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  • Former Detroit Gang Member Now a Gang Peacemaker

    Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit — one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young Black men to end their ...

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  • Carson Denies Wanting Role in GOP Administration

    Former 2016 Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that he is not actively seeking to be on his party’s ticket as a vice presidential hopeful and isn’t interested in serving in the Cabinet in a possible Republican administration. Carson spoke with reporters, ...

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  • Broderick Johnson is His Brother’s Keeper

    Broderick Johnson sees young Black men on America’s streets taking long drags off short smokes. “It’s the idleness,” said Johnson, a Baltimore native and advisor to President Barack Obama. “No jobs — or summer jobs — for black men. Kids are going to hang in the streets. We have to break this ...

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  • Top Pick

    Elmont Memorial High School valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna poses for a photo in an empty classroom on Monday, April 4, 2016 in Elmont, N.Y. Uwamanzu-Nna has won acceptance to all 12 schools she applied for including all eight Ivy League universities. It’s the second time in as many years a ...

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  • First Black Military Woman Elected to Aviation Hall of Fame

    “There is no time to be afraid,” Brenda Robinson said about carrier landings, “you just do it!” Robinson, a retired Navy Reserve lieutenant commander, was the first Black female pilot certified to land on an aircraft carrier – the USS America – in January 1981. Six months earlier, she broke the ...

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  • Hearings Set in 2 Cases in Charleston Church Shooting

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge is holding hearings in two cases stemming from the shooting deaths of nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Tuesday discusses with attorneys the status of the cases against both Dylann ...

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