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Frank Lucas, Druglord Portrayed in ‘American Gangster,’ Dies
June 3, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie “American Gangster,” has died, a relative said Friday. ... read more »
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings Reintroduces Resolution Commemorating Jubilee Day, Honoring the Accomplishments of the Fisk Jubilee Singers
April 10, 2019
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) recently reintroduced a resolution Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Jubilee Day, honoring the accomplishments of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers and those who carry the tradition forward today. ... read more »
Statement by Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson on the Passing of Nipsey Hussle
April 1, 2019
“Ermias Asghedom, more commonly known as the hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, inspired so many people and loved the community he came from. I join South L.A. ... read more »
UPDATE: California AG Won’t Charge Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark
March 5, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general said Tuesday that he won’t charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, ... read more »
Black Activists Protest an Alabama Civil Rights Museum for Rescinding an Award for Political Activist Angela Davis
January 8, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Black activists on Monday called for leadership changes and protests at an Alabama civil rights museum after it rescinded an award for political activist Angela Davis, ... read more »
WATCH: Kevin Hart Celebrates Having the #1 Movie in the Nation
October 1, 2018
Night School earned top billing this weekend at the box office taking in  $28 million in ticket sales, according to estimates Sunday. For the first time in more than two years, ... read more »
Serena Williams Goes Consciously Topless for Breast Cancer Awareness
October 1, 2018
  NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis great Serena Williams goes topless and sings “I Touch Myself” in a video to promote breast cancer awareness month. With her hands covering her breasts, ... read more »
WATCH: New Jersey Principal Provides Self Esteem Booster for Students by Way of Laundromat
August 22, 2018
West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey Principal Akbar Cook explains to CBS News reporter, why he incorporated a laundromat facility at the High School, ... read more »
Funeral Arrangements Confirmed for Beloved Aretha Franklin
August 20, 2018
According to ... , here are the dates and plans: For two days — Aug. 28 and 29 — Franklin’s body will lie in repose at Charles H. ... read more »
Congressman Ellison Denies Domestic Abuse Allegations
August 13, 2018
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison / AP Photo MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Sunday denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation that came just days before a Tuesday primary in which the congressman is among several Democrats running for state attorney general. ... read more »

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