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School attended by George Washington Carver undergoes restoration

Work has begun to restore the 140-year-old southwest Neosho Colored School in Missouri attended by George Washington Carver, one of the 20th century’s most important scientists.

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Texan man makes stem cell history

Chuck Dandridge, a Mansfield resident, became the first adult in the U.S. to receive a newly modified stem cell transplant that uses genetically engineered blood cells from a family member, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center where the procedure was performed.

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Texas police: Criminals often use imitation weapons

Police in Texas say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and criminals may believe – mistakenly – that if they’re caught, they’ll avoid the severe punishment that can come with illegally possessing a real one.

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Around the State

A prosecutor will not refile charges against a North Texas police officer fired after the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect at a car dealership

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Inaction cannot be an option

“This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.” – President Barack Obama, June 12

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Disrespect from Democrats, Republicans

After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it?

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Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?

In 1991, Latasha Harlins was shot in the back of her head and killed by Soon Ja Du, a Korean store owner in Los Angeles, who received a $500 fine, sentenced to 400 hours of community service, and five years probation by Judge Joyce Karlin, who ignored the penalty of 16 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. Du received no prison time for her callous act of murder – execution style – of a 15-year-old Black girl, over a $1.79 container of orange juice. This case and the outrage it brought foreshadowed the L.A. civil unrest now known as the Rodney King Riot in 1992.

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After Orlando, drive out hate with light, love

Orlando now will be added to the haunting list: Newtown, Connecticut, Virginia Tech, San Bernardino, California, Charleston, South Carolina, Aurora, Colorado, and more.

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Donald Trump: The treason candidate backed by hate groups

When will the leadership of the Republican Party do their duty to the nation and disavow the candidacy of the wannabe dictator known as Donald Trump?

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Break Through: Digital marketing basics for businesses

Consumers today increasingly rely on connected devices to research products and services before making purchases – so it’s no secret that small businesses need to focus more of their marketing resources than ever before on online strategies.

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‘Terrorism’ moves Congress more than dead children

The shooting at the Pulse Club in Orlando was horrific. Nobody would argue that.

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Students chide Dartmouth for lack of faculty diversity

Since arriving at Dartmouth College in 2014, Melissa Padilla would chat with her friends about the lack of diversity among the faculty and wonder why there weren’t more instructors who looked like them.

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Homelessness grows in the United States

The United States’ economy, recently on the brink of collapse, appears to be making a recovery.

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Seven places mosquitoes might be hiding in the yard

Spring has sprung, which means that mosquito season is almost here. These tiny insects could be living, flying and breeding right in your yard, and you might not even know it.

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Be a superhero of summer safety

Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other fun outdoor activities.

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Around the State

Passing on the gift of knowledge through reading, a community book donation event, hosted by Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African American leaders; the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas; the Dallas Public Library; and SoulGood, a vegan food company. The celebration of heritage and family will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, located at 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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Expanding the non-White teacher pipeline

“If not for the teachers that I had at PS 276 in Canarsie and Mark Twain Junior High School in Coney Island, New York, I would not be alive today. Maybe I’d be in jail today. But those teachers, they chose to invest in me and to see hope and possibility.” – Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., speaking at the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools National Training

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Gary convention: Showcase of political impotence

(EmergeNewsOnline.com) – Last weekend was supposed to be a remix of the 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. Richard G. Hatcher, who became the first Black mayor of Gary in 1968; Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the son of the late poet/activist Amira Baraka, one of the original organizers; and Tuskegee, Alabama, Mayor Johnny Ford were among the co-conveners.

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The ‘justice’ system in Black and White

Their names will – or should – become household words: Brian Banks and Brock Turner.

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Clinton, Trump point America in contrasting courses

Residents in the District of Columbia voted in the last primary on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders vows to make the case to superdelegates that he is the best choice to take on Donald Trump, as he has every right to do.

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