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The Gentrification of Birmingham, Alabama

The city that raised me is changing. Over the years I have watched Birmingham, Alabama, transform in many different ways. My hometown periodically captures the nation’s attention during discussions about civil rights or its high murder rate. I recently saw images of Birmingham appear frequently during the uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri. People made comparisons to Jim Crow Birmingham.

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Dallas District Attorney Announces Plan for New Unit to Investigate Police Shootings: Will It Go Far Enough?

Community organizers say District Attorney Craig Watkins’ plan for a civil rights unit that will investigate police shootings is a step in the right direction, but warn it doesn’t go far enough in a city where people of color make up the majority of those killed in police shootings. The gaping disparity could provide a basis for a Department of Justice investigation into systematic civil rights violations.

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Health board ‘acted unlawfully’

NHS Grampian acted unlawfully over pharmacy dispensing rights in rural Aberdeenshire, it is ruled.

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The Unsung Heroism of Jesse Jackson

The civil rights leader has had a rough decade, but his campaigns for president paved the way for Barack Obama and brought about a better, more inclusive America.

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VIDEO: The plight of Calais migrants

Calais migrants have been protesting for better protection of their human rights and freedom.

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Will Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Stand With J Street Against Illegal Israeli Settlements?

Here is a pointy question right now for members of Congress: Where do you stand on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank? Do you #StandWithJStreet, or do you stand with Netanyahu?

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Salmond: Referendum ‘not about SNP’

Scotland’s independence referendum is not about the SNP but rather the right “to have the government of our choice”, Alex Salmond says.

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Solution to Seat Rage: No More Reclining

Three planes have been forced to divert because of fights over reclining seats. So why not keep all passengers in the ‘upright position’ when they fly?

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‘Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired’

Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City—and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

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‘Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired’

Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City—and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

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‘YOU’ Are ISIS’s New Audience

The most bloodthirsty terrorist group in memory is also a canny manipulator of social media. It seeks to frighten and inspire.

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Why Are Gamers So Angry?

The subset of entitled, belligerent gamers convinced that being ‘objectively’ right entitles them to defend their rightness by any means necessary are overwhelmingly male.

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Biggest Emmy Snubs and Surprises

Alright, alright, alright: Matthew McConaughey wasn’t the only actor whose Emmy night didn’t end as planned. Here’s a look at the biggest shockers from Monday night’s kudofest.

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How Rick Perry Could Get Convicted

Everyone right and left is mocking it. But the Texas governor ignored statutory procedure and acted unilaterally. Sorry, that’s serious.

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How Texas Got to Be Big Red

Conventional wisdom says Texas went Republican when the Democrats endorsed civil rights. Historian Robert Wuthnow says the shift started much earlier and was driven by religion.

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Putin’s Useful (British) Idiots

From Neville Chamberlain to the pages of today’s Guardian, many members of the British elite, left and right, have proved themselves suckers for totalitarianism.

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Kissing the Corpses in Ebola Country

Ebola victims are most infectious right after death—which means that West African burial practices, where families touch the bodies, are spreading the disease like wildfire.

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Iran’s New Gay Executions

Conservatives may be the ones voicing the loudest outrage at the hanging of two gay Iranian men—but not because they’ve suddenly become supporters of LGBT human rights.

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Dita, My Breasts Are All Yours

Earlier this week, a Daily Beast writer criticized Dita Von Teese’s range of new ‘sexy’ maternity bras for women. Here, another writer says the burlesque model has got it right.

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Ukraine Denies Grad Rocket Attacks

Grad rockets pounded Donetsk and Luhansk this week and human rights monitors say Kiev is behind the carnage—but Ukraine’s new defense minister tells The Daily Beast his forces are not to blame.

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