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    AKA Lawsuit Reinstated by D.C. Appeals Court

    Allegations of financial impropriety within Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. will get an airing in court, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 18, reversing the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by members of the...

    Jackson Doctor Asks to Sequester Jury During Trial

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death has asked a judge to sequester jurors in the physician's upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial, citing coverage of the Casey Anthony case and the...

    Va. Company Settles Rasta-Hair Discrimination Suit

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke-based moving company will pay $30,000 as part of a settlement with a Waynesboro-area man who says he was denied a job because he wouldn't cut his long, dreadlocked...

    MississippiFBI to Investigate Alleged Murder of James Anderson by Teens

    Federal authorities are looking into whether a Mississippi hit-and-run was a hate crime after two White teenagers in the state are charged with murder of a Black autoworker. “This was a racially motivated murder, committed...

    Rev. Tims’ Murky Death, Troubled Past Clouds Ministry

    Amid planning for the funeral and burial of Rev. Zachery Tims, Jr. questions swirl about his past and whether his legacy has been tarnished by the murky circumstances surrounding his death. Tims, pastor of New...

    Teen Flash Mobs Spread, Merchants, Cops Concerned

    It’s happening in Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C.: mobs of teens traveling together and committing crimes, some violent in nature. Officials in those cities want it to end immediately. In what are being described as...

    African Americans Urged to Support Black-Owned Banks

    On the same day the nation is set to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Black bankers are launching a drive to realize one of the civil rights leader’s final entreaties—for African Americans to embrace...

    Ohio Considering Opening a Liquor Bar in Statehouse

    The owners of the Capital Cafe, located in the basement of the Ohio statehouse, want to expand their business to sell liquor. While visions of a lounge come to mind, the reality is less thrilling,...

    Va. Executes Man for Raping, Killing 88 Yr. Old Woman

    JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man who raped and suffocated an 88-year-old woman was executed, becoming Virginia's first inmate to be given a lethal injection using a revised three-drug cocktail. Jerry Terrell Jackson, 30, was...

    Black Scientists Lag Whites in Government Funding

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Black scientists are less likely than whites to win research dollars from the National Institutes of Health, says a study released Thursday that is prompting changes at the premier science agency. "This...

    UM Church Delivers Funds to Save Morris Brown College

    Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta presented a check for $22,000, Aug. 14, to the president of Morris Brown College, providing enough money to help the 131-year-old school settle a $10 million debt with...

    HTC to Acquire Audio Technology to Improve Phone Sound

    Taiwan phone manufacturer HTC is putting $300 million on the line for new technology that should improve the audio quality of their high end smartphones. According to a story from CNN.com, the company is...
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