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Obama has few options to protect young immigrants grants

January 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Holding signs that read “Protect Immigrants” pro-immigration demonstrators stand on the steps of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. The county will consider allocating $3 million to provide lawyers to immigrants following fears of increased deportations under President-elect Donald Trump. The money would form…

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Hate-crime charges filed in attack on mentally disabled man

January 6, 2017

By Carla K. Johnson and Caryn Rousseau Associated Press CHICAGO — Four Black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled White man being beaten and taunted, threatened with a knife and forced to drink from a toilet. The assault went on…

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The High Price of Imprisonment

January 6, 2017

A growing list of costs are being passed on to inmates and their families By Eric Easter Urban News Service As incarceration rates continue to grow around the United States, the enormous costs of some prison services are increasingly being paid by those who can least afford it –- the families of inmates. In 2001,…

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Museum will be national memorial to lynching victims

January 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jars of Soil from sites where Blacks were lynched. By Frederick H. Lowe TriceEdneyWire.com The Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners denied fair and just treatment in the legal system, intends to open in 2018 the first national memorial to African-American victims of lynchings….

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Historically Black College to perform at Trump inauguration

January 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Talladega College Marching Tornadoes Band  (Photo credit: The Anniston Star) By Tommy G. Meade Jr. hbcubuzz.com The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes Band will perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in the nation’s capital on January 20, reports The Associated Press. The Great Tornado is the only HBCU band that agreed to march in…

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Pioneers in Black journalism we’ve lost in 2016 and the path forward

January 5, 2017

By Amy  V. Simmons In the cosmic convergence of comings and goings in the past year, several iconic Black reporters, photographers and other media giants walked on, leaving shoes impossible to fill – but footprints to follow for those colleagues who remain, and who will be entering the ranks in the years to come. Their…

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Details released on 3 charged in Flint water crisis

April 20, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP)—The first criminal charges have been filed in Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis, including allegations that two state regulators and a Flint water plant supervisor tampered with evidence and that the state regulators knowingly misled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials and the county health department. The Michigan city switched from Detroit’s drinking water system…

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Funk legend Junie Morrison, of Parliament-Funkadelic and Ohio Players, dead at 62

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