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Detroit Woman is the World’s Oldest Woman

INKSTER, Mich. — A 115-year-old Detroit-area woman is listed as the world’s oldest living person following the death of a 116-year-old Arkansas woman. Jeralean Talley of Inkster tops a list maintained by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks the world’s longest-living people. Gertrude Weaver, who was the oldest documented person for a few days, died Monday. Talley was born May 23, 1 ...

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Hundreds of Student Volunteers Travel to Ferguson For Spring Break to Help Rebuild the Community

Ferguson, MO — College students from all over the country are using their Spring Breaks to help rebuild the community and promote civic engagement in Ferguson. Students are coming from cities as far away as New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Most of them are a part of an organized initiative called Ferguson Alternative Spring Break (FASB), which is a five-week program that invites students from across the ...

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Alabama Man Freed From Death Row Says Prosecutors ‘Will Answer to God’

As Ray Hinton walked out of an Alabama jail after spending 30 years on death row, he promised to continue praying for the families of two victims he was wrongfully convicted of murdering whom he said suffered a "miscarriage of justice" he also experienced. Hinton, 58, was released from jail last week, 30 years after he was convicted of two murders in Birmingham largely based on evidence from bullets found a ...

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Ferguson Alternative Spring Break Gives College Students Chance to Give Back

  Activists in Ferguson, Mo., are looking for 250 college students to participate in a week of “community service and civic engagement” for Ferguson Alternative Spring Break. Volunteer initiatives include registering new voters, manning food banks, planting gardens and helping clean the streets. The alternative spring break is running for five week-long sessions from March 7 to April 11. Registration opened ...

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Good Teachers Make the Difference in Student Learning: Teach for America Focused Developing High Quality Educators

by Reggie Fullwood As the old saying goes, "If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got." There is no place that that platitude is more relevant than in public education. Every large school district throughout the nation struggles with achievement gaps in schools in low-income communities. Often times we make achievement a race issue, but it's more so an econo ...

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Alpha Phi Alpha Oratorical Competition Awards Area Young Men With Scholarships

By D. Willie The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. held its 7th Annual MLK Oratorical Competition last weekend featuring seven local young men competing for $5,500 dollars in scholarships. The eloquent scholars moved the crowd at Westside High School with their thoughts on "Modern media and its effects on the black community." Winner included: 1st place - Joseph Belk (Westside High); ...

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2015 Steve Harvey/ Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program Now Open

Nationwide — The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures. The program is under the umbrella of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, and since 2012, the popular talk show host and best-selling author has been providing this opportunity. Partnering with the ...

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HBCUs Divided Over Free Community College

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNNPA) – Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt are harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Lezli Baskerville, president and C ...

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MLK Estate Drops Lawsuit Against King Center Over Licensing

KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years. The Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc. on Thursday voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit it had filed in August 2013 against the Martin Luther ...

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Black Lives Still Matter to Grassroots Organizations and Black Media

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The last several months have seen an outpouring of activism, with slogans coming in waves: “Justice for Mike Brown,” “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” and “I Can’t Breathe.” But the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has emerged to bind each flashpoint into one cause. The 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of George Zimmerman served as the first of ...

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