03 31 2015
  11:08 am  
40 Years of Service

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last time unemployment climbed past 10 percent, "The A-Team" was one of the top 10 TV shows, Michael Jackson was about to release "Thriller" and "The Cosby Show" wouldn't air for another year. Much has changed since the jobless rate hit 10.1 percent in September 1982, including the composition of the nation's labor force ...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- At least four times in the last 21/2 years, Keith Bardwell says he refused to marry interracial couples while serving as a Louisiana justice of the peace. He said from his experience and discussions, he had concluded that blacks and whites do not readily accept offspring of such relationships, so the children end up suffering. His latest rebuff to a bride and groom of different races turned out to be his last.

The New York Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition is mobilizing to gather in front of the U.S. Department of Justice Nov. 12 as petitions will be delivered to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking for a civil rights review into the Philadelphia activist's case.
The petition delivery will follow an Oct. 30 meeting in New York that aimed to mobilize a national and international movement to free the political prisoner, held on death row for the past 28 years.

The family of Oscar Grant, III, residents, community activists, religious and civic leaders have expressed disappointment that an Alameda County, Calif., judge granted a change of venue in the trial of a former transit officer who shot and killed the 22-year-old unarmed passenger in Oakland.

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