223 Arrested in Third Night of California Protests

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BERKELEY (AP) — The California Highway Patrol will deploy 80 percent of its available staff to monitor a protest planned for Tuesday night in Berkeley, an official said. Ernie Sanchez, assistant chief of the CHP’s Golden Gate Division, said the agency will also ask the Alameda County district attorney’s office to increase bails and charges, […]

OCT. 15: The Date Malik Saunders Got Married — And Nearly Died

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CARMICHAEL — This past fall, talented local poet Malik “Mista Malik” Saunders did something significant 10 years to the date that he was in a life-threatening automobile accident. Saunders married Adriana Diaz in front of his family and hers at Mercy San Juan Hospital. The marriage ceremony is in stark contrast to Saunders’ condition a […]

DERRELL BRADFORD: Parental Choice in Education is The Answer

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OPINION – When I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the mid 90’s, I moved to New York City. And I did what most young folks did them: found the cheapest apartment I could afford in the nicest neighborhood possible. That place was a first-floor front studio near Central Park. The block was lovely, […]

AUBRY STONE: Affordable Care Act: The Entrepreneurial Effect

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OPINION – American businesses lost $576 billion in wages last year due to employee sickness. When a person’s health causes them to miss work days, it has a direct effect on the ability of the business to perform at its optimal level of operation. People are a business’s greatest asset and if a business does […]

Protests Erupt as New York Cop Cleared in Chokehold Death; Feds to Investigate

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NEW YORK (AP) – A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed Black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers who likened the case to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. As the demonstrations mounted, […]

Political Activist Angela Davis Speaks in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Angela Davis still commands attention. The outspoken political activist has sold out an area appearance. Ms. Davis will speak locally on Friday, December 5 as part of the Bob & Dorrie Moon Lecture Series, hosted by the St.Mark’s United Methodist Church. The Moon Lecture Series showcases contemporary insights from dynamic speakers and progressive […]

Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. The former four-term mayor will long be remembered […]

Obama Spurns GOP With Expansive Immigration Orders

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration […]

NBC Scraps Cosby Project and TV Land Pulls ‘Cosby Show’ From Lineup Amid Assault Allegations

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NEW YORK (AP) – NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom “is […]

Obama: US Needs to Bring Schools into 21st Century

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually every student within a few years to help American children compete with counterparts in countries that already use technology to help them learn. “One of the things we also need to do […]