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by Stacy M. Brown --  Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have elected New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as their party leader. The congressman, who once quoted the late Notorious B.I.G. during one of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings...
A company that nets a Minority Enterprise Development Award has earned the highest level of national recognition that a minority-owned firm can receive from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Among the 2022 winners is The Carter Malone Group of...
by Margie Mason and Robin McDowell --  More than 150 years ago, a prison complex known as the Lone Rock stockade operated at one of the biggest coal mines in Tennessee. It was powered largely by African American men who had been...
by Darlene Superville -- WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, returned to the White House this past Wednesday, unveiling official portraits with a modern vibe in an event that set humor and nostalgia over his presidency...
by Russ Bynum -- SAVANNAH, Ga. – The white man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the 25-year-old Black man in a Georgia neighborhood was sentenced Monday to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime. Travis McMichael was...
Say her name. Breonna Taylor’s family may finally get justice after the Department of Justice charged four current and former police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, who were involved in the fatal March 2020 raid on her apartment. The DOJ accused the...
WNBA Superstar Brittney Griner has been sentenced to more than 9 years in a Russian prison following her conviction on drug charges. Her lawyers called the verdict a disappointment and vowed to appeal. The lawyers of WNBA star Brittney Griner, Maria Blagovolina...
Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at the NAACP convention in Atlantic City on Monday, July 18, declaring that freedom, liberty, and democracy are on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections. She implored the large gathering at the Atlantic City...
Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in...
By Allen G. Breed -- SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Jean Heller was toiling away on the floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center when an Associated Press colleague from the opposite end of the country walked into her workspace behind...