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Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Fired at Last

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City cop who held Eric Garner in an illegal choke hold as he pleaded, “I can’t breathe”, was finally fired and stripped of his pension benefits this week – five years after Garner’s plea became a protest chant and rallying cry for thousands against…

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New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Shows Rarely Seen Photos of Billie Holiday’s Private and Public Worlds

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single…

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NNPA Makes Plans for the Future During Informal Gathering in Houston

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia An informal gathering of National Newspaper Publishers Association board members and publishers has galvanized the 79-year-old organization and has served to renew its commitment as the voice of Black America. Though it was not an official board of directors meeting, the two-day planning session and retreat in…

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Stacey Abrams Says She’d Serve as Vice President

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The overcrowded Democratic presidential field has a record six women seeking the nomination. But one prominent individual who isn’t running for the top job has thrown her hat into the ring for vice president. Former Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams said she would be delighted to serve…

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