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A Racially Biased Prosecutor – A Secret Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri – No Justice, No Peace!

Economic Policty Institute researchers have released a comprehensive new report that shows that black and… http://www.blackenterprise.com/education/segregated-schools-stifling-students-of-color/

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Why Memorial Day Has Special Significance for African Americans

By Theodore R. Johnson III Memorial Day is a sacred occasion when we pay tribute to all the military men and women who have died in service to the United States. It is also an observance that owes its creation to blacks. This tradition began when newly freed slaves decorated the grave sites of Civil War soldiers as a way to honor those who had fought for their freedom. But blacks were not just passive bystanders. Many of volunteered to serve in the military, ensuring they were active in

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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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Attorneys for Michael Brown Slam Grand Jury Secrecy as Ferguson, Missouri Prepares for Decision

WASHINGTON — Two top congressional Democrats denounced the possible election of a Republican president and warned that the GOP candidates, particularly real estate mogul Donald Trump, would set America back as leaders because their racist and sexist rhetoric misrepresents the country. Discussing the 2016 presidential race at a Black History Month reception hosted by the Democratic National Committee on Monday night, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus,

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