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BREAKING NEWS: Statement from MDP Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings on the passing of her husband Chairman Elijah Cummings
October 17, 2019
Chairman Cummings will always be remembered for dedicating his life's work to improving the lives of others, standing up for his community, and protecting our Democracy. ... read more »
‘I am still strong, still standing’ Tracie Hunter released early from jail; seeks exoneration
October 17, 2019
Cheers went up as Hunter moved into sight as she walked alone to the jail release area door. ... read more »
Black News Channel (BNC) TV Launches in America
October 17, 2019
BNC, which officially launches at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 has agreements with Charter Communications, Comcast and DISH TV. The network already has commitments for carriage in major African American hubs like Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. ... read more »
Harris’ ‘Children’s Agenda’ to Expand Family Leave Act
October 17, 2019
As part of the agenda, Harris has included a guaranteed six months of paid leave with job protections for more working families. ... read more »
‘No human is limited’: Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon
October 17, 2019
The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles) in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. ... read more »
USC’s Black Alumni Association Celebrates Its 35th Annual Homecoming Tailgate
October 17, 2019
At the helm of the BAA, Dr. Turner has continued to elevate the Black homecoming experience that began in 1984 ... read more »
Serial Killer’s Victim Portraits Could Help Crack Cold Cases
October 17, 2019
Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, produced startlingly detailed likenesses of dozens of women he says he strangled over the course of more than three decades. Now the FBI is publicizing his portraits— hoping that someone, somewhere, will recognize the face of a long-lost loved one in an image drawn by the killer himself. ... read more »
Texas Officer Charged with Murder, Resigns After Shooting
October 17, 2019
A White Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a Black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. ... read more »
CAP Report Reveals a Lack of Diversity in the Federal Judiciary
October 17, 2019
A new report from the Center for American Progress has found that there is a disparity regarding diversity in the federal judiciary. ... read more »
Rita Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie Hernandez selected as 2020 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshals
October 17, 2019
Rose Parade presented by Honda – Wednesday, January 1, 2020 ... read more »
After Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Second Volume of Bipartisan Russia Report, Harris Warns of Further Efforts to Suppress Black Voters
October 11, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday released a statement after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the second volume of its report on Russian interference in the 2016 election: ... read more »
Harris and Blumenthal Demand Entire Trump Cabinet Cooperate with Ongoing Investigations, Protect Whistleblowers and Inspectors General
October 11, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), both former state attorneys general, on Wednesday sent a letter to every Trump cabinet official calling on them to cooperate with all ongoing and future investigations related to the potential wrongdoing by the President of the United States, preserve all evidence relevant to their departments, and protect whistleblowers and the independence of inspectors general. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
Keri Hilson Talks Taste of Soul, New Album and Mental Health
October 10, 2019
Taste of Soul’s latest addition, Hilson is a well-known name in the R&B community with hits like “Turnin Me On,” “Knock You Down” and “Pretty Girl Rock ... read more »
FBI: Inmate Is The Deadliest Serial Killer In US History
October 10, 2019
The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, ... read more »
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