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Editorial: Will Black Lives Still Matter in ’15?

    Editorial: Will Black Lives Still Matter in ’15?

“Hands Up,” “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe” have become ubiquitous, a rallying cry for legions disheartened and dismayed by excessive police violence and society’s willingness to turn a

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Editorial: Letters to the Editor

    Editorial: Letters to the Editor

More vigilance needed to stop underage drinking To the Editor: Many people say that they discourage underage drinking, but does everyone? Why do so many underage drinkers die every year?

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Gary and Hawkins lift the spirits of breakfast-goers

    Gary and Hawkins lift the spirits of breakfast-goers

(pictured above: Willie Gary addresses the crowd.) The more than 1,400 attendees at Monday morning’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast were prodded to adopt the late civil rights leader’s

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Jealous decries nation’s culture of incarceration

    Jealous decries nation’s culture of incarceration

(pictured above: Ben Jealous delivers his address.) Like a plane that is rapidly losing altitude, America will fall if her people do not learn to embrace equality, according to former NAACP

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Black Leader’s Wish List

During the first week of President Obama’s second term, I joined a coalition of civil rights leaders in Washington, D.C.

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