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Jussie Smollett: Chicago Prosecution was Malicious
November 20, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor ... says his $10,000 payment after the close of a criminal case should prevent Chicago from seeking reimbursement for a police investigation of his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Kaiser Permanente Chairman, CEO Bernard Tyson Dies at 60
November 10, 2019
OAKLAND  – The chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente has unexpectedly died, Kaiser officials announced on Sunday. A statement released by Kaiser Permanente said Bernard J. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Holds Exclusive Conversation with the Black Press to Discuss the House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
November 7, 2019
Bass opened the floor thanking everyone for joining the call, and explaining what happened in terms of the impeachment. ... read more »
John Witherspoon, Comedian and Actor has Died at 77
October 30, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon’s manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday that Witherspoon died in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Man Exonerated in 1998 California Murder Case Files Lawsuit
October 2, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering his lover filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing Southern California sheriff’s investigators of manufacturing a case against him. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Bans Flavored Tobacco Products
October 2, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Tuesday banned flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes amid concerns that the products appeal to young people. ... read more »
Dr. Dre, Iovine to Unveil High-Tech New Building at USC
October 2, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A high-tech building named after Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Jimmy Iovine will be opened on the University of Southern California campus. ... read more »
WATCH -The Latest: Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Gets 10 Years for Killing Neighbor
October 2, 2019
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of her neighbor inside his apartment (all times local): 4:25 p.m. ... read more / watch video »
AKA Raises $1 Million for HBCUs in One Day, Announces Collaboration with the Black Press of America
September 26, 2019
"I understand the impact personally that establishing an endowment has on a student's enrollment and graduation prospects," Dr. Glover said. "The actions of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will go a long way toward ensuring that HBCUs remain open and able to encourage the best black students to choose them as a first option," she said. ... read more »
Rep. Karen Bass Announces Support For Formal Impeachment Inquiry
September 24, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement: “For the last month, ... read more »
Trump brings Back 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Nominee
September 24, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former adviser to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was nominated for a second time Friday to a position on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, ... read more »
Black Press of America Awards Courageous Leaders
September 19, 2019
The 2019 honorees are the Honorable Karen Bass, U.S. Representative (D-CA); the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative (D-MD); the Honorable Bobby Scott, U.S. Representative (D-VA); the Honorable Bennie Thompson, U.S. Representative (D-MS); Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture (UAW); Shani W. Hosten, Vice President Multicultural Leadership, AARP; Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Clinical Director of Hematology and Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); and Crystal Windham, Director, Cadillac Interior Design, General Motors. ... read more »
Karen Boykin-Towns Takes Her Talents to Sard Verbinnen
September 19, 2019
“I want people who are going to be able to tell it straight. People who will assess a situation and then be able to give you the realities of what it is,” Boykin-Towns said of her expectations in her new role. ... read more »
Dynamex Law Will Gut Black Newspapers in California
September 8, 2019
  This is a direct appeal to Governor Gavin Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and our entire state legislature. I’m writing this on behalf of the more than 20 African American-owned newspapers that operate in cities and towns across California. ... read more »
WATCH: Hear from the People of the Bahamas, What You Won’t See on TV
September 8, 2019
Hear from the Bahamian people via ... . The latest in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.     ... read more / watch video »
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