George Zimmerman, center, is directed by a Seminole County Deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
(Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool/AP)
July 15, 2014

The George Zimmerman Trial, One Year Later

George Zimmerman's trial for killing Trayvon Martin became a flashpoint for raucous, heated debates — conversations about racial profiling, gun laws, and the criminal justice system.

July 01, 2014

Decatur NAACP Criticizes Jury-Selection Process

The Decatur branch of the NAACP is complaining about the juror-selection process after a jury the group described as containing "no diversity'' acquitted a white man charged in the killing of a black man.

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee in 1963,
(Associated Press)
June 12, 2014

Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91

Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.

Chester Nez, one of 29 Navajo Code Talkers whose language skills thwarted the Japanese military in World War II, is shown in a November 2009 photo. Nez died on Wednesday.
(Felicia Fonseca/AP)
June 05, 2014

Last Of The Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ Dies At 93

The last of the Navajo "Code Talkers" who used their native language as the basis of a cipher that confounded the Japanese military during World War II has died at age 93.

Graduation caps.
Paul Sancya/ AP Photo
May 30, 2014

High School Graduation Rates Up, Some Students Still Behind

May marks the anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, which outlawed “separate but equal” policies in public schools. But, 60 years later there are still concerns over equal opportunities for all students. 

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