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Maryland NAACP leader blasts Gov. Larry Hogan’s posthumous pardons of lynching victims as ‘political posturing’

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The head of Maryland's NAACP on Sunday lambasted Gov. Larry Hogan's posthumous pardon of lynching victims as "political posturing," criticizing the Republican governor for issuing a blanket pardon of dozens of the s...

In Israel, Jewish man’s kidney donated to grateful Arab woman after his lynching

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Yigal Yehoshua was lynched. He was 56 years old with a wife and two children. He was one of six brothers in a close-knit family. An Arab mob set upon him as he drove to his home in Lod, one of Israel's mixed cities w...

Al Sharpton says Ahmaud Arbery’s killing was a ‘lynching in the 21st century’

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The Rev. Al Sharpton is asking for a just verdict in the trial of the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery who was shot while jogging in Georgia last year. "What has happened in this case, is a lynching in the...

Flashback: Kamala Harris once called Jussie Smollett’s claims of an attack an ‘attempted modern day lynching’

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Smollett is set to stand trial on charges that he staged the attack against him. Harris, then a California senator, eventually reversed course weeks after her initial tweet, saying she was "sad, frustrated, and disap...

Unknown vandals shot a historical marker for Jackie Robinson and another for lynching victims in rural Georgia

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There are over 2,300 historical markers in Georgia, a few dozen of which belong to the state's Civil Rights Trail, devoted to events and locations that impacted the Civil Rights movement. Two of those signs were fo...

Leo Terrell reacts to Portland school fearing ‘Evergreens’ mascot tied to lynching: “It devalues true racism”

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TERRELL: This subject bothers me a lot. I've been a civil rights attorney for 30 years. I taught U.S. History for seven years. I've never had a client complain that a tree is racist. I've never had a case that deals ...