Monthly Archives: July 2016

America ReFramed

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Hope is 30 years old and fighting to save her historic African American neighborhood from encroachment by an elite white fraternity, one known to fly a Confederate flag and hold an annual antebellum parade. On one block in Athens GA two communities steeped in history – one black, one white – strive to keep their respective legacies relevant in a changing American South, and the nation as a whole.

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Two Of Toya Wright’s Brothers Shot To Death In New Orleans

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We’ve got really bad news regarding reality TV star Toya Wright. Two of her brothers, Rudy and Josh Johnson, were shot to death early Sunday morning in New Orleans.

According to a NOLA.com report, the two men were discovered shortly after midnight Sunday inside a car near the corner of Pauger and North Miro streets in the city’s 7th Ward. Both had been shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, New Orleans police said. Less than an hour later, a man was shot to death in the Seabrook neighborhood of New Orleans East.

Police have not released any information about a motive or possible suspects in either fatal shooting.

Wright, a New Orleans native, is the ex-wife of Lil Wayne and is one of the stars of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars on We TV. She is also a musician, author and owner of a Magazine Street boutique.

Shortly after news broke about Wright’s brothers, several stars took to social media to pay their condolences.

K. Michelle tweeted a series of messages, writing, “I would DM u but we blocked each other long ago. I just received word of ur loss. Even though we’ve never met my heart hurts 4u. Nobody …read more      

Civil rights groups fight newsprint ban in Arkansas prisons – The Daily Progress

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The Daily Progress
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has banned inmates from receiving mailed newspaper clippings in what officials say is an attempt to restrict drug smuggling in its state prison system, but civil rights groups and journalists argue the new policy
Civil rights groups fighting newsprint ban in state prisonsKSPR

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Black Lives Matter banner vandalized in Wilmington – The News Journal

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The News Journal
A banner on private property in Wilmington supporting the Black Lives Matter movement was vandalized Friday night or Saturday morning but has since been replaced. The word “black” was cut out of a banner facing Concord Pike on the property of First …
Wilmington church responds to vandal cutting ‘Black’ from Black Lives Matter signPhillyVoice.com
Vandal Cuts ‘Black’ Out of ‘Black Lives Matter‘ Banner at Wilmington ChurchNBC 10 Philadelphia

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Black Lives Matter at front of Vancouver Dyke March – Globalnews.ca

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Sat, Jul 30: The Vancouver Dyke March attracted big crowds to Commercial Drive today and Black Lives Matter activists were at the front as Grand Marshalls. The movement called on Vancouver Police to withdraw from tomorrow’s Pride Parade. Nadia Stewart …
Black Lives Matter Vancouver joins Dyke March as other groups also sit out PrideCBC.ca
Black Lives Matter movement raising questions about LGBTQ rights: expertNews1130

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Black Lives Matter Movement Recruits Other People of Color: Report – The Root

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The Root
From the beginning, Black Lives Matter supporters have included protesters and activists of all races. In a recent campaign, people of color are turning to their own communities, and recruiting them to the BLM fight as well, reports the Associated Press.
Widening effort, Black Lives Matter supporters seek backing from other minoritiesFox News

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Civil rights groups fighting newsprint ban in state prisons – West Plains Daily Quill

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Civil rights groups fighting newsprint ban in state prisons
West Plains Daily Quill
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new policy banning newsprint clippings mailed to inmates is drawing criticism from civil rights groups who say the measure could infringe on the prisoners’ First Amendment rights to receive published materials. Arkansas …

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Wilmington church responds to vandal cutting ‘Black’ from Black Lives Matter sign – PhillyVoice.com

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PhillyVoice.com
Members of First Unitarian Church of Wilmington were dismayed and affronted by this weekend’s vandalism of a banner in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that we had displayed on church property along Concord Pike. The word “BLACK” was …
Vandal Cuts ‘Black’ Out of ‘Black Lives Matter‘ Banner at Wilmington ChurchNBC 10 Philadelphia

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