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State Government

Black Panthers (1968) part 4

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As nation mourns racist murders, Confederate Flag of hate still flies over South Carolina

Donald Trump’s support among African-American voters has plunged to a new low — and the New York Daily News wanted to make sure the Republican presidential candidate knew it: Tomorrow’s front page ORANGE IS NOT THE NEW BLACK: Only 1% of African-Americans back Trump https://t.co/0RiPTLK1rI pic.twitter.com/42uuBuwpFY – New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 30, 2016 According to the Quinnipiac University poll, just 1 percent of African-American voters supported Trump. That was well behind

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Lumumba on Education

The United States Military Academy at West Point is looking into whether 16 black female cadets violated rules against political expression by taking a photo in uniform with their fists in the air, an academy official told the Army Times. The photo features the women, all of whom are on the verge of completing their final year, posing in front of the campus’ oldest barracks building in dress uniforms. Photos like this are apparently common at West Point as an homage to old-fashioned military

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Ban the Box

South Sudan’s leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country’s nightmarish civil war could finally end. Opposition leader Riek Machar landed in the capital Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice president, a major boost for the peace deal signed by Machar and President Salva Kiir last year. “It’s the best hope that South Sudan has had in a very long time,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said of

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