1 of Houston-Area ‘Black Girl Magic’ Judges Dies

By JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — One of the 17 Black women elected as Houston-area judges last year as part of a "Black Girl Magic" campaign has died at age 57. Judge Cassandra Hollemon's...

Most and Least Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cities Identified

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report...

Our Black Women and Girls Have Gone Missing but Few Seem to Care

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Victoria Shaw, a Black girl approximately 15 years old, went missing Monday, Feb. 11, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Teandah Slater, Black and also only 15 years old, was reported...

NFL Settles Collusion Case with Kaepernick

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Colin Kaepernick’s more than two year battle with the NFL has come to an end. The former NFL quarterback and the league have reached a financial settlement in Kaepernick’s...

COMMENTARY: Black Boys Need Rites of Passage Programs in 2019 Across the Country

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Correspondent 2019 is important to African American Men because the opportunities are boundless and amazing. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it. The only barriers holding Black men...

Wisconsin Senate Refuses to Honor Colin Kaepernick

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats...

Cancer Death Racial Gap Narrows, But Still Higher For Blacks

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For a long time, Blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says the gap is narrowing. Nearly 30 years ago,...

AP Interview: Dem Leader Won’t Wait on Presidential Nominee

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — New state Democratic Party Chairwoman Lavora Barnes said the party will not repeat mistakes that possibly contributed to Donald Trump's surprise victory in Michigan, pledging to...

Michelle Obama’s Grammy Appearance Did Not Impress Mom

By The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share a text...

Donald Glover Gets 5 Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated...

Fairfax Accuser Speaks Out on Abuse at Stanford #MeToo Panel

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she talked in detail about her research and thoughts...

Lawsuit Means Chicago Obama Library Plan No Sure Thing

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore, but...

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