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‘They died in each other’s arms,’ migrant’s mother says

June 26, 2019

Photo: Texas Tribune/Social Media SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at, but also comforting for how they clung to each other in their…

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Sanders, progressives unveil bill to cancel student debt

June 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives are unveiling legislation cancelling all student debt, going further than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party’s liberal base. By canceling all student loans, Sanders says the proposal addresses an…

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Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

June 24, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eldorado Resorts will buy Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion, creating a casino giant. The acquisition Monday puts about 60 casinos and resorts in 16 states under a single name, one of the biggest gambling and entertainment ventures in the United States. “Together, we will have an extremely…

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Jobless rate increases year over year for Black men 20 and older

June 21, 2019

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com Source: NorthStarNewsToday.com  May’s Black unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, much higher than the 5.7 percent compared to the same month a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The jobless rate for Black men 20 and older was 6.3 percent in May, higher…

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Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this June 13, 2019 photo, migrant children play inside the Portland Exposition Building in Portland, Maine. Maine’s largest city has repurposed the basketball arena as an emergency shelter in anticipation of hundreds of asylum seekers who are headed to the state from the U.S. southern border. Most are arriving from Congo and…

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Patrick Gaspard to receive prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Ambassador Patrick Gaspard  BALTIMORE – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24. The award recognizes Gaspard’s’ lifelong commitment…

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Funeral held for West Point cadet who died in training

June 16, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A West Point cadet killed during a training exercise has been laid to rest at the academy’s cemetery. The funeral for Christopher J. Morgan was held Saturday at the United States Military Academy. WABC-TV reports speakers included former president Bill Clinton. Morgan’s father had been part of the president’s security detail….

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Publisher drops Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Linda Fairstein (Photo: cyvanceforda – ‘Women for Vance’ Breakfast) By Hillel Italie associated press NEW YORK  — Linda Fairstein has been dropped by her publisher as fallout continues for the former Central Park Five prosecutor over the wrongful conviction of five teens for the 1989 rape and beating of a female jogger. Last…

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Dominican authorities say tourist died of heart attack

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day (Photo: Edward Nathaniel Holmes-Facebook) By Martín Jose Adames Alcántara associated press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say the deaths of a Pennsylvania psychotherapist and an American couple five days later at the same resort appear to be unrelated incidents. Tourism Minister…

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Where is Harriet?

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Mock up of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill By E. Faye Williams TriceEdneyWire.com I know it sounds like such a long time ago that Barack Obama was our dearly beloved president, but when he was, we rejoiced in the fact that Harriet Tubman was finally going to be properly recognized at the national…

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