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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Tributes have continued to pour in for the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who announced on July 14 his retirement as President and CEO of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the influential civil rights organization he started decades ago to carry on the struggle for equality and justice that ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux Twenty-four people are running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. From where I sit, at least half of them are only running for exposure, for the Vice-Presidential nod, for Cabinet secretary, to push a platform, or to simply be seen. Their ambitions have made the process turgid and ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contradictory, overly rehearsed and simply not believable – those were just a few adjectives jurors in the Laquan McDonald murder trial used after finding former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times in Oct. 2014 and, although McDonald, 17, was ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson turned 77 on October 8. Nobody has led a more storied life. He first took a public stand for civil rights when he was just a kid attempting to use the library in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. His activism brought him to the attention of Dr. ...