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GoFundMe takes down Black man’s campaign

Although GoFundMe, the crowdfunding site, has no reservations about proudly announcing that hundreds and thousands of people have raised more than $1 billion from 16 million donors, it seems a bit reluctant to talk about a campaign it recently took down.

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Blacks still devastated by hurricane aftermath

An advisory from the White House Tuesday indicated that President Barack Obama will be in New Orleans Thursday for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the region.

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Brook Stephenson, emerging author, dead at 41

Many of Brook Stephenson’s countless friends learned too late of the gathering in his name Thursday at McNally Jackson Bookstore in lower Manhattan.

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Julian Bond, civil rights legend, dead at 75

With the passing of Julian Bond Saturday at age 75 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the flood of tributes and expressions of sentiments is a testament to his remarkable service, as are the numerous honors bestowed upon him as a warrior for justice and equality.

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RAILROADED: College Soccer Coach Seeks Justice

It’s all too real for Oral “Nick” Hillary, a former soccer star and coach, who faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Garrett Phillips, the son of Hillary’s ex-girlfriend Tandy Cyrus.

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Captain Hugh Mulzac, distinguished merchant marine and activist

It is always a pleasure when a reader wants to know something more about a person mentioned in the Classroom.

Mumia’s hepatitis C and lawsuit

During his long and debilitating incarceration, Mumia Abu-Jamal has learned a lot about the penal institution and the reforms necessary to improve the system.

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Schumer’s no nuke deal

The threat that Sen. Chuck Schumer will vote “no” on the Obama administration’s nuke deal with Iran has created alarm within the Democratic ranks.

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Mumia’s hepatitis C and lawsuit

During his long and debilitating incarceration, Mumia Abu-Jamal has learned a lot about the penal institution and the reforms necessary to improve the system.

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Biden’s bid?

If there’s an ounce of truth to rumors that Vice President Joe Biden is quietly meeting with folks who seem determined to draft him for another presidential run, then we will have to wait to see if it can be marinated into a pound of commitment.

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