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Anti-Slavery Activist Harriet Tubman New Face of $20 Bill Obama flips “Script” with Underground Railroad conductor “up front,” puts Pres. Jackson on the back

Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Ross, was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, which help slaves escape to freedom. She will be replacing President Andrew Jackson, who defended slavery, as the new face of the $20 [...]
The #ByeAnita hashtag was part of a successful social media campaign encouraging Chicagoans to vote against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez. (Photo by Sarah Jane Rhee).

Movement for Black Lives Notches Major Win in Chicago Race Elected officials who are “deaf to our cries” will be voted out, say activists

By Kim Bellware, Huffington Post and other sources   Chicago’s States Attorney Anita Alvarez was ousted in the Democratic primary Tuesday night by challenger Kim Foxx (D), who now eyes a November bid for the [...]
Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard staff photographer.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Attend State of the Union

By Lauren Burke, NBC News   Alicia Garza, one of the three female founders of Black Lives Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama’s last State of the Union [...]
(L) American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and (R) Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación President Juan Díaz de la Torre

U.S., Mexican Teachers Union Leaders Meet in Houston to ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

Education union leaders from the 10 U.S. and Mexico border states met in Houston, Texas this week for the first in a series of bilateral conferences to work on ways to help children and their [...]
Dorsey Nunn, executive director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and co-founder of All of Us or None.

Coalition Calls on President Obama to Ban the Box

A coalition of groups delivered a national petition with 130,000 signatures this week to the White House, calling on President Obama to remove the conviction history check-box from federal agency/contractor job applications, an effort better [...]