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Zimbabwe Elections

After Mugabe, How Free and Fair Will Zimbabwe’s Vote be?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It will be a first for Zimbabwe's voters: The name of Robert Mugabe won't be on the ballot when elections are held on July 30. But the military-backed system that kept...
Chicago Protests

Protest Draws Thousands Who Are Demanding More Be Done About Chicago’s Gun Violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of anti-violence protesters marched along a Chicago interstate on Saturday, shutting down traffic to draw attention to the gun violence that's claimed hundreds of lives in some of the city's...
African-American heritage

$1.1M Awarded to Preserve African-American Historic Sites

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 central to the slave...
Brain Dead Girl

Mom At Center of Brain Death Debate Said Sacrifices She Made to Care for...

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 Jersey so her...
South Africa Mandela's Cell

Group Apologizes for Auctioning a Night in Mandela’s Cell

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The offer caused an outcry: The highest bidder in a South African charity event would get a "once-in-a-lifetime" chance to spend the night in Nelson Mandela's prison cell, where the anti-apartheid...
Legal Marijuana Black Market

LA’s Illegal Marijuana Market Reportedly Creating ‘Unfair Competition’ for Legal Storefronts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A slight marijuana smell wafted out as a steady stream of customers walked into a warehouse, its doors and windows covered by bars. Suddenly, police swooped in. "Sheriff's department! Search warrant!" a...
College Corruption Maryland Basketball

Maryland Releases Subpoenas for Records in FBI’s NCAA Basketball Probe

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maryland has joined the list of schools to receive a grand jury subpoena seeking records in the ongoing federal corruption investigation into college basketball. The school released two subpoenas to The...
LeBron James

LeBron James’ Move to L.A. Increases Expectations of On and Off-Screen Projects

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Space Jam 2?" A whole new "House Party" franchise? Will LA Mean LeBron Behind the Scenes and on the Big Screen? With the leadership of LeBron James, anything is possible. As James comes...
Therese Patricia Okoumou

Statue of Liberty Climber Unrepentant; Trump Calls Her a ‘Clown’

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 not guilty on Thursday...
Venus Williams

Serena Williams Moves on to Next Round at Wimbledon As Older Sister Venus Falls...

LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams has become the latest former champion to be knocked out at Wimbledon. Her sister Serena Williams is still going strong, though, after overcoming her toughest test so far this week. Venus...
Stacey Koon

Ex-Officer Involved in Rodney King Beating Charged With DUI

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for his role in the beating of black motorist Rodney King is charged with driving under the influence of...
Chris Brown Arrested

Chris Brown Arrested After Concert In Florida for Felony Assault

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Singer Chris Brown walked off stage after his concert in Florida and into the hands of waiting sheriff's deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge and...
Burial Ground Under Playground

Burial Site of Nearly 5,000 Newly Freed Blacks That Has Been Covered by Playground...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For generations, children would play kickball, hide-and-seek and jump rope on a stretch of concrete at Weccacoe Playground, unaware the remains of 5,000 black Philadelphians were buried 18 inches beneath their...
SLAV play Montreal International Jazz Fetival

Predominately White Performers Put On Slavery Show Causing Artist to Quit Montreal Jazz Fest

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized...
Lakeith Standfield

From Homelessness to Stardom, ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Star Lakeith Stanfield Shares His Path...

NEW YORK (AP) — The weirder it gets, the more Lakeith Stanfield looks right at home. It was Stanfield, as the bodysnatched Andrew Hayworth, personifying the nightmare of Jordan Peele's "Get Out." In Donald Glover's...
Ferguson School District

Court Finds Ferguson School District’s Election Methods Hurt Black Voters

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Missouri school district that includes students from Ferguson violated the federal Voting Rights Act in its method of electing board members. A three-judge panel...

Subway Employee Calls 911 on African-American Family

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia restaurant owner says he is investigating after an employee called 911 on an African-American family who had stopped for dinner during a vacation. WSB-TV reports that Felicia and Othniel Dobson...

Protester’s Climb Shuts Down Statue of Liberty on July 4

NEW YORK (AP) — A protest against U.S. immigration policy forced the evacuation of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July, with a group unfurling a banner from the pedestal and a...
Meek Mill probation

Meek Mill Should Have Been Granted a New Trial Says Attorney for Judge Presiding...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer representing the Philadelphia judge overseeing rapper Meek Mill's case has been recorded saying the judge was wrong not to grant a new trial. Philly.com reports a documentary film crew recorded an off-the-record...

Black WWII Veteran Becomes an Officer 76 Years After Being Denied

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An African American man who was denied officer status in the U.S. Army was commissioned as a second lieutenant on Friday — 76 years later. John Edward James Jr., 98, completed his...
Europe Migrants

Italy to Give Libya 12 Boats to Strengthen Patrol Activity of Migrants on Coast

ROME (AP) — Italy is supplying Libya with 12 naval boats, as migrant deaths at sea mount in the waters near the North African nation. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday the vessels include 10...

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