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CBCF-ALC Focuses
on the Power of 'You'
Shuanise Washington and Chaka Fattah
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - More than 10,000 people from across the nation are expected to converge on Washington, D.C. this week for what has become known as the largest annual gathering on African-American issues.

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Will Ferguson Be a Tipping Point for
National Black Youth Voter Turnout?
Michael Brown
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A week before National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, September 23, civil rights leaders hope to increase African American youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a city where only 12 percent of registered voters turned out to vote in the last city council elections.

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U.S. Millions Committed for Ebola,
but Paltry 25 Beds Yet to Arrive
Health Care Workers in Isolation Suits
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Between $100- and $180 million have been committed to the fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa – an amount considered way too little and reaching the needy way too slowly.

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Veteran Journalist Leads
Richmond Free Press News
Operations
Bonnie Winston
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – She is Bonnie V. Winston, a veteran journalist with 35 years of daily newspaper experience in Richmond, Boston and Norfolk.

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Middle Schooler Commits
Suicide After Bullying
Lamar Hawkins
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Lamar Hawkins III, 14, used his father’s gun—which his family said was stored properly—to shoot himself Sept. 10 in a bathroom at Greenwood Lakes Middle School, according to NBC Orlando affiliate WESH.

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President Obama Delivers a Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder


 
ISIS and Foreign Policy:
My Enemy's Enemy is Not My Friend
Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - On September 10th President Obama outlined his strategy for confronting the threat posed by the militant group “Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria” (ISIS).

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Brown Killing Spurs
Cries for Police Reforms
Police Station sign
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the police department’s bungled response has renewed cries for police reform.

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August Jobs Report Mixed
for African Americans
August 2014 Unemployment Rates by Race
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The overall seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for African-Americans in August was 11.4 percent, the same as July, although the jobless rate for black men dropped slightly but rose for black women, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.

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Strengthening Apple’s
Core
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Last week, in a highly choreographed, tightly organized presentation, Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the spotlights on and a global audience, Apple paraded a lineup of six white men to present its new products.

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Domestic Violence Month -
None Too Soon
Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – October is Domestic Violence Month. When we set aside a month, a week or a day for certain occasions or issues, we tend to give a lot of attention to it, but I’m afraid October is not big enough to cover all the problems being thrown at us!

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Silicon Valley Must
Embrace Diversity
Marc Morial
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – While the number of African American, Latino and women consumers of Internet and broadband products and services is rising, their numbers at the major Silicon Valley companies continue to lag way behind.

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