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When in the presence of William “Dock” Walls, especially after having the opportunity to watch him address a crowd, one can’t help but wonder, “Why isn’t this man in elected office?” A Chicago native with a law degree and an entrepreneurial background, Walls has a long history of community activism balanced with a political pedigree…

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Community Profile: Willie J.R Fleming, Founder and Executive Director Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign What is the mission of your organization? The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign is a human rights organization that seeks to enforce housing as a fundamental right through demonstrations, direct action, and popular education that empowers those directly impacted to de-commodify housing and affirm it as…

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Dr. Gregory Hall,

  The aftermath following the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri has many wondering what’s next for America. Rolling out spoke with Dr. Gregory Hall, professor of political science at Morehouse College, for his insight on Ferguson, Obama and human rights. What was your first reaction when you found out what was going on in Ferguson, Missouri?…

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There are certain basics needs to life. One of these basics is access to clean drinking water. Even the United Nations agrees to this concept and has passed numerous international agreements and understanding about access to water. So it comes as a shock to many that a major American city is violating these precepts. The…

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Paul Robeson Jr.

The world of black intelligentsia lost a giant of a man and spirit with the death of Paul Robeson Jr., this past Saturday April 26, due to lymphoma. Paul Robeson Jr. was born on Nov. 2, 1927, the only child of black civil and human rights icon Paul Robeson Sr. and his wife Eslanda Robeson.…

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President Barack Obama has intervened in a civil war in the Middle East under the mantra of protecting civilians — even asserting it is America’s moral responsibility. Unfortunately, Libya is as far as our morals have extended. We have willfully ignored the last 15 years of incessant conflict in the Congo that has left tens of thousands of women…

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