Tuesday, November 30

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Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: USA Pick Your Poison
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Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: USA Pick Your Poison

By E. King Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most controversial candidates to run for the U.S. Presidency. The Huffington Post describes Donald Trump as Racist. While The Political Insider describes Hillary as a Liar. According to BALLOTPEDIA, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most popular U.S presidential candidates. Could a racist be best for a this multi-curtural nation? Or could a liar whose speeches will always leave you skeptical of her true intentions? Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump has failed to denounce the support of the KKK. Blaming the "bad television" for his inability to detached himself from the white supremacist group. Meanwhile, Clinton took a different approach to prove that she is better alternative than Trump. Clinton took to t...
Are Teens Who Dress as Clowns with the Intent to Scare People Justified?
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Are Teens Who Dress as Clowns with the Intent to Scare People Justified?

By Onika Palmer According to Complex, three teens were arrested for wearing clown masks and carrying a fake gun while hanging around Babies”R”Us in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since early October, there have been a large number of clowns creating mayhem for citizens in New Mexico. KOB says these teens "made an incredibly poor decision following in the social media trend of 'Clown Spotting.'” The Albuquerque Police Department did not report to the scene until they were called by onlookers who feared that the three masked teens were participating in a possible robbery. When the police arrived the teens ripped off their masks, dropped the gun and sprinted across the interstate. They were arrested shortly afterwards, Officer Simon Drobik feared for the teens safety, stating that they “c...
The Land Where Disaster is All Too Common
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The Land Where Disaster is All Too Common

by Averri Glenn Jérémie, Haiti, was severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 8, 2016. According to NBCNEWS, the death toll has rose past 800, left villages underwater and hundreds homeless. Being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has struggled to rebuilt after continuously falling victim to natural disasters for the last decade. Hurricane Mathew was a category 4 storm with more than 120 mph winds that has left Haiti devastated. Many of the areas with severe damage in the south were completely cut off from rescue squads by collapsed bridges and fallen phone lines. Just as Haiti has begun to take the right steps forward in rebuilding their country, Hurricane Matthew has brought them 10 steps backwards. People have lost their loved ones, homes, livestock and ...
You know that you still read a newspaper, right?
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You know that you still read a newspaper, right?

By David Chavern, NAA president & CEO I find that people get very confused by the term "newspaper". I actually had a very high-ranking public official say to me recently that he "didn't read newspapers anymore, [he] gets all his news online." The absurdity of that statement still makes me pause. Where does he think the "news" he reads online comes from? Who employs the reporters, writers and editors who do most of the actual reporting, writing and publishing? The fact of the matter is that many of us have bought into this idea that the "digital realm" is so different and distinct from the physical world that we don't understand that many organizations still play in both worlds. Legacy newspapers today currently manage at least two very different types of businesses. The first i...
Underground WH event
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Underground WH event

WGN AMERICA’S ‘UNDERGROUND’ CELEBRATED AT THE WHITE HOUSE DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT Executive Producer John Legend, Creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and Stars including Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge and Christopher Meloni Participated in a Panel Discussion Highly Anticipated Original Series “Underground,” Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, Premieres Wednesday, March 9 (10 p.m. ET/PT) on WGN America Top (L - R): Actors Alano Miller, Amirah Vann, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica de Gouw and Christopher Meloni; Jamie Erlicht (President, U.S. Programming and Production, Sony Pictures Television), Matt Cherniss (President and General Manager, WGN America), executive producer John Legend and Zack Van Amburg (President, U.S. Progr...
A Responsibility I Take Seriously By President Barack Obama
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A Responsibility I Take Seriously By President Barack Obama

A Responsibility I Take Seriously By President Barack Obama The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead. It’s also one of the most important decisions that a President will make. Rulings handed down by the Supreme Court directly affect our economy, our security, our rights, and our daily lives. Needless to say, this isn’t something I take lightly. It’s a decision to which I devote considerable time, deep reflection, careful deliberation, and serious consultation with legal experts, members of both political parties, and people across the political spectrum. And with thanks to SCOTUS blog for allowing me to guest post today, I thought I’d share some sp...
President Obama Says U.S. Will Still Accept Syrian Refugees
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President Obama Says U.S. Will Still Accept Syrian Refugees

President Obama Says U.S. Will Still Accept Syrian Refugees By Veronica Carr President Obama said that the United States will still accept Syrian refugees, even after the deadly terrorist attack in Paris. The president made these comments during a press conference after the G20 Summit in Turkey Dec. 16. Several Republican senators have called for the United States to stop admitting refugees into the country. Furthermore, senators from Alabama, Michigan, Texas, and Arkansas said they will not allow refugees to resettle in their states. “When I heard about the terrorist attacks, I was in shock. Paris is the city of love, not war,” said Te Lincoln University senior LaTia Tucker. “Sure, it’s a scary situation, but that doesn’t mean you isolate people because of one group. It doesn’t ...
What Can We Learn From The LGBT  Community’s Recent Success? Leader in Cause Optimistic Moving Forward
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What Can We Learn From The LGBT Community’s Recent Success? Leader in Cause Optimistic Moving Forward

In the months since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize gay marriage in June this year, related stories continue to make headlines. Many governments throughout the country, however, have taken issue with the court’s ruling, citing states’ rights and religious liberty. Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis gained a wealth of support for denying marriage licenses to gay couples, resulting in a visit from Pope Francis, though the Vatican denied significance of the meeting. As with the milestone election of our first black president, which didn’t erase racism from the hearts of many in the country, the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage still hasn’t erased the bias inhibiting equal protection under the law for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, explains Jonathan B...
Black Missouri Football Players Say They’ll Strike Until University President Resigns
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Black Missouri Football Players Say They’ll Strike Until University President Resigns

By ESPN 08 November 15 A group of black players on the Missouri football team says it will stop participating in football activities until university system president Tim Wolfe resigns. The announcement came via Twitter on Saturday night in a post by Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians. It comes after several recent racial incidents on Missouri's campus, and with Wolfe under fire for how he has handled them. The tweet included a photograph of 32 black men, including starting running back Russell Hansbrough. "The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe 'Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,'" the tweet read. "We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed du...
South Carolina Officer Fired After Attacking High School Student
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South Carolina Officer Fired After Attacking High School Student

South Carolina Officer Fired After Attacking High School Student By Veronica Carr The Lincoln University students expressed their joy, on Twitter, of news of a South Carolina officer who was fired after a video surfaced that showed the officer slamming a high school student to the floor.In the video, Deputy Ben Fields is seen body slamming the student who is 16, to the ground. Fields, 34, was called into a classroom at Spring Valley High School to remove the girl after she refused to put her cell phone away. “I thought it was out of line and the girl did not deserve to be treated like an animal,” senior Andrew White said. “If this happened at Lincoln, the officers would be more sympathetic and kind.” After the incident, the girl was released to her parents, but still faces a “di...