Gunman looking to kill Blacks murders three in Jacksonville

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By Frederick H. Lowe A White gunman with swastikas painted on his Glock pistol and on his AR-15 rifle, who wanted to kill “Niggers,†shot and killed two Black men and one Black woman in a racially motivated shooting Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. During a Sunday news conference, Sheriff T. K. Waters identified the shooter…

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Back-to-Schoolers Face Teacher Shortages, Polarization and Learning Gaps

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By Selen Ozturk At an Aug. 18 EMS briefing, teachers and education officials discussed three challenges K-12 students face as they head back to school: teacher shortages, polarized curricula, and pandemic-era learning gaps. K-12 students returning to school this month face teacher shortages, pitched battles over curricula, and pandemic-era learning gaps, teachers and education officials explained…

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Former leader of Black Voices for Trump remains in jail

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Harrison Floyd, former leader of the Black Voices for Trump, will remain in Fulton County Jail for the foreseeable future after claiming he could not afford an attorney. “An attorney would cost $40,000 to $100,000. I can’t afford it,” Harrison told Judge Emily Richardson.  Harrison requested a public defender but he didn’t qualify to be…

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Yevgeny Prigzhin dies in an airplane crash

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Yevgeny Prigzhin, 62, who led an armed rebellion in June against Moscow, but turned back within 125 miles of the capital, was killed in an airplane crash Wednesday with ten people aboard. The plane was an Embraer Legacy 600 jet, according to the passenger list. The Pentagon said Thursday that initial intelligence indicates that the…

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Republican senator alleges the Fulton County District Attorney is persecuting Donald Trump

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A Republican state senator has called for a special session of the Georgia Legislature to investigate Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who charged former President Trump and 18 others this week with attempting to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results. State Sen. Colton Moore, who represents the northwest corner of Georgia, said Willis’s’ political persecution of…

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Willie McLaurin is kicked out as head of the Southern Baptist Convention

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Southern Baptist Convention leader Willie McLaurin has resigned as interim executive president and CEO of the denomination’s executive commission after he lied his resume.  McLaurin claimed he earned degrees from North Carolina Central University, Duke University Divinity School, and Hood Theological Seminary. He never obtained a degree from any of the schools mentioned. He was…

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Trump indicted on 10 counts

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A federal Grand Jury in Atlanta has indicted former President D. Trump for attempting to overturn the 2020 election.  The Grand Jury grand jury returned an indictment on 10 counts Monday night after hearing from witnesses earlier in the day as to whether former president Donald Trump and his associates broke the law when they sought…

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Turning the other cheek has had its day

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Turn the other cheek, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to urge Black men and Black women to do when they were slapped and beaten by Whites. This directive came to a screeching halt after Black men kicked and beat White men in Montgomery, Alabama, last week after they attacked a Black man who was…

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