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Across Black America week of Dec. 3.

California Piper Kerman, author of "Orange Is the New Black,”

Across Black America week of Nov. 5.

California According to media sources, the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Oakland, a mostly Black church, is facing fines of $3,500 reportedly due to complaints from area White residents about "loud singing." Thomas A. Harris III, the church's pastor, says ...

Across Black America 10-29-15

California NFL player DeSean Jackson’s home in Los Angeles was stormed by as many as five gunmen last week. According to TMZ, several people in the house fought off the attackers, after one was slightly injured after being pistol-whipped. The ...

Across Black America week 10/22/15

California Former record label exec and music mogul Suge Knight and comic Katt Williams have both filed pleas of not guilty after being accused of robbing a photographer last year.

Across Black America week of Oct. 15

Alabama Starting last Saturday, the city of Birmingham launched a campaign called 100 Days of Nonviolence, hoping to promote safety and positive expression for area youth.

Across Black America week of Oct. 8

Six people have been announced as inductees into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. The 23rd annual induction ceremony will host honorees Dr. Eddie Reed of Heth, a cancer researcher and physician; Luenell Batson of Tollette, actress and comedienne; Mildred ...

Across Black America week of Oct. 1.

A campaign to shut down the campus newspaper at Wesleyan University in Middleton, known for its liberal culture, is coming from an unlikely source: its students for the liberal arts school is weighing a petition to strip The Wesleyan Argus ...

Across Black America week of Sept. 24

At least one Stockton police officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly striking a teenager for refusing to move off a street. A video has surfaced showing a Black teen being struck by the officer with his baton ...

Across Black America week of Sept. 17

Legislation that would prohibit all public schools, buildings, parks, roadways and other state-owned property from being named in association with Confederate military and elected leaders passed in the Senate last week and will be sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown ...

Across Black America week of Sept. 10

Songhai “Sunny” Armstead will be sworn in as a newly appointed judge to the Los Angeles Superior Court on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, L.A. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Armstead to ...

Across Black America week of Sept. 3

Memorial services will be held in Selma and Tuskegee over the next several days, Sept. 5-8, for civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died last week. Robinson, 104, was one of several people brutally beaten during the “Bloody Sunday” ...

Across Black America week of Aug. 27

California A 12-year-old Lodi boy was shot and killed inside his home last Saturday, struck by a stray bullet. Gunshots rang out on the 1700 block of South Hutchins Street, and parents quickly tried to gather their children to get ...

Across Black America week of Aug. 20

A White police detective withstood a beating because he feared the social response, if he used his gun to stop an assault by a Black suspect during a traffic stop. That suspect—Janard Shamar Cunningham, 34—has been charged with attempted murder ...

Across Black America week of Aug. 13

Available now, museum-goers can head to Smithsonianmag.com/museumdaylive to download one free ticket, good for two people, for Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live. Each ticket grants free admission on Sept. 26 to the ticket holder plus a guest, valid at participating ...

African American news for the week of August 6, 2015.

With the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., fast approaching (Aug. 9), the Associated Press is reporting that a lot of states now have laws on the books or in process that change how police ...