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Fort Lauderdale woman pleads guilty in identity theft check-cashing scheme

By By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel A Fort Lauderdale woman is facing up to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in an estimated $5.3 million identity theft and check-cashing scheme, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer announced Friday. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines...
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NAACP spends lion’s share of Image Award ad budget with non-Black media What could they be thinking?

By Dvon By Natalie Cole Our Weekly Publisher and CEO The primary and most trustworthy source of news and information to Black Americans has been and continues to rest in the bosom of the Black Press. So why is it that in the year of our Lord 2014—during Black History Month no less—the NAACP needs to be reminded that the Black Press is interested in the “Advancement of Colored People” too, everyday? What would W.E.B. DuBois do? It is such an insult that the NAACP would disrespect the Black Press regarding ad buys that it’s almost too shameful to write about, but I had to, it’s what we do. W.E.B. DuBois, Ph.D. (1868-1963), was one of the founders and editor of the NAACP’s magazine, Crisis, which first published in November 1910. He was educated at Harvard University. His leadership and record speak for themselves. Two years ago, the NAACP ran zero dollars with the Black Press for the Image Awards. Ben Jealous, a former staff member for the Black Press, had recently assumed the helm at NAACP. He informed the Board of Directors of National Newspaper Publishers Association that they had made an oversight in not supporting the Black Press in ad dollars to promote their event. …read more Source: The Westside Gazette...
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Judge again denies bail for ex-juror Dennis DeMartin, sends case back to appellate court

By By Marc Freeman , Sun Sentinel Defense argues appeal meaningless because 6-month jail sentence would be over before appeal is resolved Dennis DeMartin should remain in jail despite the former juror’s appeal of his nearly 6-month jail sentence, Palm Beach County Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath ruled Friday. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel...
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Police stage perimeter amid reports of gunfire

Police were called to reports of gunfire at a northwest Miami-Dade County home late Friday afternoon. Sky 10 was overhead as Miami-Dade police established a perimeter near Northwest 43rd Street and Northwest 23rd Avenue. One man could be seen walking out of a building with his hands in the air. He appeared to have been taken into custody. Another man also appeared to have been detained. It is not clear if there were more suspects inside. …read more Source: WPLG Local News...
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Homeless pedestrian struck, killed near Fort Lauderdale

By By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel Driver had revoked license, officials said A man with a revoked driver’s license may be charged in the death of a homeless pedestrian who was struck and killed near Fort Lauderdale, Broward Sheriff’s officials said. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines...
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Judge refuses John Goodman request to travel to court without escort

By By Marc Freeman , Sun Sentinel But Wellington polo club founder allowed more hours outside before DUI manslaughter retrial While awaiting his DUI manslaughter retrial, polo magnate John Goodman must continue to have two Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies by his side while traveling to court or his attorneys’ offices, a judge ruled Friday. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines...
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