10 25 2014
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Joint Center 40th Anniversary Gala Honors the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and one of America's foremost religious, political and civil rights leaders, received the 2010 Louis E. Martin Great American Award from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies at the organization's 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Tue., April 27, at the Ritz Carlton in Northwest.


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Urban Violence Brings Renewed Calls for National Guard Deployment

CHICAGO (NNPA) - The idea of coordinated military action to counteract gang related violent crime is not a new idea, however, it appears to be gaining traction among some lawmakers as the number of those killed in many cities across America continues to rise.


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Despite Widespread Appeals, Obama Fails to Nominate Black Woman to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Twenty eight Black women sent the President a letter early this week, expressing concern that he might appoint Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the successor for retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U. S. Supreme Court and reasserted a request that he consider a Black woman instead.


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Oil Spill Posing Major Threat to Seafood Industry, Environment

Attempt to cap spill fails with no other solution yet in sight.

(NNPA) - As oil from a massive spill caused by an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico continued to pour into Louisiana's ecologically rich wetlands, elected officials and experts wondered about the long-term ecological and economic effects the accident will have on the state and its inhabitants.


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Fourth New Orleans Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Shooting Cover-Up

(NNPA) - A fourth former New Orleans police officer has pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly police shootings of unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Barrios faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.


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