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    GOP Congressman Seeks to Block Switch to Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

    (Updated 6/22/2016)) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the government from replacing Andrew Jackson on the front...

    4 Charged in Deaths of Black Men Found Chained in Oklahoma Pond

    The Associated Press A 16-year-old is charged along with his older brother, mother and the mother's boyfriend in the deaths of two Black men whose bodies were found dismembered and chained to cinder blocks in...

    The Long Hot Summer

    Summer's pleasures can seem all too fleeting, but now's the time to savor the season in all its sunny, color-drenched glory. Thanks to Maryland’s diverse landscape, picturesque vistas dot every corner of the state. Many...

    Statement by the President on the Observance of Juneteenth

    Just outside the Oval Office hangs a painting depicting the night of December 31, 1862. In it, African-American men, women, and children crowd around a single pocket watch, waiting for the clock to strike...

    Who are Those MLK Family Members Expressing Support for Trump?

    Members of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s extended family came out in support of President Trump this week, on the national day of recognition for the civil rights leader. Isaac Newton Farris Jr. and...

    Study Compares Different Shopping Patterns Between Trump and Clinton Supporters

    It seems supporters of presumptive presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not only divided by their ideology but also by their shopping patterns. A new study by location analytics firm Placed showed that...

    Who is That Black Woman Behind Gorsuch at His Nomination Hearing?

    As Americans watched the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing of U.S. associate Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, many wondered who the well-dressed, good-looking young Black woman sitting behind him was. It was later revealed...

    Our Black Women and Girls Have Gone Missing but Few Seem to Care

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Victoria Shaw, a Black girl approximately 15 years old, went missing Monday, Feb. 11, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Teandah Slater, Black and also only 15 years old, was reported...

    Prosecutor: ‘Mississippi Burning’ Civil Rights Case Closed

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One day short of the 52nd anniversary of three civil rights workers' disappearance during Mississippi's "Freedom Summer," state and federal prosecutors said Monday that the investigation into the slayings is...

    White High School Tennis Players Appear to Pose as KKK Members after Losing to...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  A group of high school tennis team players in Telfair County, Ga., will be disciplined by the school superintendent after posting a “racist” photo online last week, according to news...

    Associated Black Charities’ Black and White Gala Honors Fighters for Racial Equality

    The Associated Black Charities honored several individuals and organizations for their roles in the fight for racial parity and inclusion at their annual Black and White Gala on June 11 at Martin’s West in...

    Georgia County Scraps Closure of Polling Stations Amid Backlash

    By Brinley Hineman, The Associated Press A small, majority-Black south Georgia county's proposal to close most of its polling places drew heated national criticism — and saw a quick reversal — during an election year that features...
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