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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Expresses Disappointment Over Lack of Indictment in Michael Brown Case

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® expressed disappointment Monday over the grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a black teenager shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Statement by NNPA President, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson, MO about the Killing of Michael Brown

Today’s announcement that the Grand Jury decided not to indict Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson who killed unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown in August 2014 is yet another systematic and tragic slap in the face of equal justice in the United States. On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), today our prayers and solidarity are first resolutely with the parents and family of young Michael Brown as well as concern for everyone in the Black American community and all people of good will in St. Louis County, Missouri. I have personally spoken directly to two of our NNPA member publishers who publish in the St. Louis area: Donald M. Suggs of the St. Louis American and Michael C. Williams of the St. Louis Metro Sentinel. We discussed the tense situation in Ferguson. We are the “Voice of the Black Community” and the NNPA will not be silent or rest until there is justice in the Michael Brown case and other cases of racially-motivated police killings and violence in our communities across the nation.

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Jose Altuve Shows Houston a Convenient Way to Bank for the Holidays

Houston Astros All-Star Jose Altuve Showcases Unique Combination of Technology, Speed and Convenience

Bank of America extends ATM with Teller Assist® across the Houston metro area, growing to 25 banking centers and more than 75 devices by year-end. ATMs with Teller Assist combine the technology of an ATM with the ability to get personal assistance from an on-screen teller through video technology. Major League Baseball All-Star and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve demonstrated the technology, speed and convenience of the ATM with Teller Assist at a local Houston banking center.

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Congressman Al Green’s Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action

On Friday, November 21, 2014, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) released the following statement on President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action.

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Houston Premiere of ‘Lap Dance’ on Set for Sunday, December 7th @ 8:00 P.M. at the Alamo Draft House Cinema Theatre on Vintage

All proceeds to benefit S.W.A.M.P.

Greg Carter’s latest feature film, ‘Lap Dance’, opens in theatres in Los Angeles, New York and Houston beginning December the 4th and set to debut on VOD (AT&T, Cablevision, Cox, Direct TV, Dish, Frontier, In Demand (Brighthouse, Cox, Time Warner) Verizon) and Digital Download (iTunes, Microsoft, Google, Sony, MGO, Blockbuster, Amazon, Vudu Midwest) starting December 9th . . Proceeds from the Houston screening will benefit the South West Alternate Media Project (SWAMP).

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Katy, Texas Native Serves with a Navy Maritime Patrol Squadron

A 1997 Katy High School graduate and Katy, Texas, native is serving with Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-16), also known as the “War Eagles”.

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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces 2015 Premiere Dates for Returning Favorite Series and An All-New Network Special

New Episodes of OWN’s Popular Series from Tyler Perry “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor” Return

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the premiere dates for all-new episodes of popular returning series and a network special in early 2015.

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Remarks by the President on Immigration

Let me just say that whenever I fly to Vegas on Air Force One, the plane is a little more crowded. (Laughter.) For some reason, folks want to come to Vegas. But today it was also crowded with a whole bunch of people who have been passionate about making sure America always remains a nation of immigrants, including your Senator, Harry Reid; the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi; some extraordinary members of Congress who have been leading on immigration reform -- they are doing unbelievable work, and I want to just name a couple of them -- and if I forget somebody, make sure I don’t get into trouble -- from left to right, we’ve got Xavier Becerra, Ben Lujan, Luis Gutierrez, Dina Titus, Steve Horsford, and Bob Menendez. (Applause.) We’ve got the son-in-law of Cesar Chavez and a hero to farmworkers in his own right, Arturo Rodriguez. (Applause.)

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Attorney General Holder Touts Release of New Guidance to Law Enforcement Officers About How to Maintain Order During First Amendment - Protected Events

In Video, Attorney General Also Reminds Potential Demonstrators That ‘History Shows That Most Successful Movements Adhere to Nonviolence’

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday touted the Justice Department’s release of new guidance to law enforcement, which he said would help officers maintain public safety while safeguarding constitutional rights. The guidance was issued by the department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

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Specific Actions in Response to Ferguson

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has brought national attention to the use of excessive force by police against young black males. However, there are a number of issues beyond excessive force that lurk below the surface which many would agree are contributing factors to, if not direct reasons for, Michael Brown's death and the civil unrest that still permeates Ferguson. Further, it is clear that these underlying issues are not just restricted to Ferguson, Missouri, but are at various levels issues in cities across the nation and abroad.

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