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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Says Killer Got Away with Murder

    Trayvon Martin’s Mother Says Killer Got Away with Murder

JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she’s disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime

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Justice Dept.: No Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin Death

    Justice Dept.: No Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin Death

JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager,

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Exclusive: Dean Smith’s Pardon Letter for Wilmington Ten Revealed

    Exclusive: Dean Smith’s Pardon Letter for Wilmington Ten Revealed

by Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from The Carolinian Newspaper This week, as the world mourns the passing of legendary UNC Tar Heel Head Basketball Coach Dean Smith, he

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NYC Mayor Takes New Tack After Latest Grand Jury Decision

    NYC Mayor Takes New Tack After Latest Grand Jury Decision

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were black men killed by New York City police officers. Although both deaths provoked anger in the

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Justice Department ‘Seriously Examining’ Ferguson Race Case

  Justice Department ‘Seriously Examining’ Ferguson Race Case

(Above:  AP/Chris Lee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch– People protest as tear gas canisters detonate around them on Wednesday, in Ferguson, Mo. )

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Holder Argues for Success of Drug Sentencing Policies

  Holder Argues for Success of Drug Sentencing Policies

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are changing the way drug defendants are charged and punished, Attorney

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St. Louis Officer Under Fire for Turning Off Dashcam Video During Arrest

  St. Louis Officer Under Fire for Turning Off Dashcam Video During Arrest

(CNN) – A St. Louis man has filed a lawsuit alleging excessive force in a case that involves an officer

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Black Press called ‘essential’ to future

  Black Press called ‘essential’ to future

(Above: Photo by Ann Ragland, NNPA From left to right: NNPA Convention Co-Chair Terry Jones; NNPA President Benjamin F. Chavis,

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Attorney: Friend, not partner, found Bobbi Kristina Brown face-down in tub

  Attorney: Friend, not partner, found Bobbi Kristina Brown face-down in tub

In photo: In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at

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Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

  Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

In photo: Investigators look over the aftermath of a homemade explosive, which was placed need the Colorado Springs chapter of

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