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Putting on my Harriett Tubman shoes

We don’t have time to be tired, scared and distracted. Yes, I put Harriet Tubman’s shoes on. I think about that pistol she carried. A song about her says “I know your feet are tired, I know you getting weary, but I don’t like cowards, so I put a gun to your head, do you wanna die by the white man or would you rather die by me instead.” ...

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Spike Lee video links Radio Raheem and Eric Garner

By Courtney Jacobs Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper In a new video, Spike Lee expressed his opinion about a recent incident in which an NYPD officer used an illegal chokehold to restrain a man. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six and grandfather of two, died last week after police officers in Staten Island attempted to arrest him. One of the officers, eight-year NYPD veteran Daniel Pantaleo ...

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Historic aquarium shuns radar, seeks classic weather technology

Butzel Long Law Firm is sponsoring a contest to design and build a new weathervane to celebrate the Belle Isle Aquarium’s 110th birthday. The winning designer will receive $500 and the honor of seeing their work cast in metal crowning a Detroit architectural gem for generations to come. The competition is open from Aug. 1-29. Designs are to reflect the institution’s history and aquatic theme. The winning de ...

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