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Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students
December 1, 2016
Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered ``criminal assault or battery'' against an adult. ... read more »
Baton Rouge council approves settlement with protesters
December 1, 2016
The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a settlement Tuesday paying activist DeRay Mckesson and other protesters arrested during summer demonstrations over the shooting death of Alton Sterling. ... read more »
Bernard LaFayette Jr. Wins Gandhi Award
December 1, 2016
Bernard LaFayette Jr., whose memoir “In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma” was released in paperback earlier this year, has been awarded the 2016 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace. ... read more »
Access Granted: Alpha Esquires Introduces South L.A. Students To Careers In Tech
December 1, 2016
For the past year, Jordan along with over fifty African American males from South Los Angeles have been learning invaluable life skills through Alpha Esquires, an after school program which is led by members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. ... read more »
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Celebrates His Culture With ‘Moana’
December 1, 2016
To say that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is “busy” is an understatement. The former athlete’s career has transcended his days as a WWE wrestler. Now Johnson is a global superstar who’s name is synonymous with box office success having starred in such action films as “Hercules”, ... read more »
NAACP: Gov. McCrory must end games with NC election outcome
December 1, 2016
North Carolina's NAACP says Gov. Pat McCrory and his Republican allies are playing games with the election results. ... read more »
Trump, LA mayor talk Olympics, infrastructure, immigration
December 1, 2016
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and President-elect Donald Trump have talked about immigration, infrastructure and the Olympics in their first phone call since the election. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Furious in Opposition to Jeff Sessions Nod for U.S. Attorney General 
December 1, 2016
The first sentence from the statement by Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson that was released hours after the news broke that President-Elect Donald Trump had chosen the Alabama Senator as his Attorney General said it all. ... read more »
Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Demands Recount in Three Key States
December 1, 2016
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein now has raised enough money to formally request a recount in three key swing states. ... read more »
Sit-in held on second anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death
December 1, 2016
Family and supporters of Tamir Rice staged a sit-in outside Cleveland's First District Police Headquarters to mark the two-year anniversary of when the 12-year-old was fatally shot by police. ... read more »
Obama hits 1,000 mark for commutations granted
December 1, 2016
President Barack Obama surpassed the 1,000 mark for commutations granted during his presidency on Tuesday after shortening sentences for 79 people. ... read more »
Judge: Defendant competent to stand trial in church shooting
December 1, 2016
Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial starting next week in the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church last year, a federal judge ruled Friday. ... read more »
A year after Laquan McDonald video, Chicago’s reforms uneven
December 1, 2016
Laquan McDonald's life seemed to be headed nowhere. A ward of the state who had been shuffled between relatives' homes and foster care, he was 17 when, high on the hallucinogenic drug PCP, he wandered down the street slashing tires with a knife. ... read more »
Sean Bell 10 years on—The city remembers
December 1, 2016
“Nov 25, 2016, marks the 10-year anniversary for Sean Bell,” said Valerie Bell, mother of the slain unarmed 23-year-old father of two young girls, who was shot dead in a hail of 50 police bullets as he left his bachelor party in the early morning of his wedding day Nov. 25, 2006. ... read more »
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