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    13 Years Later, Guilty Plea in Post-Katrina Racial Shooting

    By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press A White man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Oct. 17 to...

    3rd Florida Ex-officer Imprisoned for Framing Black Suspects

    By The Associated Press A third ex-police officer is going to federal prison as part of a conspiracy in a small Florida city to frame Black people for crimes they did not commit. Court records show...

    Lawsuit: Teacher Shamed Student over Pledge Protest

    By The Associated Press A Connecticut teenager who says she was mocked and shamed for not standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance filed a federal lawsuit this week against her teacher and the school...

    Police: Van Strikes, Kills 7-year-old Near Maryland School

    By The The Associated Press Police say a 7-year-old girl was hit and killed by a work van near her Maryland school. Citing a Baltimore County police release, news outlets report the second-grade student was running down...

    Booker Stirs South Carolina Democrats in Pre-midterm Debut

    By Bill Barrow, The Associated Press Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the...

    White Florida Woman Calls Cops on Black Soccer Dad

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor In the latest episode of “White folks calling the calls on Black people for being Black,” a Florida woman reportedly dialed 911 to report a Black man who was coaching...

    Expunging Cannabis Offenses

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO In the wave of marijuana legalization, the war on drugs is left in its wake.  Thousands of people remain incarcerated for cannabis convictions while non-offenders are profiting from cultivating,...

    Amid Squalor and Debris, Michael’s Survivors Cling to Motel

    By JAY REEVES, Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction...

    Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Found Among Kids in 22 States

    By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year...

    Royal Baby on the Way, Adding Color to the Crown

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle can now add “Mommy” to her title as she and her husband, Prince Harry announced they’re expecting a new royal baby. “Their Royal Highnesses...

    Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is...

    AP-NORC Poll: Many Caregivers Neglecting Their Own Health

    By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers'...

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