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Hastings receives “Friend of the National Parks” Award

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after being honored by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) with their “Friend of the National Parks” Award: ...

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President Obama’s July 19 remarks on Trayvon Martin

[caption id="attachment_15932" align="alignleft" width="324"] President Barack Obama[/caption] President Obama’s July 19 remarks on Trayvon Martin The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention over the course of the last week — the issue of the Trayvon Martin ruling. I gave a preliminary statement right after th ...

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Largest prison-owning Corporation issues massive dividend of $675 million to shareholders

CCA is the largest owner of private prisons in the nation, behind only the federal government and three states ...

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Magic Johnson planning to open two new schools in Chicago

This time Johnson is turning his attention to education. This fall he is opening two schools in Chicago, Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies. ...

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Woman hit by tractor trailer and survives 40 foot plunge off a massive bridge

Morgan Lake, 22, was hit from behind by a tractor trailer in Stevensville, Mary-land while attempting to cross the steep bridge. ...

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Middle aged white man in a Facebook post says ‘I Am Not Trayvon Martin’

Bob Seay, a music teacher at an unknown high school in Colorado, has become an internet sensation after his sentimental yet firm opinion was posted Via Facebook. ...

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Black Clergy stand their ground against Zimmerman verdict

Black clergy leaders joined Sharpton last week in front of the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. to express their concerns about the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense statutes and the dangerous message that the Zimmerman verdict carried. ...

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Bev Smith ‘Challenges’ Black women

“to challenge all Black women to unite, become empowered, and focus on health, education, employment and spirituality to make a difference and change direction in these challenging times,” according to literature distributed by conference organizers. ...

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The rise and fall of Kevin Johnson as President of Black Mayors

And after being crowned president of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) at its annual convention in Atlanta on May 30, he told anyone who would listen: “I’m going to shake things up.” ...

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The George Zimmermans always get away

The killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman are not aberrations in America; both outcomes could have been anticipated. ...

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