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The man who police believed murdered two Black men in separate “possibly racially motivated” shootings in Baton Rouge in September has pleaded not guilty to charges pending against him Wednesday, The Advocate reported. Kenneth Gleason, who also allegedly fired a gun at the home of an African-American family, was charged with ... Read more >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Elementary school parents flooded last night’s School Committee meeting, speaking against next year’s 7:15 a.m. start time and 1:15 p.m. end time for many elementary schools. Dozens of parents urged the School Committee to scrap the planned changes during the public comment period of the meeting which lasted over five ... Read more >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 4:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than a half-century after a Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at parole since the nation’s highest court ruled in his favor and cleared a path to freedom for hundreds ... Read more >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
It was just a matter of time before astute realtors would discover the beauty and convenient location of Roxbury. It is inevitable for Roxbury to become the home of economically as well as racially diverse residents. Those opposed to the change can protest, but they will be unable to prevent ... Read more >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
It is easy for all but the devout to forget the message of Christmas. According to St. Luke (2:14) the heavenly host appeared to announce the birth of the Christ child and deliver the message that is often repeated at this time of year: “Peace on Earth, good will to ... Read more >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
There was little surprise at the news that Trump is packing the federal judiciary with as many white, conservative males as he can dig up. His anti-diversity federal judgeship count is indeed gruesome. To date, he has deemed only one black and one Hispanic worthy of a bench appointment. Three ... Read more >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
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David Gould The hashtag #BlackWomen is trending this morning because people are giving credit where credit is due in the defeat of accused child predator Roy Moore in Tuesday’s Senate special election in Alabama. Receipts published by The Washington Post showed that 98% of Black women voted for Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the traditionally red state. ... Read more >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 5:48:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
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Black residents in Boston are buried under hefty debts, only having an $8 median net worth. Many readers thought it was a typo when The Boston Globe‘s Spotlight team included that statistic in its new series on racism in the city. The city’s non-immigrant African Americans have the second-lowest median net worth, ... Read more >>
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 9:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
React, assess, respond, render aid and rebuild. Even in the midst of disaster and natural calamity, it’s important for us all to remember one intangible that makes this country one of the leading nations in the world: the ability to set aside differences, come together as one and heal. As people were ... Read more >>
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 8:54:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 37 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media ... Read more >>
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 9:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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Socially conscious, community focused and unapologetically real are just a few adjectives that describe the creative team behind America Hates Us, a Brooklyn-based contemporary lifestyle brand marrying activism and fashion. “We have a tangible voice,” said Tareq G. Brown, one of the innovators behind the brand, to NewsOne at the America Hates ... Read more >>
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 1:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 37 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media ... Read more >>
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 7:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

 

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