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    Does Harrison County, Miss. Discriminate Against Black Funeral Homes?

    By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal trial is scheduled to start Monday over claims by six Black-owned funeral homes that a Mississippi Gulf Coast coroner illegally discriminates in favor of...

    Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to be Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

    By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Bon Jovi, the Cars and four first-time nominees, including Nina Simone, will be inducted Saturday night as the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class. Dire...

    Starbucks Arrest of 2 Black Men ‘Legal Obligation,’ Says Commissioner

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police commissioner on Saturday defended officers who arrested two Black men at a Starbucks, prompting accusations of racism on social media, concern from the mayor and an...

    ‘Winnie!’ South Africa Bids Farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

    By KRISTA MAHR, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after...

    Police: Mother of Devonte Hart Driving While Drunk.

    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large...

    Black Teen Who Wanted Directions Shot at by White Man

    By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A Black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a White homeowner after knocking...

    La. Sen. Takes Aim at Jim Crow-era Jury Law

    By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is one of only two states in the country allowing a non-unanimous jury to convict a defendant of a felony, and a Louisiana lawmaker...

    Mavis Staples to Receive Underground Railroad Museum Award

    By The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it plans to celebrate the life of singer and activist Mavis Staples with one of the museum's highest honors. The...

    Black Community Drowning in Gunfire Questions Parkland Reply

    By DAVID SMILEY, Miami Herald WEST PARK, Fla. (AP) — In a different context, Shevrin Jones might have sounded like a spokesman for the National Rifle Association. Just two days after hundreds of Parkland families cheered...

    CNN’s Don Lemon to Contributor: Be Honest

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon apparently has his limits. The evening host shut down a former Donald Trump aide — and paid CNN contributor — on Thursday, telling him not...

    Gatlin Still Going Strong at 36

    By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Gatlin recently turned 36, elderly by sprinting standards. Yet the reigning world 100-meter champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist shows no signs of slowing down....

    Ray Lewis: Grill Eric Reid on Protest

    By Perry Green,  AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown has been facing heavy criticism from the public ever since news leaked of him questioning free agent safety Eric Reid about kneeling in...

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