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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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Major Milestones in the African American Struggle for Freedom

NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul made a surprise appearance at the House of Swing, helping the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra usher in the holiday season at their first concert in their newly refurbished home. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had a special gift for the audience when he introduced Aretha Franklin in the middle of Thursday night’s annual “Big Band Holidays” concert at the Rose Theater. The concert followed a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Bette Midler to open the new Mica and
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Benjamin Hooks : Importance of Brown v. Board of Education

HONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a natural cloth before being buried or interred. Gov. David Ige approved the bill amid concerns by some crematories that the rarely used practice might be illegal. In Hawaii, a person can be accused of abusing a corpse – a misdemeanor – if human remains are handled in a way that “would
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Major Milestones in the African American Struggle for Freedom

Nine people were shot to death at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night, theCharleston Police Department confirmed at news conference early Thursday.
Calling it “the worst night of my career,” Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said a gunman entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a prayer meeting and opened fire. Eight people were found dead at the scene. Two others were transported to a hospital, where one later died.
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