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Dr. Ethelene Jones Crockett Award Winners: George Potter and Karen Dunigan
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Dr. Ethelene Jones CrockettThis blog is very pleased to acknowledge two Jackson, Michigan residents who have played instrumental roles in the evolution of Jackson College. The Dr. Ethelene Jones Crockett Award is given annually by the college to honor alumni who have displayed "a positive and personal involvement in the betterment of humankind and have ongoing contact with Jackson College." [SOUR
 
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Jurors Award $4.65 Million in Taser-Torture Death of Marvin Booker
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A federal jury found five Denver sheriff's deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in the city's downtown jail and awarded his family a record $4.65 million in damages, a verdict an attorney said should send a message to law enforcement everywhere. [SOURCE]Marvin Booker died in 2010 after deputies shocked him with a Taser while he was handcuffed, put him in a slee
 
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What Happens When We Raise The Minimum Wage?
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FACT: In January 2014, 13 states raised their minimum wage; since then these states added more jobs and have lower unemployment rates than the 36 states that did not raise the minimum wage.FACT: The U.S. Government could save $7 billion dollars if companies just paid employees a higher minimum wage. FACT: Federal minimum wage is $7.25 – and some states actually have a lower state wage of $6.25
 
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Am I Not Human? The Right to Life
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On the 27th of each month we plan to blog about human rights.  Every person is entitled to certain fundamental rights, simply by the fact of being human. These are called “human rights” rather than a privilege (which can be taken away at someone’s whim).They are “rights” because they are things you are allowed to be, to do or to have. These rights are there for your protection agai
 
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Nigeria's Oil Unions Start Strike They Say Will Curb Exports - Bloomberg
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BloombergNigeria's Oil Unions Start Strike They Say Will Curb ExportsBloombergNigeria's two oil unions began an indefinite strike that they say will curb exports from the West African nation responsible for pumping more than a quarter of the continent's crude. “You will soon begin to see shutdowns of our oil flow,” Emmanuel ...
 
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France urges closer regional collaboration against Nigeria's Boko Haram - Reuters
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The Guardian NigeriaFrance urges closer regional collaboration against Nigeria's Boko HaramReutersDAKAR (Reuters) - France's defense minister on Monday called for Nigeria and its neighbors to set up a military liaison committee to better coordinate their response to the growing regional threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram ...AU commission seeks to partner Nigeria against
 
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MTB Nigeria bemoans multiple taxation - Independent Online
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Independent OnlineMTB Nigeria bemoans multiple taxationIndependent OnlineDubai - Nigeria's telecommunications operators face multiple taxes and fees at local, state and federal level, two of the country's mobile operators told Reuters, with service disruptions related to tax claims costing the sector millions of dollars ...Nigeria telecom operators bemoan multiple taxationReutersall 10 new
 
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Nigeria Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme - CHANNELS TELEVISION
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Leadership NewspapersNigeria Launches Youth Employment In Agriculture ProgrammeCHANNELS TELEVISIONFarm Land The Nigerian government has launched a programme aimed at creating more employment for Nigerian youths in the agriculture sector. The 'Youth Employment In Agriculture Programme' (YEAP) was launched on Tuesday in Abuja by President ...Agric'll Become Nigeria's New Oil –
 
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Nigeria's old impeachment games - Aljazeera.com
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SaharaReporters.comNigeria's old impeachment gamesAljazeera.comWhen former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, opens his mouth to talk about governance in Nigeria, what usually comes out is poison. Recently the former president labelled many Nigerian federal legislators as thieves and looters. According to him ...Obasanjo Lays Into Jonathan As Autobiography Faces Nigeria Libel Ban | Ra
 
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Nigeria's Naira Weakens to Record Low as Stocks Plunge on Oil - Bloomberg
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Wall Street JournalNigeria's Naira Weakens to Record Low as Stocks Plunge on OilBloombergThe naira headed for a record low and Nigeria's stocks dropped for an eighth day as oil prices below $60 a barrel made investors wary of Africa's largest crude producer. The currency depreciated 2.7 percent to 184.85 against the dollar at 12:53 p.m. in ...Nigeria's Currency at Record LowNasdaqN
 
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