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Judge rules Detroit eligible for bankruptcy claim

Detroit is insolvent and thereby eligible for bankruptcy

Marissa Alexander released on bond, still faces trial

Floridian mother Marissa Alexander is free on bail in stand your ground trial

Shop on Small Business Saturday

While Black Friday is sure to bring tons of shoppers, small businesses are looking to cash in on Saturday

Kyam Livingston’s family files wrongful death suit

Kyam Livingston’s family, elected officials and community leaders announce the filing of a federal lawsuit in connection to her death

This Week in Black History

Nov. 24 - Dec. 5 in Black history

Last of Scottsboro Boys pardoned

Three of the last Scottsboro Boys—African-American youths falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931—were granted posthumous pardons by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Marissa Alexander offers conditions for release

The Black Floridian woman who was facing 20 years in prison for shooting warning shots at her abusive ex-husband is reportedly offering conditions to a judge if she is released

Lawmakers seek to expand Social Security

Social Security currently keeps 20 million Americans out of poverty

Black organizations protesting Black Friday

Some groups are asking Black shoppers to hold their dollars this Black Friday

Domestic abuse charges land Zimmerman new charges

Reports indicate that Zimmerman was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault after pointing a gun at his pregnant girlfriend, putting two lives in danger.

Obamacare forces HBCU to drop student health insurance

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being blamed for one historically Black college having to cut out its health care plan for its students.

This Week in Black History: Nov. 21 - 27

Black history makers this week

Healthfirst Celebrates Opening of New Washington Heights Office

Healthfirst held a ceremony celebrating the grand opening of its Washington Heights community office on Wednesday. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in front of the office at 1467 St. Nicholas Ave. between West 183rd and 184th streets.

More questions in death of Kendrick Johnson, found dead in gym mat

The latest in a case involving a Black Georgia teen found dead in a mat in a high school gymnasium involves the coroner in the case slamming how the incident was handled. In January, Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found dead ...

Freedom on the horizon for Marissa Alexander

All eyes are back on Florida as the case of Marissa Alexander gets underway.