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Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOP convention

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Donald Trump‘s effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself deeply fractured. Once an industrial powerhouse, Cleveland is one of the poorest and most segregated big cities in America. Two out of five people live below the poverty line, second only to Detroit. Infant mortality rates in its bleakest neighborhoods are worse than in some Third World countries. The city’s mostly blighted east side is almost…

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Today on Context Florida: A memorable year for black America, KISS and combating fraud

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Today on Context Florida: With the passage of 2015, Chris Timmons notes that it was a memorable year in black America. From Michael Brown to Eric Garner to Sandra Bland to Tamir Race, the story of police brutality remained a constant in the news, a story more complex than either Fox News or the Black Lives Matter movement would have us believe. There was also Bill Cosby’s fall from grace, the thwarted redemption of NFL player Ray Rice and the rise…

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Uhuru activists rally against “pigs” at Tamir Rice protest

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A group of about 20 Uhuru movement activists took to the Central Avenue transit Center in St. Pete to share their outrage over the latest turn in events in the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The 12-year old boy was shot to death by police in Ohio while playing in a park with a toy gun. A grand jury failed to return an indictment on the officer who killed him despite public outrage over the incident in which the officer…

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Benjamin Crump sworn in as National Bar Association president

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National civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump was sworn in as the 73rd president of the National Bar Association on Thursday. The 45-year-old FSU law school graduate is known for representing relatives of individuals whose rights were allegedly violated by police. The NBA, founded in 1925, calls itself the biggest and oldest voluntary professional membership organization for African-American attorneys and judges, with over 20,000 members. “My vision for the NBA this year is simple,” said Crump, as was first reported by…

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