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    Serial Suspect Arrested in Atlanta Airport

    A man believed to be responsible for at least 20 attacks that led to five deaths in Michigan and Virginia was arrested on Aug. 11 as he was trying to board a plane to...

    Lawyer Represents Alleged ‘Grim Sleeper’ For Free

    A lawyer has agreed to represent for free, a man who faces 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, and who has been labeled by Los Angeles police the suspected serial...

    Post-Katrina Police Beating Leaves Unanswered Questions

    Police brutality in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is under new scrutiny after a joint investigation by PBS, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, and ProPublica raised questions about what happened to two...

    Baltimore Awaits Debut of Sonic Drive-In

    For the first time, Baltimoreans will get a taste of Sonic Drive-In’s famed comfort foods – tater tots, cherry limeades, quarter-pound coneys, and more. The restaurant will open Aug. 13 on Liberty Road, making...

    AFSCME Elects Black Secretary-Treasurer

    Lee Saunders has been sworn in as the International Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. The position makes him one of the highest-ranking African Americans in the...

    Black Accountants Group Names New Leader

    Calvin Harris Jr., was recently elected the 24th national president and CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). NABA, a 501 c(3) nonprofit, is the leading association for African Americans and minorities...

    Jury Indicts White Man for Dragging Death of Black Friend

    A grand jury has indicted Gregory Collins, 19, for the dragging and shooting death of former friend, Anthony Hill, 30. A press release issued by the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office reveals what Sheriff James Lee...

    Former White House Social Secretary to Head Johnson Publishing

    Former White House Social Secretary Desirée Rogers has been named chief executive officer of struggling Chicago-based Johnson Publishing, the world’s largest African-American owned and operated publishing company. Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and CEO of Johnson...

    For Haiti, Jean Presidency’s a Gamble

    Throughout his near 20-year career in music, Wyclef Jean has advocated for and espoused the resiliency of his embattled homeland, Haiti, with unwavering intensity. When he catapulted to the upper echelons of hip-hop royalty...

    Family’s Missteps May Have Doomed Rep. Kilpatrick

    Seven-term Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.), mother of disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was defeated in that state’s Democratic primary on August 3. State Sen. Hansen Clarke will represent the party in November’s...

    Vote Clears Way for Ground Zero Mosque

    A major hurdle preventing an Islamic worship center to be built near Ground Zero in New York has been removed by the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission vote. The decision to deny landmark status to...

    National Bar Association Summer Law Camp Provides Students With Pipeline to the Legal Profession

    The National Bar Association sponsored its 10th annual Crump Law Camp in Washington, D.C. from July 11 to July 24, with the goal of breaking down the barriers to a career in the legal...

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