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Special Report: The Life and Legacy of Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)
August 16, 2018
  NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ″I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, ... read more »
Baltimore Officer Suspended After Punching Incident Recorded 
August 16, 2018
A Baltimore police officer was suspended Saturday after a video surfaced online showing him repeatedly punching a man and knocking him down over steps on a sidewalk in a recording that lasts about 30 seconds and the city's interim police commissioner said "deeply disturbed'' him. ... read more »
Legacy of Oliver Brown Saluted on His 100th Birthday
August 16, 2018
1954 Brown vs. Board of Education suit ended segregation in U.S. schools ... read more »
Michael Brown’s mom seeks reinvestigation, City Council seat
August 16, 2018
Lezley McSpadden said earlier in the day that she'd launched an online petition seeking a new investigation into her 18-year-old son's death, a case that sparked months of protests and helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement nationally. McSpadden also announced that she planned to run for a seat on the Ferguson City Council in April. ... read more »
Bail Reform This Year? Proposed Legislation Raises Fears of Computer-Based Bail System 
August 16, 2018
Progressives and some Black activists have long complained about America's bail system, which treats people with means differently from low-income people. ... read more »
Charlottesville Struggles with Race, History and Survival
August 16, 2018
To say that Charlottesville, Va. held its collective breath on August 12 – the first anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” White supremacist violence a year ago that tragically took the life of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old white anti-racist protestor, is an understatement. ... read more »
Soul Icon, Aretha Franklin is Seriously Ill  
August 16, 2018
Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.  ... read more »
Morehouse College President Starts Freshman Year in Dorm
August 16, 2018
David Thomas, the first leader in 50 years who isn't an alumnus _ moved into a cramped dormitory room Tuesday for two days to get a taste of what life is like for first-year students of the prestigious historically black school in Atlanta. He'll be staying at Graves Hall, the oldest building on campus that once housed the entire college. Although he won't have a roommate, he'll be sharing the floor with students. ... read more »
Museum to Honor Green Bay Packers’ First Black Players
August 16, 2018
Neville Public Museum executive director Beth Lemke says adding the exhibit called "Delay of Game'' will help visitors "discover how the experiences, challenges, and contributions of African-American players have changed this community.'' ... read more »
Trump Lashes Out at Omarosa, Calls Her ‘That Dog’ 
August 16, 2018
President Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.  ... read more »
Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs
August 16, 2018
Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity'' and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015. ... read more »
Getty Exhibit Features Illuminated Medieval Art in Torah, Bible and Qur’an
August 16, 2018
Sacred texts of the world’s top three religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – are on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum. ... read more »
Newspaper Hall of Fame Inducts Miami Black Publisher
August 16, 2018
Garth Reeves inherited The Miami Times from his family after serving in World War II, where the hypocrisy of fighting for freedom while living in segregation at home angered him. ... read more »
Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Democratic Primary
August 15, 2018
In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., asks a question at a House Committee on Financial Services hearing in Washington. Ellison decided to leave Congress for a chance to make a difference as his state’s attorney general, ... read more »
Somali-American Nears New Historic Mark with Primary Win
August 15, 2018
In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Ilhan Omar is interviewed in her office two days after the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, ... read more »
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