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Q&A: Naomi Ackie, Kasi Lemmons tell Whitney Houston’s Story
December 22, 2022
Naomi Ackie, who plays Whitney Houston in the new biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” is the first to admit that she is not a doppelganger for the pop star. In fact, she’ll go so far as to say she doesn’t look like her at all. ... read more »
Brittney Griner Back Home in US After Russian Prisoner Swap
December 14, 2022
Brittney Griner returned to the United States early Friday, nearly 10 months after the basketball star's detention in Russia made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad and set off a political firestorm. ... read more »
Michelle Obama Opens Tour for New B ook, ‘The Light We Carry’
November 17, 2022
 Michelle Obama says it helps to focus on what you can control when you feel out of control.  ... read more »
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Explainer: What’s Behind the Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation?
March 24, 2022
President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law the first bill that specifies lynching as a federal hate crime. ... read more »
First But Not Last: Black Girls See Themselves in Court Pick
March 24, 2022
In 2013, as she watched President Barack Obama's second inauguration, 7-year-old Veronica Bofah decided she wanted to be just like him. ... read more »
Byron Allen Says the NFL Needs Him to be an Owner
February 17, 2022
Byron Allen says the NFL needs him to join the ownership group. ... read more »
Kelly’s lawyer wants trial delayed due to jail quarantine
July 10, 2021
Kelly’s new lawyers are asking a judge to postpone his Aug. 9 sex trafficking trial in New York City, arguing they haven’t had enough time to prepare because he’s under a mandatory jail quarantine since his transfer from Chicago. ... read more »
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Milestone Voting and Ethics Legislation
March 15, 2021
House Resolution 1 – the “For the People Act of 2021” – counts as a strong rebuke and counterbalance to voting restrictions considered or enacted in various Republican-led states across the country. It restricts partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts and nullifies obstacles for voters. ... read more »
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Floyd family agrees to $27M settlement amidst ex-cop’s trial
March 13, 2021
The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial. ... read more »
Louisiana Trooper Suspended Over Violent Death of Shackled Man
March 3, 2021
This week, authorities announced they had suspended Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Kory York, and acknowledged that Ronald Greene, who was shackled, handcuffed and dragged, “was mistreated.” The admission came after Greene’s family viewed graphic body camera footage of the arrest that included York using a barrage of expletives as he detained the Black motorist. York and other troopers were seen on the video choking and beating Greene. ... read more »
Suspect in Jam Master Jay killing pleads not guilty
August 21, 2020
A man eyed for years as a possible suspect in the 2002 fatal shooting of hip-hop pioneer Jam Master Jay pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Tuesday, and remained in federal custody where he is already serving a prison sentence for robbery.  Ronald Washington, 56, entered his plea remotely from Kentucky, while his attorney and the government’s lawyers appeared by teleconference because of coronavirus concerns.  Washington and Karl Jordan Jr., 36, face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison, or the death penalty if convicted of murder in the death of Jason “Jay” Mizell, known professionally as Jam Master Jay.   ... read more »
Video appears to show deputy first shoved Raptors president
August 21, 2020
A new video released by the attorneys of Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri appears to show an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy initially shoved him twice leading to an altercation moments after his team had defeated the Golden State Warriors in last year’s NBA championship.   The Raptors had just won their first title at Oracle Arena in Oakland on June 13, 2019, when Ujiri went onto the court to join his celebrating team.  ... read more »
Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri
August 6, 2020
Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri’s Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. ... read more »
Is the Postal Service Slowing Mail Delivery?
August 6, 2020
Reports of significant problems at the postal service under newly appointed postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, has exacerbated claims that the slowdown is intentional. ... read more »
Review: Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art
August 1, 2020
King Beyonce's new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by ``The Lion King.'' ... read more »
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