Author Archives: Zenitha Prince

  • Iyanla Vanzant Taking Oprah Network Show to Ferguson, Mo.

    In the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown and the resulting unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Black leaders of all stripes have traveled there to seek justice, support the residents and bring resolution to the ongoing conflict. Iyanla Vanzant, a nationally recognized spiritual life coach, was ...

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  • Civil Rights Leaders, Groups Issue Recommendations

    On Aug. 19 a coalition of civil rights leaders and groups issued recommendations to address the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and to prevent future use of excessive force by law enforcement against unarmed African Americans. Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot and killed ...

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  • Fed. Approval of CSX’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel Delayed

    A federal decision on the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project has been delayed, to the relief of a group of D.C. residents who are against the proposed plans. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Aug. 19 announced the Federal Highway Administration has delayed issuing a record of ...

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  • Hacking Coalition Takes Ferguson Protest to the Next Level

    Twitter has suspended a handle of Anonymous, the international hacking coalition that released the name and photo of the Ferguson, Mo. police officer it believed to be the shooter in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. @TheAnonMessage was suspended early Aug. 14 after the group followed up ...

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  • Black Men Prime Cop Targets

    Sean Bell, unarmed, hours away from becoming a husband when he was slaughtered by police in a 50-bullet fusillade in November 2006, in Queens, N.Y. Ariston Waiters, 19, of Union City, Ga.; unarmed, shot twice in the back and killed by a police officer in December 2011. Ramarley Graham, an ...

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  • Hidden Cancer Cells Defy Fibroid Surgical Procedure

    Government alerts and an onslaught of personal injury attorneys’ advertisements on the dangers of using power morcellators in the removal of uterine fibroids have signaled a public health concern that could disproportionately impact African-American women. Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths ...

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