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Six Year Old Killed In Drive-By Shooting In Florida

February 21, 2016 A 6-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing with his friends in Pinewood, just north of Miami, and police and the boy's family are taking on the area's entrenched anti-snitch culture in hopes of persuading witnesses to come forward. was playing Saturday afternoon in Blue Lake Village when "two unknown black males exited a dark four-door sedan and began shooting, striking Carter. The gu ...

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106-Year-Old Woman Visits the White House

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Obama gives Congress Guantanamo closure plan

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility after delivering his plan to Congress to achieve a goal that has long eluded his presidency. The blueprint comes seven years after Obama made an Oval Office vow to permanently shutter the prison for enemy combatants, but it already faces objections from Republicans and legal obstacles they have ...

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Last ‘Angola 3’ Inmate to Be Freed After Decades in Solitary

NEW ORLEANS — Albert Woodfox, who has spent nearly all of the past four decades in solitary confinement and was facing his third trial for a 1972 murder, will be set free Friday as part of a plea deal with Louisiana prosecutors, his lawyer, George Kendall said. Mr. Woodfox, who has long maintained his innocence in the murder of a prison guard, Brent Miller, pleaded no contest to lesser charges of manslaught ...

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month ...

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Stacey Dash Slams Oscar Boycott as ‘Ludicrous’ and Takes Aim at ‘Segregated’ BET Awards

Stacey Dash is not holding back when it comes to her feelings toward "segregated" film and television. On Wednesday, the actress and Fox correspondent got candid during a conversation on Fox & Friends, slamming the Oscar boycott – headlined byJada Pinkett Smith. "I think it's ludicrous," Dash, 49, said about the response to the Oscar nominations. "We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have seg ...

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Pips Member Edward Patten Dies

Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban Detroit hospital, according to his cousin William Guest, another member of the group. He was 65. Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban Detroit hospital, according to his cousin William Guest, another member of the group. He was 65. Patten, an Atlanta n ...

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Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement With Farewell Poem

The 2015-2016 NBA season will be Kobe Bryant‘s last. The five-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers announced the news in a poem on The Players’ Tribune, aptly called, “Dear Basketball.” The poem periodically shut down the internet, as viewers flooded the site to read the farewell. Kobe’s 20th season is capped with NBA milestone moments that will last far beyond the last time he suits up for the Lakers ...

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Finishing Fence of Slain Baltimore Father Becomes Cause

Community members and leaders helped to build the fence that Kendall Fenwick wanted around his house to give his children a safe space to play but was gunned down before he could do so. Photo by Brelaun Douglas, HU News Service                                   BALTIMORE -- Concerned residents, friends, political figures and police officers came together to finish what a slain father had started. Kendal Fen ...

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Local Missouri NAACP Chapter Opens Up Discrimination Hotline In Wake Of Mizzou Threats

On Friday, the Jefferson City branch said Mizzou students can call 1-844-NAACP-HELP to anonymously report threats to law enforcement. Students who live off campus and in the surrounding areas of Mizzou are also welcome to call. President of the NAACP chapter, Nimrod Chapel, tells The Huffington Post the idea came to fruition out of concern for the safety of students. After a week full of protests against ra ...

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