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Senator Harris Releases Spotify Playlist to Commemorate African-American Music Appreciation Month
June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of African-American Music Appreciation Month, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released a Spotify playlist today comprised of some of her favorite African-American artists that encompass a wide range of genres including rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, rap, soul, pop, reggae, and funk. This month recognizes that American music and African-American music are inextricably linked, reflecting the diversity of the American cultural experience. ... read more »
Mississippi town elects woman as 1st African-American mayor
June 22, 2017
Outgoing Mayor Knox Ross says it's no big surprise to him that Beechem won because it was a three-candidate race in a nonpartisan general election without a runoff. ... read more »
Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism
June 22, 2017
Nooses on the National Mall Stoke Memories of “America’s Dark History” ... read more »
Women in Entertainment Luncheon Takes Place at StubHub Center
June 22, 2017
The event was hosted by AEG’s StubHub Center Foundation, National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME) and Women Helping Women in Entertainment. ... read more »
Bodycam shows shooting of black man by Milwaukee officer
June 22, 2017
Heaggan-Brown, 25, faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted of killing Smith but he's already lost his job. He was fired in October after being charged with sexual assault in an unrelated case. ... read more »
Alabama mayor wants Confederate statues that New Orleans removed
June 22, 2017
An Alabama mayor is offering to take Confederate-related monuments recently disassembled in New Orleans. ... read more »
Kia Patterson Takes Over Ownership of Grocery Outlet in Compton 
June 22, 2017
Patterson gives back to Compton by providing low-cost groceries and owning Grocery Outlet in Compton.  ... read more »
Heat Wave to Roll into Next Week
June 22, 2017
The highest temperatures this week will be between 108 and 112 degrees in the Antelope Valley ... read more »
Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
June 22, 2017
A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of a Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook. ... read more »
Inglewood Mayor James Butts and City Council Approve Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with L.A. Clippers for New Basketball Arena
June 22, 2017
The site will likely include a state-of-the-art NBA arena, a training facility and team office space ... read more »
Funding Approved for Compton Community College
June 22, 2017
Full accreditation is expected to be restored by 2020. ... read more »
Juneteenth 152 Years Later: Reflecting on the Castile Verdict  
June 22, 2017
Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration acknowledging the ending of physical slavery in the United States. This month marks 152 years since Black America received its own Independence Day. ... read more »
NNPA to Honor Martin Luther King III with 2017 Lifetime Legacy Award at Annual Conference
June 22, 2017
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the NNPA, said that the group is especially pleased to present the 2017 Lifetime Legacy Award to Martin Luther King III. ... read more »
Gil’s Goodwill! 
June 22, 2017
The “Book of Black Heroes” Interview  ... read more »
Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day
June 22, 2017
Most unintentional deaths resulted from playing with guns and unintentionally pulling the trigger. Most victims were bystanders although, among kids up to age 10 in this group, more than 40 percent accidentally shot themselves. ... read more »
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