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Victim Botham Jean's neighbor Joshua Brown, left, answers questions from Assistant District Attorney LaQuita Long, right, while pointing to a map of the South Side Flats where he lives, while testifying during the murder trial of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, in Dallas. Authorities say that Brown was...
by Kelli Sharpe – TSU News Service – (NASHVILLE) Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has once again succeeded in her advocacy for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and raised $1 million in a 24-hour campaign for the institutions. As International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Dr....
by Karu F. Daniels --  AmeriKKKa’s favorite president had special requests for the National Museum of African American History and Culture on his first visit back in 2017. The newly appointed Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III offers some revelations about the then soon-to-be president’s visit in his upcoming memoir, A Fool’s...
by Adrian Sainz -- Baxter Leach -- a prominent member of the Memphis sanitation workers union whose historic strike drew the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was assassinated -- has died, close friends said Tuesday. He was 79. Leach died Tuesday morning, said Gail Tyree,...
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Photo: David Dee Delgado/ (Getty) Cardi B sat down with presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to “educate” her followers on the issues fans told her they wanted to discuss, and they got an earful on everything from erasing student loan debt to ending police brutality. Recorded at the TEN Nail Bar in...
“Make a difference about something other than yourselves.” – Toni Morrison (1931-2019) Dear Sista Toni,  I met you (used loosely here) almost 10 years ago. It was very brief. I was doing PR for the National Black Writers Conference. Amiri Baraka was there as well. I couldn’t believe how blessed I was...
By HILLEL ITALIE -- NEW YORK  — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred...
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Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. is being heralded a hero after he sprung into action saving children who were in the area of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The 22-year-old is an automated logistics specialist in the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Support Sustainment...
-- by Sara Burnett and Brian Slodysk -- DETROIT — Should Democrats be going big or getting real? That’s the question that dominated the Democratic presidential primary debate as progressive favorites Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders fended off attacks from lesser-known moderates. The display amounted to a sometimes testy public airing...
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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK and STEVEN SLOAN, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden rarely lets a public event pass without reminding voters of his work alongside President Barack Obama. But the former vice president insisted on Wednesday that he's not overly relying on that relationship to fuel his 2020...