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Vice President Joe Biden to address NABJ at annual convention

Vice President Joe Biden to address NABJ at annual convention


Vice President Joe Biden will address members of the National Association of Black Journalists, (NABJ) at the 37th Annual NABJ Convention & Career Fair on Wednesday, June 20, the first day of the five-day gathering in New Orleans, La.

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National Conference of Black Mayors challenges local leaders in US and the diaspora to become agents of change

National Conference of Black Mayors challenges local leaders in US and the diaspora to become agents of change

The National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) concluded its 38th Annual Convention on Sunday, June 3, wrapping up four days of dialogue and planning around policy and social issues of relevance to municipalities of color throughout the U.S. and the Diaspora. The convention served as a renewed call to action for participants, as mayors actively seek ways to advance their communities during this time of economic recovery.

Dr. Cornel West, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, television personality Tavis Smiley

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IRAQI KURDISTAN: A visit to the Iranian Consulate

IRAQI KURDISTAN: A visit to the Iranian Consulate

CPTnet
14 June 2012

House in Pshdar district destroyed in 2009 bombing raid

Christian Peacemaker Teams-Iraqi Kurdistan accepted an invitation to the Iranian Consulate in Sulaimani on 22 May. They brought with them the team’s latest report, Disrupted Lives: the effects of cross-border attacks by Turkey and Iran on Kurdish villages.

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Obama for America Releases New Television Advertisement: “Number One”

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Trayvon Martin’s Killer Back in Jail: George Zimmerman and wife lied about finances

Trayvon Martin’s Killer Back in Jail: George Zimmerman and wife lied about finances

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After having his bond revoked by a judge who wonders whether he was deliberately misled by George Zimmerman and his wife, the admitted killer of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin remains confined to his cell  in the Polk County Correctional Facility in Sanford, Fla. this week facing serious credibility issues that could impact the outcome of his future trial.

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Obama for America Releases New Television Advertisement: “Jobs”

CHICAGO, IL -- Obama for America today released a new television advertisement called “Jobs” that asks Americans to join the President in calling on Congress to pass his commonsense bipartisan plan to create jobs now as we continue to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and rebuild an economy that's meant to last.

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Rybak, Glidden call on housing lenders to take responsibility for foreclosure impacts

Mayor R.T. Rybak and Council Member Elizabeth Glidden issued a joint statement calling on housing lenders to take responsibility for foreclosure impacts.

“It has become sadly too common for us to see our neighbors losing their homes.  This human tragedy is made worse when we forget the effect on families who feel lost in a sea of confusing red tape and bureaucratic hurdles.

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Media’s portrayal of Black youths contributes to racial tension

Media’s portrayal of Black youths contributes to racial tension

Special to the NNPA News Service
From Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Mainstream media often portray African-American youths, especially Black men and boys, as criminals, crime victims and predators. These stereotypes, according to social justice advocates, can create a racially-charged atmosphere that results in violence such as the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

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The Latin American Left: A work in progress

The Latin American Left: A work in progress

When Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recently expropriated the Spanish oil company YPF, condemnation quickly blared out from the usual quarters. In a subsequent piece for the Washington Post, Juan Forero declared that the Latin American “radical left” is at a “crossroads,” and rounded up a posse of commentators to articulate some fairly predictable claims. Arturo Porzecanski, an Uruguayan economist at American University, asserted that “Populism is running out of gas in Latin America.”

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Popular talk show host embraces legalization of drugs as an option Says it would ease violence, killing of Black youth

 Popular talk show host embraces legalization of drugs as an option Says it would ease violence, killing of Black youth

Friday, May 18th at Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a Town Hall Meeting on the "War on Drugs" and its devastating impact on Black communities. Nationally syndicated talk show host Warren Ballentine, Keynote Presenter for the event, told an attentive audience that "it's time to consider legalization to take the profit out of the drug traffic and stop the violence and killing in our communities." Ballentine's comments came after listening to a panel of local and national drug policy analysts and policy reform advocates detail the damaging effects of the War on Drugs and racially biased criminal justice policies on Black neighborhoods. The panel was moderated by Attorney Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations. 

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From Fingerprints to DNA: Biometric Data Collection in U.S. Immigrant Communities and Beyond

Washington D.C. - Today, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) release From Fingerprints to DNA: Biometric Data Collection in U.S. Immigrant Communities and Beyond by Jennifer Lynch. The paper outlines the current state of U.S. government collection of biometric information and the problems that could arise from these growing databases of records.  It also points out how immigrant communities are immediately affected by the way this data is collected, stored, and shared.

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