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Dec 18th

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Wilmington ten key witness: ‘A good n—–’

Wilmington ten key witness: ‘A good n—–’WILMINGTON, N.C. – His name was Allen Hall. In 1972, he was the star witness for the prosecution in the conspiracy trials against the Wilmington Ten – 10 civil rights activists, led by Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis – falsely accused of firebombing a White-owned grocery store during the height of racial violence in Wilmington in 1971.
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Nekima Levy-Pounds receives ‘Profiles in Courage Award’ from Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers

Nekima Levy-Pounds receives ‘Profiles in Courage Award’ from Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers University of St. Thomas School of Law Associate Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds has received the Profiles in Courage Award from the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.
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FCC rules may shrink Black media ownership

FCC rules may shrink Black media ownershipWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Federal Communications Commission, once viewed as an ally in expanding media ownership by African-Americans, is now considering regulations that many say will make Black ownership more difficult to achieve.
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FCC rules may shrink Black media ownership

FCC rules may shrink Black media ownershipWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Federal Communications Commission, once viewed as an ally in expanding media ownership by African-Americans, is now considering regulations that many say will make Black ownership more difficult to achieve.
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DEED awards small-business loans

DEED awards small-business loans The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded $1.03 million in loans that will help small businesses create 233 jobs statewide and retain another 472 jobs. 
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Implementation of new USCIS Immigrant fee

WASHINGTON—On Feb. 1, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new USCIS Immigrant Fee of $165 from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the United States. This new fee was established in USCIS’s final rule adjusting fees for immigration applications and petitions announced on Sept. 24, 2010. 
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President Obama accepts Ambassador Rice’s decision

Today, I spoke to Ambassador Susan Rice, and accepted her decision to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State. For two decades, Susan has proven to be an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant.
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Violence is ‘as American as cherry pie’

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the late 1960s, Black revolutionary H. Rap Brown, now known as Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, was often quoted as saying violence is “as American as cherry pie.” More than 40 years after the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) firebrand made that pronouncement, the numbers supports his assertion.
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Our children deserve better

Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. This belief inspired the first slave rebellion in 1663, when a new law dictated that children of African slaves would not be able to rise above the status of their parents. This belief led Linda Brown’s parents and the NAACP to defeat segregated schooling. And it is this belief that keeps education at the center of the modern-day movement for social justice.
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Nation, state need stricter gun laws

At least one state organization, a congressman and a mayor are calling for stricter gun laws in wake of the tragic massacre of 26 people – 20 of them children – that occurred in Connecticut. 
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NRA to comment on Newtown gun violence

In a press release today, The National Rifle Association (NRA), which is made up of four million members, said members "were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown."
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