Services for Gerry Gilliam, longtime DFW business and community leader is Saturday Aug. 22

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The family has announced the homegoing celebration for Gerry Gilliam, a longtime leader in the business and community is Saturday, Aug. 22. Gerry was born in Joanna, South Carolina, and lived in Texas for over thirty years. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina where he pledged Omega [...]

Attorney General Eric Holder discusses mistrust of Ferguson youth

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Below are excerpts of the AG’s remarks to the meeting earlier today at St. Louis Community College. “The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now. The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to [...]

Will Attorney General Eric Holder pursue a civil case against Michael Brown’s killer?

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, New America Media Attorney General Eric Holder has a compelling federal case in the Michael Brown killing if he decides to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson. He’s certainly taken almost unprecedented lightning fast first steps in that direction. He’s got a phalanx of FBI agents assigned to the [...]

2 Black men per week are killed by a cop in America

Howard University students join the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement in memory of Michael Brown

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old [...]

Governor Perry booked in Travis County on two federal charges

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AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, turned himself in amid the cheers of supporters at the Travis County Courthouse on Tuesday to face two felony counts of abuse of power. He was not a contrite defendant. “I believe in the rule of law,” he told the crowd. “We will prevail.,” [...]

Popular Channel 11 Morning Anchor Fired Following Aspen Arrest

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CBS 11 early morning anchorman Brendan Higgins had a good time in Aspen, Colorado while on vacation recently. Judging from his mugshot – too much of a good time. Although he issued an apology to all involved – word came down today that he was fired. Personally I liked him to the point I had [...]

Carrollton will continue spraying weather permitting following positive WNV test results

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Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed the third mosquito trap testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Carrollton. The trap was collected from the mosquito management area 5B, which is located between Old Denton Road, Whitlock Lane, Josey Lane, and President George Bush Turnpike.  This area can be viewed in greater [...]

The Valder Beebe Show’s new season will feature interview with the Braxtons

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The new cable TV season for the Valder Beebe Show will feature celebrities from network TV for summer debut shows and cable’s new season. The Braxton Sisters are Back is touted as “Guilty Pleasure Gold” by Entertainment Weekly, Braxton Family Values begins its fourth season on WE tv beginning August. However, the sisters’ lifelong dream [...]

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