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6:49 AM / Friday February 21, 2020

Week In Review

Report: Racial divide shrinks in US criminal justice system

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. Racial disparities have narrowed across the United States criminal justice system since 2000, though Blacks remain significantly more likely to be impacted than Whites, according to a study released Tuesday, Dec. 3,…

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Julián Castro meets donor threshold for December 19 debate

December 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Julián Castro (Photo: julianforthefuture.com/) The candidate called for changes to the  presidential primary system.  SAN ANTONIO, TX  – During a recent media call with reporters on December 5, presidential candidate, former Obama Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro announced that he has secured the…

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Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

December 6, 2019

MONTGOMERY,  ALA. (AP) —  A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city last Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pulled back a cloth to…

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Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker announces plan to support and protect HBCUs

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Cory Booker (Photo: Shutterstock) Presidential  candidate Sen. Cory Booker recently announced plan to support and protect HBCUs On December 3, Presidential candidate Cory Booker announced his  $100 billion investment plan to support and protect HBCUs The plan would help HBCUs to continue providing a world class education and to upgrade their facilities….

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Civil rights activist the Rev. Clay Evans dead at age 94

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: the late Rev. Clay Evans speaks during funeral services for David “Pop” Winans Sr. at Perfecting Church in Detroit. (Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press via AP, File) CHICAGO — Prominent Chicago minister and gospel music singer the Rev. Clay Evans, a civil rights activist who embraced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he…

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Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Kamala Harris(Photo: Shutterstock) By Kathleen Ronayne And Nicholas Riccardi ASSOCIATED PRESS  SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle,…

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Condolences pour in after shooting death of Alabama sheriff

November 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: William Chase Johnson (Photo: lawandcrime.com) HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Alabama and beyond posted messages of condolences on social media last Sunday in the aftermath of the fatal weekend shooting of a sheriff in the state. Few details were immediately available about the circumstances surrounding last Saturday evening’s shooting and…

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Democrats push impeachment to next phase with Dec. 4 hearing

November 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters as the House Intelligence Committee holds public impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Pelosi says there is clear evidence that President Donald Trump has used his office for his personal…

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Congressional Black Caucus members visit U.S.-Mexico border

November 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) (center), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) (fourth from left), and Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) (far left), along with local representative Congressman Juan Vargas (second from left), visited a shelter for African asylum-seekers in Tijuana November 22, 2019. Attorney Nana Gyamfi, the executive director of…

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Justices could return cable TV race bias suit to lower court

November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems likely to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of an African-American media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast for racial discrimination. The justices appeared to be in broad agreement that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business owner Byron Allen’s $20…

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