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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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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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Claflin University Board of Visitors Raises $1 Million for FOCUS100 Scholarships

In 2004, the Claflin University Board of Visitors established FOCUS100 Scholarships to provide modest grants to assist students who have trouble managing the costs of their tuition, fees, or books. FOCUS100 Scholarships cover small financial shortfalls that too often lead students to withdraw from school. Since the program’s creation, the University has used it to…

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