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8:46 AM / Sunday August 18, 2019

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A National Crisis: Surging hate crimes and White supremacists

August 16, 2019

By Charlene Crowell TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter…

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Life in public-shooting-era America: ‘You can’t just not go’

August 9, 2019

By Ted Anthony ASSOCIATED PRESS Ohio: A bar district where friends gathered for drinks on a warm Saturday night. Texas: A Walmart stocked with supplies for back-to-school shopping on an August morning. California: A family-focused festival that celebrates garlic, the local cash crop. Two consecutive summer weekends. Less than seven days. More than 30 fellow…

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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

August 6, 2019

By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that…

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“Fired up and ready to go!”

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Kenyada Posey, NAACP youth advisor By Kenyada Posey,  Philadelphia NAACP Youth Advisor “Fired up and ready to go!” was the chant heard throughout the halls of Detroit COBO Center at the 17th largest convention in the country.  As the Philadelphia NAACP Branch Youth Advisor, I was excited and nervous to attend my very…

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NAACP president to Donald Trump — ‘We are more American than you ever could be,’ says politicians need to earn Black vote

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Nancy Pelosi delivering her speech to the NAACP Convention. NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson delivered a galvanizing speech to members, delegates and supporters of the NAACP at the opening plenary session of the 110th National Convention. Focusing on the state of politics in the U.S., President Johnson reminded the crowd that Black…

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NYPD judge recommends firing officer in Eric Garner death

August 2, 2019

By MICHAEL R. SISAK NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative judge on Friday recommended firing the New York City police officer accused of using a chokehold in the 2014 death of an unarmed black man whose dying pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against alleged police brutality. Soon after the recommendation became…

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NAACP calls on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: President Johnson delivering his keynote speech at the opening plenary session.  (Photo credit: NAACP official website) DETROIT – During rousing remarks from Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), the NAACP national delegation voted on a resolution for the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate Articles of Impeachment for Donald J. Trump during the 110th NAACP…

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