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Obama appeals for ‘peace and calm’ in Ferguson

  EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday, Aug. 14, appealed for “peace and calm” on the streets of a St. Louis suburb besieged by violent clashes between police and crowds protesting the shooting death of an unarmed teenager. “I know emotions are raw right now in Ferguson and there are certainly passionate [...]

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Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

  FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, Aug. 13, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the [...]

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Wesley Snipes: ‘You can’t take life too seriously’

  LONDON (AP) — U.S. action star Wesley Snipes is back on the big screen for the first time since his release from prison as he joins Sylvester Stallone and the cast of “The Expendables 3.” Speaking ahead of the movie’s world premiere Monday, Snipes joked that Stallone had him in mind for the first [...]

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Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

  Gannett is splitting its broadcast and publishing business in two, joining other major media players in allowing fast growing TV and digital operations to operate more freely and not be weighed down by the declining newspaper business. The media company also announced Tuesday that it would take full ownership of Cars.com for $1.8 billion. [...]

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Public transit in Hampton Roads eyes major changes

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A light-rail train known as The Tide departs downtown Norfolk during the afternoon rush hour. It carries scores of passengers who want to avoid driving on the region’s notoriously congested roadways on their way back to VirginiaBeach, the state’s largest city. As the train zips alongside a gridlocked Interstate 264, it [...]

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Dems, GOP looking for black, minority turnout

  BOSTON (AP) — With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters — especially black voters who heavily supported President Barack Obama — to turn out and help them forestall a Republican takeover of Congress this November. Democrats are pushing hard and early to encourage black and Hispanic voters to show [...]

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NAACP to host 105th Annual National Convention in Las Vegas July 19-23

  Convention to Reflect on 50 Years of Civil Rights History and Highlight the Current Fight for Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Opportunity, Education Equality & More  (LAS VEGAS) –The NAACP announced it will host its 105th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV from July 19th – 23rd.  This year’s convention theme is “All [...]

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Spartan Echo wins top honors

  News, sports and online journalism take first place at 2013 awards ceremony (HOUSTON) — The Spartan Echo, the student newspaper of Norfolk State University, won 10 “Excellence in Journalism” awards for 2013 at the Black College Communication Association’s annual National HBCU Student News Media Conference in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 8. This is the highest award-winning year [...]

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