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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

sunnubian ·
I read this on another sight, and just like most of the replies on that sight, we could have told them that without a "Study". Hell, all they had to do was look at the shooting cases involving White people shooting Black people (and Brown people).
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

ocatchings ·
Florida's Stand Your Ground Defense More Likely To Succeed If Victim Is Black: Study The Huffington Post | By Gene Demby Posted: 06/06/2012 5:27 pm Updated: 06/06/2012 5:28 pm reddit stumble A newspaper report has found that the Stand Your Ground self-defense statute in Florida is more likely to succeed when the victim is black. The Tampa Bay Times looked at 200 cases and found that in instances in which the victim was black, the person who invoked the defense went free 73 percent of the...
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

sunnubian ·
Trymaine Lee Become a fan trymaine.lee@huffingtonpost.com Trayvon Martin's Family Launches Website, Political Committee To Fight 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Posted: 10/15/2012 6:45 pm EDT FOLLOW: Video , George Zimmerman Trayvon Martin , Stand Your Ground , Stand Your Ground Task Force , Trayvon Martin , Stand Your Ground Law , Trayvon Martin , Black Voices News The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin have launched a new website and political committee to take aim at the state’s...
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

Yemaya ·
Bump!
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

RadioRaheem ·
thanks for posting!!! I'll send some money!!
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

EbonyRose ·
In another report I read, it said that Zimmerman did give up his passport to the court .... but that he had a SECOND one that he did not tell that he had!! Also .... in addition to the $100k in the bank .... the family had collected an additional $135K .... that was not a part of the $200k that was collected on the website!! So, in essence, the judge had no choice but to revoke his bail ..... 'cause at this point, nobody knows ALL the lies he has told!!! And keeps telling. And his family...
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

Cholly ·
George Zimmerman's Bond Revoked In Trayvon Martin Case. Ordered to return to jail within 48 hours. SANFORD, Fla. -- A judge on Friday revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said that George Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, misled the court about how much money they had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in April. Prosecutors claim Zimmerman...
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

sunnubian ·
Now watch them let him back out. This is nothing but an act for the media and the public to think that there is not any bias going in this case. Remember, they gave him a low bond in the first place while knowing (or should have known) that he had collected $100,000 from that website he put up. (People actually sent this a-hole money). They are acting as if people don't know that you only have to put up 10% of whatever the bond is or that since he/his father owns property, nothing. This show...
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

Yemaya ·
I said a while back that in my opinion George Zimmerman was a flight risk. Today the judge agreed. Considering that he and his wife had $135K in the bank at the time of his bail hearing AND had new passports in a safety deposit box. Neither of which came up at the bail hearing. Now is punk ass is going to be jail where he should've been in the first place. Right where he belongs.
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

Yemaya ·
Also, I wonder if the government has frozen his accounts?? Or tried to have his passport revoked. Because he never showed up for court AND his whereabouts have been private since the bail hearing.
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

sunnubian ·
Which is the FIRST thing they should have done (at least revoked his passports), which let you know that they are trying to give this a-hole as much help as they possibly can. I wouldn't be surprised if he is found guilty, that the court will then let him stay out of prison long enough to "get his affairs in order" (they Can do that, but usually only save that for White people), without his passports having been revoked.
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

Yemaya ·
Yes Sunnubian they are just doing barely enough to make it appear as if they are doing something. This smoke and mirrors game is for the black people who don't know any better. They did arrest him. That's all his family, their lawyer and that minister Jamal Bryant asked for and that's all they got. SMH
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Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13

sunnubian ·
Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 13 By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: May 29, 2012 Rep. Barney Frank (Getty Images) Monday, May 29, 9:46 a.m. EDT: Barney Frank apologizes for Trayvon joke: Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank is apologizing for comments he made about Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman in February. Referring to the hooded academic robe that civil rights leader Hubie Jones received at the University of...
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Why We Need to Pay Attention to Detroit

sunnubian ·
The cost-cutting measures under discussion may have ramifications for blacks around the country. By: Janell Ross | Posted: July 25, 2013 at 12:06 AM 44 191 Email Text Size Detroit (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) ( The Root ) -- It's easy to get lost in the sea of staggeringly disturbing numbers coming out of Detroit. The best estimates put Detroit's debt around $18 billion. There isn't enough money in city coffers to run buses in many neighborhoods after 8 p.m., according to city financial...
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest News, Week 43

