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The Latest: Strong Aftershock Follows California Earthquake
July 4, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Southern California’s strongest earthquake in 20 years (all times local): 7:05 a.m. A vigorous aftershock sequence is following the strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years. ... read more »
Harris Lands 2020 Endorsement from 2 Black Caucus Members
July 2, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris courtesy photo BALTIMORE (AP) — Two more members of the Congressional Black Caucus are backing Kamala Harris’s bid for the presidency: Reps. Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of Florida. ... read more »
South Carolina Democrat Posts $1.5M in Challenge to Graham
July 2, 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A top Democratic National Committee official raised $1.5 million in the most recent fundraising period in his challenge to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. ... read more »
Durant, Irving make Nets the talk of the town in New York
July 1, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, they were the story of the league. ... read more »
Essence Fest Marks 25 Years of Celebrating Black Culture
July 1, 2019
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for thought-proving conversation and performances from top musical acts. ... read more »
Set in the West The Genesis of L.A. Hip Hop
June 27, 2019
Hollywood, CA – As a young man growing up in Compton in the late1970s, Wolfgang Amadeuz witnessed the rise of West Coast Hip Hop in the city that would become synonymous with this iconic sound. ... read more »
George Mason Names Building for ‘Hidden Figures’ Scientist
June 26, 2019
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — George Mason University is naming a science and technology building in honor of the one of the NASA mathematicians whose story was told in the motion picture “Hidden Figures.” The school announced Tuesday that the building on its Manassas campus will now be known as Katherine G. ... read more »
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Request to Toss Groping Case is Denied
June 26, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge rejected Cuba Gooding Jr.’s bid to throw out his New York City groping case so he can continue working, saying Wednesday that she needed time to review written arguments and didn’t want to make a rash decision. ... read more »
Danny Glover to Testify at House Slavery Reparations Hearing on Juneteenth
June 18, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. ... read more »
WATCH: Ava DuVernay: Trump’s Rhetoric Responsible for 1994 Crime Bill
June 18, 2019
Ava DuVernay, creator of the Netflix series “When They See Us” on the Central Park Five, spoke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about how Trump’s rhetoric over the case was directly responsible for the atmosphere that made the 1994 crime bill possible to pass. ... read more / watch video »
Another “Empire” Actor Arrested, but on Traffic Offense
June 17, 2019
Bryshere Gray courtesy photo CHICAGO (AP) — Another “Empire” actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense. Police spokeswoman Karie James said Monday that Bryshere Gray, ... read more »
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