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Federal officials say nearly 600 suspected illegal immigrants were detained in a raid on a manufacturing plant in southern Mississippi, making it the largest such sweep in the country

Sharpton associates subpoenaedupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 12:58:00

The Rev. Al Sharpton criticizes federal investigators' actions in subpoenaing some of his associates.

'Jena 6' teen agrees to plea dealupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 18:22:00

Mychal Bell, the 17-year-old black teenager whose arrest and detention led to the "Jena 6" protests, has agreed to a plea deal that could lead to his release by June, his lawyer said Monday.

Fighting for female votersupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 11:06:00

Why is Sen. Clinton leading Sen. Obama among black women voters? Chris Lawrence looks at Obama's plan to fight back.

Protesters march on Washingtonupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 21:57:00

Thousands of people are participating in a rally led by civil rights leaders calling for a tougher stance on hate crimes.

Rally urges hate crimes prosecutions, new AG respondsupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 21:57:00

Thousands of demonstrators encircled Justice Department headquarters in the nation's capital Friday to demand the government crack down harder on hate crimes.

Tomorrow's headlines, todayupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 06:36:00

The following are the stories we expect to be making the headlines in the next seven days:

Charges against Jena 6 defendant reducedupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 13:09:00

Charges against Bryant Purvis, one of the six black students accused of being involved in beating a white student, were reduced to second degree aggravated battery during his arraignment Wednesday morning.

Stop spending for a dayupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 21:05:00

African-American consumers are being asked to stop spending money for a day to send a message to political leaders.

Radio host rallies blacks for Friday boycottupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 21:05:00

A nationally syndicated radio host is urging black Americans to refrain from spending money Friday, and his efforts are garnering support from some of the civil rights movement's heaviest hitters.

Commentary: Stop complaining, start doing somethingupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 13:40:00

Over the last couple of days I've gotten a few e-mails regarding a call for a "National Blackout Day" on Friday, which calls for African-Americans to refrain from spending any money to send a signal to the federal government.

Don't complain, do somethingupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 13:40:00

CNN contributor Roland Martin talks about turning your outrage about something into action.

Noose incidents: Foolish pranks or pure hate?updated: Thu Nov 01 2007 07:26:00

The media spotlight might have shone most intensely on Jena, Louisiana, but a symbol of racial violence has been hung across America lately, spurring anger, resentment and a big question.

Halloween nooses raise ireupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 07:26:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on controversy surrounding nooses used in Halloween displays across the nation.

Mychal Bell of 'Jena 6' ordered to juvenile facilityupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 21:13:00

A black Louisiana teenager at the center of the racially charged "Jena 6" case was ordered Thursday to spend 18 months in a juvenile facility, after a judge ruled he had violated his probation for earlier juvenile convictions, a source with knowledge of the court proceedings said. Judge Returns 'Jena 6' Teen to Jailupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:00:00

A judge ordered a black teenager back to jail, deciding the fight that put him in the national spotlight violated terms of his probation for a previous conviction

Rally protests noose found at Columbia Universityupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 22:17:00

A rally Wednesday afternoon at Columbia University was held to protest the discovery of a noose on the office door of an African-American professor.

Re-enactment causes outrageupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 08:16:00

A video of youths in blackface re-enacting an incident involving the ''Jena 6'' sparks outrage at a Louisiana college.

Student tells paper she's sorry for 'Jena 6' re-enactmentupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 08:16:00

A student who videoed a re-enactment of the "Jena 6" incident apologized and said the video was not intended to make fun of the six black students arrested in the beating of a white classmate, according to The News-Star newspaper of Monroe, Louisiana.

Obama: Candidacy a sign of racial progressupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 09:02:00

Sen. Barack Obama said Friday the fact he is viewed as a legitimate presidential candidate is testament to the progress America has made on race relations.

Roland Martin talks with Obamaupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 09:02:00

CNN contributor Roland Martin sits down and talks with presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

'Jena 6' suspect free on bailupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 22:05:00

Mychal Bell, the last of the "Jena 6" suspects behind bars, is released on bail.