EbonyRose ·
George Zimmerman's Next Court Date Is on Trayvon Martin's 18th Birthday <cite class="byline vcard" id="yui_3_5_1_19_1357263673762_266">By Connor Simpson | The Atlantic Wire – <abbr id="yui_3_5_1_19_1357263673762_265" title="2013-01-03T21:53:16Z">3 hrs ago</abbr></cite> The next court hearing for Geore Zimmerman was supposed to be next week, on January 8, but the judge in charge of the case decided that the hearing wasn't necessary, so she rescheduled Zimmerman 's next...
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest News, Week 43

Yemaya ·
This is a circus of a case!!
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest News, Week 43

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: This is a circus of a case!! They are trying to turn it into a circus, so that people will dismiss it out of their minds. They are already half-way there, since they have diligently made sure that much time would pass before this murderer ever has to be tried in the first place. Do you know any Black person that has been charged with (murder) i.e,/manslaughter, and their trial winds up being a year or years away in a little piss ass town in; not Miami, or some...
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Re: Trayvon Martin: The Latest News, Week 43

EbonyRose ·
Yep, that's my fear, too, Sunnubian!! I don't want the severity of how this White/Hispanic man murdered a young, innocent, unarmed Black teenager in cold blood to be diminished by the time this thing goes to trial. Nor how he's been trying since Day 1 to milk this thing for sympathy ('cause ain't nobody tryin' to kill' his ass ... i.e., this ridiculous "fearing for his life" BS and supposedly needing 'security' that he can't/won't pay for ... while lying about/hiding hundreds of thousands of...
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Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 15

sunnubian ·
Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 15 By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: June 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM NBC Miami Thursday, June 14, 10:10 a.m. EDT: Trayvon's dad appears in Father's Day video: Trayvon Martin's father appeared in a video for Father's Day, asking viewers to contact their governors and review "Stand your ground" laws around the nation, NBC Miami reports. In a one-minute video, Tracy Martin speaks about the meaning of Sunday's holiday and the importance of reviewing what he...
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HIV Testing, Now at Your Local Pharmacy

sunnubian ·
HIV Testing, Now at Your Local PharmacyJune 26, 2012 at 8:29 AM  Thinkstock(The Root) -- Despite decades of public service campaigns that drive home the importance of knowing one's HIV status, getting tested is far from routine for many...
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Trayvon Martin: The Latest News, Week 43

sunnubian ·
Trayvon Martin: The Latest News, Week 43  By: Lynette Holloway | Posted: December 27, 2012 at 10:36 AM   George Zimmerman (Getty Images News) Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:40 a.m. EST: The parents of Trayvon Martin and...
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To ‘Sir’ (and ‘Rumi’) With Love? Maybe.

sunnubian ·
To ‘Sir’ (and ‘Rumi’) With Love? Maybe. Angela Helm Today 10:10am Filed to: BEYONCE AND JAY TWINS 344 Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The unapologetic blackness of Jay-Z and Beyonce continues. Cause you know black folks are real creative when it comes to our kids’ names. Celebrities too. And they are both. And so, if the reports are true, the double spawn of Bey and Jay are Rumi and Sir, two unique names indeed. Rumi was a 13 th Century Persian mystic who wrote beautiful love sonnets;...
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Re: To ‘Sir’ (and ‘Rumi’) With Love? Maybe.

Kocolicious ·
This is a Dick Gregory move. He did this when he named his daughter Miss...so that white folks would call her Miss Gregory instead of gal, heifer, girl. I think he named his sons similar. The Carters may be looking forward in the future with what is happening today with the disrespect for Black life and culture. But as I ALWAYS say if your own PEOPLE don't respect themselves, their culture and its legacy? Black lives don't/WON'T matter...no matter WHAT you name them. But!
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Re: US Economic Inequity Stems From White Supremacy

EbonyRose ·
Amen to that!! But .. it's not just the tax code. The inequity created by White supremacy is something that is embedded in ALL facets of American society.
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Dallas 8-Year-Old Shot by White Neighbor Struggles to Recover

sunnubian ·
Dallas 8-Year-Old Shot by White Neighbor Struggles to Recover He is getting physically stronger, but suffers the emotional consequences of the shooting. BY: BREANNA EDWARDS Posted: Feb. 20 2014 7:42 AM 313 3.1k Donald Maiden Jr. MONIQUE LOCKLIN N o 8-year-old should live in fear for his life, with nightmares that keep him awake all night. But that is a daily occurrence for Donald Maiden Jr., known as D.J., who was playing tag outside his Dallas apartment complex when he was shot in the face...
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US Economic Inequity Stems From White Supremacy

sunnubian ·
US Economic Inequity Stems From White Supremacy  By: Imara Jones | Posted: December 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM  32   EmailPrintText Size   Fuse/ThinkstockAs Americans await a fiscal-cliff solution that...
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What's Next for Troy Davis' Nephew?

