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Common: Chicago needs to better understand the youth

CHICAGO -- Chicago rapper Common says his hometown needs to better understand the young people contributing to its violence problem and be more consistent in efforts to help them. Common's comments Friday at a city-sponsored music conference came hours after ...

Washington Navy Yard opens 3 days after massacre

The Washington Navy Yard began returning to nearly normal operations three days after it was the scene of a mass shooting in which a gunman killed 12 people.

Jonathan Ferrell, unarmed man killed in North Carolina, was shot 10 times by police officer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now charged in his death, investigators said Monday. The release of the information supporting the ...

Unarmed man shot and killed by North Carolina police officer after apparent car crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An unarmed man who was shot and killed by a police officer in North Carolina after a car wreck was a former football player for Florida A&M University, school officials said Sunday. Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, played ...

America remembers the victims of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — September 11 victims' loved ones gathered at ground zero to commemorate the attacks' anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At last Wednesday's ceremony on the 2-year-old ...

Zimmerman's wife calls 911, won't press charges

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) -- The 911 call seemed frantic: George Zimmerman's sobbing estranged wife said he was threatening her and her father with a gun and she feared for her life. Please come. Hours later, after police converged on ...

Guion "Guy" Bluford: First Black in space

Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1942. His mother, Lolita was a special education teacher and his father, Guion Sr., was a mechanical engineer.

Youth get a taste of the real world

Teri Williams, president and chief operating officer of OneUnited Bank, made a recent investment in several Miami Gardens youth that is guaranteed to net a positive return. In July, Williams made the decision to co-sponsor Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s ...

Crime Scene: August 7, 2013

While two South Florida women played the slots, their children waited in a running car parked outside the casino, authorities say. Sisters Romanie Pierre, 31, and Malory Pierre, 27, of North Miami, drove to Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach ...

A NATION IN PROTEST

It’s been more than a week since a Florida court ruled in favor of the defense and made George Zimmerman a free man. He faced a lengthy jail sentence had he been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting ...

Black scholars: Not surprised by verdict

Why are Black men and Black youth sentenced more often and to longer stays in prison that those of other races? Does America’s criminal justice system deal more harshly with Blacks and are the cards stacked against Black and Latino ...

Two Blacks throw in hats for U.S. presidency

Third party candidates want radical views heard Four years ago, the election of Barack Obama...

Isaac lashes Caribbean as it heads toward Florida

ByDANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico(AP) Tropical Storm Isaacchurned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti...

A Memorial fit for a King

Walk north on Independence Avenue; cross 15th Street towards the Smithsonian Castle; traverse the landscaped...

Florida was weird as only it can be in 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Did you hear about the giant Lego man that washed up on Siesta Key...