Mychal Bell of 'Jena 6' released on bailupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 22:05:00

Mychal Bell, a black teenager accused of beating a white classmate and who was the last of the "Jena 6" behind bars, was released from custody Thursday after a juvenile court judge set his bail at $45,000. Dave Zirin: Dr. John Carlos speaks out on 'Jena 6'updated: Thu Sep 27 2007 21:19:00

When thousands -- many young, many poor, overwhelmingly African-American -- marched in Jena, La., last Thursday, the political impact was felt around the country. Marching on behalf of six young men known as the 'Jena 6,' who faced prison time for a schoolyard fight, the case held an echo of past civil rights movements. At the center of it all is Dr. John Carlos.

'Jena 6' teen's case to be heard in juvenile court, governor saysupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:13:00

The case of Mychal Bell, a black teenager accused of beating a white classmate in Jena, Louisiana, will be heard in juvenile court, Louisiana's governor announced Wednesday.

On the road to Jenaupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 09:55:00's Eliott McLaughlin speaks with marchers and police about trying to get into Jena, Louisiana.

On the road to Jena: Protesters endure roadblocks, delaysupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 09:55:00

The convoy of buses pulled onto the shoulder Thursday morning, about 25 miles from Jena. Niele Anderson, the Los Angeles DJ and newspaper editor who made last-minute arrangements to get me on the bus, motioned to follow her, "C'mon, let's get out." FBI Reviewing Anti-Jena 6 Web Pageupdated: Sun Sep 23 2007 11:00:00

Jena 6 next dayupdated: Sun Sep 23 2007 09:49:00

A day after the Jena 6 rallies, have things improved or gotten worse? CNN's David Mattingly reports.

Court rules 'Jena 6' defendant to stay behind bars updated: Sat Sep 22 2007 23:06:00

Mychal Bell, the sole defendant who remains behind bars from the group of teens known as the "Jena 6," will not be released Friday, a court decided.

Two arrested in noose incident near Jena, Louisianaupdated: Sat Sep 22 2007 10:07:00

A Louisiana city that hosted many of the "Jena 6" protesters Thursday became the site of a racially charged incident of its own.

Cops respond to noosesupdated: Sat Sep 22 2007 10:07:00

Alexandria Police respond to a truck with dangling nooses near Jena, Louisiana. From i-Reporter Erika Burnett.

Jesse Jackson: Obama needs to bring more attention to Jena 6updated: Fri Sep 21 2007 18:41:00

The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Tuesday over his reaction to the arrest of six black juveniles in Jena, Louisiana, on murder charges, accusing the Illinois senator of "acting like he's white," according to a South Carolina newspaper.

Politics of the Jena 6 caseupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 18:40:00

CNN's Bill Schneider takes a look at why and how the 2008 White House hopefuls are weighing in on the Jena 6 case.

'Jena 6' member, mom interviewupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 06:29:00

CNN's Tony Harris interviews a member of the 'Jena 6' and his mother.

Thousands 'march for justice' in Jena, court orders hearing on teenupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 06:29:00

Thousands of protesters clogged the tiny town of Jena, Louisiana, Thursday to show their indignation over what they consider unjust, unequal punishments meted out in two racially charged incidents.

Commentary: 'Jena 6' rally was about equal justice, not raceupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 19:42:00

As I watched thousands of people gather in Jena, Louisiana, via CNN and, tears were streaming down my face.

D.A.: Case isn't about raceupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 21:32:00

District Attorney Reed Walters says he wants to set the record straight about the 'Jena 6' case.

U.S. attorney: Nooses, beating at Jena High not relatedupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 21:32:00

There is no link between the nooses hung by white students outside a Louisiana high school and the alleged beating of a white student by black teens, according to the U.S. attorney who reviewed investigations into the incidents.

Court: It's 'premature' to consider motion to release Jena 6 defendantupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 19:07:00

A Louisiana appeals court ruled it was too early to consider a motion to release a black teenager who allegedly took part in beating up a white classmate in Jena, Louisiana, last year.

Jena 6 conviction overturnedupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 01:49:00

CNN's Susan Roesgen reports a judge throws out the conviction of one of the Jena 6, but he may still be charged in juvenile court.

Louisiana judge tosses conviction against teen tried as adultupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 01:49:00

A Louisiana appeals court Friday vacated the remaining conviction of a teenager accused in a violent, racially charged incident in Jena, Louisiana, his attorney said.

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