Friday, July 10, 2020

National

by Stacy M. Brown -- “I can’t breathe…” The senseless killing of unarmed Black men, Black women, Black boys, and Black girls has become so routine that the entire nation now knows the meaning of those three words – and...
by Tim Sullivan and Amy Forliti --  MINNEAPOLIS — The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday...
by Amy Forliti and Jeff Baenen --  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To the general public, the video of a white police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a black man prone on the street, crying out for help until...
By Hazel Trice Edney -- (TriceEdneyWire.com) - A recent NAACP "Black Media Speaks" forum plummeted into a conversation in which the future of hard-copy, black-owned newspapers was all but pronounced dead. To the shock of some of the members of the...
by Aaron Morrison -- BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his...
Former Vice President Joe Biden's recent foot-in-mouth moment with host Charlamagne Tha God on a segment of "The Breakfast Club" is addressed by two posts on BlackPressUSA. Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Clarifies Message to Black America NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The...
by Bill Barrow and Kat Stafford -- ATLANTA — Joe Biden says he “should not have been so cavalier” after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” The presumptive Democratic presidential...
by Anne Branigin --  For five decades, former White House butler Wilson Roosevelt Jerman helped make sure everything at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was as it should be. He began his career there as a cleaner when Dwight Eisenhower took office...
by Jill Colvin — WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the nation’s response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending...
by Russ Bynum and Aaron Morrison -- The people who call Brunswick, Ga., home say it’s not the monstrous place it might appear to be in the wake of the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery after a pursuit by two armed...