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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, ...

Goverment reopens after congress ends 16-day shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations. Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed ...

Georgia teen, Kendrick Johnson's, family calls on Benjamin Crump after horrifying update in son's death

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The attorney who helped push for a criminal prosecution in Trayvon Martin's shooting said Thursday that he's joining the fight to reopen an investigation into the death of a Georgia teenager whose body ...

Key moments in Black history

Nat Turner (Oct. 2, 1880 - Nov. 11, 11831) was a Black slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia on Aug. 21, 1831 that resulted in 55 white deaths.

Miriam Carey identified as woman shot by police near Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman with a year-old child led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was ...

Government Shutdown Shows No Signs Of Ending As Congress Remains In Stalemate

WASHINGTON — The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims — in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously ...

Tiger Woods voted PGA Tour player of the year

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Tiger Woods was voted U.S. PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world. It was the ...

Marissa Alexander, woman sentenced to 20 years for firing warning shot, gets new trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida appeals court is ordering a new trial for a woman sentenced to 20 years to prison after she fired a warning shot in a wall during a dispute with her husband. The 1st District Court ...

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