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  • HBCU Students Help Register Ferguson Voters

    Several college students from a number of HBCUs in Atlanta arrived in Ferguson, Mo. on March 8 to register voters in time for the April 7 deadline. Teamed with the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, students knocked on doors in and around Ferguson throughout the weekend to canvass voters and ...

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  • Empowering Parents To Manage Their Kids’ Wireless Use

    (NAPSI)—Today’s tech-savvy generation quickly adapts and enjoys using mobile devices such as cell phones, smart phones and tablets to communicate, learn and play, anytime and anywhere. To help parents manage their kids’ usage and encourage responsible behavior, CTIA—The Wireless Association, ...

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  • Selma, Ala.: Obama Proves that he is ‘Black Enough’

    Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he Black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for an appearance at the 2008 annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in Las Vegas, Obama said, “I ...

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  • Hundreds Say Goodbye to Brooke

    The nation’s chief diplomat, members of both chambers of Congress and other political figures reflected on the life and work of the late Sen. Edward Brooke. Brooke, the first Black popularly elected U.S. senator, was celebrated on March 9 and 10 with events and memorials taking place ...

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  • Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center ...

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  • Police: Black Man, 19, Dies after Shot by Officer

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old Black man died Friday night after being shot by an officer in Madison, authorities said. The man was shot after an altercation with the officer and died at a hospital, Police Chief Mike Koval said. He did not know whether the man was armed, but said ...

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  • Obama: Racial Bias in Ferguson Police Dept. Not Isolated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today’s civil rights movement. Obama said improving civil rights and civil ...

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