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Everything we know about the father gunned down by Chicago police

The man reportedly shot in the back and killed by a Chicago police officer Saturday on the city’s South Side was named Tommy, but those who knew the local barber called him “Snoop,” witnesses told Chicago Sun Times reporter Nader ...

Feds open the Emmet Till murder case citing 'new information'

he U.S. Department of Justice is reopening the murder case of Emmett Till 63 years after the 14-year-old African American teen was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.

Face of Papa John’s steps down following N-word debacle

John Schnatter, founder and public face of pizza franchise Papa John’s, resigns from his position as chairman of the company’s board after Forbes reported Wednesday that Schnatter used the N-word in a conference call back in May.

Schomburg Center hosts event in solidarity with separated families, immigrants

The Langston Hughes Lobby of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was filled with activity on the evening of July 10.

Black grandmother dies after power company shuts off electricity needed for her oxygen tank

The family of 68-year-old Linda Daniels is grieving after New Jersey-based power company PSEG cut off the electricity to the grandmother’s home, resulting in her oxygen tank being shut off and ultimately her death.

Short-term shelter re-opened for homeless left on the street in Newark during heat wave

Nearly 200 homeless people in Newark were left on the street during the recent heat wave after a homeless shelter closed. The city has now opened a winter shelter to help with the issue.

NAACP National Convention targeting millennials and youth

Organizers are gearing up for the NAACP’s 109th National Convention set to kick off in San Antonio, Texas, July 14 through July 18, with plans to target young people.

Protect families march and rally: Trump’s executive order is not the end

Saturday, June 30, 2018, more than 20,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in protest against the recent policies made by the Trump administration toward immigrants.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Boule brings reported $30 million to Houston

Houston will turn a sea of pink and green as more than 20,000 women are expected to converge on the George R. Brown Convention Center for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s 68th Boule (biennial conference) July 6-12.

Black publishers come together in Norfolk to challenge fake news

As Donald Trump’s persistent “fake news” rhetoric continues to fester in the media, Black publishers across the nation, recently took charge of the conversation, giving way to a special forum entitled “Black Press vs. Fake News.”

Black-owned bottled water brand to be sold in Walmart

For the first time in history, Walmart is selling a Black-owned bottled water brand on its shelves.

Black woman sentenced to 5 years for accidentally voting illegally loses bid for new trial

Crystal Mason, a woman who unintentionally voted while on probation, was sentenced to a five-year imprisonment… and now she has been turned down for a new trial. Early this year, an online petition to drop all charges against Mason was ...

Is a Blacks versus Latino fight deliberately being created by Trump policies?

The Trump administration’s policy of initially dividing families as they crossed the border in Texas, separating children as young as 9 months from their parents and bringing them as north as New York, created a firestorm.

Jersey Kidz sojourn to the New Museum of African-American History and Culture

They watched the highly celebrated Black Panther movie on the way down.

Rep. Maxine Waters defies death threats

Controversy and heated discussions are no strangers to California Rep. Maxine Waters.

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