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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 ...

African American news for the week of May 14, 2015.

First Lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony at Tuskegee University last weekend. She urged new graduates to soar to their futures. Obama told the students that the trademark of Tuskegee is one of rising hope ...

African American news for the week of May 7, 2015.

According to reports, there has been a harmful strain of a marijuana mixture being used in the state. According to the Birmingham Times, 462 people have gone to hospitals and reported certain symptoms from smoking what is called “Spice,” or ...

African American news for the week of April 30, 2015

A former African American state trooper has issued a letter that advises Blacks, “Don’t run from police.” Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, a native of Birmingham and an Alabama state trooper for seven years, had the letter published in the Frost Illustrated ...

African American news for the week of April 23, 2015.

The Maricopa County branch of the NAACP holds its 45th annual Freedom Fund Dinner tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. This year’s theme is “All in for Justice and Peace.” Steve W. Zachary, an attorney and owner of ...

African American news for the week of April 16, 2015

A seventh grader at Berry Middle School in Birmingham—13-year-old James Strong—has been named as the 2015 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Alabama Champion. The teen will serve as a fundraising and awareness ambassador for all children treated at the North American ...

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

An inmate who spent nearly 30 years on death row was released last week after it was revealed there wasn't enough evidence to link him to two murders. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Laura Petro dismissed the case against Anthony ...

African American news for the week of April 2, 2015.

Early last week, “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson was up in arms declaring that her son, Marcel, had been racially profiled in Glendale. She said her 20-year-old would be transferring from USC to Howard University as a result of the ...

African American news for the week of March 26, 2015.

The University of Alabama has elected its first Black student government association (SGA) president in four decades. Elliot Spillers said he was “shocked and thankful” for the honor. This will be the junior from Pelham’s first elected position within the ...

African American news for the week of March 19, 2015.

Pelican Bay prisoners named as plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the use of solitary confinement in California gained a victory last week when U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of a motion filed for the plaintiffs. ...

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