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4d ago

Oprah to leave WeightWatchers board of directors

Winfrey said she is donating her shares to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
5d ago

Black historical interpreters act to keep history alive as some work to erase it

As attempts to tamp down entire chapters of America’s story increase, some actors don characters to bring the history directly to you.
Millicent Sparks as Harriet Tubman and Darius Wallace as Frederick Douglass on Feb. 17, 2024 in Easton, Md.
Millicent Sparks as Harriet Tubman and Darius Wallace as Frederick Douglass on Feb. 17, 2024 in Easton, Md.
5d ago

San Francisco apologizes to Black residents for decades of racist policies

San Francisco joins?another major U.S. city, Boston, in issuing an apology. Nine states have formally apologized for slavery, according to the resolution.
Supervisors in San Francisco formally apologized Tuesday to African Americans and their descendants for the city’s role in perpetuating racism and discrimination.
Supervisors in San Francisco formally apologized Tuesday to African Americans and their descendants for the city’s role in perpetuating racism and discrimination.
5d ago

2 men found guilty of murder in Jam Master Jay killing

Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington were accused of killing Jam Master Jay — born Jason Mizell, who co-founded Run-DMC in the early 1980s — in a drug deal.
Trial set to begin for 2 accused of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay over 20 years ago
Trial set to begin for 2 accused of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay over 20 years ago
6d ago

Family of exonerated man killed by Georgia deputy at traffic stop files lawsuit

The family of Leonard Cure, a Georgia man shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy three years after he was exonerated and freed from prison, has filed a federal lawsuit.
Leonard Cure
Leonard Cure
6d ago

Latino groups condemn 'heinous' crime at University of Georgia and plea against anti-immigrant rhetoric

The fallout from the immigration status of the suspect in the killing of University of Georgia student Laken Riley has alarmed Hispanic students and groups.
Officials search the Cielo Azulyk apartment complex.
Officials search the Cielo Azulyk apartment complex.

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EXCLUSIVE

Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of sexual harassment and assault by producer on his latest album

Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones says “his life has been detrimentally impacted” since he worked with Combs.
Sean Combs arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.
Sean Combs arrives at the 2018 Met Gala.
7d ago

Former NFL MVP Cam Newton involved in scuffle at youth football tournament in Atlanta

Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 out of Auburn, did not appear to throw any punches, according to video that surfaced Sunday. He appeared to be fending off three other men.
Cam Newton during a celebrity flag football game in Las Vegas
Cam Newton during a celebrity flag football game in Las Vegas
9d ago

Man convicted in Black transgender woman's killing in first federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Jurors convicted Daqua Lameek Ritter of a hate crime for the murder of Dime Doe in 2019.
Dime Doe.
Dime Doe.

Trump allies to launch an effort to win over Black voters

Ahead of the former president's speech to a gala for Black conservatives, Biden's campaign called Trump an "anti-Black tyrant."
Donald Trump raises a fist
Donald Trump raises a fist
10d ago

Mayor of Birmingham advises Black athletes to avoid Alabama colleges if anti-DEI bill passes

Randall Woodfin said he would encourage Black athletes to avoid the state’s public colleges if a law passes ending DEI.
Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama Randall Woodfin attends Morehouse College 34th Annual "A Candle In The Dark" Gala at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Feb, 19, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama Randall Woodfin attends Morehouse College 34th Annual "A Candle In The Dark" Gala at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Feb, 19, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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