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Atlanta Hasn’t Had a White Mayor Since 1974, and Tuesday’s Mayoral Race is So Close That It’s Headed for a Recount

On Wednesday morning the race for Atlanta’s may was still too close to call, but that didn’t stop candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms from claiming victory. “I am just in awe of what God is able to do,” she told cheering supporters early Wednesday at an...

Conyers retires from Congress amid harassment allegations

By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Besieged by allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to the Detroit liberal's nearly 52-year career in the House. The 88-year-old civil rights leader becomes the highest-ranking figure on...

CNN Money: African American Coder Blazes Trail in Tech

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Black entrepreneurs make up a tiny percentage of the tech workforce. Gregory Lowe started out with no formal coding education or investor-relation training, but is now the designer of multiple successful mobile applications.

CBC Members Met with FBI Director Christopher Wray about the FBI’s Controversial “Black Identity Extremists” Report. This Is What They Learned.

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) FBI Director Christopher A. Wray failed to explain why the agency he leads changed the name of a domestic terrorism designation from “Black Separatist Extremists” to “Black Identity Extremist,” during a recent meeting with a group of Congressional...

Rep. James Clyburn joins growing chorus for Conyers to step down

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Mark Wilson/Getty Images)On Thursday, James Clyburn added his voice to the many people who have called for Rep. John Conyers Jr. to step down amid accusations of sexual harassment.Clyburn, the assistant Democratic leader, is part of the Congressional Black...

Amid Mounting Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Black Caucus Members  Seek Conyers’ Resignation

As the allegations of sexual misconduct against veteran Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) continue to mount, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are looking to get him to resign from the House of Representatives. Conyers is the longest currently serving member of the House, and as...

Florida Police Arrest Suspect in Series of Killings in Seminole Heights 

Police in Tampa, Fla. have apprehended a man believed to be connected to four killings that have raised fears of a serial killer in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. According to WTSP-TV, 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III is being charged with four counts of first-degree murder...

Castile’s girlfriend reaches settlement over police shooting

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — The Minnesota city that employed a police officer who fatally shot black motorist Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year has reached a settlement with Castile's girlfriend and her daughter, who were in the car with him when he...

Another Bites the Dust: Rep. John Conyers Steps Down From House Judiciary Committee Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Rep. John Conyers, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 50 years, said this week that he was not going to resign his seat over accusations of sexually harassing female staffers. But on Sunday, Conyers tweeted that he will be...

Anita Hill says Joe Biden’s apology is ‘not enough’

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(Photos by Victorial Will/Invision/AP - Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden may have apologized for how he handled the 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas but according to Anita Hill it’s “not enough.” She said he failed to “show leadership...