Daily Archive: July 22, 2013

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Opinion

Justice denied

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN (NNPA)—“Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, is as important as the killing of White mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest.”—Ella Baker, Leading Mentor of Black Youth, including the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s “Trayvon Martin will forever remain in the annals of history next to Medgar Evers and Emmett Till as symbols for the fight for equal justice for all.”—Benjamin Crump, lawyer for Trayvon Martin’s parents (2013)

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National

Autos troubles, race at root of Detroit collapse

In this Aug. 18, 2009, aerial photo is downtown Pittsburgh located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers on the north side of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where the American dream came true. It came true in cities across the industrial heartland, from Chicago’s meatpacking plants to the fire-belching steel mills of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. It came true for decades, as manufacturing brought prosperity to big cities in states around the Great Lakes and those who called them home. Detroit was the affluent capital, a city with its own emblematic musical sound and a storied union movement that drew Democratic presidential candidates to Cadillac Square every four years to kick off their campaigns at Labor Day rallies.

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National

Ex-priest seeks $450,000 from Wis. archdiocese

This photo provided by The Archdiocese of Milwaukee shows Marvin Knighton. (AP Photo/The Archdiocese of Milwaukee) MILWAUKEE (AP) — The list of creditors for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee includes hundreds of child sexual abuse victims, along with a bank, pension funds and others typical in bankruptcy cases. It also includes one less usual: a priest removed from the priesthood amid allegations of abuse.

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Business

KFC drops bones, Colonel in upmarket restaurant

A KFC restaurant that is remodeled on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. The KFC restaurant is a new test restaurant, called “KFC eleven” and the sign will include no pictures of Colonel Sanders. It will serve flatbread sandwiches, rice bowls and boneless chicken. (AP Photos/Dylan Lovan) NEW YORK (AP) — KFC is tossing out the chicken bones and the quaint image of founder Col. Harland Sanders as it gets ready to test a slightly more upmarket restaurant. The fried chicken chain says it’s opening a location called “KFC eleven” early next month near its headquarters in Louisville, Ky., that will serve flatbreads with toppings, rice bowls, salads and only boneless pieces of its Original Recipe chicken.