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    Black Inmate’s Death after Run-in with Staff Ruled Homicide

    By John O'Connor, AP Political Writer The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to...

    Kansas Official Who Said Whites Are ‘Master Race’ Asked to Resign

    The Associated Press Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a White county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race." Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp...

    Florida’s 1st Black Nominee For Gov Challenged GOP Dominance

    By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of...

    First African-American Top Network Executive Exiting ABC

    By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will...

    Abrams Acknowledges Loss, Plans Legal Challenge of Georgia Elections

    By Bill Barrow and Kate Brumback, The Associated Press Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Nov. 16, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as...

    Birmingham’s New Black Officers, Court Officials Rethinking US Policing

    By Jay Reeves, The Associated Press Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a Black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now,...

    Dr. Johnetta Cole is Ready to Tackle Social Justice Issues as New President of...

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Renowned educator, leader and former president of Spellman College and Bennett College, Dr. Johnetta Cole, is enthusiastic to take on her new role as chair and seventh president of...

    In Wake of Professor’s Comments, Katherine Johnson is Still Celebrated in Physics

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For many, the words of a senior scientist who said physics “was invented and built by men,” stung. The words earlier this month of Professor Alessandro Strumia, who...

    Povich Sports Symposium Addresses Race and Sports Issues

    By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Sports and race are constantly intersecting on all media platforms with athletes expressing their political and social views against the backdrop of patriotism. From the “shut up and dribble” comments...

    Mrs. Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Led Her to Speak Out

    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in...

    Marian Wright Edelman Transitions from President of the Children’s Defense Fund to New Role...

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong advocate for children, the poor and civil rights, will transition from President of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) into the new role of President...

    Only Black Woman-Owned Beef Jerky Manufacturer in the Country is a Supplier for the...

    Jachin, AL (BlackNews.com) -- Marjorie's Beef Jerky is currently shipping to Major League Baseball teams (including to Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Amir Garrett, who loves the products) and NASCAR. In addition, the Black woman-owned company...

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