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Paul Cuffee (1759-1817) was the richest African American in the United States during the early 1800’s, but never stopped championing the cause of better conditions for his people. At the age of 19, he sued the Massachusetts courts for the right to vote stating that taxation without representation should be illegal. He built on his own farm, New Bedford’s only school for the children of “free Negroes” and personally sponsored their teachers. He authored the first document of its kind…

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Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was the richest African American in the United States during the early 1800’s. At the age of 19, he sued the Massachusetts courts for the right to vote stating that taxation without representation should be illegal. He built on his own farm, New Bedford’s only school for the children of “free Negroes” and personally sponsored their teachers.

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James Ibori Released From UK Prison Re-arrested Former governor of Delta State James Onanefe Ibori has completed his prison terms in the United Kingdom. But he is yet to be a free man as he was immediately re-arrested. TheNEWS learnt that Ibori jailed 13 years in April 2012 by a Southwark Crown court in London was released by prison authorities on 22 January.He was released from Her Majestys Prison in Bedford outside of London where he finished his prison term. He was also initially at…

Famed attorney Louis A. Bedford Jr. died Thursday after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 88. In 1966, Bedford became the first black to serve on Dallas’ municipal court. His death was announced by the Dallas Bar Association. In 1968, Bedford was the fourth black attorney to join the association. At that time minority lawyers experience racism in the criminal justice system.

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Bedford, NY

The Court House is the oldest Westchester County Government Building and one of only three Court Houses in New York State built before 1800. It is Bedford's historic landmark of the days from 1788 to 1870 when Bedford was a county seat more populous than White Plains. The Court House was restored once in 1889 and again between 1965 and 1970 when its Court Room was returned to its original dignity. The Bedford Museum is housed on the second floor and its exhibits were refreshed in 2008. The…

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Judge orders sex change for Mass. murder convict

FILE- In this Jan. 15, 1993 file photo, Robert Kosilek sits in Bristol County Superior Court in New Bedford, Mass., on trial for the May 1990 murder of his wife Cheryl Kosilek. Judge orders taxpayers to pay for her sex change operation while serving sentence in prison. WHA???