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August 17, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29...
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Amanda Cooper
August 16, 2018 - 10:43 am
The world is mourning the loss of iconic singing legend Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul transitioned today at the age of 76. Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25th, 1942 to Pastor CL Franklin and Barbara Siggers Franklin in Memphis, Tennessee. When Franklin was five years old, her family...
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The defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, center, Thomas Zehnle, right, and Richard Westling walk to federal court during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 10, 2018 - 6:54 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A New York bank executive testified Friday that Paul Manafort received more than $16 million in loans after the bank's chairman expressed interest in joining Donald Trump's cabinet if he won the 2016 presidential election. The testimony in the former Trump campaign chairman's...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and police officials in the nation's capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend's planned white nationalist rally without violence. The Unite the Right 2 rally will take place Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Park in front of the White House. One year...
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Maria Boynton
August 08, 2018 - 12:49 pm
The midterm elections are less than 3 months away, and "there's plenty at stake", says Belinda Pedroso, with the National Council of Negro Women. Because of the high stakes, Pedroso says NCNW is holding a Voter Education Webinar to educate about voter rights, and so much more. The Webinar begins at...
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Maria Boynton
August 01, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Atlanta Congressman David Scott says it was something he "had to raise all kinds of hell" about. He blasted the U.S. House of Representatives when money was cut from the Farm Bill securing funds for black land grant universities. That was in May. Now, Scott is leading a fight to secure $95 million...
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July 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With the Georgia governor's race now set, the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes a question of which candidate can move beyond their partisan bases to capture the electoral middle in this emerging battleground state. Kemp, a two-term secretary of...
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Maria Boynton
July 23, 2018 - 1:24 pm
When the polls open at 7:00 Tuesday morning, both republicans and democrats will be choosing nominees for the election to be held on November 6, 2018. Candidates on the ballot were left standing following the May 22nd Primary Election, when they did not receive more than 50% of the vote. Click here...
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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens to members of the Soweto Gospel Choir sing the National Anthem at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
July 18, 2018 - 5:29 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth on Wednesday with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24 years after the end of white minority rule. Obama was meeting with...
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Lericia Harris
July 17, 2018 - 5:07 pm
The SWAC kicked off talking 2018 football season during Media Day in Birmingham, Alabama. All 10 schools attended and head coaches presented their expectations for the year. Photo Credit: The Advocate PRESTIGE OF HBCU FOOTBALL “It is still a marketable product – a very exciting brand of football...
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