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Rep. Perry Thurston Statement On Governor Scott’s Retreat from Race-based Education Plan.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Plantation), the incoming Florida House Democratic leader, issued the following statement:   “It is a favorable sign that Governor Scott has decided today to disavow himself from a highly controversial element of the Strategic Plan for public schools offered this month by the state Board of Education. I am hopeful that the Board of Education will recraft the p ...

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Jay-Z The Power of Our Voice Barack Obama

  Obama for America today released “The Power of Our Voice,” a new web video featuring hip hop artist, entrepreneur and longtime supporter of President Obama, Jay-Z.  In the video, Jay-Z talks about the importance of voting and using the power of one’s voice – and one’s vote – to keep moving our country Forward.  The self-made artist embodies the President’s belief in the promise of America —that no matter ...

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NNPA Annual Convention 2012

The National Newspaper Publishers Association, the nations largest group of black newspaper publishers, met in Atlanta this summer for their annual convention. This opportunity gave some of the nations most influential African Americans the chance to chat and exchange ideas. The Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta hosted the convention, which was full of seminars, workshops, and speakers on a host of topics. ...

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Local rapper fatally shot at Liberty City car wash

Last night local rapper Robert Labranche AKA Chowtime AKA Bizzle, was fatally shot at a car wash and window tinting business on northwest 54th street between 7th and 8th avenues. Details are sketchy but it appears Labranche may have been involved in an argument when he was shot. He had two young children with him but they did not witness the actual shooting. A crowd gathered after the incident and some emot ...

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The Virgin group founder says America’s approach to illegal drugs is ‘racist’ and calls for legalisation of marijuana

The Virgin group founder says America’s approach to illegal drugs is ‘racist’ and calls for legalisation of marijuana RICHARD BRANSON has slammed America’s drugs policy for being “racist” and a “war on black people” in an interview with US freesheet Metro. “The fundamental difference [in drug policy] in America is that it is a war against black people. 85 percent of people who go to prison for drug use in A ...

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STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012

REPUBLICAN SENATORS DEFEND SUPREME COURT JUSTICES Three Republican senators called Friday for their party to step back from its stance against three Supreme Court justices facing voters in November. Sens. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, and Dennis Jones, R-Seminole, issued a joint statement asking the Republican Party of Florida to reconsider its position on Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbar ...

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TOP 10 POLICE BRUTALITY CAPTURED VIDEOS!

By Clint Henderson   The internet is full of videos exposing police officers' use of excessive physical force when trying to apprehend or detain "potential criminals". Every year in fact there seems to be an increase in YouTube video uploads, video views, and news stories depicting this type of injustice. Much of this increase is due to the rising number of security cameras, which allow us to witness e ...

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PAPER ASKS COURT TO SHIELD REPORTER

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA                                   THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 11, 2012......l.A lawyer for The Florida Times-Union asked a Leon County judge to quash a subpoena for one of the paper’s reporters in a case involving a former aide for Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carrol Prosecutors want to talk to Times-Union reporter Matt Dixon about what he received from Carletha Co ...

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