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August 21, 2014

Eric Holder Hears From The People Of Ferguson Face To Face

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FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the “eyes of the nation and the world” are on this small suburb of St. Louis where an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by police earlier this month. The issues raised by Michael Brown’s death, Holder said, have simmered “beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.” Before a larger meeting at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley, the…

Kevin Hart gets engaged during ex-wife’s new reality show

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Kevin Hart has just got engaged to his long-term girlfriend, Eniko Parrish. The comedic actor popped the question during his lady’s 30th birthday bash Monday evening. In a video clip that captures the big moment, the funnyman took to a microphone to make his surprise proposal. “Which is why on this perfect day, I chose to make the most perfect decision,” he gushed before getting down on bended knee to present Parrish…

U.S. Attempted And Failed To Rescue American Hostages In Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday. Officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. But the several dozen…

Chris Christie Tells Area Woman Who’s The Boss, Gets Defensive About Use Of Springsteen Music

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While responding to a constituent’s questions about his use of Bruce Springsteen’s music, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) seems to have taken the words of The Boss to heart: “No retreat, baby, no surrender.” At a town hall on Tuesday, participant Sandy Booket said she heard that Springsteen asked Christie to stop playing his music because the rock icon, who was born in New Jersey, disagrees with the governor’s…

How Atlantic City’s promise failed its black community

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Atlantic City apparently didn’t see it coming. Thirty-five years ago, when the first of the casinos began to dot the boardwalk, there was a virtual monopoly in casino gaming in the region. There also appeared to be no voice from the black community surrounding the inception and subsequent failure of the gambling industry in Atlantic City. There was no champion to assure that the benefits of the cash flowing from the…

Justice for Michael Brown means different things to different people

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FERGUSON, Missouri – Some members of the Ferguson community believe it’s a mix of both local residents and people from out of town “destroying their neighborhood.” Several stores in the St. Louis suburb are boarded up because looters have destroyed doors and windows, in addition to stealing everything their hands could hold. It’s been more than a week since Ferguson teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed, following an alleged “altercation” with Darren Wilson….