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Vester Lee Flanagan II, aka Bryce Williams, named as suspect in live television shooting in Virginia dies

Police identified Flanagan as the man who walked up to Alison Parker, an on-air reporter, during a live remote interview on WDBJ's morning show.

Farrakhan calls on Black press

‘Justice or Else’ March: Black press called to spread the news

Deadly shooting during live TV news report in Va.

A gunman killed a reporter and videographer for a CBS affiliate in Virginia in a shooting that was broadcast live Wednesday morning.

President Obama visits New Orleans to commemorate 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, President Barack Obama will visit the city on Thursday, Aug. 27th

From Jena 6 to law school: Theodore Shaw

The Jena Six were initially charged with attempted second-degree murder for beating a student who had to go to the emergency room but who later attended a school event that same night.

Watts still struggles 50 years after riot

Fifty years ago this week, Watts was ablaze. The citizens of this all-Black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era’s racial inequities, and some lashed out with matches and gasoline. A half-century later, the once-thriving district exhibits little ...

Protestors: ‘My skin color is not a crime, Fire Eric Casebolt’

McKINNEY, Texas — Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a Black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included ...

Raymond Boone Sr., newspaper publisher, honored at his funeral

Community leaders and colleagues remembered Richmond (VA) Free Press editor and publisher Raymond H. Boone Sr. at his funeral on Tuesday at New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in North Chesterfield, Va. Boone, the colorful, principled and feisty founder of the Black ...

Coming to a funeral home near you: Dancing pallbearers

Amid sobs and tears, they march and even dance before they carry the casket of the deceased to their final resting place. As part of the service, they would break out in snazzy, choreographed dance routines to help lighten the ...

South Florida Blacks applaud Sterling's $2.5M fine, lifetime ban from the NBA

Blacks in South Florida rejoiced with the nation Tuesday after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles owner Donald Sterling for life from the league and fined him 2.5 million from making racist comments that ignited a firestorm in the ...

Commissioner Monestime honors MD-C residents

County Commissioner Jean Monestime honored two outstanding Miami-Dade County citizens and a spectacular youth sports team at the Board of County Commissioners meeting. Held on February 4th, Commissioner Monestime presented a proclamation to award-winning Miami

Pioneering pastor dies

The Rev. Dr. Mary A. Tumpkin, 64, was a beloved pastor and longtime community leader who started her church in her own living room. As her membership grew, she moved to several funeral homes and hotels before settling in Miami ...

White House to welcome Halloween trick or treaters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ghosts, goblins and other scary characters have been invited to trick or treat at the White House on Halloween. The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome local children and those ...

Conrad Murray released from jail after serving half of his prison sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to ...

Darrell Wallace Jr. sets NASCAR milestone as first African-American to win race in 50 years

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. became the second black driver to win on NASCAR's national level and first in a half-century, taking the Truck Series race Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. Wendell Scott won in Jacksonville, ...

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