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Four Portland churches unite to rouse ‘God’s Trombones,’ June 15

Worship, conversation pay tribute to poet, civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson Nearly 75 years after his death on a rainy Wiscasset morning, poet and early civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) will be honored with worship and community conversation during “God’s Trombones” at Trinity Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, on Sat., June 15, at […]

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NAACP broadcasts Davis ‘Celebration of Life’

As hundreds of family, friends and supporters pack Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., for the memorial service of Troy Anthony Davis, thousands more will be able to virtually stand alongside the Davis family. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is broadcasting live the service, “Troy Davis: A Celebration of Life,” […]

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Hope remains for Davis in these final hours

“Democracy Now!” devoted its entire on-location broadcast today to the fallibility of the U.S. death penalty and the scheduled execution of Troy Anthony Davis by the State of Georgia at 7 p.m. ET. Host Amy Goodman will also conduct a special broadcast, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT, from outside the prison and execution site […]

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Davis hearing, Day 1: Witnesses recant testimony

In an interview with Savannah Now, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, who has been in the courtroom for the evidentiary hearing of Troy Davis, said: “Witness after witness has said that Troy didn’t do it. … It’s something to behold – to hear people admit to having lied, time and time again before, step […]

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