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    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...

    Korean War Veteran Gets a New Home

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After years of struggling in poverty and living in a dilapidated house, Pfc. Thomas Pressley, who served in the Korean War, received a particularly special Veterans Day gift- a...

    Death of Black Security Guard Brings Call for Investigation

    By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar...

    American Red Cross: Help Fight A Blood Shortage

    DRO Headquarters. Red Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products were a part of regularly scheduled transports to area hospitals. There's...

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