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Remembering the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Julianne Malveaux on the Memphis strike and how the dignity of today's workers continues to be assailed ...

Letter to the Editor: KNA Objects to Dr. Martens Billboards

A letter from the King Neighborhood Association ...

Black Students Hit Hard by For-Profit College Debt

Women and Blacks suffer disparate impacts, particularly at for-profit institutions, where they are disproportionately enrolled in most...

A New Year, a New Vision

North Portland Library will dedicate a display panel in the upstairs meeting room to visual artifacts contributed by the community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Robert Jablon the Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court overturned the 22-year sentence for convicted "millennium bomber" Ahmed Ressam, calling it unreasonably lenient.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal ruled 7-4 in favor of the government's appeal in a decision released Monday.

Ressam was arrested in Washington state in 1999 on his way to bomb Los Angeles International Airport. He was convicted of nine criminal counts.

The government argued that sentencing guidelines called for 65 years to life. The 22-year sentence was twice imposed by a federal judge.

Investigators have said Ressam attended three training camps for Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan between March 1998 and February 1999.

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