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U.S. Rep. Karen Bass elected to lead Congressional Black Caucus

December 21, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: U. S. Rep. Karen Bass By Frederick H. Lowe TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM U.S. Rep. Karen Bass of California is expected to lead a much larger Congressional Black Caucus when the 116th Congress begins January 3rd. Caucus members elected Bass their chair on November 28. She succeeds  U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana. “I commend Congresswoman…

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Leading civil rights group calls for Congressional action against Russian efforts to exploit African-American vote

December 21, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Kristen Clarke New Senate-commissioned reports show Russia specifically targeted African-Americans on social media during the 2016 Presidential election WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released the following statement in response to the release of new Senate-commissioned reports showing Russia…

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Columbia student seen ranting in video: I’m not a racist

December 21, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Julian von Abele (Twitter video screen grab) By Karen Matthews ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK–A Columbia University student who screamed “We’re White men! We did everything!’’ in a widely shared video said Tuesday that he is not a White supremacist or a racist. Julian von Abele in an emailed statement that he was “theatrically…

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U.S. hiring pullback could signal mild slowdown in growth

December 14, 2018

By Christopher Rugaber associated press WASHINGTON–U.S. job growth declined modestly in November, a move that could signal a slower but still steady pace of hiring and growth next year. The potential for a more anemic economy contributed to a sharp drop in the stock market Friday, December 7, sending the Dow Jones average down 560…

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Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

December 14, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) By Paul Steinhauser associated press MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat’s potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him “a lot more confident in making…

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Calls for justice raised during funeral of Black man killed at mall

December 7, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo: Shutterstock)   ASSOCIATED PRESS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered the eulogy Saturday for an African-American man shot to death by a police officer following a shooting at a crowded Alabama shopping mall. Jackson said the Hoover police officer who shot Emantic “EJ” Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., 21, “must face justice”…

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Black Lives Matter flips houses for low-income families

December 7, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo: Shutterstock)   WLKY–CBS The activist group Black Lives Matter is getting into the home renovation business in order to help those in need. Black Lives Matter Louisville has begun flipping vacant properties to address the shortage of affordable housing in West Louisville, Kentucky. The group has already purchased at least six vacant…

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Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

December 1, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who…

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Obituary: Olivia Hooker, last survivor of Tulsa race massacre dead at 103

November 30, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  New York- Dr. Olivia Hooker, who holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman admitted into the U.S. Coast Guard in 1945, addresses an audience at a Women’s History Month celebration in Manhattan’s Federal Hall on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Dr Hooker, died last week at her NY home.  She was 103. …

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