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Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting; and Delaware shooting

October 18, 2017

By Juliette Linderman   UPDATE: The Wilmington Police Department said in a news release Wednesday afternoon that officers are searching for Radee Labeeb Prince. Police say he’s wanted in both the multiple shooting early Wednesday in Edgewood, Maryland, and another shooting at midmorning in Wilmington. Wilmington police say Prince has an address there and relatives…

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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

October 17, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt. The Missouri Eastern District Court’s ruled…

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US judge blocks latest travel ban hours before set to take effect

October 17, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the policy that was to be implemented starting early Wednesday. He found Trump’s executive order “suffers…

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President Barack Obama, Rep. Maxine Waters, Dr. Christine King Farris and Ambassador Andrew Young acknowledge Dr. Joseph E. Lowery’s 96th birthday

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Attorney Angela Rye and producer, Will Packer were honored at Joseph Lowery’s 96th birthday celebration in Atlanta. Atlanta- While President Barack Obama and Congresswoman Maxine Waters sent birthday greetings, Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III and Dr. Martin L. King Jr’s sister, Dr. Christine King Farris were among celebrities and dignitaries on…

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How racism impacts people, families and communities of color

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Ta-Nehisi Coates   By Rosa Riley TriceEdneyWire.com The statistics are troubling. People of color are far more likely to suffer from inequity. Inequity that can be traced directly to racism, a side effect and the enduring legacy, of slavery. The legacy of slavery has insinuated itself into the very fabric of our society…

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Dove apologizes for Facebook soap ad that many call racist

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Screenshots show the before and after images of a Dove ad which has sparked a backlash of accusations of racism.   Associated Press NEW YORK — Dove is facing heat for a body wash ad showing a Black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a White woman, with many social media users…

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T.D. Jakes teaching entrepreneurs how to ‘SOAR’

October 13, 2017

By Monica Peters Bishop T.D. Jakes new book SOAR! serves to elevate your thinking for success as an entrepreneur. Jakes recently shared some advice on leadership, team building and starting a business. Here are 10 tips for budding entrepreneurs to chew on: 1. Don’t wait for the perfect time. Even if you don’t have access…

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Injustice: Black man beaten by white supremacists in Charlottesville charged

October 12, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A black man who was beaten at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned himself in to police after being charged in the confrontation. Charlottesville police said in a statement that 20-year-old DeAndre Harris turned himself in Thursday morning and was served a warrant charging him with unlawful wounding….

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President signs new executive order to undermine Obamacare

October 12, 2017

CNBC–President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a new executive order aimed at expanding health-coverage options and reducing costs for millions of Americans — an order that Obamacare defenders fear will damage gains made under that health-care law. The executive order eyes loosening rules surrounding the offering of health plans by small businesses, as well as…

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Israel to pull out of United Nations cultural agency

October 12, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel plans to pull out of the United Nations’ cultural agency following the “brave and moral” decision by the United States to withdraw from UNESCO. Netanyahu said Thursday that UNESCO has become a “theater of the absurd because instead of preserving history, it distorts it.” He says he has…

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