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Congresswoman Maxine Waters to travel to hometown of St. Louis for funeral of Michael Brown

Congresswoman Maxine Waters to travel to hometown of St. Louis for funeral of Michael BrownLos Angeles, CA– On Monday, Aug. 25, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will travel to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to attend the funeral of Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
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URBAN LEAGUE CHIEF SCOTT GRAY: When citizens and law enforcement collide

URBAN LEAGUE CHIEF SCOTT GRAY: When citizens and law enforcement collideA national outbreak of tense and unfortunate collisions between citizens and law enforcement has formed a drumbeat calling for solutions to relieve the taut climate.
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Profiles in Excellence: Kelvin Quarles: Power to the people

Profiles in Excellence: Kelvin Quarles: Power to the peopleAs listeners of KMOJ (89.9 FM), we know Shed G. and Freddie Bell ... we know Lisa Moy, Walter "Q Bear" Banks, Jr. and Big Sam; but who most don't know is Kelvin Quarles.
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Diversity management in Ferguson: What didn't happen, what needs to happen now

Diversity management in Ferguson: What didn't happen, what needs to happen nowThere are some basic facts about Ferguson, Mo., that mirror the basic facts we find in some corporations: an almost all-white, all-male leadership and a much more diverse "constituency."
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Preparing students to become global leaders and change agents

Preparing students to become global leaders and change agentsA recent visit to Tanzania provided University of St. Thomas graduate students with a rich cross cultural learning experience and hands-on leadership development training.
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Behind Ferguson's unrest: Failed federal policy and the Black-White housing gap

Behind Ferguson's unrest: Failed federal policy and the Black-White housing gapNEWS ANALYSIS

On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level, it reflected the increasing poverty and economic decline that affects ethnic communities all over America.
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Holder has a compelling case in the Brown killing

Holder has a compelling case in the Brown killingPosted: Aug 20, 2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder has a compelling federal case in the Michael Brown killing if he decides to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson.
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U.S. Conference of Mayors President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson issues statement on recent shooting in Ferguson, MO.

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson issues statement on recent shooting in Ferguson, MO.Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson issued the following statement in response to the law-enforcement shooting in Ferguson, MO:
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"State of Emergency" in Black America: The killing of Black men continues: A call to action

When will it stop? The police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, coming on the heals of the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man by a policeman's choke hold in Staten Island, New York, is yet another painful, traumatic reminder of the long history of occupation, torture, abuse and killing of Black people in America, particularly Black men. Indeed, within hours of the killing of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, an unarmed Black man with a history of mental problems, was killed in Los Angeles under suspicious circumstances. It doesn't matter that there is an African American President of the United States or that Blacks are mayors of major American cities, run Fortune 500 companies or are pace setters as high paid and adored hip hop moguls, entertainers and athletes; the killing of Black men continues.
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Your right to be represented by an attorney

Your right to be represented by an attorneyA person who has been charged with a crime has the right to be represented by an attorney. This includes the right to hire an attorney of your choice (if you can afford it), or to have a public defender appointed to represent you (if you are unable to afford to pay for an attorney). Unfortunately, the financial realities of obtaining defense counsel are much more complicated, and leave many people – especially people of modest or limited means – wondering whether hiring an attorney is worth it.
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Somalia President Mohamud visit draws protest

Somalia President Mohamud visit draws protestSomalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been battling mounting political and social challenges in a country engulfed by decades of war, anarchy, and famine. On August 9, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside of the University of Minnesota's Northrup Hall on the East Bank to protest his visit and speech.
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