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NNPA, Chevrolet Launch 2018 “Discover the Unexpected” Journalism Fellowship in Detroit
June 21, 2018
Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have teamed up once again for the “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. The fellowship, in its third year, gives students attending Historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity of a lifetime: an eight-week, immersive training experience with the Black Press. ... read more »
Decorated Boxing Referees File Claim Against California State Athletic Commission 
June 21, 2018
Minority boxing officials are filing a civil rights claim against the State Boxing Commission alleging that they are conducting discriminatory practices. Three Hall of Fame officials came forward to explain how the Commission did not assign as many championship fights to them compared to their White counterparts. ... read more »
Young Activist, Entrepreneur Aims to Mitigate Water Crises First in Detroit, Then Around the World 
June 21, 2018
Twenty-five-year-old Abess Makki has a vested interest in creating better relationships between city governments and their residents. It’s not money per se, he says, but more so altruistic in promoting a streamlined way for residents to pay municipal expenses and for cities to receive them. ... read more »
Chicago Reader Now Black-Owned Thanks to Dorothy Leavell
June 21, 2018
The paper had most recently been owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reportedly will maintain a 15 percent stake in the Reader after the sale closes later this month. ... read more »
Newly-Elected Mayor London Breed Makes History in San Francisco
June 21, 2018
London Breed has made history, becoming the first African American woman elected mayor in San Francisco after her opponent conceded in what had been a razor-close race. ... read more »
Medical Community Remembers Dr. Ezra C. Davidson 
June 21, 2018
Earlier this year, America’s medical community, particularly those in the area of obstetrics and gynecology, mourned the death of one of their own, Dr. Ezra C. Davidson. ... read more »
Rap Artist XXXTentacion Killed in Apparent Robbery
June 18, 2018
20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion has died in Miami, Florida as the result of a drive-by-shooting on Monday, June 18 Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. said. ... read more »
Waters Statement on Donald Trump’s Embrace of our Enemies & Hostility Toward our Allies
June 15, 2018
“Donald Trump loves to refer to himself as a ‘deal-maker,’ but in reality, his bluster on the world stage over the past week has only isolated the United States from our allies and played right into the hands of two of our most dangerous enemies, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more »
Fraternity members suspended for video with racist slurs
June 14, 2018
Syracuse University suspended 15 members of a fraternity following the release of a video showing pledges using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person, lawyers for the students said Friday. ... read more »
Ex-NAACP head, once known as Rachel Dolezal, denies fraud
June 14, 2018
Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, pleaded not guilty last week through her attorney to charges including welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance. Her next court date is now set for June 20.  ... read more »
Study: Social Support May Narrow Gap in HIV Infection Disparities
June 14, 2018
Findings from a recent UCLA-led research study suggest that Black men who have sex with men can benefit from social network support when it comes to HIV prevention. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus seeks to decriminalize marijuana
June 14, 2018
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for decriminalizing marijuana use. The group wants the federal government to get out of the prohibition business when it comes to the drug, a position it says is supported by an overwhelming majority of the 48-member caucus. ... read more »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
Family of Teen Killed By Portland Police Officer Sue City
June 14, 2018
The lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday claims police acted with excessive force when Officer Andrew Hearst shot 17-year-old Quanice Hayes three times in February 2017. ... read more »
Trump Considers Pardon for Ali, Wants Athletes’ Advice
June 14, 2018
Trump has been on a clemency kick of late, using his near-limitless power to pardon a growing list that includes a former White House aide, a conservative commentator and a former sheriff convicted of violating a judge's orders who campaigned with Trump in 2016. ... read more »
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