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Protest in Wilmington aimed at 'sweep' of 39 African Americans facing drug-dealing charges



The prosecution of 39 people accused of operating a sprawling drug dealing racket is being protested by the friends and family of those accused as a …
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Gilmore: Retired Omaha school counselor writes children's book aimed at boosting girls' self-esteem



“Black girls will face prejudice, discrimination and racism as they grow up,” said Peter Sealy, an African-American from Toronto who is a sociologist, …
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Black lawmakers unveil massive legislative package aimed at public schools, infrastructure


WASHINGTON — Black members of Congress unveiled a 1,300-page bill Thursday that would increase spending for public schools, invest more federal funds in infrastructure projects and restore a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of mostly Democrats, concede the legislation stands little chance of passing in the Republican-controlled Congress, but said they wanted to lay out a blue print of their priorities for now and if Democrats win the majority in November.

“A lot of folks talk the talk when it comes to African-American communities, but few walk the walk,’’ said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., chairman of…

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Black lawmakers unveil massive legislative package aimed at public schools, infrastructure


WASHINGTON — Black members of Congress unveiled a 1,300-page bill Thursday that would increase spending for public schools, invest more federal funds in infrastructure projects and restore a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of mostly Democrats, concede the legislation stands little chance of passing in the Republican-controlled Congress, but said they wanted to lay out a blue print of their priorities for now and if Democrats win the majority in November.

“A lot of folks talk the talk when it comes to African-American communities, but few walk the walk,’’ said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., chairman of…

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Portraits aimed at empowering young African-Americans



Portraits aimed at empowering young African-Americans. CBS News Videos• 6 May 2018. The company Creative Soul shot a stunning series of portraits aimed at empowering young African-Americans to embrace their natural beauty and let their imaginations run wild. Mireya Villarreal reports. Reblog.
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George Will column: Gowdy aimed to close the circle of South Carolina’s history | THEIR OPINION


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Trey Gowdy’s emotions sometimes bubble disconcertingly close to the surface, but unlike many members of the political class, he is not all surface. At a breakfast four years ago, the South Carolina Republican had tears in his eyes as he explained when he would leave Congress: after Tim Scott, a Republican congressman who had been appointed to the Senate in 2013 when Jim DeMint resigned, had been elected in his own right. This, Gowdy said at that breakfast, would close the circle of his state’s history.

Scott, an African-American, was born in 1965, 44 days after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. The 1960 census had recorded South…

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