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    Fla. Museum Premiere’s 1964 MLK Arrest Exhibit

    A Florida community cultural center has unveiled an exhibit in honor of a man whose legendary arrest rocked its small town. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed on June 11, 1964 in St. Augustine,...

    NABJ Awards ‘Newsday’s’ Kimberley Martin, Emerging Journalist of the Year

    Kimberley A. Martin, a reporter at Newsday, was recently conferred 2011’s Emerging Journalist Award at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) spring board of directors meeting. On Aug. 6, Martin and other honorees will...

    AFRO Captures 10 Press Assoc. Awards

    The AFRO American Newspapers brought home 10 Maryland, D.C., Delaware, (MDDC) Press Association awards April 22. Sports journalist Stephen Riley led the AFRO award recipients with 3 awards. Riley won two individual awards, one in...

    Decimated Detroit Turns to “Urban Roots”

    Detroit, a city where the economy once thrived and industrial growth boomed, is now a shadow of its former self. But while the population of the city has declined dramatically, falling to its lowest level...

    Amtrak to Feature The Great (Black) Migration Exhibit During National Train Day in Philadelphia

    The story of the Black Great Migration will come alive as Amtrak honors the landmark movement in American history during an exhibit at National Train Day in Philadelphia on May 7. “Amtrak is honored...

    Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Guns on College Campuses

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on April 18 vetoed a law passed by that state’s lawmakers which would have allowed the carrying of guns on certain college right-of-ways. Brewer, a Republican, said in a veto message...

    NAACP Veteran Maxine Atkins Smith to Receive Honorary Doctorate From Middlebury College

    NAACP veteran and civil rights advocate Maxine Atkins Smith will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from her alma mater, Middlebury College, on May 22. Smith, who served as executive secretary of the...

    Report: Financial Advice Not Reaching Black America

    Only two out of every 10 African-Americans are on a path to achieve their retirement goals, according to a six-month-old survey of Blacks conducted by a major wealth manager. The study, entitled “The African-American Financial...

    Newark, N.J. Anti-Violence Groups Rally to End City Homicides

    A pair of anti-violence groups in Newark, N.J. confronted local lawmakers April 20 to demand an end to senseless crime in the city. According to BlackNews.com, the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition and the Parents of Murdered...

    Prosecution in Jackson, Cardiologist Trial Looks for Advantage

    Prosecutors in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson cardiologist Conrad Murray are going on the offensive, looking to prevent two defense witnesses from testifying and themselves hoping to display images of Jackson just...

    Wildfires Rage in Texas”from Border to Border”

    Wildfires that have burned more than 1.4 million acres in Texas continue to rage on, and fire officials predict it could take another week to contain the blazes. One cluster of fires, called the Possum...

    Department of Energy Unveils Funds, Google Partnership to Promote Electric Vehicles

    U.S. cities will soon be able to compete for $5 million in federal funding to accelerate installation and deployment of electric vehicles, and drivers will be able to view a Google-powered mapping database of...
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