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Appeals to UN as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
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'By denying water service to thousands, Detroit is violating the human right to water.'

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Get Them Rags Off: From Slavery Onward, A Black Woman’s Body Was Never Hers Alone

Get Them Rags Off: From Slavery Onward, A Black Woman’s Body Was Never Hers Alone
To mark Black History Month and the birthday of Rosa Parks - "The only tired I was, was tired of giving in" - we honor Recy Taylor, the young black mother abducted and gang raped in 1944 Alabama by six white boys who were never indicted. Taylor was one of too many unnamed, unheard black women victimized in the Jim Crow South by a common "weapon of terror." But uncommonly, she spoke up. Her rape prompted an NAACP campaign for justice led by a tough women's rights activist - Rosa Read More...

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