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Mayor Broome’s Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. James Gilmore resigns

Mayor Broome’s Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. James Gilmore resigns

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge Parish Assistant Chief Administrative Officer of the Mayor-President has resigned. On Monday, the mayor’s office confirmed the resignation of James Gilmore. Gilmore had been in charge of overseeing the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination  (BRAVE) crime-fighting initiative for the mayor’s office. Dr. Gilmore released a statement stating his last(…)

Mayor of Charlottesville Calls for Immediate Removal of Lee Statue

Mayor of Charlottesville Calls for Immediate Removal of Lee Statue

Charlottesville, VA (PPN) – Charlottesville’s Mayor called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers on Friday to swiftly remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Mayor Mike Signer stated the attack last week transformed the monuments from “”equestrian statues into lightning rods.” Signer wants Governor Terry McAuliffe to convene an emergency session of(…)

Activist Shaun King Offers $10,000 Reward for Racist White Men Who Beat Deandre Harris

Activist Shaun King Offers $10,000 Reward for Racist White Men Who Beat Deandre Harris

Charlottesville, VA (PPN) – The Civil Rights Movement began over 50 years ago and still today African-Americans are being beaten and violently attacked by the largest racist gang in America. White supremacists and the Klu Klux Klan rioted in Charlottesville last weekend killing one person and hospitalizing several others. Deandre Harris, 20, and some of(…)

Former SU Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas sues Southern University for his termination

Former SU Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas sues Southern University for his termination

BATON ROUGE – Dr. Brandon Dumas has sued Southern University alleging the Board of Directors  did not follow correct procedures during his appeal. Dumas’ attorneys argue that the president of the university made the sole decision to terminate him. > READ previous  story on Dumas’ termination HERE. In July, Southern announced it was parting ways with Dumas,(…)

Trump threatens North Korea with ‘trouble’

Trump threatens North Korea with ‘trouble’

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) – Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un’s government on Thursday to “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested his earlier threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea was too mild. “Maybe that statement wasn’t tough(…)

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