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Trice Edney Newswire

Stories by Trice Edney

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Trayvon Martin murder basis of T.V. show

Planned to air in October

The television program “Law and Order: SVU” will air an episode in October based on the murder of an unarmed Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.

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Eight years post-Katrina: New Orleans second among booming U.S. cities

African American recovery uneven

A report by Bloomberg Rankings pegs the New Orleans area, including neighbors Metairie and Kenner, as No. 2 on a list of “Top 12 American Boomtowns.”

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Seriously? Boehner scores a zero

The current tracking of Congress’ popularity shows that only 15 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Now, House Speaker John Boehner

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Vanessa Bush to head Essence

Brings a decade of experience at the magazine

Vanessa K. Bush, award-winning journalist, editor and author, has been named editor-in-chief of Essence.

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More than 2,000 convictions to be reviewed due to invalid hair sample analysis

The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI will review more than 2,000 criminal convictions in which the FBI used microscopic hair sample analysis that has now been proven to be scientifically invalid. In some cases, hair sample analysis led to convictions of innocent individuals.

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Prison population drops for third consecutive year

But African Americans still account for 38 percent

The nation’s overall prison population in state and in federal institutions dropped for the third-consecutive year in 2012, but it was not necessarily good news for African Americans.

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Senate bill quietly curtails African immigration

Diversity Visa could be eliminated

Each year, 50,000 people are selected at random to immigrate to the United States. They don’t need specialized job skills or even a relative in the United States.