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HE’S NO LONGER A PRISONER OF THE WAR ON DRUGS

The excitement had been building all day. On election day 2008, every TV in the prison was tuned to the news. By the time the first presidential returns began to crawl across the screens at the medium-security federal …

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Stasi: President Obama should ‘Hold’ off on letting Al Sharpton help decide new attorney general

Dear President Obama, I can’t tell you how excited I was to read the Rev. Al Sharpton’s declaration that he’s helping you pick a replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder, the most important law enforcement …

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Niagara Falls turned out to be no paradise for murder victim

Bill Fowler had a wad in his pocket and a glint in his eye as he locked up his filling station near Niagara Falls on an autumn Saturday seven decades ago. Fowler, 63, was feeling single that day, Oct. 30, 1943. His wife …

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Michael Brown’s Parents Unmoved By Police Chief’s Apology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown told The Associated Press on Saturday they were unmoved by the apology given by the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed …

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A Ferguson police officer is shot, but it’s not related to protesters

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Authorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white …

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Bigen: The Black Magic ‘Solution’ for Male Baldness

Bigen. Pronounced “Beijing.” Sounds almost magical. “Bigen Blackout.” That’s what the hood calls it. A mystical mix of chemicals whipped up and applied to hair, and like magic—or Magic …

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Video model drops her multi-million dollar suit against rapper 50 Cent

The rapper 50 Cent has a lot of money in the bank, but he also loves getting sued.   He was recently the target of an $11 million dollar lawsuit from a video model who felt that she’d defamed him.   But the suit …

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President Obama gives a black cop the day of his life

A man is being honored by President Obama for more than 20 years of service to his country.  The president recently met with Clarence Baugh, a man who has spent two decades clearing traffic for presidential motorcades …

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Families unable to pay burial costs for girls found dead in Florida

The deaths of two teen girls were tragic enough for the families involved.  What’s made matters worse is that apparently, plans were not made for their deaths and their families are now unable to afford to bury …

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HistoryMakers, Like Roz Abrams, Inspire Students With Stories of Achievement

When Roz Abrams started out in the early 1980s as a young broadcast journalist, she was mentored by the likes of pioneer Belva Davis, the first black television and radio journalist on the West Coast. As a result, …

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