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7:32 PM / Saturday June 15, 2019

Week In Review

Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

May 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Graduates react after hearing billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith say he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says…

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Trayvon Martin’s mother announces run for office in Miami

May 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin) speaks at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Get Out The Vote rally in 2016, at Leimert Park Village Plaza. Fulton is running for a county commissioners’ seat in Miami-Dade County. (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI—  A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her Black…

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Pot ‘legalization 2.0’: Social equity becomes a key question

May 23, 2019

By Jennifer Peltz ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New Jersey,…

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Run, Hide, Fight’ mindset making way into US schools

May 17, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Teacher Astrid Barrios, center, listens as Milford police detective Carlos Sousa, left, debriefs participants after a lockdown exercise at Milford High School in Milford, Mass. The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two separate U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around…

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Police: five shot, wounded in Philadelphia ambush by three teens

May 17, 2019

ASSOCIATED PRESS Authorities say five men were shot and wounded, one critically, after being ambushed by three teenagers in North Philadelphia. Police said three males broke away from a group of 10 or 11 males walking down a street just before 5:30 p.m. last Friday, and surveillance video shows three teenagers shortly afterward firing at…

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Man pleads guilty in mall attack against boy, faces 19 years

May 17, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: EMMANUEL DESHAWN ARANDA, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors from a balcony on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Bloomington Police Department via AP) By Jeff Baenen ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS— A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall…

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National Urban League focusing on minority voting for 2020

May 10, 2019

By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON — oter suppression and Russian interference are some of the greatest barriers to minority voting in 2020, the National Urban League said Monday. This year’s “State of Black America” report focuses on voting rights, and National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial is calling attention to…

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Dorney Park settles racial profiling suit filed by teacher

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dorney Park (Photo: Shutterstock) Associated Press A Pennsylvania amusement park has settled a lawsuit filed by a Black Philadelphia man who said security officers racially profiled him, saying he matched the description of a pickpocket, then escorted him out even after it was determined he wasn’t the suspect. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s…

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Three black women win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Three black women are the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America. Miss USA Chelsie Kryst (left) (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File), Miss America Nia Franklin (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray), and Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris (Photo: Miss Universe) associated press NEW YORK — When Cheslie Kryst won the…

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Meghan, Harry name baby son Archie Harrison

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, with their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP) associated press LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan have named their son Archie. Buckingham Palace says that the baby’s full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The palace made the announcement hours after the couple…

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Deacon Tiller ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

June 14, 2019

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Publisher drops Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein

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