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African American news for the week of Nov. 20, 2014.

Dennis Driver, the new chairman of Historically Black College/University (HBCU) Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, served as grand marshall of the school’s annual homecoming parade on Saturday, Nov. 8. But the bigger news came with the announcement an anonymous donation of ...

African American news for the week of Nov. 13, 2014.

The movie “Selma,” which centers on a crucial part of the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is receiving rave reviews with some even pointing to it as an Oscar contender. The film opens for a limited ...

African American news for the week of Nov. 6, 2014.

Alabama An area in the state called the “Black Belt,” so named because of its rich black soil as well as the fact that it is heavily populated by Black Americans, has received a $49 million grant to raise the ...

African American news for the week of Oct. 30, 2014.

A pastor in Montgomery has confessed to having sexual relations with several members of his congregation while he was aware he was infected with the AIDS virus. Juan Demetrius McFarland of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church relayed this information during ...

African American news for the week of Oct. 23, 2014.

The Media Arts Institute of Alabama (MAIA), headquartered in Huntsville, has launched the Laser Sharp Project, a Digital Media and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) workforce initiative. It will connect digital media, engineering and communication students from Alabama’s ...

African American news for the week of Oct. 16, 2014

The San Jose Police Dept. has suspended all off-duty work with the San Francisco 49ers due to allegations that it possibly interfered with the case of 49ers player Ray McDonald, who was reportedly involved in a domestic violence case. San ...

African American news for the week of Oct. 9, 2014.

Two Los Angeles-based entities were honored last weekend by the national organization the Living Legends Foundation. The non-profit organization is made up of urban music and radio executives and designed to recognize “living legends” in the business. This year’s honorees ...

African American news for the week of October 2, 2014.

Alabama A young child is dead after drowning in a baptismal pool at a church in Decatur. No criminal charges were filed, as police have ruled the 2-year-old’s death as accidental. Brayden King reportedly fell into the tank at the ...

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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, ...

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