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    Judge Voids Alabama Law Protecting Confederate Monuments

    By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has overturned an Alabama law meant to prevent the removal of Confederate monuments from public property, ruling the act infringed on the rights of...

    Chicago Awaits 2 Historic Hearings in Fatal Police Shooting

    By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another White officer who...

    Illinois Man Receives Posthumous Clemency in Stabbing Case

    By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Just days before he left office, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner granted posthumous clemency to a man imprisoned for a stabbing that a serial killer later confessed...

    Emotion Run High in Minnesota Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

    By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Emotions ran high as debate kicked off at the state Capitol on Wednesday on whether Minnesota should legalize recreational marijuana, with cannabis supporters heckling opponents of...

    ‘Nobody’s at the Switch’ as CBS Announces Election Coverage Team Sans African Americans

    Written by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA CBS News said it’s diversifying – adding a mix of women and minorities to its top staff and its upcoming 2020 election coverage. But, many are calling the “Eye” Network’s...

    Black Owned Banks In Danger!

    By AFRO Staff African-American owned banks were established at the end of the 19th century with the opening of the Capital Saving Bank in 1888 in Washington. They were mainly meeting the needs of the freed...

    Soar Like an Eagle: 12 African American Teens Reach the Pinnacle of Success in...

    Boy Scout Troop 242, led by Scoutmaster Dameion Crook, Sr., presented the 12 African American Eagle Scouts during the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony that was held at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. His son...

    The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

    Written by NNPA Storm-weary Southern Farmers now face fresh economic fears amid a political storm which seems to have no end in sight. While there is no worry about wind or water this time, farmers still recovering...

    Kelly Accuser Says He Threatened To Reveal Her Sex Life

    By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the...

    Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his truck was stolen, police said. Anthony Longino, 62, was killed Sunday...

    South African School Accused of Racism over Classroom Photo

    By Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press The photograph <https://www.enca.com/news/nw-probe-racism-allegations-after-black-learners-seated-separately> of a South African classroom appeared to show Black and White children separated by race, stirring allegations of racism against a school that says it has moved a...

    Florida Pardons Groveland Four

    By Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Jan. 11 to four African-American...

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