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Clinton Edges Out Sanders To Win Iowa Democratic Caucus

Democratic Presidential contenders former Sec. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders ended the Iowa Caucuses in nearly a dead heat on Monday. But, the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) has confirmed that Clinton actually won the Iowa Democratic Caucus. Meanwhile, a Black political veteran in Iowa says had it not been for Blacks and Latinos, Clinton would certainly have lost given the closeness of the race. “We’ ...

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in Fed Prisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons, citing the potential for "devastating, lasting psychological consequences" from the use of the isolation as punishment. "It has been linked to depression, alienation, withdrawal, a reduced ability to interact with others and the potential for violent behavior," O ...

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Ted Cruz Defeats Donald Trump to Win Iowa Caucus

It's official: Ted Cruz is the Republican winner of the Iowa caucus. The Associated Press called the contest, the first vote in the 2016 primaries, for Cruz on Monday evening, after he definitively defeated Donald Trumpand Marco Rubio in the polls with 28% of the vote. Cruz stressed his conservative credentials in his victory speech. "God bless the great state of Iowa," he began. "Tonight is a victory for t ...

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Bold City (FL) Links Chapter Increases International Presence by Contributing to Jamaican Schools

The Bold City (FL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated of Jacksonville recently contributed to the revamping of Jamaican elementary schools as a part of the national organization’s Global Delegation initiative. Over 160 Links’ members and several chapters from around the country joined the service mission to transform, change and contribute to the lives of Jamaican youth. One of the primary sites of the visi ...

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Black Lawmakers Calls for House Panel to Investigate U.S. Police Shootings

A top African-American congressman is calling for the formation of a House select committee to investigate some of the police officer-involved shootings that have triggered controversies and mass condemnation in the United States for the better part of two years. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives asking for a panel, similar to those which have investig ...

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Man Offers Kids Cash to Take Their Toy Guns Indoors

  The death of Tamir Rice showed us that it's not even safe to play outside with toy guns if you're a young Black kid, and an unnamed man in an unidentified neighborhood somewhere in America has taken that lesson to heart. A video of the man offering Black kids cash to take their toy guns indoors has gone viral for it's heartbreaking commentary on the times we live in. “The reason I’m giving you a coup ...

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University of Cincinnati to pay $4.8M and Tuition for Man Slain During Traffic Stop

The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay $4.8 million to the family, including 12 children, of a man shot to death by a campus police officer last summer, both sides announced Monday. The settlement was reached while the murder case against the officer, Ray Tensing, remains unresolved. Tensing, who was fired after the July 19 shooting of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose, has pleaded not guilty and is awaitin ...

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NYPD Sergeant at Scene of Eric Garner Chokehold Death Placed on Modified Duty, Served Departmental Charges

Sgt. Kizzy Adonis was served the charges as part of the investigation into Eric Garner's chokehold death and placed on modified duty on Friday, an NYPD spokesman said. (By Todd Maisel/New York Daily News) By Rocco Parascandola, Joseph Stepansky, nydailynews.com An NYPD sergeant was stripped of her gun and shield Friday after she was brought up on departmental charges in the July 2014 chokehold death of Eric ...

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Famed Psychiatrist, “Isis Papers” Author Frances Cress Welsing Dead at 80

By Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Washington Informer Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the famed 80-year-old afro-centrist, has died. Welsing’s death was announced by close friends on social media and later confirmed by family members. “RIP to the elder, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the inspiration behind ‘Fear of a Black Planet,’” said Chuck D, the leader of the groundbreaking rap group, Pu ...

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Young Black Men Killed by US Police at Highest Rate in Year of 1,134 deaths

Final total of people killed by US police officers in 2015 shows rate of death for young black men was five times higher than white men of the same age (The Guardian) Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015, according to the findings of a Guardian study that recorded a final tally of 1,134 deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers this y ...

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