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Some say King assassination should become ‘Day of Remembrance’

By Brelaun Douglas Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Approximately 6 p.m. central time. April 4, 1968. Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tenn. A shot rings out. A body

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U.S. looks to Europe to make oil refineries safer

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Domestic oil refiners can learn from Europe as pressure grows to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and the nation,

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America’s war against Black Power
By Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – Human rights activists are calling on the government to grant amnesty and unconditional freedom to all political ...
Rev. Holmes
National Baptist candidate calls Black Church too passive, disconnected
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Tallahassee, Fla. Pastor Dr. R.B. Holmes, a leading activist against hazing and the infamous “stand your ground” laws, has an­nounc­ed his candidacy for ...
Teaching Tolerance publishes guide for teaching the Civil Rights Movement
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from SPLC) — In the wake of a report that found state expectations for teaching the Civil Rights Movement remain woefully inadequate, the ...
Report gives mixed record on progress of Black women
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the stubborn persistence of racial disparities in health, there is cause for Black women to celebrate.
Civil Rights Education lacking in U.S. classrooms
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Three years after the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC) published its unprecedented barometer of ...
Exonerations in 2014 expected to outpace 2013’s record
(Special from TheNorthStar-News.com) — The National Registry of Exonerations, a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University Law School, ...
Connecticut votes to raise minimum wage
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from TheNorthStar-News.com) The Connecticut Legislature voted on Wednesday to gradually raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by Jan. 1, 2017, David Bednarz, deputy ...
Former Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris was a U.S. Army Green Beret. President Barack Obama has awarded him the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam. White House photo
Medal of Honor ceremony rights a lot of past wrongs
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from TheNorthStarNews.com) - President Barack Obama has awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 U.S. Army veterans who did not receive the nation’s ...

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