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LISTEN: Casket Crusades Begin in Akron (UCNN 07/16/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/casket-crusades-begin-in-akron-ucnn-071617 1. WKYC TV - Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Akron Saturday in the first of three “Casket Crusades,” an event meant to highlight the amount of community deaths due to violence and drug abuse. The event saw those involved march through some of the hardest-hit

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WATCH: Hundreds March In First of Three “Casket Crusades” Organized By Pastor R.A. Vernon and The Word Church To Combat Deaths Due To Violence and Drug Abuse

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Akron Saturday in the first of three "Casket Crusades," an event meant to highlight the amount of community deaths due to violence and drug abuse. (more…)

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Trump Appeals to Black Voters Again, This Time In Akron, Ohio; Says, “I’ll Straighten It Out…You Can Walk Down the Street Without Getting Shot; Now You Walk Down the Street, You Get Shot”

Donald Trump continued to attempt to reach out to black voters specifically during a rally in Akron, Ohio, on Monday night. Riffing on his prepared remarks, he said “I’ll straighten it out... you can walk down the street without getting shot. Now you walk down the street, you get shot.”

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Golden State Warriors Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond Dies at 74

Nate Thurmond, the Hall of Fame center for the Golden State Warriors who became one of the National Basketball Association’s most dominant defensive players and rebounders while battling some of the leading big men in league history, died on Saturday in San Francisco. He was 74. (more…)

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Akron Renames Downtown Street In Honor of LeBron James

Days after parading through downtown Cleveland to celebrate the Cavaliers winning the NBA championship, LeBron James headed to his hometown of Akron to continue the festivities on Thursday, where the city held their own celebrations for their native son. The event became even more memorable for James when Akron's mayor

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First Lady Michelle Obama Officially Launches ‘Better Make Room’ Campaign Encouraging Students to Pursue Higher Education

First lady Michelle Obama launched a new campaign Monday to encourage teenagers, or generation Z, to pursue higher education. (more…)

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Ain’t We Women!? #SayHerName Campaign Remembers the Black Women Who Have Been Killed by Police or Died While In Police Custody

In 1851, attendees of a feminist convention gathered in a packed hall in Akron, Ohio. It was a time when — even in the midst of a fight for women's rights — mostly men spoke. They talked of dainty women — delicate and deserving of special protection. (more…)

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Journalist Marvin Brown Releases New Book on the History of Akron, Ohio Church, The House the Lord Built

ATLANTA, GA, (September 15, 2015) - Award-winning journalist, Marvin Brown, releases a full-color history book of The House of the Lord in Akron, Ohio. The book, The House the Lord Built, honors the 40-year history of the church, its members, and its legacy. Brown beautifully captures the story of how

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