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L.A. Faith Leaders React to Charleston Tragedy
June 25, 2015
The horrific murders at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina drew quick reaction throughout Southern California, especially amongst members of the faith community ... read more »
BISMILLAH Justice or Else! L.A.
June 25, 2015
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan met with L.A.’s community leaders during his “Justice or Else!” national tour to promote the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March, slated for October 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
Charleston Church Shooting Shakes the Nation
June 25, 2015
On the evening of June 17, nine people were killed in Charleston’s historically Black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Emmanuel A.M.E.). 21 year-old Dylann Roof, who prayed with worshipers for an hour before killing them, confessed to the shooting last Friday. ... read more »
NBC removes Brian Williams from ‘Nightly News’
June 24, 2015
Brian Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor following his suspension for misrepresenting himself, but will be given a second chance with the company as a breaking news anchor at the cable network MSNBC. ... read more »
Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house in Baltimore
June 24, 2015
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his family's Washington, D.C., home on June 22 after leaving a halfway house where he lived for several months since serving 2½ years in prison for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. ... read more »
Legacy of slavery still impacts education in the South
June 24, 2015
Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the South, according to a new Rice University study, "How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public School Enrollment in the American South." ... read more »
Detroit mom says she wants to plead guilty to killing 2 kids
June 24, 2015
Detroit mom says she wants to plead guilty to killing 2 kids ... read more »
Detroit Gentrification Means ‘Forced Relocation’ of Black Seniors
June 11, 2015
Many Detroit residents are celebrating a new era of revitalization, as the city’s thriving Midtown is now dotted with upscale shops, restaurants and new construction. But Motor City, ... read more »
Community Efforts Urged to Curb Mass Incarceration
June 11, 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black community should take a larger role in curbing mass incarceration and be less reliant on public officials to slow prison growth, ... read more »
Jury convicts female LA officer of assault in deadly arrest
June 11, 2015
In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Ada Moses, 91, the grandmother of Alesia Thomas, who died in 2012 after allegedly being kicked by a Los Angeles Police Department officer while handcuffed, ... read more »
Texas police officer resigns after pulling gun on crowd of teens during pool party
June 11, 2015
A Texas police officer is shown pushing a 14-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground outside a pool. (Photo: Brandon Brooks/YouTube) A suburban Dallas police officer has resigned after a video surfaced showed him pushing a 14-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground outside a pool and pointing his gun at other teens, ... read more »
Formerly Incarcerated Seek a ‘Fair Chance’
June 11, 2015
Groups call on President Obama for Executive Order Close to one third of adults, many of whom are women, currently have a criminal record. This means that routine background checks will bar them from various employment opportunities. ... read more »
Newly Recovered Ship Contains Rare Remnants of Slave Ship
June 11, 2015
A Portuguese slave ship that left Mozambique in 1794 bound for Brazil had hardly rounded the treacherous Cape of Good Hope when it broke apart violently on two reefs only 100 yards from shore. ... read more »
Black Unemployment Rises
June 11, 2015
After falling into the single digits in April, the Black unemployment rate increased to 10.2 percent in May, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. ... read more »
Caribbean Heritage Month: A Worthy Tribute to People Who Made Their Presence Felt
June 11, 2015
President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica. As he wades into a region suffering economic and political stresses, ... read more »
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