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Armed ‘White Lives Matter’ Protesters Gather Outside Houston NAACP Building

by Cherise Frazier A group of White Lives Matter protesters gathered in front of the NAACP offices in Houston, Texas on Sunday – some carrying signs, assault rifles, and Confederate flags. NAACP headquarters are located within Houston’s Third Ward, a predominantly Black neighborhood. “We came out here specifically today to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities th ...

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Protestors Want Police Who killed Alton Sterling Arrested

PROTESTORS MARCH IN the street following the shooting death of Alton Sterling July 5 in Baton Rouge, La. (The Drum) By Candace J. Semien For NNPA, The Drum BATON ROUGE — Whether it was a gathering of 300 in front of the Triple S convenience store, small groups of 50 meeting at area churches, nearly 400 at city hall, dozens painting signs at LSU, or a thousand marching through downtown, Baton Rouge residents ...

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The GOP Hires Black Suicide Squad to Save it from Trump

Ashley Bell,  Elroy Sailor,​ Shannon Reeves and Telly Lovelace  By Jason Johnson Suicide Squad was a pretty terrible movie that a whole lot of people saw. A group of criminals, thugs and psychopaths are brought together by shadowy government operative Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis) to take on the jobs that no one else would ever take. Dirty jobs. Dangerous jobs. Jobs where your chance of survival is ...

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Republicans are at Breaking Point with Donald Trump

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump. As he skips from one gaffe to the next, GOP leaders in Washington and in the most competitive states have begun openly contemplating turning their backs on their party's presidential nominee to prevent what they fear will be wide-scale Republican losses on Election Day. Back in 1996, the party largely gave up on no ...

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Bennett College President to Step Down

by Julie Knight Bennett College and its president are parting ways. The college's board of trustees issued an announcement Thursday that Rosalind Fuse-Hall, who was named president in the summer of 2013, will step down from the role effective Monday, Aug. 15, one week before the start of classes. The school said that Fuse-Hall and trustees mutually decided that she should step down to pursue other opportuni ...

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NAACP National President Cornell William Brooks Arrested After Sit-In with Youth in Congressional Office

ROANOKE, Va. – NAACP National President and CEO Cornell William Brooks was charged with trespassing by local police after refusing to leave a Congressman’s district office in southwest Virginia on Monday during a sit-in with the local NAACP Youth Council. The charges came after a six-hour, nonviolent protest calling for restoration of the Voting Rights Act in the Roanoke office of Representative Bob Goodlat ...

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Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., Last Surviving Birmingham Bomber, Denied Parole

by CORKY SIEMASZKO An Alabama parole board has denied the last surviving Birmingham church bomber's first attempt to get out of prison. Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., an 86-year-old Ku Klux Klansman serving a life sentence for the Sept. 15, 1963 bombing that killed four young black girls, won't be able to apply again for parole for another five years, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles sa ...

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Slavery Reparations Sought in First Black Lives Matter Agenda

By Eric M. Johnson | SEATTLE A coalition affiliated with the anti-racism Black Lives Matter movement called for criminal justice reforms and reparations for slavery in the United States among other demands in its first policy platform released on Monday. The six demands and roughly 40 policy recommendations touch on topics ranging from reducing U.S. military spending to safe drinking water. The groups aim t ...

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Marilyn Mosby on Freddie Gray’s case: We Could Try the Cops 100 Times with the Same Result

(Andrew Burton/Getty Images) by Victoria Massie (Vox) A year after Freddie Gray, 25, died from a neck injury he incurred while in the custody of Baltimore police officers after an unlawful arrest, prosecutors announced that the charges against the three of six remaining officers that had yet to go to trial would be dropped. Again, the justice system failed to provide the kind of accountability the movement ...

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Bipartisan Backlash for Trump for Criticizing Muslim Father

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump sparked bipartisan backlash, after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke at the Democratic convention last week. Critics from both parties on Saturday questioned whether Trump had the empathy and understanding to be president, particularly after he questioned why mourning mother Ghazala Khan stayed silent during her husband' ...

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