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President Obama’s Gun Safety Actions are Important to Communities of Color

Posted on 11 January 2016 by The Florida Star Online

President Obama’s recent actions to improve background checks on gun purchases are important steps in protecting Americans of all backgrounds from mass shootings. We should recognize, however, that mass shootings are a very small percentage of U.S. firearm homicides, and that the President’s actions also work to improve the quality of life in communities of color. TContinue Reading

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Longtime civil rights activist Ozell Sutton dead at 90

Posted on 24 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Ozell Sutton, a longtime civil rights activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died Saturday.
He was 90. Sutton was one of the first African-Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, a distinction that earned him a Congressional Gold Medal in 2012 from President Barack Obama.

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President Obama Marks 150th Anniversary Of Abolishment Of Slavery

Posted on 14 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

ct-obama-slavery-anniversary-20151209-001President Barack Obama says the 13th Amendment’s abolishment of slavery was freedom for all.
The president joined congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the ratification of the amendment to the Constitution. TContinue Reading

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Al Roker says an N.Y.C. Cab passed him to pick up a white man, files discrimination complaint

Posted on 02 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

al_rokerWeatherman Al Roker has filed an official complaint after he says he was passed by a New York City taxi that then picked up a white man. TContinue Reading

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Multi-Million Dollar Freddie Gray Settlement Revealed

Posted on 14 September 2015 by The Florida Star Online

freddie_gray A $6.4 million deal was approved by Baltimore officials to settle all civil claims in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, the man who died as a result of a spinal injury, allegedly during an arrest and being transported in a police van. His death sparked protests across the nation. TContinue Reading

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Hero’s Welcome for Anthony Sadler After French Terrorist Takedown

Posted on 01 September 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Anthony Sadler, greeted by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

Anthony Sadler, greeted by Sacramento
Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Florida/Georgia Star

The young Sacremento man who went to France as a tourist, returned as a hero for his part in tackling a would-be terrorist
aboard a crowded French train. He was travelling with two childhood friends – U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone, 23, and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, 22 – when they overpowered a man with weapons. TContinue Reading

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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Posted on 01 September 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104. TContinue Reading

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Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond dies at 75

Posted on 22 August 2015 by The Florida Star Online

j_bond2Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman who died Saturday, August 15 after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75. TContinue Reading

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SANDRA BLAND: Family to file lawsuit

Posted on 09 August 2015 by The Florida Star Online

080815_sandrablandBy Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star

The family of the Texas woman found dead in her jail cell three days after being arrested on a traffic violation are planning on suing, now that her death has been ruled a suicide by officials. TContinue Reading

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President Obama Meets Detroit’s Emma Didlake, Nation’s Oldest Veteran

Posted on 27 July 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Didlake's7_25President Barack Obama opened the Oval Office to a 110-year-old Detroit woman believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran on July 17, 2015. TContinue Reading

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