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Support normalizing relations with Cuba
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Support normalizing relations with Cuba

[caption id="attachment_22735" align="alignleft"]canstockphoto16859882canstockphoto[/caption]President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout Black America. It is in the economic, cultural and political interests of 42.7 million Black Americans across the United States to focus on the new emerging opportunities to strengthen relationships with the people and government of the Republic of Cuba.

Why Blacks should support immigration reform
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Why Blacks should support immigration reform

[caption id="attachment_22456" align="alignleft"]immigrationwinningatlaw.com[/caption]As I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his “controversial” Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave his courageous sermon in opposition to the Vietnam War. Even some of the supporters of Dr. King questioned his theological audacity to link civil rights injustice in the United States to human rights injustice in Vietnam.

The legacy of Marcus Garvey
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The legacy of Marcus Garvey

[caption id="attachment_22405" align="alignleft"]marcus-garveyatlantablackstar.com[/caption]This year marks the 100 anniversary of the founding of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey. I believe it is important for all people, especially for 45 million Black Americans, to remember the leadership and legacy of Marcus Garvey.

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life
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Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

[caption id="attachment_21982" align="alignleft"]stockvault-hands-from-prison148741stockvault.net[/caption]Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, fatal shooting of Davis.

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