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The Man Police Forgot To Lock Up 13 Years Ago Says He Deserves To Be Free

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Cornealius ‘Mike’ Anderson was convicted of robbery and an armed criminal action in 1999 for holding up a Burger King manager during a deposit drop off. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison; however, because of an oversight when he filed appeals, he was out on bail and never brought to prison. “In a ...

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ColorofChange Calls For Less Violence on Real Housewives of Atlanta

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ColorOfChange, a Civil Rights organization that strengthens African Americans political voice, is tired of Bravo Tv’s portrayal of African American women. According to The Hollywood Reporter the civil rights organization was in outrage when two of the housewives had a physical altercation during the reunion. The reunion aired on Sunday. The Housewives in question were Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams. Moore ...

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Wisconsin Is The Worst State In America To Raise A Black Child

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By April Taylor Just in case anyone has ever wondered what State is the worst in the country for Black children, a new study has now identified it.  According to the Root, the study is titled, “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children.  The study was conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and focused on ...

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NYC Schools Will Pay Teachers A Grown-Up Salary

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By April Taylor The Daily News is reporting that New York City is investing $16.9 million to increase pay for the cities pre-kindergarten teachers who work for the cities community based organizations.  The move is part of Mayor de Blasio’s universal pre-K effort, and the administration is hoping that the pay increase will make it easier to recruit and retain ...

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Virginia’s Slave-Trade Center May Be Destroyed For A New Ballpark

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The mayor of Richmond, VA wants to build a ballpark and spur downtown economic revival in historic Shockee Bottom, the city’s oldest neighborhood that was also the center of the slave trade prior to the Civil War. But a group of African-American leaders believe the area is “sacred ground,” according to an Associated Press report, and ...

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The National Civil Rights Museum Gets A Makeover

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By Lechette Walker Renovations have been completed on a National Civil Rights museum that equals $27.5 million in Memphis, TN. The museum is at a place of historic value located within the Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. “This museum after 22 years needed to be updated,” said Faith Morris, the museum’s director of ...

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Homicides Drop To New Low In So-Called ‘Murder Capital’

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Even the stubborn murder rate has finally bent to the will of Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. The mayor has taken on the troubling school system and pushed for economic innovation while managing a debt that threatens the city’s long-term stability during his term in office, a post he called a dream job after working at the ...

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Court Rules Officers Had No Right To Arrest Jordan Miles

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By April Taylor A jury has reached a verdict regarding Jordan Miles, a Pittsburgh man who was falsely arrested and then beat during a January 2010 exchange involving officers David Sisak, Michael Saidutte, and Richard Ewing.  Miles case was based on an exchange that took place as he was walking to his grandmother’s house for the night.  Miles believes he was ...

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What Happened To The Victims Of The Building Collapse In Harlem?

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By David Bloodsaw Marcus Samuelsson famed chef and co-owner of the Red Rooster Harlem developed Harlem Helps for the victims of the Harlem explosion that rocked the neighbor figuratively and emotionally. The event will be a benefit on April 2 with a cocktail hour, dinner and an auction reports The Root. Samuelsson, who lives minutes from the where the blast ...

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Florida Wants To Keep Media From Investigating Stand Your Ground Cases

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by Afiya J. Watkins Florida is becoming the state most synonymous with controversial laws, and some politicians and their constituents are outraged by it. After a Tampa Bay Times’ review of 200 cases that involved the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law found an “uneven application” and “shocking outcomes,” one Florida lawmaker is seeking to impede the media’s ability to scrutinize the law. Earlier ...

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