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Aiding and abetting voter disenfranchisement

The Supreme Court just aided and abetted those who seek to suppress our right to vote. A narrow majority has ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. This is the formula used to determine which states and localities need preclearance before changing their voting laws. With the formula scrapped, the Department of Justice's most effective tool to prevent voter disenfranchisement has ...

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Blind, shot father of nine about to be evicted after losing his job

By Blackbluedogs When the tragedies of life hit us, they can often hit without mercy. A man in Michigan knows this all too well, as he is trying to find a way to provide for his family in the face of overwhelming odds. Sean Kelley is about to be homeless, along with his wife and nine children. He was shot a few months ago after leaving a night club. The shooting left him blind and unable to work. “I could s ...

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One hurt, another apprehended in shooting at Ohio high school

La Salle High School in Cincinnati was on temporary lockdown Monday morning after reports of a shooting on campus. A student shot himself with a gun in front of his classmates at their Cincinnati high school Monday morning, officials said. Authorities arrived at La Salle High School after several students called 911 around 9 a.m. The victim, believed to have been trying to commit suicide in his classroom, w ...

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Boston Marathon Explosions Leave 2 Dead

BOSTON  — Two bombs exploded near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 50 others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs, authorities said. A third blast rocked the John F. Kennedy Library a few miles away and more than an hour later, but no injuries were reported, the police commissioner said. A senior U.S. intelligence o ...

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CARROLL RESIGNS AS LG AMID GAMBLING PROBE

By DAVID ROYSE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 13, 2013…. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has resigned the post amid a gambling investigation into a non-profit for which she once did consulting work, an official with the governor's office said Wednesday. Carroll, the first African-American woman to hold the post of lieutenant governor, represented a suburban Jacksonville district in th ...

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REST IN PEACE LIL GEORGE–George Lee Burrows, Jr

REST IN PEACE LIL GEORGE--George Lee Burrows, Jr. the oldest of four children (Avis, Iris and Sonya) born January 27, 1954 to the parents of George Sr. and Agnes Burrows (deceased) was promoted to everlasting life on March 4, 2013. George was loved by many and will be sorely missed by all especially his Ace-Sonya Burrows. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please call (954) 605-8307 to offer ...

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Congressional Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce Comprehensive Bill

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bi-partisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. The legislation authorizes sorely needed Central Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects that are shovel-ready, but have been delayed by Congressional inaction. It also provides the Army Corps of ...

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STATEMENT ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF TRAYVON MARTIN’S DEATH

At the one-year anniversary of his untimely death, the NAACP mourns the loss of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On February 26, 2012, Martin, an unarmed teen, was shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The case has drawn national attention to issues of racial profiling and the devaluation of black men's lives by law enforcement:  Zimmerman wasn't arrested until 44 days after Martin's de ...

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News Release: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of the State of Florida in Case of “Dog Sniff” Establishing Probable Cause During Traffic Stop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The United State Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the State of Florida in Florida v. Clayton Harris, deciding that police dog Aldo’s sniff constituted probable cause for Liberty County K-9 Officer William Wheetley to search Clayton’s Harris’s vehicle for illegal drugs. The Court’s decision is important to law enforcement officers throughout the nation because it clarifies the legal st ...

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