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Community activist reacts after police defuse student gun incident at Lincoln High – NBC 7 San Diego

A 16-year-old Lincoln High School student could face charges for bringing a ghost gun and ammunition to school, officials said. The unidentified student was carried on a stretcher and taken by ambulance for medical examination after San Diego police shot him with a bean bag. The school was closed on Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. […]

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Respecting Claremore’s African-American Community Matron: Oletha Bennett | News

Oletha Bennett was an influential Christian who lived in Claremore in the last century. While researching the story of this highly esteemed African-American matron, Paula Davis, co-ordinator of the Claremore History Museum, graciously put me in touch with Cora Brown Ross, a woman who knew Ms. Bennett well. Cora delightfully shared fond memories that gave […]

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Berkeley Community Responds to California Supreme Court Decision on Enrollment Cap

The UC Berkeley community reacted with mixed emotions to Thursday’s California Supreme Court ruling limiting on-campus enrollment — mostly of nonresident students — to 2020-21 numbers. As a result of this decision, the campus will have to reduce in-person enrollment for fall 2022 by 2,629 students, a decrease from the previous estimate of 3,050. However, […]

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Jeffrey Pepper Tops Farhat for 15th District State House Nomination

Democrat Jeffrey Pepper prevailed in the party’s nomination race for the vacant seat of state representative from the 15th district. Pepper, 69, won 56% of the vote with 3,590, while his opponent, Alabas Farhat, won 2,778 votes. “The 15th District has spoken,” Pepper said when the results were announced. “Thank you to everyone who supported […]

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Remembering the 1970 Jackson State shooting

On the first day of Black History Month, more than a dozen historically black colleges and universities across the country received bomb threatsinserting a wave of hate into a time meant for reflection and celebration. “It’s not really surprising to me just because how many events have we seen happen in places where black people […]

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CT children have the opportunity to learn about the state’s legal system through a virtual program

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – Children in Connecticut have a unique opportunity to learn about the state’s legal system and various social justice issues. This is done interactively through the Kids Court Academy program. “It really teaches you a lot and shows you what you know about the law,” said Saige Edwards. Saige is in fifth […]

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HRCAP Announces Winners of Annual Community Builders Award

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP) has announced the winners of the annual Community Builder Awards. The awards are a fundraiser designed to support the organization’s various programs that impact more than 12,000 students, families and customers across Hampton Roads. The in-person event will take place at the Newport […]

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Two Central Oregon Students Among 11 Qualify for Poetry Out Loud State Contest

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Two central Oregon high schoolers, Cecily Cooper of Crook County HS and Mariah Reynolds of Redmond HS, are among 11 students from across the state who have won their Poetry Out Loud contests. school and will compete for the state championship at the 2022 Oregon Virtual Poetry Out Loud State Contest […]

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Muralist Henry Luke brings community stories into public art

by Amanda Ong Muralist Henry Luke (they/them) has murals lining the streets of cities in Seattle; Oaxaca, Mexico; and Manila, Philippines. Luke is deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest; they grew up in Madison Valley in the early 2000s and their parents grew up in Mount Baker. They have been painting murals since 2013 and […]

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Oakland community fights school closures and cutbacks – Workers World

Oakland, California Teachers, parents, students, education workers and community activists are launching a multifaceted campaign to end school closures that have been mandated by the Oakland School Board and the Oakland Unified School District. ‘Oaklands. All last-minute attempts to block or postpone school board shutdown actions have failed, leaving mass organizing, recall efforts and a […]

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Israeli Activist Addresses Community – The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Israeli actress, activist and author Noa Tishby spoke at Community Flex Time about her book, “Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth,” and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on February 25. Dror Yaron, Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies moderated the event organized by the Jewish Family Alliance (JFA) and the Jewish […]

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A community activist is remembered – Queen Anne & Magnolia News

It would be hard to find many people still invested in community activism or musical performance beyond the age of 85. It would be harder to find someone involved in both. But that’s exactly what the late James “Jim” Thomas Smith accomplished. Smith, who died on January 25 at 93, was a longtime community figure […]

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Goziem Nwafor Creates Spaces of Unity and Safety for African Americans – The Oracle

Guided by the rules of his own saying to bring “Afrocentricity to the neighborhood”, Goziem Nwafor follows the ideologies of Pan-Africanism in hopes of uniting and creating safe spaces for African Americans. SPECIAL AT THE ORACLE From an early age, Goziem Nwafor devoutly watched the show “Static Shock,” which featured a black crime-fighting superhero. As […]

