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Dr. Johnnie Barto, a sexual predator pediatrician, gets up to 158 years in prison

     Dr. Johnnie “Jack” Barto, 71, was hit with a sentence of 79 to 158 years in prison, virtually guaranteeing that he will die behind bars, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. ...

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Missing Black Girls and the Individuals and Organizations Trying to Help

The two are among the estimated 64,000 Black girls and women across the United States that have gone missing. Iniaya and Skylar are also among an unfortunately growing number of young people listed in the “critically missing” section of the expansive database of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. ...

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Voter Suppression a Lasting Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade  

In Federalist No. 54, James Madison wrote about the chief concern of the representation of slaves concerning taxation and representation, Thorne said.      “This federalist paper states that slaves are property as well as people, therefore requiring some, but not full, representation. Ultimately a decision was made to count every three out of five slaves through the creation of the Three-Fifths Compromise,” ...

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Jemele Hill: ‘I’m sort of all out of apologies.’

     Hill was featured at this year’s Annual Norm Brewer First Amendment Lecture. She had famously tested the limits of the First Amendment while at ESPN when she tweeted that President Trump was “a white supremacist who surrounded himself with other white supremacists.” The White House called for her immediate dismissal. ...

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Dr. Michael Lomax and the UNCF Continue to HBCUs

     UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. ...

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When in Dakar, Senegal to visit the Museum of Black Civilization, also check out a Black-owned book store called Chez Alpha Books

Tourists planning to visit the new Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar, Senegal should also take a moment to check out Chez Alpha Books, an English bookstore committed to writers from The Diaspora, fiction /non-fiction stories related to the history, and experiences of people from The Diaspora along with other world literature. ...

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Circle of Brotherhood engages in Operation Hunger Strike

     Gun violence has been a serious issue in Miami. Many lengths have been taken to stop this issue before more lives are taken. The latest act to solve this problem is an anti-gun violence campaign organized by the Circle of Brotherhood called Operation Hunger Strike. ...

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No Charges Filed Against Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark

     At a press conference, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said the officers were justified in unloading 20 shots at Clark while they were chasing a suspect in the Meadowview neighborhood in south Sacramento March 18, 2018. ...

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Senator Kamala Harris and Rep. Yvette Clarke Reintroduce Legislation to Commission Statue Honoring U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm

     “For the first time in history, there are more than 20 Black women serving in the United State Congress—and we all stand on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm,” said Senator Harris. “Shirley’s legacy inspires us to continue our fight to give a voice to the voiceless and pursue justice and equality for every American. Her legacy deserves to stand tall in the United States Capitol.” ...

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Alfred Liggins is the Other Half of Urban One’s Success Story

   “Look, my mother has an amazing story from where she came, and she’s always been more of a forefront person. A lot of people tend to think this woman built this company and she made her son the CEO, but they don’t realize how long I’ve been at the company and that it was really a joint effort. They tend to think it’s a traditional family business. ...

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