sunnubian ·
What's Next for Troy Davis' Nephew?One of The Root's 2011 Young Futurists, De'Jaun Davis-Correia, reflects on his challenging year.By: Megan K. Scott | Posted: February 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM De'Jaun Davis-Correia (Jen Marlowe)Antone...
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The 10 Best Places for Black People to Escape White People When We Just Don’t Wanna See Them for a While, Ranked

sunnubian ·
The 10 Best Places for Black People to Escape White People When We Just Don’t Wanna See Them for a While, Ranked Damon Young Yesterday 5:41pm Filed to: WHITE PEOPLE 40.9K 105 14 Paras Griffin/Getty Images 10. Hood barbershops. Even if there’s a white barber working there, his name will be “White Mike” or “White Bobby” and he’s there to escape white people, too. 9. A Delta Sigma Theta game night. Be warned, though. While there won’t be white people there, there will be elephants. Lots and...
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Re: The 10 Best Places for Black People to Escape White People When We Just Don’t Wanna See Them for a While, Ranked

Momentum ·
A good church that does community work is a great place to get away from being so exhausted from being around so many white people. Then after that, bars and clubs I guess.... Some churches have card nights, bid whisk, dominoes and spades..
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PayPal to Cut Services From Hate Sites

sunnubian ·
PayPal to Cut Services From Hate Sites Yesha Callahan Today 10:11am Filed to: PAYPAL 1.3K 10 5 iStock If you were planning to use PayPal to send some coinage to your favorite racist, hate-mongering website to show support, PayPal just made it a little harder for you to support hate. “Regardless of the individual or organization in question, we work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments or donations for activities that promote hate, violence or racial intolerance,” the...
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Re: PayPal to Cut Services From Hate Sites

DennisKalita ·
STAND FIRM!
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Re: PayPal to Cut Services From Hate Sites

Kocolicious ·
Hal. Lay. Lu. Yer! Next.... But!
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Re: The 10 Best Places for Black People to Escape White People When We Just Don’t Wanna See Them for a While, Ranked

Norland ·
Have a party at your house and invite friends over. It's not safe to go ANYWHERE these days because damn near EVERYONE has lost every semblance of a mind. Just looking at faces will give one the shits non-stop for two weeks.
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.policymic.com/artic...ot-down-by-democrats ......and criminal, subversive, or terrorist individuals or organizations will find a means to acquire any weapon, from A to Z, no matter how many laws are passed. The only individuals truly hampered by such gun control legislation would be law abiding U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. Criminals, subversive individuals will always find a way or means to buy, acquire, or manufacture any weapon and it's ammunition, including military...
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

sunnubian ·
The NRA and gun lobby control the gun laws. Period. And NOTHING meaningful in the way of controlling gun violence is, can or will happen .... as long as that is true. Period. ANY talk of "gun reform/control" has to begin with the serious contemplation of breaking the NRA's hold on our government and the elected officials whose re-election campaigns prominently depend on NRA campaign contribution support!! ********************************************************************************* This...
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.africanamerica.org/topic/time-to-remove-race-from-gun-debate?reply=321894581587619832&rl=true#321894581587619832 RE: "Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate" sunnubian and/or anyone else of anti NRA/Gun lobbyist expression I support the NRA and unlike you I have no beef with the NRA and the Gun Lobbyists. As a matter of fact, I'm on the side of the NRA, the gun lobbyists, and/or the gun owners. I'm not against any American owning an assault weapon or any other weapon.
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

EbonyRose ·
Good lord. That was a whole lot of words that I can't quite decipher .... but made my head hurt in the process of trying. First, he entitled this with talk about "taking race out of the discussion" .... but then ends with something about "challenges of not bringing race into the discussion." So .... I admit that I am confused. The challenge here is not how to bring "race" into the discussion, but how to match the outsized and destructive power of the National Rifle Association and the gun...
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.policymic.com/artic...ot-down-by-democrats ......and criminal, subversive, or terrorist individuals or organizations will find a means to acquire any weapon, from A to Z, no matter how many laws are passed. The only individuals truly hampered by such gun control legislation would be law abiding U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. Criminals, subversive individuals will always find a way or means to buy, acquire, or manufacture any weapon and it's ammunition, including military...
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Re: How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

