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Violence is ‘as American as cherry pie’

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the late 1960s, Black revolutionary H. Rap Brown, now known as Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, was often quoted as saying violence is “as American as cherry pie.” More than 40 years after the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) firebrand made that pronouncement, the numbers supports his assertion.
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Our children deserve better

Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. This belief inspired the first slave rebellion in 1663, when a new law dictated that children of African slaves would not be able to rise above the status of their parents. This belief led Linda Brown’s parents and the NAACP to defeat segregated schooling. And it is this belief that keeps education at the center of the modern-day movement for social justice.
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Nation, state need stricter gun laws

At least one state organization, a congressman and a mayor are calling for stricter gun laws in wake of the tragic massacre of 26 people – 20 of them children – that occurred in Connecticut. 
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NRA to comment on Newtown gun violence

In a press release today, The National Rifle Association (NRA), which is made up of four million members, said members "were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown."
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Occupy Homes MN rallies; occupies vacant house, Chuck D, Brother Ali protest foreclosures

Occupy Homes MN rallies; occupies vacant house, Chuck D, Brother Ali protest foreclosuresOne year after the Occupy Homes MN movement gained national attention in its fight to keep foreclosed residents in their homes, the group occupied a vacant property for a homeless man. 
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Occupy Homes MN rallies; occupies vacant house, Chuck D, Brother Ali protest foreclosures

Occupy Homes MN rallies; occupies vacant house, Chuck D, Brother Ali protest foreclosuresOne year after the Occupy Homes MN movement gained national attention in its fight to keep foreclosed residents in their homes, the group occupied a vacant property for a homeless man. 
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Leaders craft a ‘Black Agenda’ for President Obama

Leaders craft a ‘Black Agenda’ for President ObamaWASHINGTON (NNPA) – After a four-hour meeting of some the best minds in civil rights, business, education and the media, dozens of Black leaders from across the nation outlined a “Black agenda” that would be presented to President Barack Obama and Congress early next year.
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Leaders craft a ‘Black Agenda’ for President Obama

Leaders craft a ‘Black Agenda’ for President ObamaWASHINGTON (NNPA) – After a four-hour meeting of some the best minds in civil rights, business, education and the media, dozens of Black leaders from across the nation outlined a “Black agenda” that would be presented to President Barack Obama and Congress early next year.
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Millennial Jobs Report: Youth unemployment at 10.9 percent

Millennial Jobs Report: Youth unemployment at 10.9 percentFirst November jobs report after election reveals real opportunities remain scarce for Millennials
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Millennial Jobs Report: Youth unemployment at 10.9 percent

Millennial Jobs Report: Youth unemployment at 10.9 percentFirst November jobs report after election reveals real opportunities remain scarce for Millennials
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Volunteering among Americans hits five-year high, Minnesotans ranked fourth

Volunteering among Americans hits five-year high, Minnesotans ranked fourthWashington, D.C. – As the holiday season spotlights charitable contributions and acts of kindness, a new national study shows that Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, with the national volunteer rate reaching a five-year high.
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