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    More Children Living in High-Poverty Communities Than 10 Years Ago

    BALTIMORE — Nearly 8 million of America’s children live in high-poverty areas, about 1.6 million more since 2000, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Baltimore-based organization does research...

    HBCU ‘Equality’ Lawsuit: Proving the Maryland Higher Education Hypocrisy

    Earl S. Richardson envisioned a plan that would have allowed both his predominantly Black Morgan State University in Baltimore and largely White Towson University 15 miles away to jointly offer a high-quality MBA program...

    Whitney’s Fans Will ‘Always Love Her’

    Facts continue to pour out of Beverly Hills, Calif. where singer and actress Whitney Houston, 48, spent the last days of her life. Mere hours before she was to perform at a pre-Grammy party...

    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...

    Investigators Seek Answers to Houston’s Death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators worked Sunday to piece together what killed Whitney Houston as the music industry's biggest names prepared for a Grammy Awards show that will be undoubtedly feel as much like...

    Whitney Houston’s Daughter Taken in Ambulance

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paramedics say they took Whitney Houston's daughter to a Los Angeles hospital Sunday morning for unspecified medical reasons. The Beverly Hills Fire Department says Bobbi Kristina Brown was taken from the...

    ‘Equality’ Lawsuit Continues HBCU Fight

    Maryland’s four historical black institutions continued to forge ahead Monday with their $2.1 billion case against the state, claiming injustice in the way of funding and segregated practices. Among the scheduled witnesses for the day...

    HBCU ‘Equality’ Lawsuit: The State’s Astounding Expert

    In an unusual and confounding move, attorneys for Maryland relied on an expert witness who acknowledged that he never visited the four Black institutions before concluding that they had received sufficient state funding over...

    Miss. Hate Crime Case Postponed

    A White teenager charged with intentionally running over a Black man with his pickup truck in Jackson, Miss. last summer, is fighting to have his trial moved to a predominately non-Black county. A hearing to...

    The AFRO Reports on the Tuskegee Airmen

    Final in a series “Red Tails,” a new Hollywood motion picture starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Oscar nominee Terence Howard was released Jan. 20 in theaters across the nation. It tells the story...

    HBCU ‘Equality’ Lawsuit: Black Notables, Former HBCU Presidents and Students Pack Courtroom

    Dr. Samuel Myers said it “hurt his heart” as he listened to testimony at the ongoing HBCU Equality trial, Jan. 31. The president emeritus of Bowie State College, one of Maryland’s four HBCUs, said...

    Black Clergy Igniting Support for HBCU Equality Lawsuit

    In keeping with the tradition of fighting for and supporting historical Black universities and colleges (HBCU), leaders and members of local Black churches crowded into courtroom 7D of the Garmatz Federal Courthouse Jan. 24...
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