Norland ·
Who are these white people that are the progeny of the Europeans that slaughtered the occupants to become the rulers of this land? There's something WRONG with these folks!!!!!! They don't much else but hate and slaughter.
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Re: How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

Kocolicious ·
Now that Black History is approaching and the alarming rate of killings in the last 2 to three years? We should FOCUS on telling the REAL story of African and African American history-not the lies told by massa and his boys. I was watching a cowboys and indians flick the other day....and really NOTICED how they skirted around the fact the reason WHY no blacks are seen in these show is because they were slaves during the time of white man's journey in the new world. These racist shows focused...
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Re: How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

DennisKalita ·
ISIS has nothing on these MONSTERS.
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Re: How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

sunnubian ·
"Now that Black History is approaching and the alarming rate of killings in the last 2 to three years? We should FOCUS on telling the REAL story of African and African American history-not the lies told by massa and his boys." ************************************************ The way they keep that from happening is by teachers in schools choosing the subjects a student can write about even when they are told they can do a paper on "any" subject; not to mention the fact that of course, the...
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Re: Tuskegee University Scientist Wins $1,100,000 Cancer Research Grant

Momentum ·
Lasers and optics, yeah she is math super smart. optics involves a lot of math as well as lasers. Sounds like she is on the technical end of healing cancer. Props to this young beautiful lady!
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Re: Tuskegee University Scientist Wins $1,100,000 Cancer Research Grant

sunnubian ·
We've got to find a way to get our kids focused on "STEMS": Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership “[Science]“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..." — President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015 The United States has developed as a global leader, in large...
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Re: Ex-Black Panther Head, Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people"

EbonyRose ·
TR : You have lived through the age of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and now of President Obama, who are sometimes compared to one another. Yet you see them as diametrically opposed to one another. How? Why would anyone compare Martin Luther King, Jr. to President Obama??? The ONLY similarity I can think of is that they're both Black. And the President only half so. I don't understand why one Black person always feels compelled to ask another Black person that question?
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Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

sunnubian ·
Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate Straight Up: Calling out black-on-black crime diverts attention from taking on the powerful gun lobby. By: Lawrence D. Bobo | Posted: March 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM 147 74 Email Text Size Scott Olson/Getty Images ( The Root ) -- Let's face it, in America today black life is still not valued the same as white life. This is especially true when it comes to how we respond to and even discuss guns and violent crime. This is one of my key frustrations with the...
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Ex-Black Panther Head, Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people"

sunnubian ·
Ex-Black Panther Head on Gun Control, Obama Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people." By: Leila McDowell | Posted: February 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM Text Size via saccityexpress.com ( The Root ) -- Elaine Brown, the only woman to head the Black Panther Party, became chairman when Huey P. Newton fled to Cuba to avoid jail in 1974. The Party shocked the nation with its advocacy of self-defense and images of defiant young black men...
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How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

sunnubian ·
SMART NEWS Keeping you current How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion image: http://thumbs.media.smithsonia...800x600_q85_crop.jpg A trial at the Destrehan Plantation sentenced 45 men from the uprising to death or to go to New Orleans for future trials. (Image from the Destrehan Plantation's Facebook Page) By Marissa Fessenden smithsonian.com January 8, 2016 Read more:...
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Tuskegee University Scientist Wins $1,100,000 Cancer Research Grant

sunnubian ·
Tuskegee University Scientist Wins $1,100,000 Cancer Research Grant Hadiyah-Nicole Green, an assistant professor at the university, won the grant to develop a cancer treatment. BY: FELICE LEÓN Posted: Jan. 6 2016 12:58 PM Hadiyah-Nicole Green is in a league of her own. She was the second African-American woman to receive a doctorate in physics from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. And today she's an assistant professor at Tuskegee University and stands as one of fewer than 100 black...
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Trump Administration’s Failure to Recognize Haiti Is a Painful American Tradition

sunnubian ·
Trump Administration’s Failure to Recognize Haiti Is a Painful American Tradition Brian Josephs Today 9:00am Filed to: HAITI 10.2K 21 4 Joe Raedle/Getty Images Editor’s note: Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced Monday that he has extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status for six more months. He hinted that this shortened extension will be the last, saying that TPS recipients should take “time to attain travel documents and make other necessary arrangements for their ultimate...
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