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Across Black America Week of Sept. 14, 2017

Alabama Judge Greg Griffin, a circuit court judge in Montgomery, is a habitual Facebook user with nearly 5,000 friends, reports the Washington Post.

Across Black America Week of Sept. 7, 2017.

California San Diego State University plans to offer a course called Black Minds Matter: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education, that was inspired in part by the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the Associated Press.

Across Black America Week of Aug. 31, 2017.

Arizona A university professor in Arizona has been suspended over controversial comments he made about Black Lives Matter activists nearly a year ago, reports Fox News. Professor Toby Jennings of Grand Canyon University ignited a firestorm, after the university posted ...

Across Black America Week of Aug. 24, 2017.

California, Indiana Tommy Hawkins, the first Black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame who ended up playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, died Aug. 16 at his home in Malibu. He was 80. He had been in ...

Across Black America week of Aug. 17, 2017.

Alabama Birmingham has become one of 13 cities in the United States dedicated to committing local resources to achieve key Paris Declaration goals in the fight against AIDS by 2020 and ending the spread of AIDS by 2030, reports the ...

Across Black America Week of Aug. 10, 2017.

California Several dozen Oakland residents, including Councilmember Desley Brooks and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, have published an open letter to Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Administrator Sabrina Landreth and Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick alleging that the city isn’t doing enough ...

Across Black America Week of Aug. 3, 2017

Alabama Greene County celebrated its annual Freedom Day Festival on July 29, with Black leaders looking two years down the road when they’ll have something really special to salute, reports the Montgomery Advertiser. That’s when they mark the 50th anniversary ...

Across Black America Week of July 27, 2017.

Arkansas Complaints from a Black police officers association in Little Rock have prompted a department-wide memo from Police Chief Kenton Buckner, who wrote that disagreeing with agency decisions is not the same as being discriminated against, reports ArkansasOnline.com. In a ...

Across Black America Week of July 20, 2017.

California Tatyana Hargrove says she was heading home from buying her dad a Father’s Day gift on June 18 when she stopped to take a sip of water in the 103-degree heat. When she turned around, she says, three Bakersfield ...

Across Black America week of July 13, 2017.

Alabama While test scores in Alabama schools generally mirror poverty levels, low income is only one factor impacting learning, research has shown, reports AL.com. The Alabama state department of education chief academic officer, Dr. Barbara Cooper, is charged with improving ...

Across Black America week of July 6, 2017.

California Variety reports that Jay Z and Beyoncé brought their newly born twins home from the hospital last week not to the swanky estate in L.A.’s Holmby Hills they rented a couple of years ago at a reported rate of ...

Across Black America week of June 29, 2017.

California A teenager battling cancer, who inspired the Golden State Warriors, achieved yet another victory. WPVI-TV reports that Darryl Aikens graduated from McClymonds High School in Oakland on June 9. The road to graduation was fraught with aggressive treatments and ...

Across Black America week of June 22, 2017.

California The parent of a Black student at Monta Vista High School filed a lawsuit against the Fremont Union High School District, alleging the district failed to take proper disciplinary action against several students who created a “kill list” targeting ...

Across Black America Week of June 15, 2017

California The World Champion Golden State Warriors have brought glory to the state while other major sports teams in the state are faltering and even moving away. But now there are rumors that Oakland will lose the champions to its ...

Across Black America week of June 8, 2017.

Arizona The fierce—and at times—violent battle over whether U.S. Civil War memorials recognizing Confederate soldiers should remain standing has reached Arizona, reports ArizonaCentral.com. African-American leaders last week called for the swift removal of six Confederate monuments around the state.

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