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    LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand Closes in on First Client Not Named Ball

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand is on the verge of signing its very first deal with an NBA player not related to the Ball family. According to Yahoo Sports, New Orleans...

    Judge Rules Jury Can Hear Bill Cosby Quaaludes Testimony

    By The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial can read the comedian's prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex to the jury, the judge in the case ruled Tuesday. Judge Steven...

    Adidas: We’ll Sign Kaepernick, If He Joins a Team

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Adidas wants to ink an endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick, according reports. But there’s one catch - he first has to make an NFL roster before they offer him a...

    Kendrick Lamar the 1st Rapper to Win Pulitzer

    By The Associated Press Rapper Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. The Pulitzer board on Monday called the album a work...

    Starbucks CEO Apologizes to 2 Black Men Arrested

    By RON TODT and JAY REEVES, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music and...

    A Look at Claims of Black Bias in US Restaurants

    By The Associated Press Starbucks is only the latest U.S. food chain to come under scrutiny because of the way Black people were treated at one of its locations. Some companies have been accused of systemic...

    Does Harrison County, Miss. Discriminate Against Black Funeral Homes?

    By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal trial is scheduled to start Monday over claims by six Black-owned funeral homes that a Mississippi Gulf Coast coroner illegally discriminates in favor of...

    Starbucks Arrest of 2 Black Men ‘Legal Obligation,’ Says Commissioner

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police commissioner on Saturday defended officers who arrested two Black men at a Starbucks, prompting accusations of racism on social media, concern from the mayor and an...

    Police: Mother of Devonte Hart Driving While Drunk.

    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large...

    Black Teen Who Wanted Directions Shot at by White Man

    By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A Black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a White homeowner after knocking...

    Gunmen Who Murdered Man In Front of Witnesses, Gets Life Plus 33

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A man who brazenly gunned down his victim in front of witnesses in 2016, will serve life plus 33 years in prison. Carrington Sturgis and Frank Barnett were sentenced this week...

    Swedish Culture Minister Outraged as 2 Women Pressured to Leave Nobel Group

    By DAVID KEYTON and JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that...

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