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WATCH: Jay-Z and Meek Mill Join Forces to Launch Dream Chasers Record Label and Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform
July 29, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. ... read more / watch video »
Hampton University Fires 9 Officers Over Social Media Posts
July 26, 2019
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A historically black university in Virginia said Friday that it has fired nine of its police officers for sharing “misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks via social media.” Hampton University’s statement did not detail the remarks the officers made. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Launches Census 2020 Taskforce
July 23, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus will launch a new taskforce that will focus on the upcoming 2020 Census and the legacy of under counting the African American community. ... read more »
ALERT: Massive 60 Freeway Repairs Likened to ‘Armageddon’ for Next 4 Months
July 23, 2019
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A section of a major Los Angeles-area freeway will be undergoing repairs for 15 weekends over the next four months, sparking comparisons to “Carmageddon,” a 2011 freeway bridge demolition that many feared would be a traffic nightmare. ... read more »
Another Son Says he Should Guide Aretha Franklin Estate
July 23, 2019
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s sons disagree about who should manage what could be a multimillion-dollar estate. Attorneys for Theodore White II last week told a Michigan judge in a court filing that White should be named co-executor, ... read more »
Lifetime to Follow Up on ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docu-series
July 23, 2019
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Lifetime is still invested in the R. Kelly case. The network announced Tuesday that it has ordered “Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath,” a four-part series that includes interviews with new survivors and experts on the case. ... read more »
Black Voters Say They Won’t Forget Trump’s Racist Tweets
July 23, 2019
Courtesy photo DETROIT (AP) — Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her. Then President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from. ... read more »
NAACP Calls for the House of Representatives to Begin Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump
July 23, 2019
DETROIT – During rousing remarks from Rep. Al Green (D-TX), the NAACP national delegation voted on a resolution for the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate Articles of Impeachment for Donald J. ... read more »
WATCH: HARRIET – Official Trailer of Iconic American Freedom Fighter Harriet Tubman
July 23, 2019
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. ... read more / watch video »
Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81
July 23, 2019
  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, ... read more »
WATCH LIVE: Robert Mueller Testifies on His Report, Trump and Russia
July 23, 2019
Need a master class on the Mueller report before Rober Mueller testifies to Congress on Wednesday? Join PBS NewsHour correspondent and producer William Brangham, senior broadcast producer Mike Melia and politics reporter Daniel Bush as they answer questions and walk viewers through the components of the Russia investigation and Mueller’s findings on July 24. ... read more / watch video »
B.B. King’s Legendary ‘Lucille’ Guitar Going Up for Auction
July 23, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Her name was “Lucille,” and in B.B. King’s hands she gave voice to the “King of the Blues.” Julien’s Auctions announced Tuesday that King’s black Gibson ES-345 prototype guitar is among the items from his estate that will go up for bid on Sept. ... read more »
Civil Rights Panel: Disabled Students of Color Punished More
July 23, 2019
Courtesy Photo The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers. It urges President Donald Trump’s administration to offer guidance to schools on how to comply with nondiscrimination laws when punishing students. ... read more »
Minor Injuries After Roof Collapse at Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena
July 16, 2019
GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven people suffered mostly minor injuries when a roof collapsed Monday at a Los Angeles area casino, raining debris into the lobby area, ... read more »
WATCH : Press Conference – Thanks to Attorney General William Barr, Police officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged
July 16, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, ... read more / watch video »
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