Category : Black Local and National News

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FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 Nationa...

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A nation on edge braces for this week’s transfer of power

The nation is entering inauguration week with an unnerving police and military presence guarding the vestiges of democracy — with Americans holding their breath as federal officials warn about threats of violence and potential unrest fueled by...

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America Steps Ahead With MLK Day 2021, New Leaders

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — MLK Day 2021 embraced civil rights accomplishments since the first woman of color was elected vice president, but the day came with proof there’s more to be done. Asked about civil rights leaders, including political...

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NYCLU, Legal Aid Society Applaud AG James’ Lawsuit Against NYPD

Photos: YouTube The Legal Aid Society and the New York Civil Liberties Union released the following statement responding to the lawsuit filed by New York State Attorney General Letitia James - which joins existing litigation brought this past October...

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College Football Coda: Discipline key to Bama’s success

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. — Heading into the season, everybody was unsure if there would be a season! The coronavirus would cause games to be postponed, teams to reshuffle schedules, schools to realign budgets, and conferences were forced to debate o...

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Hendrell Remus Elected as First Black Chair of TN Democratic Party

Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)  –  The Tennessee Democratic Party’s Executive Committee has elected Hendrell Remus to serve as Party Chair. Having previously served as a State Executive Committeeman, Chairman Remus is the first Black person and first Mil...

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University of Memphis’ First Black Professor Dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Miriam DeCosta-Willis, the University of Memphis’ first Black professor and a participant in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, has died, the school said. She was 86. DeCosta-Willis died Thursday at home, su...

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Dr. Dre back home after reported brain aneurysm treatment

Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. The rapper an...

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Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants

True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday. “Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!” she told The Associated Press in an email. White’s low-key plans include feeding a pa...