Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed
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Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed

by T’ney Stallings The United States has the highest rate of incarcerated juveniles verses other nations. According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, about 70,000 juvenile criminal offenders live in detention facilities and about 68 percent are racial minorities. For every 100,000 African American juveniles in the United States, 521 are in a residential facility, … Continue reading

Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial
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Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

  BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring younger brother who only followed directions given by his older, radicalized brother? Or was he a … Continue reading

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Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die

  ROME (AP) — In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. The rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships, saved 941 people in seven separate … Continue reading

Latest gay marriage ruling creates confusion in Alabama
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Latest gay marriage ruling creates confusion in Alabama

  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as probate judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court’s ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge’s earlier order to issue licenses. At least one probate office — in Mobile County, one of the state’s … Continue reading

AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement
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AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful Appropriations Committee, will not run for re-election, Democratic officials say. The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat, now in her fifth term, is set to make a statement at … Continue reading

Va. Senate defeats bill to deny immigrants in-state tuition
Education / Politics / Virginia

Va. Senate defeats bill to deny immigrants in-state tuition

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An effort to deny in-state college tuition rates to some immigrants has been narrowly defeated in the Virginia Senate. Introduced by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County, it was rejected 20-19 Tuesday, largely along party lines in the Republican-controlled chamber. One Republican, Sen. John Watkins of Powhatan County, voted with … Continue reading

TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity
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TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. “I saw ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and thought, ‘What part of New York is this?’” recalled Barris, who is black. “It’s not … Continue reading