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Billboard linking Obama, Hitler draws complaints

July 18, 2010

A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is drawing sharp criticism — even from fellow tea party activists who have condemned it as offensive and a waste of money.

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NAACP denounces verdict of Oscar Grant case

July 18, 2010

The NAACP opposes the jury’s verdict of involuntary manslaughter regarding the 2009 New Year’s Eve shooting of a 22 year old young man by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officer in Oakland, CA.

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Missed meetings could mean jail time for parents in Detroit

July 9, 2010

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said that’s indicative of a larger issue in Detroit, where the lack of making parents accountable for their children is partly being blamed on elevated truancy and dropout rates, as well as a recent rash of violent crimes involving teens.

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Black America: A state of emergency without urgency

July 5, 2010

I have participated in several meetings and events lately which have led me to the disturbing conclusion that there is little urgency, spark, movement to protest, counter or overcome the “State of Emergency” in the urban centers of Black America.

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BP turns to black engineer honoree for help in oil cleanup

June 28, 2010

Oil giant BP is turning to a BEYA award winner’s company for help in cleaning up the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, 39 News -Houston reported on its website last Tuesday. BP chose Clean Beach Technology, saying it has the tools to clean contaminated beaches.

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Four people charged in videotaped school beating

June 28, 2010

Teacher Sheri Lynn Davis, 40, was charged with injury to a child, a third-degree felony, and could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine if convicted, said Harris County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Donna Hawkins.

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LA teacher makes algebra cool with a hip-hop beat

June 28, 2010

Eighth graders at a Los Angeles middle school tap their rulers and nod their heads to the rhythm of the rap video projected on a screen. It’s not Snoop Dogg or Jay-Z. It’s their math teacher, LaMar Queen, using rhyme to help them memorize seemingly complicated algebra and in the process improve their grades.

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