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NO INDICTMENT!

NO INDICTMENT!

NO INDICTMENT!

David A. Lieb

Associated Press

FERGUSON, Missouri — A grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, African-American 18-year-ol

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
  • Category: National

The 5 best states for African-American People

The 5 best states for African-American People

America isn’t an easy country.

If you fall down, you’ll mostly get a lot of people trying not to make eye contact with you as you panhandle on the street. The fall can be even harsher if you’re African American—when your time on the street probably came with a stint in prison. But it’s not all doom and gloom for every black person in America. In fact, quite a few of us are doing pretty awesome despite a little problem like “institutionalized racism.” Why are many African

Americans doing better? It could come down to one word.

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  • Written by Danielle C. Belton-The Root
  • Category: National

Taking the Ferguson case to the United Nations

Taking the Ferguson case to the United Nations

Ferguson to Geneva delegation says the United States should be “outed” for a “backyard” that “is not clean.”

Taking the Ferguson case to the United Nations

by Jazelle Hunt

NNPA News Service

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
  • Category: National

St. Louis churches offer safe spaces, clergy train in ‘de-escalation’

St. Louis churches offer safe spaces, clergy train in ‘de-escalation’

Churches throughout the St. Louis region will offer “safe spaces” following the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Clergy are among those who are readying the community for what many are expecting to be a non-indictment of Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown Jr. on August 9 – and the unrest that is also expected to ensue.

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  • Written by Kenya Vaughn, Bridjes O’Neil and Sandra Jordan-Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American
  • Category: National

Obama’s step-grandmother in U.S. to promote schools

Obama’s step-grandmother in U.S. to promote schools

UNITED NATIONS — Barack Obamas 94-year-old step-grandmother is in the United States this week to promote her dream of a modern education and health complex in the western Kenyan village where the president's father was raised and is buried — and hopes to see the president again.

Sarah Obama, who was married to the president's late grandfather, said in an interview through an interpreter on Monday that she had "a vision" sitting under her favorite mango tree in the tiny village of Kogelo in 2013 of a legacy that would continue her work helping children and live on long after she is gone.

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  • Written by Edith M. Lederer-Associated Press
  • Category: National

2016 contest overshadows GOP governors meeting

2016 contest overshadows GOP governors meeting

BOCA RATON, Fla. — No fewer than a half-dozen potential presidential candidates are gathering in Florida as the Republican Governors Association prepares to select its next leader.

The organization's annual conference began Wednesday in a luxury oceanside resort where the nation's Republican governors are celebrating their party's recent success in the midterm elections while privately jockeying for position as the 2016 presidential contest looms.

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  • Written by Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin-Associated Press
  • Category: National

SCLC president joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effort

SCLC president joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effort

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is poised for a major role in bringing international peace and equality with the recent signing of a historic proclamation with world leaders in Berlin.

Charles Steele Jr., president of the Atlanta-based organization, presented the proclamation and secured support during a summit in Berlin Nov. 8-9 commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. Steele, who was the only American participating in that summit, also met with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who agreed to serve as the international chairman of the SCLC’s Global Roundtable on Peace, an initiative that expands the international work Dr. Martin Luther King launched before his death.

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  • Written by Sherrel Wheeler Stewart-Special to the NNPA
  • Category: National