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January 3rd, 2013
Written by Jack Elliott Jr... in Latest News, Our Daily Walk with 0 Comments
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A sixth man has pleaded guilty in connection with racially motivated attacks by young whites against blacks in Jackson. Joseph Paul Dominick, 21, of Brandon pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit a hate crime. He faces up to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves will sentence him later. Prosecutors say that starting about April 2011, the group...
January 3rd, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) - A veteran suburban Chicago police officer alleges two fellow officers at the Elgin Police Department used racial slurs and made jokes about the Ku Klux Klan, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week. Officer Phillipp Brown, who is black, claims the comments and actions of two white officers contributed to "creating and perpetuating a hostile work environment." Attorneys for...
January 3rd, 2013
Written by Martha Waggoner... in Latest News, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue issued pardons Monday to the Wilmington 10, a group wrongly convicted 40 years ago in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution that led to accusations that the state was holding political prisoners. Perdue issued pardons of innocence Monday for the nine black men and one white woman who received prison sentences totaling nearly 300...
January 2nd, 2013
Written by Tim Reynolds -A... in Common Ties That Bind, Latest News with 0 Comments
Diversity is the theme of this season's U.S. women's bobsled roster. The nine-person team includes an Olympic sprinting gold medalist, an elite hurdler with more than 300,000 Twitter followers four other athletes with extensive track and field backgrounds, a personal trainer, a volleyball player, and a softball shortstop. They come from California to New Jersey, to Georgia, to Illinois. Also,...
January 2nd, 2013
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The country's largest rural, nonprofit hospital system is hiring two traditional Native American healers to train medical staff in the Dakotas and Minnesota in an effort to better serve the American Indian patient population. Sanford Health is in the process of hiring a Lakota/Dakota and an Ojibwe to serve as consultants as part of a three-year $12 million Center for...

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