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Death toll rises while outrage boils over conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison

The crisis at Parchman Prison, the former slave plantation where more than two-thirds of inmates are African American, continued with the February 16, 2020 death of David Lee May.

Aircraft carrier named after Doris Miller

The U.S. Navy is set to name a new aircraft carrier after World War II hero Doris Miller. Miller was a Mess Attendant 2nd Class from Waco, Texas.

Our right to vote: Landmark legislation turns 55

Fifty-five years ago, the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights leaders watched former President Lyndon B. Johnson sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965

From the unauthorized psychoanalysis of Donald J Trump: welcome to the impeachment circus

What the world has seen of Donald Trump since 2016 has been Trump in the larval stages. He has been testing the walls of his cocoon since his first days of office.

Violence continues in Mississippi prisons

Another day, another inmate death in Mississippi.

Program teaches prisoners how to code to obtain tech jobs upon release

The Last Mile, a prison rehabilitation program based in San Quentin, California, offers prisoners free training on how to code

Black Press of America expands and innovates in 2020 via NNPA

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) wrapped its three-day Mid-Winter Training Conference on Saturday, January 25th, with a proposal that will increase revenue for NNPA’s member newspapers through digital upgrades and innovation.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Attorneys: Retrial for Imam Jamil Al-Amin possible

After being imprisoned for two decades, lawyers for political POW, Imam Jamil Al-Amin are optimistic the 76-year-old Muslim minister will receive another opportunity to prove his innocence in court.

Trump on trial

Thus far, the Trump impeachment trial has gone as expected—bitter rancor and blocked amendments.

Navy to name aircraft carrier after African American war hero for first time

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller.

Cosby files appeal to Pennsylvania supreme court

Bill Cosby’s legal team has filed a petition in Pennsylvania Supreme Court seeking a review of his 2018 conviction on charges of aggravated indecent assault.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. celebrates centennial

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is marking 100 years since its founding in 1920 at Howard University.

Census 2020 is almost here: It could be the most empowering event of the year

The 2020 census is this year’s most empowering and democratic event for the United States.

The Black struggle in 2019: Staying aware, facing injustice and fighting for the future

2019 saw challenges and signs of a continual awakening of the Black community, even as racism and police killings remained a problem in the United States.

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