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  • Policing the Police

    The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the police department’s bungled response has renewed cries for police reform. The slaying of Brown, who was unarmed, spurred protest among residents, who saw it as the latest in a string of injustices ...

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  • Education and Engagement

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), one of Black America’s most signature events, will offer thousands of attendees a wide range of subjects and social and networking events designed to stimulate minds and encourage action. It takes ...

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  • Senate Seeks Answers on Police Militarization

    Two panels debated whether it was constitutionally appropriate for local police departments, across the country, to use military style weapons as a measure of controlling community protests during a Senate hearing Sept. 9. The Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, one ...

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  • Obama: Ebola Outbreak a Threat to Global Security

    ATLANTA (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control. Obama also ...

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  • Visiting Cuba Feels Like Going Back in Time

    Yes, you can go to Cuba legally.  Yes, you can have your passport stamped.  And yes, it’s safe there.  These were just a few of the questions I was bombarded with before and after I went to Cuba in July. Going to Cuba for Americans is probably the easiest it has been in years.  Under […]

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  • Black Lawyers to Challenge Police Brutality in 25 Cities

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct. Pamela Meanes, president of the Black lawyers and judges group, ...

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  • Obama in Europe: Brief Glimpse of Good Old Days

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it was a brief glimpse of his good old days in Europe when the continent cheered his ascent to the White House. Obama received an enthusiastic welcome in Estonia from Baltic leaders who see American military power as the best safeguard of their own ...

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  • Beyond Ferguson: Time for Young Black Leaders

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a rousing, standing-room only town hall discussion dedicated to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police killings of young, Black men across the nation, Ron Daniels, declared, “a state of emergency in Black America.” Daniels, president of the ...

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