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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Health Care Jobs, Hartford Shelter, Future Of The Media

    In the first segment, Stan talks with Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP, and Muhammad Ansari, president of the Hartford chapter of the NAACP, about racial disparities in jobs held in the health care field. Next,...
  • Protesters attend vigil for N.Y. police killed on the job

    Protesters attend vigil for N.Y. police killed on the job
    As dozens of people gathered in Harlem on Sunday to honor two slain New York police officers, President Obama expressed his condolences and the president of the NAACP decried the gunman's claim that he was avenging two unarmed black men who died in...
  • Police hope Owings Mills shooting victim can provide clues in New York officers' killings

    Police hope Owings Mills shooting victim can provide clues in New York officers' killings
    New York detectives and Baltimore County investigators are convening in Owings Mills, hoping the lone survivor of a deadly rampage will provide clues as to why Ismaaiyl Abdula Brinsley gunned down two New York City police officers. Detectives are...
  • "Asesinato", la muerte de dos policías en Nueva York

     "Asesinato", la muerte de dos policías  en Nueva York
    NUEVA YORK — Un hombre armado mató a tiros a dos policías de Nueva York el sábado, en lo que oficiales consideraron como un "asesinato", horas después de advertir en una red social que planeaba llevar a cabo un ataque en represalia por la muerte...
  • FBI investigates suspicious death of North Carolina teen Lennon Lacy

    Teresa Edwards was driving to Bo's Food Market when she spotted the teenager walking along the dirt road. It was getting dark. He was alone. She recognized him as Lennon Lacy, one of her son's best friends. She stopped to ask him if he needed a ride....
  • Entrepreneurs have a role to play in solving our nation's problems

    Entrepreneurs have a role to play in solving our nation's problems
    Four years ago, Vinay Bhargava had an epiphany. The Google executive was giving a talk to students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia. The students, bright, tech-focused and driven, had no idea how the college...
  • North Carolina judges uphold GOP-drawn voting districts

    Voting maps, drawn by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature and denounced by critics as an effort to diminish the influence of black voters, are constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. A majority of justices said the...
  • Ferguson wants peace instead of protests, but anger still simmers

    It is hard to find much healing in Ferguson, Missouri. More than four months after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager and sparked nationwide demonstrations over the way police in the United States interact with the black community,...
  • Sony shake-up possible after hack, analysts say

    Sony shake-up possible after hack, analysts say
    Top management at Sony Pictures Entertainment are feeling the walls close in on them. Continued fallout over the Nov. 24 cyberattack that released derogatory missives not meant for public consumption, combined with the decision to cancel the Christmas...
  • In Ferguson's shadow, two lawsuits focus on inequalities

    In Ferguson's shadow, two lawsuits focus on inequalities
    The St. Louis area first faced outrage in the streets after the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Now, discontent has moved to the courts — and the issues have little to do with the police use of force. A pair of lawsuits filed...
  • Harold Schulweis dies at 89; influential rabbi stressed deed over ritual

    Harold Schulweis dies at 89; influential rabbi stressed deed over ritual
    Uri Herscher remembers the day 55 years ago when he heard the rabbi at an Oakland synagogue telling the biblical story of the binding of Isaac. Herscher, then a freshman at UC Berkeley who had gone to temple reluctantly, listened as Rabbi Harold...