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PHILADELPHIA OFFICIALLY APOLOGIZES TO JACKIE ROBINSON

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American baseball player who played in major baseball leagues in the modern era. PHOTO COURTESY OF SABR.ORG PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love. The City Council passed a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for ...

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Miami Gardens appoints Cynthia Machanic as assistant police chief

A view of the Miami Gardens municipal complex which includes the police department headquarters. The city has named Cynthia Machanic as the new assistant police chief. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-gardens/article69237627.html#storylink=cpy Miami Gardens is adding a veteran South Florida officer to its police department’s command staff to back up Police Chi ...

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State of Black Miami forum to promote joint action on a common agenda

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County’s diverse black population shares a common heritage but seldom unites in pursuit of shared interests.  To address the need for joint action, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime – along with County Commissioners Barbara Jordan, Audrey Edmonson and Dennis Moss, and Miami City Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon – are co-hosting a free daylong forum to bring togeth ...

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The black people ‘erased from history

More than a million people in Mexico are descended from African slaves and identify as "black", "dark" or "Afro-Mexican" even if they don't look black. But beyond the southern state of Oaxaca they are little-known and the community's leaders are now warning of possible radical steps to achieve official recognition. "The police made me sing the national anthem three times, because they wouldn't believe I was ...

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“The Wire” and “Treme” Actor Wendell Pierce Invests in $20 Million Project to Bring Jobs to Baltimore

Actor Wendell Pierce, best known for his role as Detective Bunk Moreland on The Wire, is investing in a $20 million apartment complex in the arts district of Baltimore, he announced during a panel discussion at Columbia University on Saturday. The actor, 49, told Fusion it’s the beginning of a jobs program he intends to expand to other parts of the city. A portion of the apartments in the building will be o ...

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N.W.A. Joins Rock Hall Of Fame

  N.W.A. entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday, with the groundbreaking quintet that reflected the rough streets of Los Angeles in a style known as gangster rap defiantly refuting those who suggested rappers didn’t belong in the institution. They joined the rock hall in a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with 1970s-era rock acts Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller. N.W.A.’s ...

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Father Left His 9-Month-Old In A Hot Car While He Got A Lap Dance At A Strip Club

Every 15-minutes, Auwin Dargin, would walk in and out of Synn Gentleman’s Club in North Hills, CA. Management began to get suspicious and eventually heard crying from a car in the parking lot. The club’s assistant manager Matthew Nadeau, noticed a baby locked in a car and he had one of his colleagues squeezed his hand through the slightly opened window and unlocked the door. While a waitress got the infant ...

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7 Arrested In Death Of $434,000 Georgia Lottery Winner Craigory Burch Jr., a forklift driver of Fitzgerald, Georgia, was killed in January during a home invasion

Seven people have been arrested in the death of a $434,000 lottery winner, who was killed during a home invasion in January in Fitzgerald, Georgia, according to the New York Daily News. Craigory Burch Jr., 20, a forklift driver, hit the jackpot in late November in Georgia’s Fantasy 5 lottery. Two months later, masked men stormed into his home, demanded his wallet, and shot him in the brazen robbery, the rep ...

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The last time a president visited Cuba was 1928. It was a very big deal back then, too

President Calvin Coolidge and his wife, Grace Coolidge, at left, with Cuban President Gerardo Machado y Morales, right, and his wife, Elvira Machado, in Havana on Jan. 19, 1928. (AP) Air Force One touched down in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the country since 1928. That year, Calvin Coolidge made the 100-mile, overnight journey from Key West to Havana ...

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