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'Where is our historian to give us our side?'

Though generally ignored in published histories, a smaller minority group of African-American Texans has lived in Del Rio from its earliest days, …
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Give Ralph Northam an opportunity to redeem himself

Ralph Northam has expanded Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of uninsured Virginians, a disproportionate number of whom are African-Americans.
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Give CPS teachers the right to live outside Chicago: Sun-Times op-ed

The Chicago Teachers’ Union recently released a draft contract chock-full of demands: smaller class sizes, salary increases, and more affordable benefits. But one “ask” that’s missing is for a right that educators in every other large urban school district in America enjoy — the right to live outside the city.

Why has CPS held on to its residency requirement since 1996? There’s the belief that teachers who live in Chicago will have more stake in their schools and communities, be more involved in school activities and be less likely to miss work or show up late. CPS also claims that schools benefit financially because educators spend their money in the city — money that eventually trickles down to schools.

Other cities, including Philadelphia and Milwaukee, had residency…

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Berkeley student multi-tasks to give back

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He’s a techie putting humanity first.

A Berkeley College student from Flatbush is making big strides on his path to building a career in technology. Information Technology (IT) major Edwin Fleurant, who is of Jamaican descent, is somewhat of a jack of all trades working to meet his goals in many aspects. With a high admiration of the IT field, he says it’s always been something he wanted to pursue.

“I love technology and I basically grew up developing a love for it, and even when I was in Jamaica, I was always drawn towards it because it caught my eye,” said Fleurant.

Born in Brooklyn, Fleurant spent most of his childhood in Jamaica — completing his third grade to high school education there before returning to…

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New EMS building on hold to give African-American contractors a chance to get involved in the $12 …

Commissioner Melvin “Skip” Alston said the company didn't make a good faith effort in trying to get African-American contractors involved in the deal …
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Royal Caribbean couple give birth to 1st Miami Dade baby of 2019

The first baby born in Miami-Dade County emerged five minutes into 2019 at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Aryah Parreiras weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 20.8 inches. She was born at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Jackson spokesperson.


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