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With Memphis-born Aretha Franklin's "Respect" playing, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage at Douglass High School Sunday afternoon as her presidential bid rolled into a Southern swing. The event at Douglass High was an organizing event and the first stop of a sweep through Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. Monday's...
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By TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe him: He'd never had sex with anyone under 17 and never held anyone against her will. The day...
By The Chicago Crusader We’ve heard the numbers. The statistics are alarming. African American and Latino communities suffer from a higher prevalence of preventable, systemic illnesses such as Hepatitis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, and even certain forms of Cancer. Cases of sexually-transmitted diseases have also reached all-time highs in the inner...
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By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement...
“Nobody can do this for us but us.” To Dr. Wes Bellamy, a city councilman from Charlottsville, Va., that statement by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the rendezvous point for picking up where King left off in the fight for social justice for all. “We are in very serious times,”...
by Harlan McCarthy -- Actress, activist, author and star of the upcoming television drama "L.A.’s Finest," Gabrielle Union-Wade was welcomed to a loud round of applause by a sold-out crowd at the Michael D. Rose Theatre on Wednesday night. Commonly known as Gabriel Union, she spoke at the University of Memphis...
Looking for something exciting to do this Friday and Saturday? How about a crash course in grassroots community organizing and politics? It’s available Friday and Saturday at the Tennessee Regional Black Millennial Convention’s “Black Millennials Unbossed & Unapologetic Summit” that kicks off with a Friday banquet from 7-10 p.m. at...
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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer Several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing reparations for the descendants of slaves — but not in the traditional sense. Over the past week, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro spoke of the...
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By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Poor People's Campaign will hold bus tours of poverty-stricken areas in more than 20 states to call attention to "what the national emergencies really are" in the wake of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration over the U.S.-Mexico border, a leader of...
Tributes to civil rights “giant” and attorney, Russell Bertrand Sugarmon flooded the Internet Monday as news spread quickly of his death. One of the most touching tributes came from his daughter, Elena DeCosta Williams, who took to Facebook to express her love and admiration. “To the world, he was Judge Russell...