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Wilmington Ten Pardons: Black Press at its best

When then-National Newspaper Publishers Association Chairman Danny Bakewell, Sr. asked me to emcee the Black Press Week luncheon at the National Press Club in 2011, I had no idea I would be witnessing history. At the urging of Wilmington Journal publisher Mary Alice Thatch, the NNPA decided to launch a national campaign to win pardons for the Wilmington Ten, a group of activists who were falsely convicted a ...

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Boehner: Intemperate, ignorant and out of control

Congressman John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow vote. Needing 218 votes, he barely clinched it with 220. His narrow vote reflects the fact that no Democrat would vote for him and that many Republicans are disillusioned of him. Perhaps it also reflects the fact that he has so poorly comported himself that he does not deserve reelection. ...

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Post Office honors anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation limited-edition stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on Jan. 1, 1863, with a 2013 stamp. To celebrate this milestone, the Postal Service introduced a limited-edition Forever Stamp at The National Archives in Washington, D.C., which houses the historic document. ...

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Kasich signs HB 495 allowing guns in State House garage

In the wake of the unthinkable carnage that claimed the lives of 20 children ages 6 and 7 and six adults in Newtown, Conn., the lugubrious and grief-stricken nation promptly erupted in a furious debate over the question of what must now be done to safeguard children from baneful gun violence in schools across the country, in tank towns and big cities, alike. ...

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