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Obama supports altering Civil Rights Act to ban LGBT discrimination

November 11, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
The White House endorsed legislation Tuesday that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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"America After Charleston," a PBS Town Hall

September 21, 2015
Join a town hall meeting to explore the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June. Washington Week's Gwen Ifill moderates.
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TONIGHT at 9pm: "America After Charleston," a PBS town hall meeting

September 21, 2015
Join a town hall meeting to explore the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June. Washington Week's Gwen Ifill moderates.
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What we’ve learned about racial inequity in Ferguson

September 14, 2015
A new report by the Ferguson Commission, appointed to respond to racial inequity, calls for 200 changes to policing, education, housing, health care access and more across St. Louis and Missouri. Gwen Ifill discusses the reform recommendations with Rev. Starsky Wilson of the Ferguson Commission and Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Missouri state senator.
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Black Lives Matter activists release video of closed-door meeting with Hillary Clinton

August 18, 2015
Juana Summers | Mashable
Activists from the group Black Lives Matter Boston released a video on Monday evening of their private meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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‘Black Lives Matter’ activists, Jeb Bush meet face-to-face

August 13, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Aides say that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush met with advocates for the "Black Lives Matter" movement on Wednesday night before a campaign rally in Nevada -- but that didn't entirely deter members of the group.aqq
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50 years on, does the Voting Rights Act offer adequate protection?

August 7, 2015
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act outlawed discriminatory practices used to stop Americans from casting a ballot. President Obama marked the occasion with civil rights leaders, cautioning that those rights are still at risk. Gwen Ifill talks to Imani Clark, a student at Prairie View A&M University, voting rights scholar Kareem Crayton and Zoltan Hajnal of University of California, San Diego.
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Should Sandra Bland have been arrested?

July 22, 2015
New video of Sandra Bland's traffic stop shows the aggressive arrest before she died in police custody in Texas. Gwen Ifill learns more about the investigation into Bland’s death and the officer’s conduct from Alana Rocha of The Texas Tribune.
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How do you cool down urban violence when summer heats up?

July 7, 2015
Along with high-profile cases like the shooting at Emmanuel AME in Charleston and some of the killings of unarmed individuals by police, cities across the U.S. are experiencing a significant surge in gun violence. Gwen Ifill discusses this trend with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence.
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