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Funeral Held for Slain Mosque Leader, Questions Remain

Final Call, News Report, Ashahed M. Muhammad Nov 03, 2009

Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah the 53-year old leader of Masjid Al-Haqq was gunned down by FBI agents on October 28 after a raid on a warehouse just outside of Detroit.

ACLU Report Says Guidelines Needed for Police in Schools

San Francisco Bayview, News Report, Will Matthews Nov 03, 2009

Allowing police officers to patrol school campuses without specific guidelines outlining their roles and responsibilities can create a harmful environment, according to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Shopper Faces 15 Years for Cutting Walmart Checkout Line

Washington AFRO , News Report, Staff Report Nov 02, 2009

A former college student faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly cutting the line at a Walmart, and the NAACP and ACLU have stepped in to generate support for her case.

Missing Woman's Family Presses for Video Release

Wave Newspapers, News Report, Staff Report Nov 02, 2009

Missing woman Mitrice Richardson, 24, of South Los Angeles, was released on her own recognizance just after midnight Sept. 17 from the sheriff's Malibu-Lost Hills station.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Celebrity Worship

Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad Oct 30, 2009

Some popular culture analysts say the celebrity influence is strong because people get to relax, escape pressure and avoid the stresses of their everyday livesat least for a moment.

Peace Corps Volunteers Return to War-torn African Nations

Washington Informer, News Report, Alvin Peabody Oct 30, 2009

After decades of absence from several war-torn African nations, the U.S. Peace Corps volunteers are making a comeback.

Young People Process Homecoming Gang Rape

NAM Youth Media Group, Commentaries//Video, Various Authors//Video: YO! Bloggers and Ann Bassette Oct 29, 2009

The gang rape of a 15-year-old student at Richmond High School has made national headlines, but how are young people processing the incident?

Rape: America's Least Reported Crime

New America Media, News Report, Laura Goode Oct 29, 2009

Last Saturday night, a 15-year-old girl in Richmond, Calif. survived a brutal gang rape. Reports allege that more than 20 peoplegenders unspecifiedwatched. In America a rape occurs every two minutes.

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Bus Brawl Leads to Dialogue Between Blacks and Asians

New America Media, News Report//Video, Vivian Po//Video: Ann Bassett and Min Lee Oct 29, 2009

After a fight between two women broke out on a city bus earlier this month, three generations of community leadership discuss tensions between the African-American and Asian-American communities.

Africom: President Obama's Bush Inheritance, Challenge

Final Call, News Report, Jehron Muhammad Oct 27, 2009

Africom is overseen by General William Kip Ward, the Army's highest-ranking Black American, and is the sixth U.S. geographic combatant command.

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