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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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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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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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Comcast Gives Millions of Low Income Families Internet Service for $10

The largest broadcasting and largest cable television company in the world has just announced that they will be expanding their $9.95 per month Internet service so an additional 1.3 million low-income families will have Internet access. Comcast has been offering the low-cost service to families since 2011 when more than 600,000 low-income families were connected to Internet service. The program is called In ...

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Baltimore Police Lieutenant Acquitted in Freddie Gray Death

BALTIMORE - A Maryland judge on Monday acquitted Baltimore police Lieutenant Brian Rice of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office for the April 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams handed down his verdict after a bench trial. Rice, 42, is the highest-ranking officer charged in Gray's death from a broken neck suffered i ...

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Red Cross Safety Flyer Prompts Apology for Being Racist

An American Red Cross Hospital signboard that carried a "super racist" message about swim safety guidelines for children has prompted an apology from the hospital. The dialogue opened on Twitter after a photo circulated of the poster in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The poster, which has since been taken down, read at the top: "Be Cool, Follow the Rules." Below the heading were depictions of children playing. The ...

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