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The picture of Thomas Jefferson next to the black offspring holds a “mirror” for America

Shannon LaNier, a descendant of founding father Thomas Jefferson in the ninth generation, and his slave Sally Hemings wore the same outfit as his famous ancestor for a Smithsonian Magazine piece, “American Descendants”. But LaNier, who is black, said in the July issue of the magazine that he chose not to wear a wig because he resembled his great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather be. …

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Ivanka Trump appeals to Jefferson to defend her father against impeachment

"& # 39; … surrounded by enemies and spies who catch and falsify every word that flows from my lips or flows from my pen and invents where facts miss them." – Thomas Jeffersons Thoughts on Washington DC in a letter to his daughter Martha Some things never change, dad! "She tweeted on Thursday. The President also tweeted shortly after …

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Funeral for Atatiana Jefferson canceled after family dispute

A Saturday scheduled funeral for Atatiana Jefferson, shot dead by a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, was canceled due to a dispute between family members. The shooting of Jefferson, 28, on October 12 triggered a long-running debate about the use of police force, especially in the black community. Jefferson, who was black, was shot through a bedroom window by …

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Atatiana Jefferson: Harrison Barnes has to pay for the funeral

Jefferson, 28, was shot dead by former police officer Aaron Dean at Fort Worth on a Saturday morning health check-up after an affected neighbor called the police. Jefferson had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was shot, according to a lawyer for the family. Barnes, an eight-year-old NBA veteran, joins the region after playing nearly three …

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Fort Worth's shooting of Atatiana Jefferson reveals failures in police training

FORT WORTH, Texas – More than two dozen faith leaders gathered at a lectern in a historically black church on Wednesday to demand federal intervention after the police shot and killed a black woman while holding her Nephew babysit. The assassination of Atatiana Jefferson, 28, has become the latest flashpoint in one of the largest cities in Texas, where members …

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Worth to be shot by the police: The officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson resigns

A black woman was fatally shot dead in her home on Saturday after a white policeman from Fort Worth, Texas, shot into a bedroom window while conducting a social check-up at her residence. The shootout has sparked outrage and calls for police accountability in a community whose confidence in prosecution has already been shaken by other shootings and the death …

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"Violent" tornado hits Jefferson City, Missouri, while storms kill 3 and inflict significant damage nationwide

A "violent tornado" broke through the capital of Missouri late Wednesday, causing significant damage in the dark, on a day when storms throughout the state were blamed for three deaths and dozens of people were held in their homes. The National Weather Service issued a "Tornado Emergency" for the Jefferson City area shortly before midnight when the violent hurricane swept …

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