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There Must Be A Just Response to the Killing of Charleena Lyles

The killing of Charleena Lyles raises many disturbing questions and is a critical moment for Seattle's police accountability system The following statement is from ACLU of Washington Executive Director Kathleen Taylor. “The ACLU of Washington is dismayed and heartsick at the killing of Charleena Lyles, a mother of four and longtime Seattle resident, after she called to ask the Seattle Police Department (SPD ...

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Integration Pioneers To Be Honored with State Historical Marker

The first African Americans to serve in the modern Navy at general rating will be honored with the dedication of a permanent historical marker on the 75th anniversary of their enlisting. The marker, which will be installed at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at the intersection of West Franklin and South Roberson streets, commemorates U.S. Navy Band B-1, which was attached to the Navy's PreFlight School on the UNC ...

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Obama touts nationwide graduation rate increase

President Barack Obama plans to announce Monday that the nation’s high school graduation rate has reached a record high of 83.2 percent, according to the White House. At his speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C., the president will also highlight several of his education initiatives that enabled the improvement. Graduation rates have increased by about 4 percent since the 2010 ...

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The last time a president visited Cuba was 1928. It was a very big deal back then, too

President Calvin Coolidge and his wife, Grace Coolidge, at left, with Cuban President Gerardo Machado y Morales, right, and his wife, Elvira Machado, in Havana on Jan. 19, 1928. (AP) Air Force One touched down in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the country since 1928. That year, Calvin Coolidge made the 100-mile, overnight journey from Key West to Havana ...

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Rock Newman Show feat Judy Smith

The Rock Newman Show in conjunction with WHUT (Howard University Television) presents "An Evening with Judy Smith". Video was recorded from the Live December 5, 2013 broadcast in front of a studio audience at WHUT Studios. Native Washingtonian Judy Smith rose to fame on Capital Hill as one of it's most effective Crisis Management Experts. With her long list of high-profile clients from a variety of professi ...

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Blackonomics: Hillary and Bernie Discover and Re-Discover Black People

james Clingman says that the Black community should be asking candidates how much campaign money they’ve spent with Black-owned media, i.e. newspapers, radio. By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist One thing is for sure; Black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering Black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has r ...

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OP-ED Why President Barack Obama Is One of the Best Ever

Jeffrey L. Boney says that President Barack Obama accomplished a great deal during his first-term. By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA News Wire Columnist President Barack Obama will go down in history, as arguably one of the most successful presidents of the United States. What he has been able to accomplish over his nearly eight years in office is remarkable – especially when you consider the level of obstructionism ...

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