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Emotional reunion for 21 rescued ‘Chibok' girls, home at last

In a sight that could make a witness choke up with tears, a roomful of rescued Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok ran into the arms of their overjoyed parents and smothered them with hugs. The gathering, organized by Nigerian authorities, signaled ...

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Arizona Last week, a judge ruled that a Phoenix grandmother who has been accused of flying cross-country with $500,000 worth of cocaine will not be returning home for the time being. According to federal court paperwork, Cheryl Cheatham flew from ...

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California The Living Legends Foundation Inc. (LLF) held its 25th anniversary and 20th awards dinner and gala at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood.

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Arkansas Michael Sabbie, an inmate at the privately operated Bi State Jail in Texarkana, died in his cell in July 2015. The medical examiner declared that Sabbie, 35, a father of four, died of “natural” causes related to heart muscle ...

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California The Oakland Museum of California’s (OMCA) major fall exhibition, “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50,” opens Oct. 8 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party (Oct. 15, 1966) and ...

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California San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York pledged $1 million to improve racial and economic inequality and building a stronger relationship between law enforcement authorities and the communities they serve, according to news sources.

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California Entertainment Studios Networks (ESN), a Black-owned multi-media company, can add two instances of alleged racial animus to its suit against Charter Communications according to a California federal judge. The court also dismissed arguments that the suit is nothing but ...

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Alabama The interim Mayor of Midland City took the loss of her election pretty hard, and in the process exposed her racist attitude on Facebook. Republican candidate Patsy Capshaw Skipper lost her seat to a Black woman in last week’s ...

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California Legislation that would require more transparency and tracking of mental health services for foster kids in every California county unanimously passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Aug.18.

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California The Haight, Brown and Bonestreet law firm in Los Angeles announced the election of its partner, Victor R. Anderson III, to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel's (FDCC) Board of Directors. Anderson's election to the board is historic ...

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Arizona A killer targeting victims of color remains on the loose, terrifying a small suburban neighborhood outside of Phoenix, reports NBC News. On Aug. 3, authorities announced a ninth shooting that took place on July 11, when a gunman fired ...

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Alabama The lone surviving Ku Klux Klan member convicted in an Alabama church bombing that killed four Black girls in 1963 is up for parole after spending 15 years in prison for murder, but civil rights activists spoke out last ...

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Alabama Ellenae Fairhurst has become the first Black female to own a Lexus dealership in Huntsville. According to St. Louis Biz.com, even though women consist of 85 percent of car sales, they only own 975 dealerships out of 20,000, with ...

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California Following multiple years of the Oscars being called too White, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record 683 new new members to join of which 46 percent are women and 41 percent are people ...

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California San Francisco’s police chief resigned last week at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young Black woman driving a stolen car — the culmination of several racially charged incidents in the past year.