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Nia Long joins Obama 2012 GOTV efforts

Nia Long joins Obama 2012 GOTV efforts

With most national polls showing a tight race between Pres. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign wants to make sure there is heavy voter turnout within his base.

A strong part of Pres. Obama’s base is within the African-American community. In 2008, 96 percent of African-Americans cast their votes for Pres. Obama in the historic election. In that election, voter turnout among African-Americans was up four percent from 2004 and the Obama campaign is working to insure the same enthusiasm for the president’s re-election bid.

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Supreme Court update

The Supreme Court issued two decisions, holding that:

•    The Sixth Circuit improperly granted habeas relief by failing to apply the deferential standard of review required by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. Parker v. Matthews, (No. 11-845). Read more.

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Prosecutorial Discretion: A Statistical Analysis

Washington D.C. - In August 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would review more than 300,000 pending removal proceedings to identify low-priority cases meriting favorable exercises of prosecutorial discretion. The initiative was officially launched in November 2011 and is expected to continue for much of 2012. To date, DHS has released statistics on three occasions measuring the progress of the initiative.

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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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