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COMMENTARY: Criticism of Rev. Jasper Williams Follow His Remarks at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

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Black Prisoners Join National Prison Strike

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Democrats that want to win in November must advertise in the Black Press, says Rep. Clyburn

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire While there's at least a perceived growing number of Democrats who say they want to replace California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, South Carolina Rep. Jim...

Bought green coffee extract? You might be eligible for a refund

Consumers who bought phony green coffee weight-loss pills have another chance at a refund. The Federal Trade Commission is sending out checks to 38,000 people who bought green coffee extract in retail stores, a couple of years after it settled a case against two companies...

August 23 – in 1861 the First African-American Enlisted

From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry) Stone, James A., Sr. (born: 1829  -  died: 1862) James A. Stone, Sr. was a fugitive slave from Kentucky who had settled in Lorain, Ohio. He is listed in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census with no indication of...