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Local activists share the same passion, generations apart | 4 Your community

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – One began nearly 6 decades ago, while the other is currently embracing its intensity. They are both black women, separated by generations of passionate civil rights activists. In honor of Black History Month, we took a closer look at their journeys and found that over the years the fight for change […]

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Across the Bridge: Alabama Dem Carry Torch for Ballot Bill

FILE – Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., center, with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, join fellow Democrats at a press conference to discuss their priorities as they will assume a majority in the 116th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 30, 2018. Democratic Rep. Selma Rural’s trip to the halls of Congress offers a stark […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series

Yamiche Alcindor, left hosts Glenn Rice in conversation for the upcoming MLK Jr. Speaker Series. Johnson County Library is honored to partner with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Division of Diversity and Inclusion for their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series, featuring Yamiche Alcindor with host Glenn Rice. The lecture series honors Martin Luther […]

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Philadelphia fire company suspended for mocking police killing of Fanta Bility, using slurs, officials say

Members of the Briarcliffe Fire Company are accused of using the n-word and other racial slurs towards firefighters at Darby Township Station 4, the township’s third volunteer fire station. Some members joked that it was “time to leave” the area because more black people were moving there, according to audio released by community organization Delco […]

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Former mayoral candidate Karen DuBois-Walton ’89 takes over as BOE state chair

A longtime New Haven official takes on a new role as State BOE chairman at a time of monumental change. Yash Roy February 08, 2022 at 01:46 Staff reporter Nat Kerman, collaborating photographer Governor Ned Lamont announced Friday that Karen DuBois-Walton ’89, a former New Haven mayoral candidate and chair of the city’s housing authority, […]

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🌱 Quarterback Local Transfers + Community Activist Obituary

Hey, neighbors! Nicole Fallon-Peek here with a brand new Cedar Park-Leander Daily. First, today’s weather forecast: Rather sunny and cool. High: 54 Low: 31. Here are today’s top 3 stories at Cedar Park-Leander: Jim Lindleywho served 45 years as General Counsel of the Board of Trustees and in many other capacities at Central Texas College, […]

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Helen Witton Gjessing, scientist, professor, and environmental and community activist

Helen Witton Gjessing, scientist, professor, and environmental and community activist Helen Witton Gjessing died on January 29, 2022 in Shelburne, Vermont. She is survived by her sons Erland (Jonathan) Gjessing and Eric Kirchoff, her daughter Catherine Gjessing, her brother David Witton and his wife Irene, her daughter-in-law Ilsa Kirchoff, and the extended family of James […]

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Cocoa and Rockledge will pay tribute to community legend Dick Blake

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida. – For decades, Dick Blake remained a larger-than-life figure who touched countless lives along the Space Coast through his coaching work and activism in civil rights, education and politics. Now, the former Rockledge board member is set to be honored during Black History Month with proclamations from Cocoa and Rockledge officials, according […]

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WITNESS-What I learned from photographing the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Top countries

(Reuters) – My earliest memories of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu come from newspaper clippings and video recordings of foreign news reports smuggled into South Africa by dissidents to evade censorship. As an activist allied with the African National Congress, the Archbishop was banned from the heavily controlled white minority government media. In the smuggled tapes, […]

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Warren activist, community leader turns 90 – Macomb Daily

At a time when most people are thinking about retirement, or have already retired for several years, Joan Flynn works as the Director of Community Outreach for the Town of Warren, serving on the Board of Trustees of Macomb Community College. , hosting two television shows for television. Warren and works as an activist for […]

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Buddy Rabaya, 58, activist owner of mobile home Santee, community icon

HEALTH – Seniors living in mobile home parks in Santee have lost their most passionate supporter, and the City of Santee is going through a collective grief with the passing of one of its most involved citizens, Buddy Rabaya. Rabaya, a Santee resident since 2007 who was named “2018 Citizen of the Year” by the […]

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Cherry Hill East senior Oliver Adler a community activist, state champion

Oliver Adler’s teachers often joke that the Cherry Hill East High School senior has to learn to take a break. The 18-year-old is adamant, even if he understands where they are coming from. Taking his family vacation to China last year. As he focused on a new country and a new culture, he also made […]