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Obama Speech Dallas Memorial Service

“The moment you put on that uniform you have answered a call that, at any moment, even in the briefest interaction, may put your life in harm’s way. Lorne Ahrens, he answered that call. So did his wife, Katrina. Not only because she is the spouse of a police officer, but because she’s a detective on the force. They have two kids. Loren took them fishing. He used to proudly go to their school uniform. The night before he died he bought dinner for a homeless man. And the next night Katrina had

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Who Was Malcom X and Why Was He Assassinated – An Insider’s View

This Sunday’s highly anticipated BET Awards boasted lots of fantastic performances from the likes of BeyoncĂ©, Erykah Badu and Desiigner. But the stars for this year’s show were bringing heat not just to the stage, but to the red carpet, too. Everyone from Gabrielle Union to host Tracee Ellis Ross came out with looks that were sleek, chic and just a little daring. Perhaps the best look of the night came from Janelle Monae in a striped black-and-white suit which she told red carpet host Llyod

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Fire on the Prairie: Chicago’s Harold Washington and the Politics of Race

Dust jacket notes: “Chicago–the city whose name is synonymous with urban politics; the city of sharply divided ethnic and racial enclaves; the city whose police force shocked America during the 1968 Democratic convention and then the next year killed Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. As Martin Luther King, Jr., said when he traveled to Chicago in 1965 to turn his attention to the great urban centers of the north, “If we crack Chicago, then we crack the world.” Black empowerment “would take

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Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage’s penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush’s “global war on terror.” Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance and military tribunals, Obama ended up continuing-and in some cases expanding-many policies he inherited. What happened? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage looks inside the Obama administration’s national

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Reparations Movement Grows – Caribbean-Americas-Africa-Europe

At the Four Seasons Westlake Village in California, professionals and celebrities came out for the… http://www.blackenterprise.com/lifestyle/nbc-universal-debuts-its-2016-spring-summer-lineup/

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Huckabee Claims Confederate Flag is not A Presidential Issue – Says He Won’t Be Baited

The only time I saw Kanye West perform, he came onstage very, very late. I was covered in dirt and sweat, as most Bonnaroo Music Festival attendees are, but I was determined to hear my favorite album of the past few years, “Graduation,” performed IRL. Kanye’s show was slated to begin at 2 a.m., so my friend and I straggled near the stage around 1:30, debating whether or not “Stronger” would make for a better opener or encore. This was good enough fodder to last us through about 2:30, and by

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