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Fate of California’s Death Penalty Debated
September 3, 2015
The fate of California's death penalty was argued in a Pasadena courtroom Monday, as an appeals court panel heard arguments over a ruling by a federal judge in Orange County who found the system is so ``dysfunctional'' that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. It was unclear when the three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will issue a decision, but its ruling could have a lasting impact on whether the state will ever execute another prisoner. In July 2014, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, issued a 29-page ruling overturning the death sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced in Los Angeles in 1995 for the killing three years earlier of his girlfriend's mother. ... read more »
Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast
September 3, 2015
An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said last Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness. ... read more »
Lagrant Communications Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary
September 3, 2015
Multicultural Communications Agency Celebrates Major Milestone With a Series of Cultural and Educational Events Throughout the Year ... read more »
The Memorial Foundation Launches Campaign To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And His Inspiring, Landmark Speech; I Have A Dream
September 3, 2015
On the 52nd anniversary of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington, The Memorial Foundation, the builders of the Martin Luther King, ... read more »
Blacks ‘Left Behind’ in New Orleans Recovery
September 3, 2015
As Gulf Coast residents and policymakers celebrated the recovery of the Crescent City on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, advocacy groups challenged the narrative of a resilient and better New Orleans by launching KatrinaTruth.org, ... read more »
Book Club Booted from Wine Train for #LaughingWhileBlack
September 3, 2015
A group of mostly Black women who were thrown off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for laughing too loudly, have received the corporate apology they were seeking, ... read more »
Familiar Faces from Ferguson Fellowship at Vigil for Mansur Ball-Bey
August 28, 2015
“Hey, how have you been,” said Cathy Daniels, affectionately known to Ferguson protesters as “Mama Cat.” She walked around greeting people Thursday night at the intersection of Page and Walton – near where 18 year-old Mansur Ball-Bey was fatally wounded by St. ... read more »
NNPA Foundation Elects New Board of Directors
August 28, 2015
The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee. ... read more »
President Obama to Observe Katrina’s 10th Anniversary in New Orleans
August 28, 2015
Almost 10 years ago, the world watched as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico—urged on by the pummeling winds of Hurricane Katrina—swallowed the city of New Orleans, ... read more »
Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans
August 27, 2015
It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck onto that list. ... read more »
Farrakhan Stresses Importance of Black Press for Million Man March Anniversary
August 27, 2015
As the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March approaches this fall, strategies continue to be formulated and plans solidified by District officials, leaders from the Nation of Islam, prominent black leaders and, now, the publishers of the black press. ... read more »
300 Men March From Baltimore to D.C.
August 27, 2015
The weather was a steamy 82 degrees on August 16 around 5 p.m. when men in black t-shirts began gathering in Carroll Park in South West Baltimore. While families hung out at the park’s picnic tables, or strolled along in the grass, the men were getting set to walk 35 miles from Baltimore to the White House in Washington, D.C. They were walking, they said, to raise awareness about Baltimore City’s ever-growing violence problem. ... read more »
Community’s Response to Jamyla Bolden’s Death Continues with Sunday March
August 27, 2015
Kendric Henderson’s face cringed as she slowly limped on crutches to join the march in memory of her daughter Jamyla Bolden Sunday afternoon. Although she herself had been shot in the leg by the same stray bullets that entered the family home and killed her daughter Tuesday night, the pain she expressed was also the result of a broken heart. ... read more »
Cremation Services Announced for Julian Bond
August 27, 2015
The family of Julian Bond wife, [Pam Horowitz, sons, Horace Mann Bond II, Jeffrey and Michael; daughters, Phyllis Jane Bond McMillan and Julia Louise Bond; sister, Jane; brother, James; and his eight grandchildren] has issued the following statement: ... read more »
Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans
August 27, 2015
It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck onto that list. So concluded a recent study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor, ... read more »
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