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    Dallas Mavericks’ Cynthia Marshall: A Woman for All Seasons

    By Dorothy J. Gentry, Sports Editor, Texas Metro News Inspirational. Servant Leader. Math Geek. Funny. Detail Oriented. Confidant. Serious. Role Model. Mentor. Female NBA Executive. These are just a few of the many adjectives one...

    Judge Blocks Trump Threat to Withhold ‘Sanctuary City’ Funds

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's attempt to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority...

    Arizona Sees Swell in Number of African-American Candidates

    By Melissa Daniel The Associated Press At least 30 African Americans are running for offices in Arizona this year, a milestone that some political observers say is a result of increased engagement and a new pipeline...

    Day 2– Supreme Court Mixed on Minimum Coverage Mandate

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court took healthy bites into the meat of the health reform case today, picking apart arguments on the requirement that everyone obtain insurance — the most controversial aspect of...

    Missouri Executes Man for 15-Year-old Girl’s 1989 Killing

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl. Roderick Nunley, 50, became the...

    Mandela Dead at 95

    (UPDATED 12/05/2013) Nelson Mandela, who emerged from three decades in prison as a living martyr in the battle against apartheid to become the first Black president of South Africa, died Dec. 5 in South...

    Howard Law Student to Sue His University

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO Tyrone Hankerson, Jr., a Howard law student allegedly involved in an embezzlement scandal, will sue Howard University for $10 million for leaking his financial information, his lawyer James L....

    Martin Takes Hits from Black Media Family

    Tom Joyner, host of “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” this week administered a public spanking to Roland Martin, one of the show’s senior analysts, over inflammatory statements Martin tweeted during the Super Bowl. In a...

    Childcare Standards Strengthened Following Death

    First-time parent Ellie Laskins, like many working mothers, utilized the services of a private childcare provider in order to return to work a few weeks after giving birth. The Laskins family said they sought...

    Troy Davis Has Much Support, Little Hope

    Update: Click here to read "Ga. High Court Rejects Plea to Stop Davis Execution" ATLANTA (AP) — Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed...

    Fed. Court Blocks Racist North Carolina Republican Voter ID Law

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law...

    Armstrong Williams, Eying Purchase of Washington City Paper

    What do Strom Thurmond, Ben Carson, President Donald Trump, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas have in common? Aside from being some of the nation’s most controversial conservative political figures, they’ve also shared a...

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