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Ilhan Omar

Somali-American Ilhan Omar Nears New Historic Mark with Primary Win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary in Minnesota to replace Rep. Keith Ellison. State Rep. Ilhan...
Serena Williams

Serena Williams Wins Cincinnati Opener; Murray First-Round Victim

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam...
Sophie Beau, Frederic Penard, Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui

Malta to Let Rescue Boat Dock with 141 Migrants Aboard

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations...
Aretha Franklin

Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson visit ailing Aretha Franklin

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday. Franklin's publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin's...
Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault

President Trump Calls Omarosa Manigault ‘That Dog’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, referring to the longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as...
People-Aretha Franklin-Beyonce

Beyoncé Honors Ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit Concert

DETROIT (AP) — Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports the moment came early in...
A.J. Johnson

Ex-Tennessee Star Gets NFL Chance After Rape Acquittal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a...

Carmelo Anthony Signs 1-year, $2.4 Million Deal with Houston Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released...
Keith Ellison

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison Denies Abuse Allegations From Ex-Girlfriend

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Sunday denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation that came...
Rihanna

Childish Gambino, Issa Rae Part of Rihanna’s Diamond Ball

NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York....
Michael Drejka

Stand Your Ground Case: Florida Prosecutor Charges Michael Drejka with Manslaughter In Markeis McGlockton’s Death

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's...

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Opens Strong

NEW YORK (AP) — Lee's critically acclaimed "BlacKkKlansman" opened strongly with $10.8 million in 1,512 theaters. The Focus Features release, which took the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in May, was timed...

Did Idris Elba Hint at Being the First Black James Bond in Ambiguous Tweets?

LONDON (AP) — British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about...
Juelz Santana

Trial Delayed as Rapper Juelz Santana Negotiates for Deal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana's scheduled trial on charges he tried to get a gun onto a plane at an airport has been pushed back so he can continue negotiations for a...
Black Farmers Soybean Law

Soybean Farmers Allege White Seed Company Purposely Sold Them Bad Seeds, Costing Them At...

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta...
Wesley Bell

‘We Hadn’t Forgotten’ Voters Speak of Motivation to Vote Out Prosecutor Who Refused to...

When LaShell Eikerenkoetter cast her vote for Wesley Bell in the St. Louis County Democratic primary on Tuesday, she took the spirit of Michael Brown with her to the ballot box. She had a sole...
Zimbabwe Elections

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Challenges Election Results In Court

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging irregularities and calling for a...
Kanye West

Kanye West Silent About Whether Trump Cares for Blacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West was silent when it comes to whether he thinks President Donald Trump cares for black people. West appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live " on Thursday. West discussed his support for...
Robert Quinn

NFL Players Who Refuse to Be Silenced Raise Their Fist In Protest During Anthem...

NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players...
Jamill Jones

Basketball Coach Pleads Not Guilty for Punch That Killed Drunken Tourist Who Was Banging...

NEW YORK (AP) — A rising college basketball coaching star accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver pleaded not guilty...
Florida Shooting

Father Blames ‘Stand Your Ground’ In Son’s Parking-Lot Death: ‘That’s a Slap In the...

Michael McGlockton is convinced that two things killed his son in a Florida parking lot last month: The man who pulled the trigger and the state's polarizing "stand your ground" self-defense law. Markeis McGlockton, 28,...

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