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EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities — largely low-income communities of color — data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day. The EPA’s proposed rule changes are the result of a lawsuit brough ...

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Ferguson shooting called America’s ‘tipping point’ amid demands for officer’s arrest

But, the mass unrest in Ferguson — a predominately Black suburb under largely white political rule — has become what some believe is a “tipping point” that will ultimate lead to change in police-community relationships around the country. ...

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Ferguson Police Chief contradicts earlier statements, prompts more questions

Staff Report The St. Louis American ST. LOUIS — In the second press conference today, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson managed to once again incite negative emotions when he addressed the media regarding new developments released regarding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. “The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police ch ...

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Detroiters participate in National Moment of Silence in response to violent deaths of unarmed victims

“Before we get to all of the political maneuvering and the public policy, some of us inside ourselves have a deep emotional, guttural response to what happened to Mike Brown,” said Rev. David A. Bullock of Great St. Matthew Baptist Church. “And the fact of the matter is that it’s hard to be young and Black inside America.” ...

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