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MOVE member granted parole after almost four decades

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After serving 39 years and ten months, Debbie Sims Africa, 61, one of the remaining incarcerated members of the MOVE organization, known as the MOVE 9, has been released on parole.

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A seat at the table: An interview with emcee-turned-political candidate, Dupré Kelly

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A Newark, New Jersey hip hop artist from the Golden Age of Hip Hop takes on politics as a candidate in the fiercely competitive Council-At-Large position in the upcoming May 8 elections.

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Thoughts on Alabama

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Three generations ago, blacks in Birmingham boycotted public transportation due to its segregation laws, and more so, the sadistic way in which whites regulated African Americans under Jim Crow rule.

Still, the spirits of four black girls whose lives were taken in the 16th Street Baptist Church Birmingham bombing, haunt the city.

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Bipartisanship plans for governors elect of Alabama, Virginia

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The historic Democrat gubernatorial wins in Alabama and Virginia, now have supporters somewhat confused about the political leanings of Doug Jones and Ralph Northam.

Not even sworn in, Jones and Northam raise alarm in speaking on future strategies, in recent interview.

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Updated: popular senator resigns

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U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) announces Thursday, December 7 that he will resign.

He was asked to step down amid sexual misconduct allegations. Democrats and Republicans call for his resignation. 35 senators, most of them Democrats and women, and the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (Tom Perez) call for him to step down. Recently, eight women detailed Franken’s inappropriate actions before and after winning a Senate seat in Minnesota’s 2009 elections. He is married with two children.

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Conyers contemplates resignation

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Days after US Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) stepped down as ranking member of House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation, he released a statement via his attorney saying that he will announce his future in politics due to health concerns.

The move follows Nancy Pelosi and other high ranking Democrats and Republicans asking him to step down from recent allegations from former aides of sexual misconduct. Additionally, it came out that he misused office funds to pay for a monetary settlement from a complaint of a former female staffer.

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Flynn sings like a bird, Mueller stings like a bee

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Briefly serving as national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, Michael Flynn plead guilty for lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with Russia’s ambassador on matters regarding Israel. He enters into a please, agreeing to cooperate with authorities.

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A seat at the table: NABJ and the Omarosa Manigault-Newman show

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It is almost one in the morning in humid New Orleans, and I am so troubled that sleep is difficult. Earlier in the day, I left the W.E.B. DuBois annual plenary given by the National Association of Black Journalists (at its conference) in profound sadness and rage.

Somehow, somewhere, some way, a needed dialogue on dismantling the deeply troubled relationship between the black community and law enforcement transformed into the Omarosa Manigault-Newman show.

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