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National Action Network Kicks Off Black History Month With Beverly Hills Luncheon

(left to right) Mark Ridley-Thomas LA County Board Supervisors District 2, Honorable Aja Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton, Magic Johnson, Danny Bakewell Sr., and Rev. K.W.Tullos President of NAN Los Angeles chapter.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Beverly H ...

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Jordan Davis: Opening Statements In Trial Over Loud Music Death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are presenting their opening statements in the trial of a Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old teen during an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station. Michael Dunn’s trial is getting under way Thursday, a day after a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates was picked. Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis of ...

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CHAIRMAN’S ALERT – Floyd Adams, Jr. Information

Mayor Floyd Adams, Jr. The People’s Mayor                The Honorable Floyd Adams, Jr. was born in Savannah, Georgia, on May 11, 1945, to Floyd “Pressboy” Adams, Sr. and Wilhelmina Anderson Adams. He was the second child and first son of their family.                He is a 1963 graduate of St. Pius X Catholic School. He attended Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York and Armstrong State College, (now Arms ...

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The 48th annual Super Bowl : Who will win

By Byler E. Henry    Sunday February 2, 2014, circle that date on your calendars. This is the day the Broncos take on the Seahawks in Metlife Stadium.  What a Super bowl this will be, both teams had an excellent record this season.  It’s going to be cold in New York. Super Bowl VI was the coldest Super Bowl so far at 39 degrees when  the Dallas Cowboys took on the Miami Dolphins at Tulane Stadium in New Orl ...

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Kwame Kilpatrick, serving longest political corruption sentence in history, transferred to Oklahoma

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who recently began serving a 28 year prison sentence, was transferred to an Oklahoma prison on Tuesday. Kilpatrick was transferred to the federal prison as a temporary placeholder while he awaits transfer to another prison. The Bureau of Prison has not released any information on where Kilpatrick will be transferred to after he leaves the Oklahoma federal facility. ...

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Join Alicia Keys for a watch party & twitter conversation: “We are empowered,” An intimate conversation with 5 women living with HIV in the U.S.

Gather your girlfriends, your book club, your church group, your sorority sisters and claim the living room for a Girls' Night In! Fourteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys is joining with Greater Than AIDS to host a National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America Sunday, January 19th. Ms. Keys is urging women and their loved ones to come together on Su ...

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U.S. Retirement Crisis has “Racial Component’ U.S. RETIREMENT Nari Rhee, author of “Race and Retirement Security in the United States

By Jazelle Hunt WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than three-fifths of Black working-age households – 62 percent – have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS), Working-age households contain residents  25 to 64 years old. Even those Black households with assets trail similarly situated Whites.  Among the 38.3 percent of Black househol ...

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Black unemployment rate falls to 11.9 percent

By Freddie Allen      WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks dipped to 11.9 percent in December, according to the Labor Department, largely because likely workers, discouraged after months of searching for jobs with little prospects, have simply stopped looking.      According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate for Black men over 20 dipped from 12.1 percent in November to 11 ...

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Meet Britain’s first Black marchioness

Emma McQuiston is about to make history. She is about to become Britain’s first Black marchioness, which is one step below a duchess. McQuiston currently holds the title of Viscountess Weymouth. McQuiston recently had an elaborate fairy tale wedding to Ceawlin Thynn. The wedding included 355 guests, a wait staff of almost 200 and a magician. Ceawlin Thynn is a British businessman and the second child of Ale ...

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