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Across Black America week of Sept. 3

Memorial services will be held in Selma and Tuskegee over the next several days, Sept. 5-8, for civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died last week. Robinson, 104, was one of several people brutally beaten during the “Bloody Sunday” ...

Across Black America week of Aug. 27

California A 12-year-old Lodi boy was shot and killed inside his home last Saturday, struck by a stray bullet. Gunshots rang out on the 1700 block of South Hutchins Street, and parents quickly tried to gather their children to get ...

Across Black America week of Aug. 20

A White police detective withstood a beating because he feared the social response, if he used his gun to stop an assault by a Black suspect during a traffic stop. That suspect—Janard Shamar Cunningham, 34—has been charged with attempted murder ...

Across Black America week of Aug. 13

Available now, museum-goers can head to Smithsonianmag.com/museumdaylive to download one free ticket, good for two people, for Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live. Each ticket grants free admission on Sept. 26 to the ticket holder plus a guest, valid at participating ...

African American news for the week of August 6, 2015.

With the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., fast approaching (Aug. 9), the Associated Press is reporting that a lot of states now have laws on the books or in process that change how police ...

Across Black America week of July 30, 2015

The fifth annual Long Beach Gospel Festival drew thousands last weekend. Hosted by Pastor Wayne Chaney Jr. and wife, Mye’sha of the Antioch Church of Long Beach, highlights included performances by Deitrick Haddon, Tina and Erica Campbell, Tasha Cobbs, Kierra ...

Across Black America week of July 23, 2015.

Former NFL player Buster Barnett’s wife, Sandra, was killed last week by his mistress, who then committed suicide. It all happened after a police chase that began in Georgia and ended tragically in Alabama. Lisa Brown allegedly kidnapped Sandra Barnett, ...

African American news for the week of July 16, 2015.

A Black man died in Tuscaloosa last weekend after police used pepper spray on him during his arrest. Anthony Dewayne Ware, 35, was involved in a police chase during which he ran into the woods, according to reports. Officers caught ...

African American news for the week of July 9, 2015.

Sylvia Perkins, the mother of 15-year-old Bobby Moore III, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Little Rock Police Department, as well as its former police chief and an officer as a result of the shooting death of her son. ...

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African American news for the week of June 18, 2015.

African American news for the week of June 11, 2015.

Freddie Stokes, a Mobile attorney, has set up a Books for Boys program at half a dozen barbershops in the city. The program, he says, is designed to promote “literacy and self esteem.” Each barbershop has a small library of ...

African American news for the week of June 4, 2015.

Birmingham City Councilman Jay Roberson has put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the death of Charlie Fuller, 86. According to police, the elderly man died after he was robbed and ...

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African American news for the week of May 28, 2015. Arizona The family of Rumain Brisbon, an African American man, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Phoenix Police Department and Mark Rine, a Phoenix police officer, as well ...

African American news for the week of May 28, 2015.

The family of Rumain Brisbon, an African American man, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Phoenix Police Department and Mark Rine, a Phoenix police officer, as well as the city. The lawsuit is seeking $10 million in punitive ...

African American news for the week of May 21, 2015.

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. entered West Point in 1932 as its only Black cadet and spent the next four years shunned. He roomed alone and no one befriended him. The future Tuskegee Airman and trailblazing Air Force general later said ...

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