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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Hate Crime in Shooting of Three African-American Men Attempting to Evacuate After Hur…


Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., 55, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release on charges that, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he shot at three young African-American men because of their race as the men attempted to evacuate New Orleans, announced Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Peter G. Strasser; and FBI New Orleans Division Special Agent in Charge Eric J. Rommal.

“Today’s sentencing brings closure to this race-motivated shooting that occurred over 13 years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband.  “This sentence sends a clear message to those who attempt to divide our community with…

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Jamaican lottery scammer targets the wrong man – former CIA and FBI director


By Caribbean News Now contributor

WASHINGTON, USA — A Jamaican lottery scammer chose the wrong person to try to extort: the only man to lead both the FBI and CIA.

William Webster, who is now 94 years old, and his wife, Lynda, were targeted four years ago by a man who peddled a lottery scam by phone calls and emails. Over multiple phone calls, Keniel Aeon Thomas of Jamaica told the Websters he’d set their house ablaze or have a sniper shoot them in the back of the head if they didn’t pay him thousands of dollars, according to prosecutors’ filings.

On Friday, a federal judge sentenced Thomas, 29, to almost six years in prison and then will be deported to Jamaica. He has been in jail in New York and Washington DC since his arrest in late 2017 as he got off a plane in…

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Cobb County man attempts to be first American born, African American m


Jermaine Middleton talks about his journey to climb Mount Everest at the Cochran Shoals Unit along the Chattahoochee River in Marietta. Middleton, a South Cobb High School graduate, hopes to be the first American born, African-American man to climb Mount Everest, the worlds highest mountain above sea level. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)


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Windham man shares fond memories of late Hall of Famer Frank Robinson — Baseball — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine


Doug Davis was a spare player for the Santurce Crabbers in the Puerto Rican winter baseball league. It was 1974.

At his first practice, he manned left field during batting practice while the Santurce manager, future Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, stood in front of him watching batting practice.

Davis, 75, knew all about Frank Robinson and decided to use his sense of humor in the hope of making a positive first impression.

“We were wearing the uniforms from the year before, these horrible, thick, blue uniforms, and Frank came out in a brand-new uniform,” said Davis, a New York City native now living in Windham. “As I was running toward the [batting] cage to hit, I stopped and asked Frank if he was trying out for the team, too.

“Frank looked at me with a dopey…

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Man facing deportation to Jamaica set to win last-gasp reprieve | UK news


A man who came to the UK from the Caribbean as a teenager is set to be granted an 11th-hour reprieve from being placed on a deportation flight to Jamaica.

About 50 people are thought to have been booked on to Wednesday’s secretive charter flight, the first to Jamaica since the Home Office suspended the flights last April after the Windrush scandal.

After the scandal broke, Sajid Javid eventually said at least 63 people had been wrongly deported to Jamaica.

Joseph Nembhard, 37, who moved to the UK from Jamaica at the age of 18 in 1999 and whose grandmother and several aunts were part of the Windrush generation, has been held at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre and had been told he would be put on Wednesday’s flight after being convicted of a violent offence against his former…

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It Happened Here: Bricklayer, leader, man of vision becomes Yakima’s first African-American mayor | Local


YAKIMA, Wash. — Henry Beauchamp was a bricklayer by trade, but it could be said that his true calling was building a better community.

Beauchamp, one of the longest-serving members of the Yakima City Council and the city’s first African-American mayor, was also the founder of OIC of Washington as well as the second executive director of the Southeast Community Center.

He was also a man who was driven by a vision of a community where people worked together.

“He wanted Yakima to be that ‘beloved community’ that Martin Luther King Jr. had a vision of,” said longtime community activist Ester Huey, who worked alongside Beauchamp.

Beauchamp was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Clinton, La., and lived…

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