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Public Housing Residents to Receive Training & Support

April 29, 2021

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Staff Writer The place-based Jobs Plus Initiative program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer […]

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North Carolina body camera law comes under harsh glare

April 29, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and JONATHAN DREW RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law that gives local courts authority over the release of body camera video has come under a harsh glare after a judge refused to make public […]

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US indicts 3 on hate crime charges in death of Ahmaud Arbery

April 29, 2021

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and RUSS BYNUM WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department brought federal hate crimes charges Wednesday in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, charging a father and son who armed themselves, chased and fatally shot the 25-year-old Black man […]

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Biden’s declaration: America’s democracy ‘is rising anew’

April 29, 2021

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared that “America is rising anew” as he called for an expansion of federal programs to drive the economy past the coronavirus pandemic and broadly extend the social safety net […]

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America’s Police Brutality Surfaces in NC Again With Andrew Brown Killing

April 29, 2021

By D’Nasia Marshburn, Staff Writer At a press conference held in Elizabeth City, on the 200 block of Colonial Avenue, many citizens awaited the reveal of full body camera footage of the last moments of Andrew Brown Jr’s life.The City […]

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Biden holding Georgia rally next week to promote jobs plan

April 23, 2021

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is heading to Georgia next week to mark his first 100 days in office and promote his infrastructure and jobs plan with a drive-in rally in Atlanta. The White House said […]

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Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

April 22, 2021

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant to life in prison Thursday, saying he plotted to carry out a “barbaric and heinous” plot to kill as many people as he could […]

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‘Sliver of Hope.’ Relief, Caution As Floyd Verdict Absorbed

April 21, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — When the verdicts came in — guilty, guilty and guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn’t even realized she’d been holding. The relief that the 91-year-old Black woman felt flooding over her when […]

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Search for 9 missing from capsized boat in Gulf on 6th day

April 18, 2021

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — For a sixth day, rescue crews returned Sunday to a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, looking for nine crew members who have not been found, the Coast Guard said. Officials […]

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Hester Ford Oldest Living American Dies At 116

April 18, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her […]

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