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Colorado hires Deion Sanders to turn around football program
December 7, 2022
Deion Sanders is taking over as head coach at Colorado, bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a beleaguered Pac-12 program that’s plunged to the bottom of college football. ... read more »
Great American Smokeout Takes Place Nov. 17 and It’s Never Too Late to Stop
November 17, 2022
With the Great American Smokeout taking place Nov. 17, it’s important to understand that smoking can have a severe and detrimental effect on one’s health, including being the primary cause of lung cancer, a potentially deadly disease. ... read more »
New Report Examines the Startling Highs – and Lows – of Mental Health Treatement in America
November 17, 2022
Officials want to track changes in the prevalence of mental health issues and access to mental health care, understand how changes in national data reflect the impact of legislation and policies, and increase dialogue with and improve outcomes for individuals and families with mental health needs. ... read more »
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Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
November 17, 2022
With the theme, “Digital Innovation, Training, and Engagement of the Black Press of America,” publishers and others will link up to further strengthen the 195-year-old Black Press. ... read more »
Slain Football Players Remembered as Funny, Sweet, Ambitious
November 17, 2022
Virginia football coach Tony Elliott smiled broadly when asked to share thoughts about three of his players slain in a campus shooting, as if doing so would offer some respite from two days of intense heartache. ... read more »
Brother of 2 Girls Killed in MOVE Bombing Sues City, UPenn
November 10, 2022
The brother of two girls killed in a 1985 police bombing on the headquarters of a a Black Liberation group has filed a lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, saying his sisters’ remains were mishandled and hidden away for decades causing the family extreme distress. ... read more »
State Agency Files Civil Rights Suit vs. Black San Diego County Tenant
November 7, 2022
The California Civil Rights Department has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Black man who alleges he was subjected to ongoing discrimination after leasing a room in San Diego County and told by his landlord, ``Your people are always making trouble.'' ... read more »
Dusty Baker Relishes First World Series Title with Houston Astros
November 7, 2022
Baker’s Astros dispatched the Philadelphia Phillies in six games, sending the city of Houston into a frenzy just five years after the team’s tainted World Series victory in 2017 under manager A.J. Hinch. ... read more »
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Kansas City to pay $5M after police killing of Black man
November 4, 2022
Kansas City will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2019. ... read more »
Slavery on Ballot for Voters in 5 U.S. States
October 27, 2022
More than 150 years after slaves were freed in the U.S., voters in five states will soon decide whether to close loopholes that led to the proliferation of a different form of slavery — forced labor by people convicted of certain crimes. ... read more »
Crump Files Lawsuit on Behalf of User of Chemical Hair Straightening Products
October 27, 2022
Researchers have discovered that hair products used predominately by Black women are likely to contain hazardous chemicals with endocrine-disrupting and carcinogenic properties. ... read more »
Comedians Sue Over Drug Search Program at Atlanta Airport
October 13, 2022
Comedians Eric André and Clayton English are challenging a police program at the Atlanta airport they say violates the constitutional rights of airline passengers, particularly Black passengers, through racial profiling and coercive searches just as they are about to board their flights. ... read more »
Barragán Votes to Strengthen Mental Health Resources for Youth and Schools
October 6, 2022
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) recently voted to pass H.R. 7780, the Mental Health Matters Act, legislation that would expand resources to address the growing mental health needs of children and school staff, strengthen school-based behavioral health care, and ensure access to mental health and substance abuse disorder benefits for workers and families. ... read more »
CA Reparations Task Force LA Meeting’s Public Comments Get Heated
September 29, 2022
The nine member California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans convened in Los Angeles at the California Science Center for its tenth meeting on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24.   ... read more »
Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues Confronting D.C.
September 29, 2022
With less than 50 days until Washington selects its next mayor, four candidates tackled education, crime and their overall plans for the next four years if elected. They challenged each other during a virtual debate on Monday sponsored by the District’s Office of Campaign Finance. ... read more »
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