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US President Barack Obama holds hands with US Representative John Lewis (R), Democrat of Georgia, one of the original marchers, during an event marking the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle, warning their march for freedom 'is not yet finished.' In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression of a peaceful protest, America's first black president denounced new attempts to restrict voting rights. AFP PHOTO/ SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader And Activist Dead At 75

Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the NAACP after a long career in politics, died Saturday

CBS Detroit–08/16/2015

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No Touching! Prisoner Awarded $1,251 After Guard Said He Couldn’t Embrace Wife

The 52-year-old is serving a life sentence for murder in Oakland County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2015

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Group: Surveillance Flights Not Targeting Arab Americans

A civil rights organization says it has been told by the FBI that flights over Dearborn are not targeting Arab Americans.

08/06/2015

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Detroit School Board Files Civil Rights Complaint: State Created Separate, Unequal Education System For Black Kids

The complaint also says the district also ignored warnings about former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh being allowed to mentor boys.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2015

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Muslim Woman Sues Dearborn After She Says She Was Forced To Remove Head Scarf While Under Arrest

Maha Aldhalimi says she’s now afraid to leave her house and when she sees a police officer she starts shaking uncontrollably.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2015

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Militia Members Lose Appeal In Civil Rights Lawsuit Tied To FBI Probe

Three members of a southern Michigan militia acquitted during a high-profile trial have failed to persuade an appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit against federal investigators.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2015

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Gov. Snyder Reiterates He Would Veto Religious Objections Bill

“Given all the events that are happening in Indiana, I thought it would be good to clarify my position,” he said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2015

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Michigan Rights Panel Urges Communities To Guard Gay Rights

The language says that a no one should be denied “civil rights or be discriminated against” because of a range of characteristics, including gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

The Viola Liuzzo memorial on the side of U.S. highway 80 in Lowndes County, Alabama. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Slain Civil Rights Activist To Receive Posthumous Degree From Wayne State University

Detroit housewife Viola Gregg Liuzzo was a civil rights activist who was shot and killed by the Ku Klux Klan while shuttling fellow activists to the Montgomery airport during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march.

03/21/2015

Judge Damon Keith. (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Black History: Commitment To Justice Defines Life Of Damon Keith

A lifetime of achievements and service to the civil rights movement define the life of Judge Damon Keith.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2015

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