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  • Police Shootings: Human Rights Issue

    Earlier in April, Officer Michael Slager fired eight bullets at the back of Walter Scott, 50, an African-American. Then, Officer Slager, 33, White, lied to cover his actions, as seen by a video, taken from the phone of Feidin Santana. Not only did the South Carolina town of North Charlestown ...

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  • Senate Delay of Lynch Vote Continues

    Civil rights leaders are continuing their push to have the U.S. Senate confirm President Obama’s pick for U.S. attorney general. Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has waited a record number of days for a vote on her confirmation as the nation’s ...

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  • Rethinking the Recognition of Doris Miller

    Part IV in a four-part series After all of the publicity about Dorie Miller’s heroic efforts by March of 1942, there was pressure on President Franklin D. Roosevelt from all over the United States to give Doris Miller the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is given for service “above and beyond ...

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  • Handshake Sets Stage for Historic Obama-Castro Meeting

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — With a cordial evening handshake, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro moved Friday toward a groundbreaking meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in what would be a remarkable display of reconciliation between two nations. The powerful ...

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  • Black Men and Boys Group to Advocate on Capitol Hill

    The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) will host Black Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill April 22-23. The program is a component of the new Gathering of Black Men Initiative of the NCBCP’s Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership and Engagement Program. “In light of all that’s ...

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  • Ballot Box Battle Amongst States Intensifies

    In the first three months of 2015, state legislatures introduced a slew of voting bills that could have varying impacts on the 2016 presidential election, according to a new study by Project Vote. “Three months into 2015, the battle for the 2016 election is already being fought in legislatures ...

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  • Rethinking the Recognition of Doris Miller

    Part III of a four-part series I have read in any number of articles that Doris Miller was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously. Perhaps that was rewritten many times over from an article in Ebony’s Handbook. We can see from the now famous picture of Admiral Nimitz pinning the medal on Miller at ...

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  • Trip Advisor

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, recently announced the results of its 6th annual vacation rentals survey of more than 1,800 U.S. respondents. Besides finding that 59 percent of respondents plan to stay at a vacation rental this year, the survey revealed the beach/ocean is the most ...

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  • From Seashells to Shimmering Seas

    If you’re among the millions of Americans who’ve literally weathered the winter of our discontent— somewhere, someplace, a beach is beckoning. Indeed, right about now, a beautiful spot stateside, or perhaps in the Caribbean, may be calling your name. So now is the time to map out your perfect ...

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