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9:08 AM / Sunday August 18, 2019

Week In Review

Police: five shot, wounded in Philadelphia ambush by three teens

May 17, 2019

ASSOCIATED PRESS Authorities say five men were shot and wounded, one critically, after being ambushed by three teenagers in North Philadelphia. Police said three males broke away from a group of 10 or 11 males walking down a street just before 5:30 p.m. last Friday, and surveillance video shows three teenagers shortly afterward firing at…

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Man pleads guilty in mall attack against boy, faces 19 years

May 17, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: EMMANUEL DESHAWN ARANDA, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors from a balcony on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Bloomington Police Department via AP) By Jeff Baenen ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS— A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall…

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National Urban League focusing on minority voting for 2020

May 10, 2019

By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON — oter suppression and Russian interference are some of the greatest barriers to minority voting in 2020, the National Urban League said Monday. This year’s “State of Black America” report focuses on voting rights, and National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial is calling attention to…

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Dorney Park settles racial profiling suit filed by teacher

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dorney Park (Photo: Shutterstock) Associated Press A Pennsylvania amusement park has settled a lawsuit filed by a Black Philadelphia man who said security officers racially profiled him, saying he matched the description of a pickpocket, then escorted him out even after it was determined he wasn’t the suspect. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s…

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Three black women win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Three black women are the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America. Miss USA Chelsie Kryst (left) (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File), Miss America Nia Franklin (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray), and Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris (Photo: Miss Universe) associated press NEW YORK — When Cheslie Kryst won the…

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Meghan, Harry name baby son Archie Harrison

May 10, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, with their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP) associated press LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan have named their son Archie. Buckingham Palace says that the baby’s full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The palace made the announcement hours after the couple…

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John Singleton, maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ dies at 51

May 3, 2019

By Jake Coyle and Hillel Italie associated press NEW YORK —  Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of Black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton’s…

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Texas town reflects on Byrd dragging death ahead of execution

April 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jamie Byrd-Grant, daughter, Renee Mullins, daughter, and Thurman Byrd, brother, unveil a bench in memory of James Byrd Jr. on the lawn of the Jasper County Courthouse in Jasper, Texas, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (Ryan Pelham/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP) By Juan A. Lozano associated press [Ed. note: As of this printing, John…

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Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

April 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dead bodies of victims lie inside St. Sebastian’s Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than two hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. (AP…

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Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Tiger Woods wears his green jacket holding the winning trophy after the final round for the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ASSOCIATED PRESS  AUGUSTA, GA. —  Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never…

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