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A Cover Up Turns 50: Unpopular Reflections on the MLK Assassination

  Not enough Americans know that in 1999 a jury in a civil suit brought by the family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ruled that a retired

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thank You To Everyone For Celebrating My Life!     “STAY FOCUS ON THE DREAM”  

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

By Yolanda Clark Domestic violence is a problem that is growing in our community, and effects people of all races and economic backgrounds. Many victims are silent and will stay

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Elderly Couple Convinced Cops 60lbs of Weed Was for Christmas Presents Only to Be Arrested Later with $18K Cash

By Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California couple arrested in Nebraska last month for carrying 60 pounds of marijuana they described as family Christmas gifts have again been

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H&M apologizes following outrage over ‘monkey’ sweatshirt ad seen as racist

H&M has apologized for an ad featuring a young black boy wearing a hoodie with the word “monkey” on it. by Scott Stump Clothing retailer H&M is apologizing after fierce

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Newsweek Under Fire for Tweeting Tasteless Image of MLK

By Kiersten Willis Newsweek on Monday tweeted an image reminding the public that 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, but the image it posted

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Study: High Stress and Adversity Negatively Affect the Developing Brains and Bodies of Young Children

By Tanasia Kenney Nationally, nearly 25 percent of children aged 17 and under have experienced at least one traumatic event, whether it be physical abuse, neglect or living with a

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Stanford University study: Rochester schools last in U.S. in growth

      A novel, large-scale study from Stanford University shows Rochester-area primary schools are dead last among the 200 largest cities in the country for academic growth. The study,

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No Money, No Vote: How Imposed Fines, Fees and Cost Keep Black People From Voting

By Nareissa Smith When a person leaves jail/prison, it is often said that he or she has “paid their debt to society.” But for many ex-offenders, the debt grows even

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NBC News fires Matt Lauer

NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’ by Brian Stelter Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate

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Black Business Matter: Historic Washington Neighborhood Anacostia Getting its First (Black) Bookstore in Two Decades

By D. Amari Jackson The historic Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C., has a lot of stories to tell. Within this predominantly Black community lying east of the Anacostia River,

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CBS News suspends Charlie Rose after sexual harassment allegations

NEW YORK — The wave of sexual abuse allegations that has been reported recently — from Hollywood to Washington — has now hit CBS News. Late Monday, CBS News suspended

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No Ifs, Ands, or Butts: Black People Shouldn’t Smoke

By Nareissa Smith Former President Barack Obama is one of the most admired men in the world. However, there is one thing about him that is not admirable: his smoking

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Is America Turning Into A Failed State?

By David Love The concept of a failed state is one which is often associated with nonwhite and Third World countries, whether developing or underdeveloped. While the advanced countries, including

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The Insular Cases: Why Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Are Colonies and Not States

By David Love   Puerto Rican children in 1898, the same year the United States took the island in conquest from Spain, reflect the land’s legacy as a former destination