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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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The broken smartphone Rihanna dropped while taking a selfie at a Clippers game—and which helped raise $116,500 for police groups—will be going on display at the Grammy Museum. The high bidder for the phone in an eBay auction was disqualified, ...

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African American news for the week of May 15, 2014.

Beats By Dre is hiring; Kennard Brown awarded; Kevin Navayne plays; Marcus Garrey

Beats By Dre is hiring students, graduates and experienced workers that are interested in working in an environment that combines technology with music. Positions are available within the U.S. in New York, California, and in other countries (such as England, ...

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With drowning being the second highest cause of accidental death among African American children, finally something is being done to remedy the problem. After a fatal accident at a children’s pool party at his home, George McKinney went on a ...

Clark-Artis named president of FMU; VH1 launches 'Atlanta Exes'; Russell Wilson makes history

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

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