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12 die in Chicago violence over Christmas week, two others fatally shot by police

At least 12 people died from violence during the Christmas holiday week in Chicago, including two men fatally shot on Christmas Day, and a 21-year-old woman whose body was found in a suitcase in a Far South Side alley. ...

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Stigma mustn’t stop us from discussing HIV and mass incarceration

What’s striking is not so much the strength of the argument (which is debatable) but rather the public discussion that has started around it — one illustrating the power of stigma to influence the conversation around HIV/AIDS. ...

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President Obama grants Christmas clemency to almost 100 prisoners

Christmas came early to 97 felons granted commutations and pardons by President Barack Obama Dec. 18, 2015. ...

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FAMU names new Dean of the College of Education

Provost Marcella David announced Traki L. Taylor, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Education. Taylor will begin her post in January 2016. ...

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100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale sponsors 10th Annual Bike Drive

100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale (100BMOGFL). For the 10th year in a row the mentoring program awarded brand new bikes to deserving students who have excelled in the classroom academically ...

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President Obama & 94-year-old Black park ranger light up our nation, Christmas tree

Ninety-four year old Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest working park ranger in our country, introduced President Obama at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in President’s Park at the White House ...

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FABOM celebrates decade of service; gears up 2016 agenda

The Florida Association of Black Owned Media, Inc. (FABOM) outlined an aggressive agenda for 2016. FABOM celebrates its 10 year anniversary on Dec. 22, 2015. ...

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No charges for Chicago cop in Ronald Johnson shooting death

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s decision not to charge a Chicago police officer who fatally shot Ronald Johnson III was made after virtually no independent investigation by her office and despite a police dashboard-camera video that shows Johnson being shot in the back while running from police, the lawyer for Johnson’s family said Monday. ...

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