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De Blasio Settles With 1,500 Minority FDNY Applicants in Discrimination Lawsuit

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Bill de Blasio’s deep pass—the effort to get his UPK plan funded by a tax on the rich—appears to have been stopped short of the end zone, tackled by a governor looking to co-opt his 2014 Republican opponents and by City Hall’s limited authority over taxes. But the mayor keeps on picking up yards here and there by using one power he does have: the ability to decide when and how New York City goes to court.

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Nation of Islam Confronts Fox News Lies: Louis Farrakhan receives no government funding

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CHICAGO (March 14) — The Nation of Islam farm manager, Dr. Ridgely Mu’mim Muhammad, and legal General Counsel Abdul Arif Muhammad, Esq., released the following statement in response to a FOXNews.com article titled “ ‘Game the system’? Nonprofits, including Farrakhan-tied group, enjoy windfall from farm subsidies.” “A false and misleading article, titled ‘Game the system’? Nonprofits, including Farrakhan-tied group, enjoy windfall from farm subsidies,’ was written by Emily Boyd Walker, and…

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Mississippi Human Rights Attorney, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, to Formally Announce Mayoral Run

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JACKSON, MISS, March 11, 2014 – After an emotional two weeks which included laying his father to rest and delivering an impassioned eulogy which The New York Times called, “barn-burning”, Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba will formally announce his intent to seek the mayor’s office for the city of Jackson today in a press conference outside Jackson City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Attorney Lumumba will be surrounded by family, friends and a host of community supporters as he affirms his decision to carry-on the vision for Jackson that he so closely worked with his late father to define.

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