Sidney Poitier and me – in Milwaukee and New York

By Richard G. CarterAs a Milwaukee-born black journalist and vintage film enthusiast who kept the notes of all my important interviews, my first exposure to black film actors was, as an inexperienced youth, the sassy 1943 “Stormy Weather.” It featured wonderful singers and dancers in non-threatening roles. I didn’t see …

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Coalition buys former KKK headquarters in Fort Worth to create community arts and healing center

The towering, dilapidated brick building on the north side of Fort Worth was once the Texas headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan, a legacy that Turn 1012 N. Main St. wants to reverse. The coalition of associations bought the former Cave No. 101 auditorium with plans transform it into Fred …

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Katerina D’Agnese from Carmel, NY completes SUNY Potsdam Law Enforcement Training Institute

Katerina D’Agnese of Carmel, NY, recently graduated from SUNY Potsdam Law Enforcement Training Institute. SUNY Potsdam’s Law Enforcement Training Institute offers students the unique opportunity to undergo rigorous pre-employment, state-approved police training as part of their undergraduate program. Cadets celebrated the completion of the program with a ceremony on December …

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State GOP bills seek to restore law enforcement capabilities

Republican lawmakers have already introduced several bills seeking to undo law enforcement restrictions that were removed by Democratic legislation in 2021. TWO BILLS WILL ‘RESTORE’ POLICE PROSECUTION, USE OF FORCE IF NECESSARY Republican House Representative Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) introduced two bills this session, House Bill (HB) 1588 and HB 1589. …

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Bastrop celebrates 33rd annual March for Peace, Justice and Equality on Monday with reduced event

Bastrop will host the 33rd annual March for Peace, Justice and Equality on Monday with stops at places of historical significance to the African American community. Next, the city will host a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., his life and work that will be broadcast live for residents to …

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Planting Seeds Int’l Anniversary Event Raises $ 10,000 to Support Community and Educational Efforts in Guatemala

Breadcrumb Links News Local news Planting Seeds International Co-Executive Director Shannon Moyle shares the organization’s history and long-standing relationship with its original founders, Richard and Susan Schmaltz (seated front row pictured) of Pembroke, at the 20th anniversary of the education program started by Richard and Susan in Guatemala. The anniversary …

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$ 187 million in needed improvements to the law enforcement complex

A consultant working with Midland County on a complex law enforcement master plan, including correctional facilities, recommends a range of improvements that could reach up to $ 187 million. Burns Architecture told the Commissioners Tribunal that its recommendations and suggested priorities include that the county build: A new prison in …

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This Detroit coalition hopes to boost efforts with community inquiry

As pastor of City Covenant Church, a small church in the Brightmoor neighborhood of Detroit, Pastor Semmeal Thomas has previously had difficulty mobilizing resources to help his congregation and the community at large. Then, about ten years ago, Thomas started working with an organization called the Brightmoor Alliance. The collaboration …

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Funding for the young people of Newham to carry out community projects

Posted: 8:00 a.m. January 10, 2022 The Newham Council partners with the Recorder to celebrate the Year of the Adolescent until February 2022 – celebrating the achievements of young people and highlighting the services and support available to them. Newham Council’s Year of the Youth helps nine young people carry …

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Hinojosa: Police Appreciation Day

Today across Texas and the United States of America, we celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. It’s a day to honor the courageous law enforcement officers who serve and protect our communities. For many of us, these are our partners or spouses, sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, or friends. They …

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