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Zimbabwe officials call for American lion killer’s extradition, want him held ‘accountable’

July 31, 2015 - Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

“Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin,” Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe’s environment, water and climate minister, told a news conference. “We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he be made accountable.” Read more at thegrio.com.

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Jill Scott explains initial Bill Cosby support: ‘That man was like a father to me’

July 31, 2015 - When a storm of sexual assault and rape allegations hit Bill Cosby last fall, Jill Scott was one of the his earliest supporters.

She wanted to see evidence and didn’t want to be quick to condemn a man she considered a mentor, a legend. Well, that was cool while it lasted.

Scott has since come out and shared her disappointment in Cosby and withdrew her support. Earlier this week, the Philly soul singer sat down with a New York radio station to explain the ‘process’ of defending Cosby before ultimately reversing course. Read more at thegrio.com.

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What #SamDubose Tells Us About Policing in 2015

July 31, 2015 - The horrifying video footage of Sam Dubose being shot and killed by now-former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing is the latest example of an innocent, unarmed black man meeting his demise from the bullet of a cop’s gun. The recurrence of these killings has become painfully routine.

What was once jarring and shocking to common sensibilities has become so shamefully commonplace that at this juncture, many within our community have become simply numb to it all, while greater portions of white America are having a more difficult time turning a blind eye to race and its impact on criminal and social justice. Tensing’s arrest is a silver lining, which is likely due to body-cam footage that told the true story of what happened. Read more at theroot.com.

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"This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement" Opening Reception

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Location: Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 820-0100 ext. 271 to RSVP

"This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement" presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine activist photographers – men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement.  The exhibition is comprised of 157 black and white photographs, the majority of which were taken in Mississippi and Alabama between 1963 and 1966.  Presented by Bank of America.

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This Light of Ours

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Location: 55 5th St. S. in St.Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 820- 0100

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, an exhibition of the Center for Documentary Expression and Art, presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine activist photographers – men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement.  Read more here.

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32nd Annual Opportunity Fair & Conference

From: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
To: Saturday, August 8, 2015

Location: Disney Contemporary Resort, 4600 North World Dr. in Lake Buena Vista

Contact: website: www.cnfmsdc.org

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