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Detroit, Known for White Flight, Sees a Return of Residents

Detroit, Known for White Flight, Sees a Return of Residents

DETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize White flight, even as Blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of Whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents [...]
Advocates: Can California Do More to Fight Poverty?SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown took a restrained approach in proposing a record $115.3 billion budget that sends more money to schools and offered what he called a reasonable commitment for a new tax credit to the working poor. His proposal, released on May 14, left fellow Democrats, welfare advocates and social service recipients [...]
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Many Ferguson Bills are Skipped by Missouri LawmakersJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s legislative session began with hundreds of protesters shutting down the Senate, demanding changes to state law in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. It ended on May 15 with the Senate again shut down — this time because of its own partisan [...]
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No Charges in Fatal Police Shooting in Wis. Spark OutcryMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Demonstrators blocked traffic and chanted as they peacefully marched through the streets of Wisconsin’s capital city on Wednesday to voice their anger about a prosecutor’s decision not to charge a White police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed biracial man. An estimated 150 to 200 protesters slowly walked from [...]
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‘Karaoke Night’ Brings Solace to L.A. Skid RowLOS ANGELES (AP) — Darkness is falling on another long, depressing night in one of America’s most famous neighborhoods. For the 200 or so souls lining up outside the aging street-corner edifice housing the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene, however, this one will seem neither quite as long nor as harsh as the [...]
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Bill That Bans ‘Redskins’ as School Mascot Passes in Calif.  People who oppose the use of the “Redskins” name for a team or as a mascot won a victory on May 4, as the California state Assembly approved a bill that would ban its use in public schools. State lawmakers voted 60-9 to pass Assembly Bill 30, which is known as the California Racial [...]
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How Data Can Stop Police ViolenceNot long after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Samuel Sinyangwe was watching the television coverage. Talking heads filled the screen, some saying police target Black people, while others said this was untrue. Sinyangwe, a data scientist who works at PolicyLink, noticed that no one seemed to have any hard numbers [...]
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Native Americans Lobby to Make Site Names Not OffensiveWOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Shannon County will now be Oglala Lakota County, removing the name of a man who Oglala Sioux Tribe activists say helped with negotiations that were a precursor for the breakup of tribal lands. The name change, which became official on May 1, follows an April proclamation from the governor. [...]
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Family of Man Slain on Skid Row Files Claim Against LAPDLOS ANGELES (AP) — Heleine Tchayou was home in Boston when she saw on the news cellphone video of a mentally ill homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police. She exclaimed to a friend and her son-in-law about how horrible it was. It wasn’t until days later that she learned the man who [...]
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Baltimore Police Face Charges in Death of Freddie GrayBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying “no one is above the law.” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared that Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, his arrest was illegal, and his treatment in custody amounted to [...]
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