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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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Gentleman Jim Clyburn

Gentleman Jim ClyburnJames Enos Clyburn made history in 1993 when he became the first African-American to represent South Carolina in the House of Representatives since Reconstruction. Over the course of his tenure, he has served as Majority Whip and as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and is currently the third-ranking Democrat in the House as the Assistant Minority Leader.
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The lawyer as leader: How to plant people and grow justice

The lawyer as leader: How to plant people and grow justiceImagine if community members across the world began planting seeds of social change, justice, and freedom.
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Jesse Jackson calls Michael Brown shooting 'crime of injustice'

Jesse Jackson calls Michael Brown shooting 'crime of injustice'ST. LOUIS — Jesse Jackson told The American he hopes that the U.S. Department of Justice sees the Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday and resulting community violence as "systematic of a national crisis."
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Blacks suffer because shortage of organ donors

Blacks suffer because shortage of organ donorsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself "healthier than all get out." So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong.
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County invites community to Northside center

County invites community to Northside centerHennepin County celebrated the opening of its third regional human services center, located at 1001 Plymouth Ave., N. in Minneapolis.
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Kahn withstands Noor bid: Stephens, Chamblis advance to general election

Kahn withstands Noor bid: Stephens, Chamblis advance to general electionDuring a relatively quite primary season, several key races were decided on a day of light voter turnout.
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West Florissant explodes in protest of police shooting, more than 30 arrests

West Florissant explodes in protest of police shooting, more than 30 arrestsST. LOUIS — What started as a peaceful prayer vigil for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was killed by Ferguson police, ended in an explosion of looting and destruction in the North County area surrounding where the tragedy took place – and beyond.
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Attorney Don Lewis to lead independent investigation of police procedure in arrest of Al Flowers

Attorney Don Lewis to lead independent investigation of police procedure in arrest of Al FlowersMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced recently that Minneapolis attorney Don Lewis will lead the independent investigation into the recent arrest of community activist Al Flowers. Lewis will investigate whether the involved officers violated department policy regarding use of force in connection with the arrest.
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