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Advocates hope Obama’s clemencies will pave way for other releases

Prisoners’ advocate groups hope President Barack Obama’s decision to grant clemency to nearly two dozen, non-violent drug offenders is just the beginning of a wave of future commutations that would disproportionately impact African Americans held in federal prisons. ...

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Fort Lauderdale cop who slapped homeless man has charges filed against him

The Broward State Attorney’s Office has filed three misdemeanor charges against Ramirez who was caught on cell-phone video slapping the homeless man in his face. ...

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OneUnited Bank welcomes Senior Banking CRA Specialist Marcia Barry-Smith, introduces the unity home loan

OneUnited Bank is proud to welcome senior banking consultant Marcia Barry-Smith who has over 30 years of high level banking experience in South Florida. ...

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On my way to dancing in the stars

At the tender young age of 14, Noesha Noel, who attends Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, had the opportunity to share her talents and learn from members of the recognized and prestigious school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. ...

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Black fraternity, police officer face million-dollar lawsuit

Kappa Alpha Psi, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious Black fraternities, is facing multi-million dollar lawsuits for hazing, the latest by a 45-year-old Washington man who claims he was paddled and beaten with a cane by members, including a Prince George’s County police officer. ...

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Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

During the 2015 Black Press Week, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Foundation honored Crump as the Newsmaker of the Year for his service to the community, especially to the families of young people of color who had been brutalized or killed by law enforcement officials ...

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America’s racial crisis will never go away

America’s racial crisis will never go away ...

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All eyes fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 election

On April 7, voters in Ferguson will go to the polls in a round of highly-anticipated elections for three out of the six of the city council seats. ...

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NUL report: Black America remains in crisis

Black America remains in crisis ...

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Ms. Broward County 2015 named Broward 100 Youth Ambassador

Miramar’s Allyson Walker will salute the history of the county ...

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