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    Black WWII Veteran Finally Receives Proper Recognition after 76 Years

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] He correctly trained and served his country, yet was denied his just due because he was Black; 76 years later and John James, 98, is finally being saluted as...

    Man Explains Why He Helped Desegregate War Memorial Plaque

    By The Associated Press GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who swapped out a town's segregated World War I plaque says he was tired of the city receiving negative attention for the memorial. Trey...

    NOT REAL NEWS: Waters Didn’t Suggest Immigrant for Top Court

    By The Associated Press California Rep. Maxine Waters did not appear on CNN calling for the next U.S. Supreme Court pick to be an "illegal immigrant" despite a false image circulating online. The altered image was...

    Officer Who Used Stun Gun on Sitting Man Won’t be Suspended

    By The Associated Press LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mayor says a police officer seen on video using a stun gun on a man as he was sitting on a curb will not be...

    MeToo’s Tarana Burke: Laying Groundwork for the Long Haul

    By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, Tarana Burke took the podium in a hotel ballroom full of admirers — a scenario that's become somewhat familiar this past year...

    Mother of Girl Declared Dead Twice Slams Doctors at Funeral

    By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After battling for more than four years to keep a comatose daughter declared brain dead from being issued a California death certificate, Nailah Winkfield forcefully told...

    Family: University Must Disarm Officers After Fatality

    By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by Portland State University campus police on Friday demanded that the university immediately disarm its campus officers. Jason...

    White Man Quits After Calling Police on Black Woman at Pool

    By The Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A White man who challenged a Black family's right to use the neighborhood pool has resigned from a homeowners' association board in North Carolina. A video recorded by...

    $1.1M Awarded to Preserve African-American Historic Sites

    By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location...

    Mother: Caring for Girl Amid Brain-Death Debate ‘Worth It’

    By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death said she does not regret moving from California to New...

    Indiana GOP Leaders Call on AG to Resign Amid Groping Claims

    By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the two GOP Statehouse leaders have called for Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid what they say are credible claims...

    Therese Okoumou, Statue of Liberty Climber, Unrepentant

    By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An unrepentant protester who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on a busy Fourth of July in what prosecutors called a "dangerous stunt" pleaded...

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