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Alabama State Senator Vivian Figures (D-Mobile) is planning to introduce a bill that will better inform the public and law enforcement in response to missing children after the disappearance and subsequent discovery of the body of 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson in ...

African American news for the week of Sept. 18, 2014.

African American kids in elementary school in the state are more apt to be truant and face suspension, according to studies from the U.S. Dept. of Education (DOE) and the state’s attorney general’s office.

Across Black America Week of Sept. 11

The 2014 annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair will take place on Sept. 24 at Phoenix College. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Beta Omega Chapter, and the Phoenix Akarama Fountation are sponsoring the event, which begins at 8 ...

African American news for the week of Sept. 4, 2014

California A Black-owned San-Diego-based technology company is working on raising funds to build a swim safety prototype. George A. Finley, president of Better Life Technologies Group, was distressed over the drowning last year of Albert Jones, a 7-year-old boy.

African American news for the week of August 28, 2014.

An Alabama teacher has been put on administrative leave after she reportedly asked her students to re-enact the shootings of Black teens Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. A local mother of one of the students—Jessica Lynn Baughn—wrote on a Facebook ...

African American news for the week of August 21, 2014.

Last week the state assembly passed SB 1010, a bill that has been touted as having the power to eliminate what many call “California’s racist drug laws.” The bill eliminates disparities in punishment for possession of cocaine—both in crack and ...

African American news for the week of August 14, 2014.

The IRS has hit Atlanta resident Jasmine Guy, best known for her portrayal of Whitley on “A Different World,” with a big fine. Guy reportedly owes more than $27,000 for failing to pay taxes in 2008 and 2012. In 2009, ...

African American news for the week of Aug. 7, 2014

Honorees and nominees for the eighth annual ADCOLOR awards, which will take place at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Sept. 20, were announced last week. Three of the awardees are Judy A. Smith, founder and president of Smith and Co.; ...

African American news for the week of July 31, 2014.

The White House and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week honored Bill Bridgeforth, a fourth generation farmer from Tanner as a Champion of Change. He is one of 15 from across the country who is a leader ...

African American news for the week of July 24, 2014

Dr. Todd Ullah, an administrator employed with the L.A. Unified School District, was honored last week for developing a computer science application that’s helps a wide range of students get access to computer science programs.

Across Black America for week of July 17

Alan Bernstein is the first African American to chair LA5, the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, which is also the fifth oldest Rotary Club in the world. July 11 was Bernstein’s first time as head of LA5, and the special ...

African American news for the week of July 10, 2014.

Arizona State University officials have reversed their stance on an incident where a police officer body slammed Professor Dr. Ersula Ore to the ground for jaywalking. Initially, ASU supported the officer until officials saw a video of the incident. The ...

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African American news for the week of July 3, 2014.

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Cupertino-based Apple is reportedly on the verge of cutting a deal with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant to promote its “next big thing”—the iWatch. The wrist-sized device will run Apple's iOS system and connect people to their messages, voice ...

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California Award-winning actress Angela Bassett is set for her directorial debut with an original movie based on the life and career of Whitney Houston, but not without controversy. The Lifetime movie is set for release in 2015 and will cover ...

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