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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, a Dothan minister, said state and local officials continue to provide erroneous information about which felonies disqualify people to vote in the state and which ones don't.


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GREENSBORO, N.C. (NNPA) - In recent weeks, many Greensboro community members have been in an uproar regarding unresolved issues of alleged racial discrimination, mistreatment of residents and other injustices associated with the Greensboro Police Department (GPD).


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CHICAGO (AP) — For decades, Black men across Chicago described torture at the hands of former police Lt. Jon Burge and his officers, and for decades no one listened.


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(NNPA) - Rainy conditions didn't stop crowds of people from attending the ceremony to rename a street in Queens after the late Sean Bell. Liverpool Street, between 94th Avenue and 101st Street, will now bear the name of "Sean Bell Way."


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A group advocating Black media ownership and a former Federal Communications Commission chairman are spearheading a crusade against cable giant Comcast and their proposed merger with NBC/Universal over the cable operator's lack of African-American owned channels on its national platform.


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Watch the raw video of oil washing ashore to the Louisiana marshes, home to a Pelican rookery.


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Fight may change social studies for students across the US.

Conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education are defying critics --including NAACP leaders --who say the board's rewrite of social studies guidelines is writing bias into the textbooks. The battle will affect students everywhere in the country,  because Texas buys the most textbooks and publishers change content to meet the state's demands.


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More than 100 demonstrators at an immigration reform rally outside the Federal Building in downtown Seattle have moved into the lobby of a nearby building that houses an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency office and court.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reaching out to potential converts, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is dropping carefully calculated hints about her judicial approach on issues ranging from political speech to national security.


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Northeast Philadelphia synagogue that bought a swim club accused of racial discrimination last year says it plans to use the property for recreation for its 2,000-plus members.


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