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    PRESS ROOM: SunTrust Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in Grants to Winners of the 2019...

    By The Atlanta Tribune via BlackPressUSA.com The SunTrust Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards, giving a total of $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and...

    Minnesota Rep. Omar Files for Divorce From Husband

    By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on...

    Alabama Capital Elects First Black Mayor in 200-Year History

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elected its first African American mayor Tuesday. Probate Judge Steven...

    Harriet Tubman, A Maryland Story

    By WMAR 2 News

    The New Era of Natural Hair

    By Camille Davis Over the past decade, Black women have begun embracing their natural hair, but  caring for it can still be time-consuming and frustrating. Many Black women know all too well the feeling of...

    Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Two Years Later

    By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press  On Oct.1, a reading of victims’ names at the time bullets flew two years ago marked the end of the second anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 58 people...

    Cincinnati To Consider Outlawing Natural Hair Discrimination

    By The Asssociated Press A city council member in Cincinnati wants to prohibit discrimination against natural hair and natural hairstyles associated with race. Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach is proposing that natural hair be added to...

    Nigerian Activist Hafsat Abiola Selected as Honoree for National Civil Rights Museum’s Prestigious Freedom...

    By Globe Newswire Hafsat Abiola is one of three honorees selected for the National Civil Rights Museum’s 28th Annual Freedom Award to be held on Oct. 30. Honorees are selected for their many achievements and...

    Some See Rush To Forgive As Rush To Forget Racial Violence

    By Errin Haines, AP National Writer When a White Dallas police officer who killed an innocent Black man in his own living room was sent off to prison this week with a hug from the victim’s...

    Dallas Cop Only Gets 10 Years

    By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a neighbor’s apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room was sentenced to a...

    Crime-Scene Video Ruled Admissible in Capital Gazette Hearing

    By Captial News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Judge Laura Ripken ruled that video from the Capital Gazette shooting scene is admissible,  Public defenders Katy O’Donnell, Elizabeth Palan and William Davis are representing Jarrod Ramos, who has...

    Federal Judge Upholds Affirmative Action

    By Collin Binkley, The Associated Press A federal judge cleared Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants in a ruling on Oct. 1 that was seen as a major victory for supporters of affirmative action...

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