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    Poor People’s Campaign to Launch Bus Tour in South Carolina

    By Christina L. Myers, The Associated Press The Poor People's Campaign is launching a national bus tour of poverty-stricken areas to bring attention to what they call the "real crises" or "interlocking injustices" afflicting the country...

    Teen Charged with Making Racist Threats in Charlottesville

    By Ben Finley, The Associated Press A 17-year-old boy was charged March 22 with making online threats of “ethnic cleansing” against Black and Hispanic students at the public high school in Charlottesville, Va., a city that...

    Suspect Arrested for Shooting Uncle in Lanham

    By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Caption: An intense manhunt in Prince George’s County for a Potomac man wanted in connection with the apparent murder of his uncle in Lanham, ended when he was arrested...

    Mother Shot with Son at Playground, Released From Hospital

    By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO A 34-year-old woman who was shot in the head at a playground as she played with her son has been released from the hospital this week according to the...

    Officer Convicted of Killing Black Motorist Wants New Trial

    By The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Florida police officer recently convicted of killing a stranded black motorist wants the verdict dismissed. Attorneys for fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja asked...

    Jurors See Video of White Officer Shooting Antwon Rose, 17

    By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday saw a video recording of a white police officer gunning down an unarmed black teenager during a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh last summer,...

    DC-area Sniper Shootings Case to Have Supreme Court Hearing

    By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that...

    NJ Middle School Teacher Calls Students ‘N Word’

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A science teacher at a New Jersey School has been suspended with pay after allegedly calling students the “N-word.” Bruce Bassetti was suspended last week after heatedly reprimanding students...

    New Zealand’s Darkest Day: 36 Minutes of Terror

    By NICK PERRY, KRISTEN GELINEAU and JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring...

    NY Report: Black Women More Likely to die During Childbirth

    By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Black women in New York state are two to three times more likely to die during childbirth compared to White women. The finding comes from a report released...

    Tobacco Pipe Could Connect People to Enslaved Ancestors

    By SELENE SAN FELICE, The Capital ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A tobacco pipe found along Generals Highway could connect people with African ancestors who were enslaved in Anne Arundel. Archaeologists from the Maryland Department of Transportation...

    Puzzling Number of Men Tied to Ferguson Protests Have Died

    By JIM SALTER Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths,...
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