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WATCH: 400 Years From Slaves Arriving In Virginia
August 20, 2019
400 years ago this month, in 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived at what would become the United States, and writers of an epic New York Times effort commemorating this, ... read more »
ACTION ALERT: NAACP Urges US Congress to Impeach Donald Trump
August 20, 2019
The delegates to the NAACP National Annual Convention voted unanimously on July 22, 2019, to support an emergency resolution calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. ... read more »
This Week Marks 400 Years Since the First African’s Were Forcefully Brought to the United States
August 20, 2019
This week marks 400 years since the first African’s were forcefully brought to the United States. To memorialize this history, more than 200 African Americans made their way to Virginia, ... read more »
NYPD Fires Officer for Death of Eric Garner
August 19, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 12:40 p.m. After five years of investigations and protests, a New York City police officer has been fired for the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. ... read more »
Cop Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop Mourned in California
August 14, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bells tolled Wednesday during a solemn California Highway Patrol ceremony for an officer killed when a motorist he pulled over for a traffic stop grabbed a rifle and opened fire in a shooting rampage that wounded two more officers. ... read more »
Vaping Companies Sue to Delay US Review of E-Cigarettes
August 14, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration’s yearslong effort to regulate the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, ... read more »
Jay-Z Defends NFL Deal with Roc Nation, Talks Kaepernick
August 14, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, ... read more »
Michael Brown’s Father Seeks New Investigation into Killing
August 13, 2019
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, his father urged St. Louis County’s top prosecutor Friday to reopen the  ...   ... read more »
New Rules to Deny Green Cards to many Legal Immigrants
August 13, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday it is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration: Denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, ... read more »
Bill Cosby’s Appeal to Review Handling of #MeToo Case
August 12, 2019
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers will fight to overturn his sexual assault conviction Monday as the 82-year-old comedian serves a three- to 10-year prison term in Pennsylvania. ... read more »
Cyntoia Brown is Released from Tennessee Women’s Prison
August 7, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex at 16. ... read more »
Barack Obama, Beyonce, Oprah, Gabrielle Union, Senator Kamala Harris Others React to Toni Morrison’s Death
August 6, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who transformed modern literature, has died. Highlights of reaction to her death: ___ “Toni Morrison was a national treasure. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS- Beloved Toni Morrison has Died at 88
August 6, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. ... read more »
Former President Barack Obama Breaks His Silence on Mass Shootings , While Trump Sends His Condolences to Toledo Instead of Dayton, OH in His Speech
August 5, 2019
Today in a teleprompter read speech Trump referred to Toledo, when addressing the senseless massacres this weekend in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. None of the tragedies happened in Toledo. ... read more »
WATCH: 2020 Democrats Lay Blame on Trump’s Rhetoric for Shootings
August 4, 2019
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates sought to lay blame Sunday on President Donald Trump following a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, ... read more »
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