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File photo of a courtroom. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Woman Claims Police Forced Her To Poop In Yard

A Florida woman claims in a lawsuit that police officers forced her to poop in her yard while they were searching her home for meth.

CBS Tampa–03/25/2014

Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, stand with the family's legal counsel, Benjamin Crump. (Photo by PAULA BUSTAMANTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Mother: ‘Use My Broken Heart’

The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin is telling a National Urban League gathering in Philadelphia to use her story, tragedy and broken heart to stop the same thing from happening to another child.

07/26/2013

(L to R) Rev. Al Sharpton, Sybrina Fulton mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin and Rev. Jesse Jackson. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sharpton Urges Peace After Zimmerman Verdict

The Rev. Al Sharpton is urging peace after the verdict in the Florida murder trial against George Zimmerman, saying any violence would mar Trayvon Martin’s name.

CBS Tampa–07/13/2013

Nelson Poynter and Eugene Patterson (R) in 1975. (Credit: Poynter.org)

Eugene Patterson, 89, Voice On Civil Rights, Dies

Eugene Patterson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and columnist whose impassioned words helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement as it unfolded across the South, has died at 89.

01/13/2013

File photo of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ACLU: Fla. GOP’s Attack On Civil Liberties Unprecedented

Florida’s Republican governor and GOP-led Legislature have mounted an unprecedented attack on civil liberties over the past two years, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report Thursday.

01/10/2013

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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

Mitt Romney (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women Iceberg

Romney is lucky that people grabbed on to the “binders full of women” comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.

10/22/2012

People wait in line to vote at the Board of Elections early voting site on October 18, 2012 in Wilson, NC. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Turn Out Supporters For Early Vote As Republicans Try To Suppress Vote

Early vote was once an idea that both parties promoted. But as Democrats grow in their ability to use it to their strategic advantage, Republicans have sought to reduce or eliminate it.

10/19/2012

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