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White Chicago Cop Convicted of Shooting to Death Black Teenager That Was Captured on Police Dash Cam Video

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A jury today found Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The shooting was captured on police dashcam video and showed that police and city officials…

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UAW Leader on Civil Rights and Black Labor

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Much is known about many aspects of the history of the civil rights movement in America. However, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America provided one of the least often heralded but most essential roles in the movement’s success. Better known as…

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Where to Get Haunted and Spooked This Halloween Season

Halloween is a big business industry these days, and the commerce of the holiday in the U.S. will exceed $10 billion this year. But what drives this growing industry? For the average family, Halloween over the years traditionally included nothing more than buying candy and costumes for little kids to go trick-or-treating. But, over the…

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U.S. Dream Academy Receives One Million Dollar Donation from Oprah Winfrey for 20th Anniversary

The U.S. Dream Academy hosted an exciting 17th Annual “Power of A Dream” Gala themed “Living the Dream” recently at the Washington, D.C. Marriott Marquis presented by Amway in honor of the organization’s 20th Anniversary. The gala fundraising goal of $1 million for the 450 attending guests was exceeded when global media leader Oprah Winfrey…

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ACLU Launches Voter Education Tool for 2018 Midterms with Info on Criminal Justice Platforms of Thousands of Candidates

The American Civil Liberties Union this week announced the launch of a new voter education tool, VoteSmartJustice.org, that will elevate criminal justice reform issues during the midterm elections and arm voters with the information they need to make informed decisions at the ballot box. The website is a first-of-its-kind tool that allows users to access information…

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Former Florida Police Chief Guilty of Framing 3 Black Men

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor In 2013, then Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano informed community leaders of the Biscayne Park Police Department’s perfect clearance record for solving crimes: It was 100 percent. According to Atesiano, his police department near Miami was perfect at solving burglaries. On September 21st, it was revealed in…

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Black History Express Apps Are Added To A 20 Year Portfolio Of Empowering Software

Hugh Smith, President of Quikthinking Software, this week announced the launch of two new Android apps, Black History Express and Black History Quotes Express. Both apps gather together factual information and thought provoking anecdotes that offer a time slice into our culture. “Getting history right is the most important thing an informed citizen can do,”…

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Norton to Introduce Bill Requiring Federal Agencies to Advertise with Minority-Owned Media

By Stacy M. Brown WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she will introduce a bill to require all federal agencies to include in their annual budget requests to Congress the amount they spent in the most recent fiscal year on advertising contracts with newspapers and media companies owned by minorities and women.…

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