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Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge Officers, wounds 3 others

Three other officers were wounded, one critically. Police said the gunman was killed at the scene. ...

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Governor: Black driver wouldn’t be dead if he were White

Philando Castile's girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of his shooting in a St. Paul suburb this week live on Facebook. ...

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Muhammad Ali’s Celebration of Life and Legacy

Ali, known to the world as the Greatest of all time, died on June 3 at the age of 74. ...

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50 slain in gay nightclub, worst mass shooting in U.S. history

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers. ...

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Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint's old lead-lined water pipes, causing a health emergency. ...

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Obama headed to San Bernardino

Continuing a grim ritual of his time in office, President Barack Obama plans to meet with families of victims of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, the White House said Wednesday. ...

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Amelia Boynton Robinson

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-In-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died last Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement. Mrs. Boynton, as she was known throughout the movement, had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke in July. She was a courageous voting rights crusader who was brutally beaten o ...

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Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness, the SPLC said in a statement released Sunday morning. The Nashville, Tenn. native was considered a symbol and icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. As a Mo ...

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U.S. Gun Violence: A Human Rights failure

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial Stand Your Ground laws; violating personal privacy; and doing a poor job of caring for victims of gun violence. “We ...

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White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a Black man

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – We may never know what ignited the explosion inside of White Supremacist Dylann Roof that prompted him to kill nine African Americans attending Bible study at a Black church in Charleston, S.C., but his hatred of Blacks apparently deepened two years ago after a White female he was interested in began dating an African American, according to a relat ...

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