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Election 2018

Brian Kemp Calls Stacey Abrams’ Commitment to Ensuring All Votes Are Counted ‘A Disgrace...

ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead...
Band Teacher Fights Student

LA Community Comes Together to Raise $84K and Counting for Band Teacher Who Punched...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Community members have raised more than $84,000 for a Los Angeles-area teacher captured on video punching a student who had repeatedly called him a racial slur and other names. A Gofundme page, launched...
Oprah Stacey Abrams

While Stumping for Abrams In Georgia, Oprah Tells Nonvoters They’re ‘Dishonoring’ Their Ancestors Who...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election. Winfrey...
Cesar Sayoc

Why Doesn’t the U.S. Have a Domestic Terrorism Law?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The package bombs sent to Democrats across the country, the brutal death of two unsuspecting shoppers a Kentucky Kroger, and the killings of Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue may seem like...
Ricardo Hayes

Video Shows Chicago Cop Shooting Unarmed Black Autistic Teen

CHICAGO (AP) — Surveillance video shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic black teenager in an incident the police department had described as an armed confrontation. The video released Tuesday by the...
Charleston Gas Station Incident with Gas Station Gail

Woman Calls Police On Black People During Their ‘Stop The Violence’ Rally

Another video has surfaced allegedly showing a white person calling law enforcement on Black people doing the everyday things that law-abiding citizens do. The video which reportedly was recorded this past Sunday shows patrons carrying...
Hidden Figure

Raye Montague, Black Engineer Who Revolutionized Design Process for All Navy Ships Dies at...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83. Montague, who had a 33-year career in the...
black man removed from train in spain

Black Man Harassed, Kicked and Dragged Off Train In Spain

Watch the moment a Black man is targeted, harassed, and violently dragged off the train by Renfe officers in Madrid Spain. The incident took place last Thursday morning at 11:30 am on a train...
Cardi B

Cardi B Says She ‘Gotta Prove People Wrong,’ Wins Three AMAs

Cardi B — who won three honors — picked up the night's first award, favorite hip-hop/rap artist, which she dedicated to her daughter. "I really want to thank my daughter," said Cardi B, who gave...
Bette Midler

Bette Midler Tells Black Women She’s An Ally

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is apologizing for a tweet that caused a social media backlash when she compared the struggle of women to the history of racism. The singer-actress wrote that women "are...

Professor PLO Lumumba Outlines The Role of Africans on the Continent & in the...

Professor PLO Lumumba sits down with Atlanta Black Star to discuss the current obstacles threatening Africa's rise and what role Continental Africans and the Diaspora has in overcoming them. Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
Ellison Domestic Abuse

Rep. Keith Ellison’s Accuser Refuses to Provide Video Evidence of Alleged Abuse, Making Claims...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An ex-girlfriend's allegation that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison once physically abused her could not be substantiated because she refused to provide video she said she had of the incident,...
Jail Deaths Michigan

Charges For Paramedics, Sergeant In Death of Black Man ‘Abandoned’ While Convulsing In Detroit-Area...

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer and two paramedics failed to help a man who was convulsing for more than an hour and eventually died from cocaine toxicity at a Detroit-area jail, a prosecutor...
Eric Reid, Colin Kaepernick

Eric Reid Is Back In the NFL, Gets Congratulatory Tweet from Colin Kaepernick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers on Thursday have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced. Reid...
Ole Miss Meek

Black Woman Attacked In Racist Post Tells Ole Miss Donor to Save His Apology

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify...
Ancient Hashtag

Sketch Found In South African Cave Could Be World’s Oldest Drawing

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks a bit like a hashtag, but it's 73,000 years old. And scientists say this tiny sketch found in a South African cave is the oldest known drawing. It's not...
Police shooting

Grandmother Sues Over Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Tyre King

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Witnesses say that the white police officer who killed a black 13-year-old used a racial slur after firing and that a toy gun the eighth-grader had wasn't visible when the...
Serena Williams US Open

Serena Williams Moves On From US Open Loss to Discuss Fashion Moves In Las...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion...
dallas officer booking

Video Surfaces of Dallas Officer Amber Guyger Barely Shed a Tear During Booking

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a black man who was killed in his own apartment by a white police officer accused Dallas police of trying to "assassinate his character" and expressed...
Dallas Officer

Dallas Police Fire Pepper Balls At Crowd Protesting Botham Jean’s Death, Chief Wants to...

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas police chief said she has called for a full review and plans to meet with protest leaders after learning about reports that police used pepper-spray projectiles at a demonstration...

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