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Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison gets into heated debate with GOP Rep. Over profiling

By Yvette On Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press, Congressman Peter King (R-NY) argued in favor of profiling Muslims in the name of anti-terrorism. King said although most Muslims are “outstanding people”, the threat of terror still stems from “the Muslim community.” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim Congressman, challenged King’s notion that blanket profiling helps law enforcement. In fact, accord ...

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ELECTIONS BILL PASSES SENATE, COULD GO TO SCOTT SOON By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 24, 2013........A bill aimed at fixing the snafus that plagued Florida's 2012 elections cleared the Senate on a party-line vote Wednesday, though it's not clear how close ...

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By DAVID ROYSE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 16, 2013......Texting while driving in most cases would be illegal in Florida under a bill passed Tuesday by the Senate and sent to the House. The measure has some exceptions that would allow drivers to text or email while stopped, such as at a red light. The bill (SB 52) would make the infraction a secondary offense, meaning police ...

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Hastings Calls for an End to Gun Violence on National Day to Demand Action

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on the National Day to Demand Action: “Gun violence is a scourge on our community. Our nation’s policies on guns are no longer driven by common sense and reason, but instead by fierce ideologues. Over 3,000 Americans have died as a result of gun violence since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School ...

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15th Annual National Action Network Convention Begins Today

Wednesday marks the opening day for the 15th Annual National Action Network Convention, a gathering of civil rights, religious, and LGBT rights leaders headed by the Reverend Al Sharpton(pictured center).   This year’s convention focuses on crucial issues affecting African-Americans, including Supreme Court hearings on the Voting Rights Act, Affirmative Action and same-sex marriage. Special attention w ...

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Broward County Vice Mayor Sharief Wins Approval to Aid Broward Homeless

Broward County Commissioners have approved funding for technology that will connect homeless people with appropriate and necessary services to assist in getting the homeless off the streets and support them in their efforts to become productive, independent members of society. At the request of Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief along with the commitment of Sheriff Scott Israel, Commissioners have approved $350,000 ...

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MIAMI, FL – The upcoming football season is fast approaching and the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders begin their search for enthusiastic, charismatic and talented women to represent one of the most prestigious teams in the NFL.  Open call for auditions for the 2013 squad are set for 9:00a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium.   “2013 is an exciting year for the Miami Dolphins and the Dolphins C ...

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By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 20, 2013.......A bill that would place new restrictions on investigations by the Florida High School Association passed its first committee Wednesday, reopening a legislative battle from last year about the association's rol ...

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More youth priced out of college

BY JESSE JACKSON March 18, 2013  Morehouse College, one of the most distinguished historically black colleges — with graduates like Dr. Martin Luther King, former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, film director Spike Lee and others — literally shut down for spring break this week. As its 2,000 students took their break, every member of the faculty and staff was furloughed without pay as the college struggles t ...

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