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WATCH: ‘Emanuel’ Explores Life after Tragic Church Shooting
June 17, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, ... read more »
Councilman Faces Call for Resignation for Juneteenth Message
June 17, 2019
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The president of a northern Virginia NAACP branch is calling for a town councilman’s resignation after he wrote a negative message on a Juneteenth proclamation rather than sign it. ... read more »
Danny Glover to Testify at House Slavery Reparations Hearing
June 14, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. ... read more »
Lester Holt, Colleagues to Moderate First Democratic Debate
June 12, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt and four of his NBC News colleagues will share moderating duties for the first debate of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. ... read more »
WATCH: Central Park Five and the Impact on American Law
June 12, 2019
The new Netflix series “When They See Us” is reigniting debate over how police treated the Central Park Five during the investigation into the brutal attack on a female jogger in 1989. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Taraji P. Henson on Mental Health before the Congressional Black Caucus
June 12, 2019
Taraji P. Henson opening statement before the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health: “We, in the African American community, we don’t deal with mental health issues. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump tax returns: What does he have to hide?
June 12, 2019
House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper why Congress needs to see President Trump’s tax returns. ... read more / watch video »
Analysis: Golden State Won, but Both Teams Lost Game 5
June 11, 2019
TORONTO (AP) — The scoreboard said Golden State 106, Toronto 105. The reality was that both teams lost. It’s almost unimaginable: an NBA Finals game where neither team felt like celebrating afterward. ... read more »
John Legend John Legend on abortion law boycotts: ‘Money talks’
June 11, 2019
John Legend courtesy photo LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. ... read more »
UPDATE: Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Dead at 52
June 9, 2019
A publicist for rapper Bushwick Bill says the founder of the iconic Houston rap group the Geto Boys has died. Bill’s publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday at 9:35 p.m., ... read more »
Rep. Bass, Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Host 100+ Foster Youth For 8th Annual Shadow Day
June 5, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) hosted more than 100 current and former foster youth from across the country as part of the 8th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, ... read more »
Central Park 5 Prosecutor Resigns from Nonprofit Boards
June 5, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the release of the Netflix series “When They See Us,” a miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the trial. ... read more »
Judge says Nipsey Hussle Documents will Stay Sealed for Now
June 5, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that grand jury transcripts in the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle will remain sealed, for now. ... read more »
Bill Cosby Drops Defamation Claims against 7 Accusers
June 4, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Bill Cosby has dropped his countersuit against seven women who accused him of sexually assaulting them. Court papers filed Friday show the four-year defamation case in Massachusetts is now over. ... read more »
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