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

An Auburn University student who was also on the football team was murdered last Sunday morning. Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18, died from gunshot wounds to the chest. Police have arrested 22-year-old Markale Deandra Hart of nearby Camp Hill and charged ...

African American news for the week of Dec. 11, 2014.

Another Black man has died at the hands of a White police officer, this time in Phoenix. Rumain Brisbon, 34, was shot and killed last week during what is being called a drug bust by participating officers. A father of ...

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

Halle Berry doesn’t want her daughter’s father to straighten or lighten their child’s hair, and she went to court to make sure that’s the case. Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubry, had allegedly been altering the hair of Nahla, the former couple’s ...

African American news for the week of Nov. 27, 2014.

A Phoenix woman is facing new charges after she allegedly spent money intended for her children on her boyfriend's rap album. Shanesha Taylor, who gained national attention this summer for leaving her kids in a hot car when she went ...

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 ...

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