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Jefferson County, Alabama Elects Its First Black Sheriff
November 15, 2018
Democrat Mark Pettway defeated longtime Republican incumbent Mike Hale, making Pettway the first African-American sheriff in the county whose largest city is Birmingham. Website Tags and Keywords: Mark Pettway, Mike Hale, Jefferson County Sheriff, Birmingham Alabama, Stacy M. Brown, body cameras, dash cameras, accountability, teaching inmates skills, gap between law enforcement and the community, Andrew Wyatt, federal consent decree. ... read more »
Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92
November 14, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92. ... read more »
WATCH: Why Michelle Obama Chose Becoming as the Title of Her Memoir
November 14, 2018
Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming” is on sale now. ... read more »
Black Security Guard Saves Lives, then Murdered By Police
November 14, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Responds to Trump’s Disrespect Towards Black Women Journalist
November 14, 2018
  Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s repeated verbal abuse of black women. ... read more »
WATCH: The American Veteran: African American Veterans
November 12, 2018
“The American Veteran” is a presentation presented by the  ... It honors the courage and sacrifice of African American Veterans that fought bravely throughout the history of the United States. ... read more »
In Georgia, Black Voters See Echoes of Voter Suppression
November 12, 2018
ATLANTA (AP) — When Barbara Williams arrived at the Pittman Park Recreation Center just before noon on Election Day to cast her vote, she saw a line so long that the end wasn’t in sight. ... read more »
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