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A.J. Calloway

TV Show ‘Extra’ Suspends Host A.J. Calloway Following Sexual Misconduct Claims

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Calloway, a host on the syndicated entertainment news show "Extra," was suspended Saturday as his parent company investigates sexual misconduct allegations. The company said it had investigated prior accusations against...
Cardi B, Offset

Female Artists, Rap Songs Take Center Stage at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took center stage. Childish Gambino's disturbing look at race relations, "This is...
Justin Fairfax impeachment

Virginia Lawmaker Who Rushed to Introduce Impeachment Bill Against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Now...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker on Monday backed off his plans to swiftly introduce an impeachment bill seeking the ouster of the state's leading black elected official as Democrats struggled to address...
Cory Booker

Booker Taking 2020 Campaign, Social-Justice Message to Iowa

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took a campaign message of social justice to Iowa, where he was visiting with black leaders and gay rights leaders Friday on his first...
Boi-1da Portrait Session

Q&A: Producer Boi-1da Talks Grammys Nods, Working With Drake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boi-1da considers himself a sidekick to some of the biggest music performers, from Drake to Rihanna, and he is now being thrust into the Grammy spotlight for his standout production...
Cardi B

Cardi B Talks Feeling Anxiety Before Grammys, New Commercial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Cardi B has a strong chance of winning her first-ever Grammy, the rapper said she is feeling nervous heading into the upcoming awards show. Cardi B said in a...
Rihanna

Man Pleads no Contest to Stalking Rihanna at Hollywood Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking the singer. Los Angeles...
Dr. Bernadith Russell, Dr. J. Marion Sims

Blackface Photo Reopens Long History of Bigotry in Medicine

NEW YORK (AP) — The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page wasn't the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele. She was especially appalled that the image was published as he was...
Brazil soccer

Fire at Brazilian Soccer Academy Kills 10, Injures 3

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fire tore through the sleeping quarters of an academy for one of Brazil's most popular professional soccer clubs Friday, killing 10 people and injuring three, most likely teenage players,...
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Has Yet to Receive a Visit from His Wife or Children, Says...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has been moved to the general population but hasn't had any visits from family four months after arriving at a Pennsylvania state prison. The 81-year-old Cosby, who is legally blind,...
Africatown

‘Spirit of Our Ancestors’: Descendents of Enslaved Africans to Gather In Alabama to Create...

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal...
Lee McBee

Researchers, Descendents Seek Recognition for Africans Who Were Central to the Success of England’s...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Africans to arrive in English-controlled North America were so little noted by history that many are known today by only their first names: Antony and Isabella, Angelo, Frances and...
BUSH ROBINSON

Frank Robinson, Hall of Famer, First Black MLB Manager, Dies at 83

Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented the day he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium as the...
Vanessa Tyson

Woman Accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. of Sexual Assault Says She Felt Compelled to Speak...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she suppressed the memory for years but came...
Italy Gucci Blackface

Gucci Pulls ‘Blackface Sweater’ From Stores After Complaints

ROME (AP) — Gucci has apologized after complaints that a wool sweater with an oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled blackface makeup, and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical...
Governor Blackface Turbulent History

Blackface Photo is a Reminder of Virginia’s Racist History

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The discovery last week of a racist photo on Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page has served as a glaring reminder that Virginia — a former bastion of...
R. Kelly

R. Kelly Deletes International Tour Announcement Following Backlash: ‘R. Kelly is Going on Tour...

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly is planning an international tour, but an Australian lawmaker wants the country to bar him from performing there. The embattled musician announced on social media Tuesday that he'll be...
UNEMPLOYMENT RACE

Fact Check: Trump Says Unemployment for African-Americans Reached Their ‘Lowest Levels Ever’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump's statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: "African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment...
State of Union Democratic Response

In Democratic Response, Stacey Abrams Sharply Rebukes Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months after narrowly losing...
Alice Marie Johnson, Katina Marie Scales

Alice Marie Johnson Lands Book Deal After Getting Sentence Commuted

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights. Harper, an...
Joe Ricketts

Chicago Cubs Owner Apologizes for Holding Views That ‘Don’t Reflect’ His ‘Value System’ After...

CHICAGO (AP) — The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the...

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