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‘A Coward, A Traitor, And A Murderer’: Fort Hood Gunman Sentenced To Death

Since its inception in 1929, the Academy Awards has had a total of 75 entertainers,… Read more
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Ferguson Missouri Demands Justice for 18 Year Old Michael Brown Gunned Down by Police

WASHINGTON (AP) – A star-studded lineup of comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall honored Eddie Murphy as an “American icon.” The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented the comedian Sunday with the Mark Twain Prize, the nation’s top prize for humor. The evening’s most emotional tribute came from “Saturday Night Live” alum Tracy Morgan, who received a standing ovation from the audience. He called Murphy his “comedic hero.” Morgan
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Rep. Donald Payne: Remembering New Jersey’s First African-American Member of Congress

democracynow.org – Representative Donald Payne, the first ever African-American congressman from New Jersey, died Tuesday at the age of 77 from complications of colon cancer. The former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus was in his tweleveth term in the House. In 1988, Payne explained his desire to break the colorline in Congress saying, “I want to be a congressman to serve as a role model for the young people I talk to on the Newark street corners … I want them to see there are no
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Remembering DJ E-Z Rock – “It takes Two”

The New York Knicks drafted Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday. Oh, you aren’t happy with that pick? Neither was this kid.
Here's a freeze frame that really encapsulates the feeling of the New York City area. Facepalm Knicks fan. pic.twitter.com/xtCKMHRCZY
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 26, 2015
“Apparently he's the best player available, you know,” said one of my New York-based colleagues, trying to explain the
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George Zimmerman’s Brother: Civil Lawsuit ‘Might Not Be Very Flattering’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday night.
The paper reported that one of the candidates, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will return the $8,500 he received from Earl Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens. An online manifesto purportedly written by Roof, the suspect in lastRead more…

One Out of Every 25 Death Row Inmates Innocent

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What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…

African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

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Adam Clayton Powell (clip)

Adam Clayton Powell’s life was a controversial one, involving militancy during the chapter of American history that saw a number of militant black leaders rebel against racial prejudice, sometimes in a violent manner. This portrayal is based on an interview Powell granted to Gil Noble of WABC-TV shortly before Powell’s death. Produced by Gil Noble. 58 minutes, color and B/W.
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