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Cleveland firing 6 officers

Cleveland officials said Tuesday they're firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people after a high-speed chase. ...

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Yes, It Matters!

Black Lives Matter protesters occupied the Rhodes Tower lobby last week. State Troopers monitored indoors and Columbus Police remained outside. ...

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2 Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Tamir Rice case

Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from over for the city of Cleveland, the officers involved in the shooting, or the black boy's grief-stricken family. ...

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INSIDE Reports: Officer’s shooting of Tamir Rice justified

By Mitch Stacy Wire Service Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A white Cleveland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun moments after pulling up beside him, according to two outside reviews conducted at the request of the prosecutor investigating the death. A retired FBI agent and a Denver prosecutor both found the rookie patrolman who shot Tamir Rice ...

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Biden, Congressional colleagues pay homage to Louis Stokes

By Mark Gillispie  Wire Service Correspondent CLEVELAND (AP) -- Louis Stokes rose from an impoverished life in the projects of Cleveland to become one of the most influential and respected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, speakers said Tuesday at a funeral service commemorating his life. The retired 15-term Democratic congressman died at home of cancer last week at age 90. Vice President Joe Bi ...

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Bond praised

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Julian Bond, a founding member and communications director of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, is being praised for his lifelong human rights contributions by people ranging from President Obama and his former civil rights colleagues to ordinary people who have benefited ...

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Ferguson – One Year Later

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) - It’s been one year since the murder of Michael Brown galvanized the Ferguson, Mo. community and forced the nation to face the horrors of police violence. And as the activist slogan asserts, the ensuing protests have become a movement, not just a moment. “One of the most powerful things about the movement is how it started. It started with peo ...

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Lynch remembered

By Kim Tolley Senior Contributing Writer Columbus Post With family, friends, community leaders, former employees and public officials in attendance, Columbus said goodbye to its “Godfather” Amos Lynch last weekend. Braving the heat and waving church fans, approximately 200 mourners at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on the Near East Side listened to memories of Lynch, who died on July 24 at the age of ...

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AMOS LYNCH: A Lasting Legacy

By Kim Tolley Senior Contributing Writer Columbus Post Writer. Editor. Publisher. Businessman. Civil Rights Advocate. When writing about Amos Lynch, Sr., it feels as though one is not including enough information about his remarkable life and career no matter what the word count is. When Lynch founded the Columbus Post in the last weeks of 1995, he had long earned the moniker “Godfather” of Columbus. At an ...

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DA: It’s too early to know how woman died in Texas jail cell

By Michael Graczyk Wire Service Correspondent HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) -- The prosecutor in a Texas county where authorities say a woman hanged herself in a jail cell said that it is too soon to determine exactly how she died and that the ongoing case is being treated as thoroughly "as it would be in a murder investigation." Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at a news conference Monday that a T ...

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