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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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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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President Obama Speech – State of the Union

“You mind putting out your cigarette, please?” That’s the question Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia asks motorist Sandra Bland about nine minutes into a police car dashcam video of her arrest, released Tuesday by the Texas Department of Public Safety amid nationwide backlash following the 28-year-old woman’s death in jail last week.
There’s a brief, almost contemplative silence following Encinia’s appeal. Bland has a choice: accommodate the officer’s request, or deny it.
Bland, audibly
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Finally – US Senate Confirms First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she will speak about the furor over racial identity sparked after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years, but she is actually white.
KHQ-TV in Spokane reported that Dolezal sent a message to NAACP members saying she would address the situation at a Monday night meeting of the group.
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Obama Normalizes Relations with Cuba

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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…

Alabama City Remembered as Climactic Battle of Civil Rights Movement

Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s Black-ish, was the recipient of an honorary degree from her alma mater, Brown University, in Rhode Island. Ross graduated from Brown in 1994.– This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to ourterms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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