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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 »
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 »
Golf Industry Aims to Diversify “The Game of Kings”
November 30, 2016
The World Golf Foundation also seeks African-Americans and other minorities ... read more »
Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land
November 30, 2016
President Barack Obama raised the possibility of rerouting the pipeline in that area earlier this month ... read more »
California passes death penalty reform to speed executions
November 30, 2016
Some death penalty foes have already asked the California Supreme Court to block Proposition 66 from taking effect ... read more »
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