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Viral sensation Auntie Fee dies at 59

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Auntie Fee The Internet celeb’s son confirmed the news. By Moriba Cummings BET.com Sad news. Viral internet sensation Auntie Fee has passed away after spending three days on life support. The video cook’s March 14 heart attack led to her untimely death. According to Hollywood Life, Auntie Fee, whose real name was Felicia…

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Bitter partisanship on display at Supreme Court hearing

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch By Erica Werner and Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON — Bitter partisanship marked the start of Senate confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick on Monday, as Democrats angrily condemned Republicans for refusing to act on Barack Obama’s nominee last year and Republicans accused Democrats of…

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NABJ mourns the passing of founder Claude Lewis

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Claude Lewis (photo insert) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Claude Lewis, a journalist who was one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) died last Thursday morning at his home in New Jersey, according to his grandson Judah Wilson. He was 82.  Lewis, who was also a founder of the Philadelphia…

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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a…

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Black lawmakers call on FBI to help find missing black girls

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) – Black members of Congress are calling for the Justice Department to help police investigate a large number of missing children in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the first three months of this year, according to the Metropolitan Police…

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Latest on UK Terrorist attack, 4 dead 20 injured

March 22, 2017

SUN press time 4 dead 20 injuredAt   LONDON (AP) — The Latest on reports of an incident outside Britain’s parliament (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The U.S. State Department says it is closely monitoring the incident outside London’s Parliament and urged Americans in London to avoid the area. Spokesman Mark Toner said Wednesday: “We…

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Muhammad Ali’s son says he was detained again at airport

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, who was Ali’s second wife, attend a forum on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 9, 2017, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee members Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a leading advocate in the…

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Federal judges find Texas gerrymandered maps on racial lines

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  FILE – Texas state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing, in Austin, Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court handed Texas a victory Monday, April 4, 2016, upholding the state’s system of drawing legislative voting districts based on everyone who lives there, not just registered…

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St. Louis mayoral race holds lessons for Black candidates

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  St. Louis  City Treasurer Tishaura Jones (D) and St. Louis City Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (D) By Errin Haines Whack and Jim Salter Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A generation after St. Louis elected its first African-American mayor, many in the Black community are convinced that unchecked egos cost them the chance to regain leadership…

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NABJ Mourns the Passing of Founder Claude Lewis

March 17, 2017

From NABJ: WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2017) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the passing of NABJ Founder Claude Lewis, also a founder of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). Lewis died this morning at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, N.J. He was 82. Lewis was a highly respected journalist and…

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