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Black contractors: Democrats take us for granted

While Democrats scramble to secure the African-American community’s support post-Obama, black contractors complain that they are not getting their fair share of the party’s campaign spending.

Bouncer, dancer, accountant among Orlando shooting victims

A barista, a bouncer and an accountant. While different in so many ways, they have one thing in common: They lost their lives in the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.

Ali’s confidence, cockiness made him a symbol of black pride

For Muhammad Ali, the idea of being a humble athlete - someone pre-packaged and palatable for white America - was never an option.

‘O.J.: Made in America’ covers so much we didn’t know –

What more is there is to say about O.J. Simpson and the age of race relations he helped define? Turns out there’s at least 7 1/2 hours more as crafted by filmmaker Ezra Edelman in his breathtaking documentary, “O.J.: Made ...

Obamas mourn Muhammad Ali

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday mourned the loss of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Politicians react to passing of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali's death has the world remembering "The Greatest" not only for his athleticism in the ring but for his cultural impact and outspokenness on political issues, including civil rights and the Vietnam War.

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children.

Feds indict cop, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police ...

PRINCE PURPLE REIGN: 1958 - 2016

Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ‘’Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban ...

It’s Tax Season!

Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been adjustments for inflation, and Congress extended expiring tax breaks, some permanently.

One Man, Two Disasters: Former Flint EM Darnell Earley Speaks to the Black Press about the Flint Water Crisis

Retiring DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has been caught in the crosshairs of withering criticism for more than six months now, targeted by the media as well as a number of community activists and some politicians as well, for the ...

The Democrats Need The Black Vote

Hillary Clinton’s decisive primary victory in Georgia confirmed one maxim in state politics: Democrats need African American voters to win.

CDC: 1 in 2 black gay men in US will be diagnosed with HIV

About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.

Battle Ground South: Clinton vs. Sanders

he election calendar may have Democrats voting next in South Carolina, but Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are eyeing bigger prizes in March, a month that will determine whether the Vermont senator can keep pace in the White House race.

More grandparents taking on parental role for grandchildren

When Debra Aldridge became her grandson’s primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook. The alternative for the newborn, she was told, was to put him up for adoption.

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