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Wilton Gregory Has Become the First African-American Cardinal 

The Catholic Church has elected Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. to the rank of cardinal, making him the first African American in history to hold that title. Gregory was elevated to a cardinal in an installation ceremony held in Rome over the weekend. Gregory, 72, already the highest-ranking African-American Catholic in US history, told…

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RAQUEL This week’s Spotlight feature gives you an idea of what the Haiti has to offer. Raquel is working hard to build her portfolio as a model, and lists her interests as fashion and glamour. Raquel has the energy and desire to be successful, and only asks that the people of Tampa and the surrounding…

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Father And Son Who Brutally Murdered Ahmaud Arbery Denied Bail

Travis and Gregory McMichael, the father-son duo charged for the brutal murder of Ahmaud Arbery, were denied bail and must remain behind bars, a judge ruled on Friday (Nov. 13). Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, urged the judge to keep Travis, 34, and Gregory, 64, in custody. “These men are proud of what they’ve done,” she…

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Marijuana Dispensary Owner Details What Black People Face When They Enter The Business

As marijuana laws in America continue to relax, the historical and current impact on Blacks is being looked at and the new BET documentary Smoke: Marijuana + Black America analyzes the phenomenon from several perspectives. One of them is from the perspective of those who choose to enter the burgeoning cannabis business. In a Zoom chat with…

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HBO’s ’40 Years a Prisoner’ Doc Follows Son’s Effort to Free Parents Imprisoned after MOVE Bombing 

Mike Africa Jr. in the HBO documentary “40 Years a Prisoner” On the morning of August 8, 1978, the Philadelphia Police Department, at the direction of hardline Mayor Frank Rizzo, engaged in a confrontation with the radical Black organization MOVE and fired thousands of rounds of ammunition into the West Philadelphia home of the social justice…

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Jakari Young Named Next Daytona Beach Police Chief And Its 1st Black Chief

Daytona Beach Deputy Police Chief Jakari Young has been promoted to chief, becoming the department’s first Black chief, according to a post on the agency’s Facebook page. Young, 42, also becomes the only Black person leading a law enforcement agency in Volusia or Flagler counties. Young noted in a phone interview Saturday how much things…

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Naval Academy Names First Black Female Brigade Commander

Another black woman has made U.S. history last week. As the country’s first Black Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris begins her new position in January, so will the U.S. Naval Academy’s first ever black female brigade commander. Officials announced Monday that Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber will hold the highest leadership position within the brigade for the spring  semester. While…

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Texas A&M Student, 19, Killed While Helping His Friend Push a Stalled Car Near Campus

Javion Thomas with his mom, Tracci Lynch A student from Texas A&M University-Commerce died after he was involved in an accident while helping someone in need, the school confirmed. Javion Thomas, a 19-year-old electrical engineering major from Dallas, died on Tuesday from injuries that he sustained in the tragic incident, according to a statement from his…

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Former Minneapolis Officers Who Killed George Floyd Will Be Tried Together, Judge Rules

Four former Minneapolis officers on trial for killing George Floyd, will not be allowed to move the case out of state and will be tried together, a judge ruled on Thursday (Nov. 5). Attorneys for the officers argued that their safety would be jeopardized and they would not receive a fair trial if the case moved…

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