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Hank Aaron speaks during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run as the actual bat and ball from the hit stand on display before the start of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Atlanta.
- Hank Aaron received hate mail as he closed in on and eventually broke Babe Ruth’s homerun record in 1974. Forty years later, the baseball great has drawn a new round of controversy for recent racially-charged remarks.more More Arrow


This Feb. 20, 2014 file photo shows former NFL safety Darren Sharper appearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday April 17, 2014 to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, Pool
- PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state.more More Arrow


Michigan State basketball player Adreian Payne performs a
- EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lacey Holsworth did not stop smiling until cancer took her life.more More Arrow


Abigail Fisher and Edward Blum walk outside the Supreme Court in October 2012.
- Edward Blum, a key player in the Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin affirmative action case and in the litigation that gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is at it again. more More Arrow


Fisk University Wins 25th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge.
- Fisk University took home its first college quiz bowl championship title from the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge on April 16, defeating second-place finisher Oakwood University.more More Arrow


In a photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb appears in a photo at jail. McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning. McNabb was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. He pleaded guilty on March 27 and nine days of his sentence was suspended. Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
- MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.more More Arrow


In this Thursday, May, 30 2013 file photo, Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Nigeria's top military spokesman speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday, April 17, 2014 when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed. The principal directly contradicted Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Defense Ministry spokesman. Photo/Jon Gambrell
- Nigerian military sources told international media that eight of the 129 Nigerian schoolgirls from the Government Girls Secondary School who were abducted by gunmen in March remain missing.more More Arrow


In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Kansas City police and agents from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms with canines investigated a shooting along southbound Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Mo. Police have connected 12 shootings targeting vehicles on Kansas City-area roads and highways since early March. Three drivers have been wounded by gunfire, though none of the wounds was considered life-threatening. Photo/The Kansas City Star, Jill Toyoshiba
- KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people.more More Arrow


Students
- Prestigious Harvard University made history this spring when it accepted the largest percentage of Black students to its freshman class in school history, capping with a series of notable individual achievements by Black students targeting Ivy League institutions.more More Arrow


James Meredith statue on the campus of The University of Mississippi.
- JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.more More Arrow


Rock, center, with Tuskegee Airmen colleagues, members of the Atlanta Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, former Atlanta Chapter Tuskegee Airmen PR Officer Arit Essien and Dekalb SCLC President Nathan Knight, kneeling, during Oct. 27, 2012  initial meeting at Sam's Club, Lithonia, Ga.
- DECATUR Ga. -- Heroically they fought and served defending against the spread of Nazism during WWII and spearheading integration within all units of the United States Armed Forces, but for an unknown number of surviving Tuskegee Airmen, formal recognition is something that still has not come...more More Arrow


Annie E. Casey Foundation.
- African-American children in the United States fare worse than any other group on key factors affecting economic success later in life. According to a report released in April by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this fact highlights the necessity of focusing on the way systems operate to exclude Black children from meaningful participation in the nation's economy.more More Arrow


Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D).
- It was a sunny March morning when Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D) and her small band boarded the No. 4 bus, beginning their trek from the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati to a proposed new county Board of Elections in Mount Airy.more More Arrow


Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, appears at his arraignment in New Century, Kan., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Cross is being charged for shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City on April 13. Photo/The Kansas City Star, David Eulitt, Pool
- OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.more More Arrow


In an undated photo provided by the Utash family, Steven Utash, left, poses with his daughter Felicia. Steven Utash, a motorist beaten by a mob when he stopped to help a Detroit child struck by his pickup truck April 2 is speaking with family members at a hospital, Friday, April 11, 2014 after doctors took him off a ventilator Thursday. Photo/Utash Family Photo
- DETROIT (AP) — A 16-year-old Detroit boy charged with assault and ethnic intimidation in the mob beating of a suburban motorist has been ordered held on a $400,000 cash bond.more More Arrow


Screenshot of the Wells Fargo
- Wells Fargo, one of the world’s leading lenders, has launched a Get College Ready online initiative to prepare parents and would-be students for the financial gauntlet of higher education.more More Arrow


A trailer sits in the backyard of a home in Williston, N.D., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Federal prosecutors say the area outside the home, including this intersection and trailers in the backyard, was the site of an August 2012 drug-related assault planned by a ring known as
- WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town.more More Arrow


Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Clinton during her speech. Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus
- LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday.more More Arrow


In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango poses in her home in Boston with a framed photograph of Obama and herself, when he was an Illinois state senator. Onyango, whose status as an illegal immigrant was revealed days before Obama was elected in 2008, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, said Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong, who represented Onyango in her immigration case. She was 61. Wong said she was being treated for cancer and respiratory problems. Photo/Josh Reynolds, File
- President Obama’s Kenya-born Aunt Zeituni Onyango, 61, died from cancer and respiratory ailments April 8 at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Harborlights facility in South Boston, according to news reports.more More Arrow


In this undated photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification Kelvin Melton is shown. Frank Arthur Janssen was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days. John Strong, the FBI's agent in charge for North Carolina, said the kidnapping was related to Janssen's daughter's prosecution of Melton, who is serving a life sentence for ordering the shooting of a man in 2011. Photo/Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification
- RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a smuggled mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor's father.more More Arrow


Associates of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Carlos Ortiz (left) and Ernest Wallace (right).
- FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Two associates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were indicted Friday on murder charges in the shooting death of a man last summer about a mile from Hernandez's home, prosecutors said.more More Arrow


Harry Belafonte.
- NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers say Harry Belafonte will retain possession of historical documents he acquired during his friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.more More Arrow


Paycheck Fairness Act
- Senate Republicans blocked a vote on April 9 to open the debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill sponsored by Democrats aimed at drawing attention to the wage gap between men and women in the country.more More Arrow


Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III.
- “Where are leading Black pastors, honorary inductees, and leading Black churches protesting the induction of an openly homosexual man into the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse University?--BCN1”more More Arrow


Former National Football League (NFL) player Warren Christopher Banks.
- (Updated 4/13/2014) Former National Football League (NFL) player Warren Christopher Banks died April 9 at his home in Abingdon, Md., according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.more More Arrow


Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks into the crowd after a person threw an object at her while speaking during The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' annual conference at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Clinton, a possible presidential contender in 2016, ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident. Security ushered out a woman who said she threw a shoe but didn't identify herself to reporters or explain the action. Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, David Becker
- LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.more More Arrow


Ben Chavis defends value of Black Press.
- WILMINGTON, N.C. (NNPA) – Howard University Journalism Professor Clint C. Wilson II’s broad criticism of the Black Press proves that he needs a “reality check,” said Ben Chavis, leader of a group of 1970s activists known as the Wilmington Ten.more More Arrow


2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
- DETROIT – It's rare to use "fun to drive" and "hybrid" in the same sentence. But Volkswagen has managed to create a hybrid in the form of its Jetta compact sedan that had a lot of spirit during a week-long test drive.more More Arrow


Dr. Teleka Patrick. Photo/Family Photo via Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group.
- KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — An autopsy has determined that a body found in an Indiana lake is that of a Michigan doctor missing since December.more More Arrow


Desmond Key talks about the auto accident that involved 10 year-old David Harris Thursday, April 3, 2014. Harris was hit by a car crossing Morang street on Detroit's east side, Wednesday, April 2,2 014. The driver stopped and was attacked by onlookers. Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kirthmon F.Dozier
- DETROIT (AP) — A teenager and two men were charged Tuesday in the brutal beating of a suburban Detroit man after he accidentally hit a child who stepped off the curb into the path of his truck.more More Arrow