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7:51 AM / Friday February 24, 2017

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To longtime activist, self-reliance remains the answer to poverty

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Woodson participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new home.  (Photo provided by The Robert Woodson Center) By Michael Cottman Urban News Service “What I’m saying to Black America…,we must stop complaining about what White folks have done to us in the past. We must go into ourselves, as Dr. King said,…

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Fake News 101: The new civics course in U.S. schools?

February 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com) By Carolyn Thompson Associated Press WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news – and why they should care that there’s a difference. As Facebook works with The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and other organizations to curb the spread…

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National security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

February 14, 2017

Associated Press–President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office. In a resignation letter, Flynn said he held numerous calls…

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Can Trump deny federal funds to a city?

February 10, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening to punish cities and other municipalities that shelter immigrants living in the country illegally by denying them federal dollars. Can a president do that? Most taxpayer money is beyond Trump’s control. But a relatively small portion…

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U.S. Rep., civil rights leaders dismiss Trump’s claims of voter fraud; sees it as a strategic ploy to limit easy access to voting

February 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  U. S.  Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) TriceEdneyWire.com Still angry that he lost the popular vote on the way to winning the White House, President Donald Trump claims millions of undocumented aliens illegally voted for Hillary Clinton, and he has called for an investigation. U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D, Md.), and civil rights leaders…

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This week in Trump’s ‘alternative facts’

February 3, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune npr.com Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more,  Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Donald Trump coined a…

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Police stymied in search for twins missing 10 years

February 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  These undated photo Illustrations provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children show artist conceptions of what Ivon Fowler, left, and Inisha Fowler, right, may look like currently. The two twin children of Patricia Fowler have not been seen for over ten years. The mother, who has been free on bail…

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Woman convicted in ‘stand your ground’ case to help others

February 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Marissa Alexander (AP Photo/Lincoln B. Alexander) Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida woman whose conviction sparked a change in the state’s gun laws is now completely free and says she plans to run an organization to help victims of domestic violence caught up in the criminal justice system. Marissa Alexander tells The…

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Oscars go gaga for ‘La La Land’ with record-tying 14 nods;

January 28, 2017

A record six Black actors are nominated By Jake Coyle associated press The candy-colored love letter to musicals “La La Land” landed a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, while a notably more diverse field of nominees brushed off two straight years of “OscarsSoWhite” backlash. “La La Land” matched “Titanic” and “All About Eve”…

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Greetings Mr. President!

January 28, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons A day after being sworn-in as America’s 45th President, Donald Trump found out in a fairly graphic way what it looks like when 51 percent of the population has had enough of you. By Denise Clay Over the course of the 2016 Presidential Election, America learned that Republican Presidential…

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