11 25 2014
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The Wake of Vanport oral history

Obama Cash for Youth

Stimulus dollars lift hopes for teen jobs around the nation

As summer heats up and yields thousands of unemployed teenagers anxious for a break from school and looking for something to do, Black leaders and state governments are hoping that President Obama's investment in youth initiatives will help put them to work – boosting the economy and away from crime. . . .

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After Louisiana Police Kill 73-Year-Old, Sharpton Leads Peaceful Protests

For 73 years before his killing by a white police officer, Bernard Monroe led a life in this northern Louisiana town as peaceful as they come -- five kids with his wife of five decades, all raised in the same house, supported by the same job.
The black man's shooting death is attracting far more attention than he ever did, raising racial tensions between the black community and Homer's police department. The Rev. Al Sharpton, who helped organize a massive 2007 civil rights demonstration in Jena after six black teenagers were charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate, led a peaceful march Friday afternoon in Homer to protest the killing. "No justice, no peace!'' demonstrators chanted. "We shall overcome!'' . . .

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After Louisiana Police Kill 73-Year-Old, Sharpton Leads Peaceful Protests

HOMER, La. (AP) -- For 73 years before his killing by a white police officer, Bernard Monroe led a life in this northern Louisiana town as peaceful as they come -- five kids with his wife of five decades, all raised in the same house, supported by the same job.
The black man's shooting death is attracting far more attention than he ever did, raising racial tensions between the black community and Homer's police department.  The Rev. Al Sharpton, who helped organize a massive 2007 civil rights demonstration in Jena after six black teenagers were charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate, led a peaceful march Friday afternoon in Homer to protest the killing. . . .

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8th Circuit Upholds Little Rock Desegregation Order

 federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a judge's ruling that the Little Rock School District has met terms of a long-standing desegregation order. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled that a lawyer representing a group of Black students did not present evidence to support challenges to how the district's desegregation was evaluated. Known as the Joshua Intervenors, a group of Black parents and students contested the district's efforts to be released from federal monitoring. . . .

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Activists Unhappy with Obama Boycott of Racism Meeting

Unhappy with the Obama administration's decision not to attend an April meeting of the Durban Review Conference, which is connected to an international race gathering, activists plan to hold a Harlem rally to protest the action and urge the U.S. to participate in the important meeting. "We want to get the message to President Barack Obama and his administration that we are demanding U.S. participation in Durban II" . . .

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