Friday, September 30, 2022

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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...
Voter advocate groups in Shelby County are celebrating the highest voter turnout in the state. “Shelby County really turned up the vote during early voting,” said the Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher Jr., Upthevote901 organizer. “Although we are a nonpartisan...
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...
Impassioned pleas marked a press conference where church leaders representing various denominations opposed transferring two 15-year-olds to adult court to stand trial for the July 18 killing of Pastor Autura Eason-Williams. Those church leaders on Tuesday morning joined forces with...
Rome, Italy – A group of global reparations leaders met with the Vatican this week to discuss the Catholic Church’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and the need for the Church to formally address its role with a Papal...
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...
(NNPA Newswire) -- According to a new and comprehensive study on gun violence, Black men, women, boys, and girls remain the most impacted victims of homicide in America, yet year after year this shocking and unacceptable toll is allowed...
The start of school always has been an exciting time of the year for many reasons. I always looked forward to “the first day of school” and hearing about everyone’s summer vacations and new expectations.  But we are about to embark...
Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael is facing three challengers in his bid for re-election, including Tarik B. Sugarmon, who Michael defeated by garnering 54 percent of the vote to Sugarmon’s 46 percent in 2014. Besides Sugarmon, who is a City...