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    Zimmerman Trial Date Set for June 13

    The trial of George Zimmerman, the man accused of slaying Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, will begin on June 10, a Florida Circuit Court decided Oct. 17. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, after conferring with attorneys in...

    New York Lawmaker Fights to ‘Stop the Sag’

    A New York lawmaker has created his own campaign against the low-slung pants popular with many teenagers and young adults, according to The Associated Press. Last week, two billboards were erected in Brooklyn showing...

    Men Broke Key Race Barriers, Now Back on Vanderbilt Campus

    (Updated 10/1/2016) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —Two men who helped integrate college basketball came back to Vanderbilt University this week to share provocative views on the pace of change, take up matters they rarely dared...

    The National Black Church Initiative Bemoans Michael Dunn Verdict

    Washington DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African American churchgoers calls on Christians everywhere to pray for the soul...

    Citing ‘Naked Racism,’ N.C. Governor Pardons Wilmington Ten

    RALEIGH, N.C. – In what civil rights leaders across the nation are calling a significant moment in the civil rights movement, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has granted individual pardons of actual innocence to...

    Some Boos Greet Mayor at NYPD Graduation

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio received some boos and heckles Monday at a police graduation ceremony, the latest chapter in his tension-filled relationship with the nation's largest police...

    Embattled Chief of Miami Gardens, Fla., Police Department Resigns as NAACP Presses for Justice...

    (Miami Gardens, FL) – One day after the Florida State Conference of NAACP branches and its Miami-Dade County Branch asked Attorney General Eric Holder to direct the Justice Department to review the practice of...

    Libby Clark, Veteran Black Press Food, Religion Writer, Dies at 94

    Funeral services for Libby Clark, a trailblazing Black female journalist, food and religion writer for the Los Angeles Sentinel for 50 years and editor of the “Black Family Reunion Cookbook” were held Jan. 30...

    Christian Group Calls for U.S. Foreign Aid Reform

    Bread for the World, a Christian organization dedicated to ending world hunger, is calling on Congress to reform U.S. foreign assistance to developing countries, including Haiti and Liberia. The group recently launched the 2011...

    Kenyan Lawyer Offers Livestock for Malia Obama’s Hand in Marriage

    Fifty cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats. That’s the dowry a Kenyan lawyer said he is willing to offer President Obama to gain his 16-year-old daughter’s hand in marriage when the president visits the...

    ‘One of My Nightmares’: Pipe Bomb Attack Hits in NYC Subway

    NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush...

    Maryland Detention Center Teens Reap the Harvest of Donated Thanksgiving Dinner

    ROCKVILLE – Jeannie’s only daughter sat next to her Tuesday, during a pre-Thanksgiving lunchtime at a Maryland detention center for teens. Metal tins brimmed with shredded turkey meat, ham and macaroni and cheese, and...

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