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NextGen America kicks off virtual back to school season

August 28, 2020

No on-campus organizing, no problem — NextGen America continues to engage young voters ahead of critical election SAN FRANCISCO — With students returning to classes for the fall semester, NextGen America is digitally organizing 234 campus communities in 11 states to vote in the November election.  While the Trump administration’s epic mishandling of the COVID-19…

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The Historic Germantown Hall of Fame honors Leon Bates and Barbara Bloom

August 21, 2020

The Historic Germantown Hall of Fame event has been scheduled to take place after being postponed earlier this year. Supporters  can look forward to the event on August 25 at 5:30p.m., when they will have transformed the usually happy public event in their green courtyard into a virtual party for all to attend. They hope…

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Two men charged in ’02 killing of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay

August 21, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The rap group Run-DMC, from left, Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason Mizell “Jam Master Jay,” poses at the 31st annual Grammy Awards in New York, on March 2, 1988. Two suspects have been indicted in the 2002 killing of hip hop artist Jam Master Jay, which until now had been…

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Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges writes children’s book

August 21, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This combination photo shows the book cover for “This Is Your Time,” left, and a portrait of the author Ruby Bridges.  (Random House via AP) By Hillel Italie ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges has written a children’s book with a candid telling of the past and positive message…

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Project Power’ flexes its muscles nicely

August 21, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jamie Foxx, left, and Dominique Fishback in a scene from “Project Power.”  (Skip Bolen/Netflix via AP)  By Mark Kennedy ASSOCIATED PRESS Imagine taking a little pill that could make you strong and vibrant, one that basically unlocks your yearning potential. No, not that pill. Get your mind out of the gutter. The pill…

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Picture book on Kamala Harris coming Aug. 25

August 20, 2020

Image from simonandschuster.com NEW YORK (AP) — That didn’t take long: Just weeks after making history as the running mate for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris will be the subject of a new picture book. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced Wednesday that prize-winning author Nikki Grimes has written “Kamala Harris: Rooted in…

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2 men indicted in 2002 killing of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay

August 17, 2020

By JIM MUSTIAN, MICHAEL BALSAMO and TOM HAYS NEW YORK (AP) — Two men have been indicted in the 2002 slaying of hip hop artist Jam Master Jay, which until now had been one of New York City’s most notorious unsolved killings, three law enforcement officials told the Associated Press on Monday. The officials were…

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Vogue UK spotlights Black activists, social change

August 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: British Vogue magazine cover September 2020 issue (Original photography by Misan Harriman/Vogue Magazine via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON–The British issue of Vogue is devoting its September issue to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team. Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, who is Black, said he wanted the…

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Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault

August 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This Aug. 28, 2015 file photo shows music producer Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A court has awarded a $15 million judgment to a model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was sexually and emotionally abuse by…

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