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Dunn Gets Life in Prison for Killing Davis Over Live Music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. The life sentence imposed by Circuit Judge Russell Healey was mandatory for 47-year-old Michael Dunn after prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty. "Mr. Dunn, your life ...

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Three Tips for Anyone Expecting an Inheiritance

The odds are good that you will inherit money or assets in the coming years. And, if you’re like most people, you’ll save only half. The largest transfer of wealth in history is underway, with beneficiaries expected to receive $59 trillion over the next four decades, according to a Boston College study. But those heirs will lose, spend or donate half of their inheritances, if a 2012 study by Ohio University ...

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A ‘Fight for Survival’: Male Breast Cancer Awareness

CHICAGO (NNPA) – When you hear the name Twone Gabz, many of us are not familiar with the name unless we are true fans of Hip Hop and have followed the history of the Chicago Rap music scene. Known to family and friends as Antwone Muhammad, he’s been in the music business for almost 15 years, featured on projects produced by Grammy award producer, No I.D., Kanye West, Terry Hunter, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erick Sermo ...

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Three Generations of DeVaughns Celebrate the Life, Love and Legacy of “Daddy and Daughters”

The home of Tillis Q. Devaughn recently served as the backdrop family and friends to recognize three birthday milestones: Tillis Q. DeVaughn (father, 50 yrs), Tiana Unique Curry (daughter, 30 yrs) and Tillisa Q. DeVaughn (daughter, 27 yrs). The birthday soirée guests enjoyed Saturday college football and a catered meal of baked chicken, fresh greens, macaroni and cheese, salads, and three cakes! Father Till ...

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Ferguson Top of Mind but Congressional Black Caucus Talks Up Its New Website

Some reporters ask Congressional leaders to address tough issue of police/community relations by Burney Simpson Staff ReporterThe NorthStar News & AnalysisA press conference on Wednesday at the Congressional Black Caucus44th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, announcing a communications project instead raised issues that face the organization as the nation continues to react  to this summer’s ...

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US Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down

By Ryan Gorman U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly stepping down. Holder, the country's first African-American AG, will make the announcement Thursday, NPR is reporting, after five and a half years in the role. The 63-year-old will remain with the Justice Department until his successor is named, but has been "adamant" about his departure, a source told NPR. The final decision was reportedly Hold ...

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Apple Reveal Shows the Time for Action on Diversity Has Come

By Jesse Jackson Last week, in a highly choreographed, tightly organized presentation, Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the spotlights on and a global audience, Apple paraded a lineup of six white men to present its new products. Even the entertainment — U2 — was all white. Women, American Americans and people of color are major consumers of Apple products: the iPhone, iTunes music, ...

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As the Economy Grows, Poverty Still Remains a Major Issue

“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor, “said James A. Baldwin. Most of us know low income people – I guess that’s the politically correct name for poor folks these days. Although we know that poverty exists, often times we get so caught up in our own day to day lives that we rarely take the time to fully understand the conditions that many Americans are l ...

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Your Inspiration to Vote in November

POLITICAL CAPITAL by Gayle Andrews Governor Rick Scott is a very strange man. I say that because he belligerently continues to do things that make him the most unpopular governor in Florida history. The first rule of politics is: get people to like you or you won’t survive. After a nearly four-year rule and many hurtful policies, His Highness Rick Scott has managed to unite the vast majority of Floridians a ...

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BC4F Providing Cakes to Seniors and Needy Youth

Many people use Facebook as a social tool and a method of expressing themselves. For others like Sonya Adams, they have engaged the powerful social networking tool as a mechanism for making a difference in the life of others. While participating as a member of a cake decorating group on Facebook, she viewed posted information concerning the Birthday Cakes 4 Free organization. After further inquiry, Sonya su ...

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