07 28 2014
  5:23 am  

After Officers' Acquittal, Sharpton Pledges to 'Shut Down' NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to "close this city down" to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed a groom on his wedding day and wounded two friends.
"We strategically know how to stop the city so people stand still and realize that you do not have the right to shoot down unarmed, innocent civilians," Sharpton told an overflow crowd of several hundred people Saturday at his National Action Network office in the historically black Manhattan neighborhood. "This city is going to deal with the blood of Sean Bell."...

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America Sees Dearth of Black Ceos

Of Fortune 500 companies, only four leaders are African American

It's getting lonelier at the top for Black CEOs. Only four Blacks will be left running Fortune 500 companies after Stan O'Neal's abrupt retirement from the top spot at Merrill Lynch & Co. last week and the announcement Monday from Time Warner Inc.'s Dick Parsons that he will retire at the end of the year. That leaves Aylwin Lewis at Sears Holding Corp., Kenneth Chenault at American ....

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2,000 March in Support of Man Jailed for Consensual Sex

DOUGLAS, Ga. -- Under the threat of a thunderstorm, about 2,000 marchers took to the streets in Douglas County on Saturday in support of a man being held in prison for having consensual oral sex when he was a teenager, despite a judge's ruling that he should be freed.
The group, led by the NAACP, marched from Douglasville High School to the county courthouse, chanting "Free Genarlow Wilson" and singing....

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