D. Settles 2nd Civil Rights Suit

Ex firefighter claimed his bosses retaliated against him for supporting plaintiffs in 1st suit.

05/08/2014

192021 08: John Kennedy Jr. playing in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington, DC, October 15, 1963. (Photo by Liaison Agency)

Rep. Clay Recalls His Memories of JFK Assassination

“At dinner that night, my Dad got up and excused himself from the table. That was the first time that I ever saw him cry,” the younger Clay recalls.

11/22/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

2 Plead Guilty To Arson Of Black Family’s Home, Painting Swastika On Driveway

A suburban Kansas City man and woman have pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing them of violating the civil rights of a black family by setting their home on fire and painting a swastika on their driveway.

08/29/2013

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History Museum Remembers St. Louis Bank Protests

The Forest Park museum commemorates the 1963 protests at Jefferson Bank & Trust Co. with three days of events, starting Wednesday.

08/26/2013

Hundreds turned out on Saturday July 20, 2013 near the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis for a rally on behalf of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Justice For Trayvon Day in St. Louis

Hundreds chant “No Justice, No Peace” & call for federal civil rights charges in Florida case.

07/20/2013

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (Getty/Chip Somodovilla)

Voting Rights March Reenacted

Congressman John Lewis and Vice President Biden led 5,000 person trek, Sunday, in Selma Alabama.

03/03/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

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