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Some states honoring Indigenous People’s Day instead of Columbus

October 14, 2019

By Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. From Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C., have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to…

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Two suspects in custody, one sought in cop trial witness slaying

October 11, 2019

Shooting victim Botham Jean’s neighbor Joshua Brown, left, answers questions from Assistant District Attorney LaQuita Long, right, while pointing to a map of the South Side Flats where he lives, while testifying during the murder trial of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, in Dallas. Authorities say that Brown was killed in a shooting Friday,…

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Alabama capital elects first Black mayor in 200-year history

October 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Steven Reed ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama’s capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elected its first African American mayor Tuesday. Probate Judge Steven Reed, 45, clasped the history-making victory to be elected the next mayor of Montgomery after…

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Doing The Most

October 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Ava DuVernay At the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the focus was on living fearlessly, making yourself a priority and reaching back for the next generation. By Denise Clay When it comes to making inroads in places where they don’t make up the majority, there is a lot that women could learn from people…

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Homelessness is a national crisis, research finds – HUD claims affordable housing is not the answer

October 4, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The visibility of America’s homeless proves that the crisis deserves attention from every level of American government. By Charlene Crowell TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM For more than a decade, economists, lawmakers, and others have heralded the nation’s economy. Often citing how unemployment has declined as new jobs have been created, or about Wall Street trading and…

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Winfrey shocks fundraisers with $1M donation for students

October 4, 2019

ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Oprah Winfrey shocked attendees at a North Carolina fundraiser by announcing a donation of more than $1 million toward the United Negro College Fund. The Charlotte Observer reports that former talk-show host and OWN television network chief made the surprise announcement Saturday while speaking at Charlotte’s 17th annual Maya Angelou…

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AP-NORC poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relations

October 4, 2019

By Russell Contreras and Deepti Hajela ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK  — Large majorities of Black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump’s actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall disapprove of how he’s handling race relations, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC…

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Dallas cop gets 10 years for killing neighbor

October 2, 2019

A white Dallas police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting her unarmed, black neighbor in his home. The jury sentenced Amber Guyger on Wednesday. Guyger was convicted of murder Tuesday in the September 2018 killing of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean. In Texas, a murder sentence can range from…

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