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Georgia voters challenge legality of new election system

August 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Mylandria Ponder, 26, is a would-be first-time voter who went to the her polling place in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2018, but left after waiting 80 minutes and not yet casting a ballot. Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the early hours of voting in some precincts across the country Tuesday; some…

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Coalition pressuring Twitter to shut down White supremacist accounts

August 23, 2019

By Barrington M. Salmon TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM A coalition of racial justice and civil rights organizations, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, has launched a campaign to force Twitter to respond to widespread concerns that the app allows White supremacists to flourish on its platform. The Change the Terms Coalition was deliberate in timing the launch on the eve…

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigns, effective immediately

August 20, 2019

Police Commissioner Ross resigned abruptly today amid allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination within the police department. Ross, himself, has not been accused of any sexual harassment or discrimination. Ross began his career with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1989. In 2016, Ross was appointed Police Commissioner by Mayor Jim Kenney. Christine M. Coulter,…

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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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