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Finally – US Senate Confirms First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts

BOSTON (AP) — It’s not always the slurs and the other out-and-out acts of racism. It’s the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities. Sheryce Holloway is tired of white people at Virginia Commonwealth University asking if they can touch her hair or if she knows the latest dance move. At Chicago’s Loyola University, Dominick Hall says groups of white guys stop talking when he walks by, and people grip their bags a little tighter. And Katiana Roc says a white student a few seats away from
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Supreme Court Could Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws

Former professor Michael Middleton becomes interim president at University of Missouri . Read more
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Supreme Court Could Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws

An NYPD officer is under investigation for a possible hate crime after a Brooklyn woman accused him of assaulting her and calling her homophobic slurs, a spokeswoman for the Brooklyn district attorney’s office told The Huffington Post Thursday. Stephanie Dorceant, 29, was arrested in the early morning hours of July 11 in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn after allegedly assaulting NYPD Officer Salvator Aquino. She’s facing felony charges of assault as well as charges for menacing,
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Huckabee Claims Confederate Flag is not A Presidential Issue – Says He Won’t Be Baited

Huckabee won’t be ‘baited’ into Confederate flag debate, says it’s not a ‘presidential’ issue
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said on Sunday he wouldn’t be “baited” into the politically charged Confederate flag debate in South Carolina, joining a group of fellow GOP White House contenders that says the state must decide.
“Everyone’s being baited with this question as if somehow that has anything to do whatsoever with running for president,” Huckabee, a 2008 presidentialRead more…

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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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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.
“As you probably know by now, there are questions and assumptions swirling in national and global news about myRead more…