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    Large Funeral for Troy Davis

    Update: Click here to read "Over 1,000 Grieve and Say Farewell to Troy Davis at Savannah Funeral" Click here to view a slideshow of the scene at Troy Davis' funeral SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Troy Davis...

    Over 1,000 Grieve and Say Farewell to Troy Davis at Savannah Funeral

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 1,000 family members and supporters gathered in Georgia on Saturday to say farewell to Troy Davis. The funeral at Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah opened with a slideshow of...

    Information on Troy Davis’ Funeral Services

    The services below are open to the public, but cameras and video recorders will not be permitted: Friday, September 30th Wake and Memorial Service 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. New Life Apostolic Temple 2120 West Bay Street Savannah, Georgia 31415 Saturday...

    Cain Says Black Voters Are Brainwashed

    Herman Cain, Black businessman and darling of the Tea Party, is not shy about putting his finger on one reason his quest for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is an uphill climb. African-American voters have...

    CBC Panel Sends Urgent Plea to Fix Black Jobs Crisis

    An air of urgency was conspicuous last week during the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)’s National Town Hall meeting on jobs. The Sept. 22 meeting, day two of the CBC’s Annual Legislative Conference, saw one...

    U.S. Department of Education Investigating Record Number of Civil Rights Complaints in School Districts,...

    The U.S. Department of Education is seeking to improve the quality of education for minority and poor public school students by aggressively launching civil rights investigations aimed at preventing district administrators from providing more...

    Death Penalty Protests Won’t Die

    Far from the dim Burger King parking lot that forever changed the course of his life, Troy Anthony Davis faced his fourth and final execution date with the State of Georgia on Sept. 21....

    Descendants of Former Slaves Allowed Vote in Cherokee Nation Election

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a compromise between the Cherokee Nation and the descendants of slaves once owned by the tribe's members that will allow more than 30,000 registered...

    NY Mom Accused of Abducting Her 8 Kids from Child Welfare Agency

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a mother from New York who is accused of abducting eight of her own children from a child welfare agency may be in South Carolina. Police say 28-year-old Shanel...

    Ga. Execution Leaves Debate over Guilt Unresolved

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's execution of Troy Davis for the murder of an off-duty police officer has done little to resolve the debate over his guilt that captured the attention of thousands worldwide, including...

    Ga. High Court Rejects Plea to Stop Davis Execution

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top court has refused to halt the execution of inmate Troy Davis, leaving him nearly out of options with less than two hours until he's scheduled to die for the...

    White Supremacist Executed for Texas Dragging Death of Black Man

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — White supremacist gang member Lawrence Russell Brewer has been executed for the infamous dragging death slaying of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas. The 49-year-old Byrd of Jasper...

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