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On behalf of the Boston Family, in memory of Louis J. Boston, we express our deepest gratitude to the Skanner Newspaper and Bernie and Bobbie Foster for their remembrance of our dear community friend. We also thank ...


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Marker in D.c. Will Honor Slaves' Roles in Capitol Construction

The House of Representatives acknowledged Tuesday the use of Black slaves in the construction of the U.S. Capitol, ordering officials to place a marker inside the new Capitol Visitor Center using some of the original stone quarried by those slaves for the building. "This physical and permanent marker will pay tribute to the blood, sweat and tears of the African-American slaves who helped build this magnificent building and ensure that their story is told and never, never, ever forgotten,'' said Democratic Rep. John Lewis, a noted civil rights activist during the 1960s. The vote was 399-1 ...


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Gates Arrest Was Not First Racial Embarrassment for Cambridge Police

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The recent outrage in response to the Cambridge Police Department's arrest of prominent Harvard Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates was not the first time that the Cambridge Police Department was nationally embarrassed amidst a racial incident.


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In NAACP Speech: Obama Failed to Address 'National Curse' of Youth Violence

RALEIGH (NNPA) - On July 14, 2008, when then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama addressed the NAACP Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, he reminded all of his former days as a community organizer on the desperate streets of Southside Chicago, setting up job training, "after-school programs to help keep kids off the streets, and block by block, we helped turn those neighborhoods around."


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