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African-American group calls for boycott of Facebook

If you haven't logged off of Facebook yet today, one of America's oldest African-American advocacy group would like you to do so - now.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Anger after police kill African-American security guard while responding to shooting

It is unclear how the events unfolded when police shot security guard Jemel Roberson.
SBS - Published

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Study: Diet Soda Might Not Be Such A Great Idea, After All [Video]Study: Diet Soda Might Not Be Such A Great Idea, After All

Did you listen to the advice to switch out sugary drinks for diet ones? Unfortunately, that may not have been such great advice, either. According to a new study by the American Heart and American..

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Men Arrested In Jussie Smollett Case Released [Video]Men Arrested In Jussie Smollett Case Released

According to Newser, Chicago police released two Nigerian brothers on Friday, without pressing any charges. They were arrested on suspicion of attacking Empire actor, Jussie Smollett. Smollett, who..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:46Published

21 Savage Rips Immigration System [Video]21 Savage Rips Immigration System

(CNN)Rapper 21 Savage says his nearly 10-day detention by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency accentuates what he says are the agency's flaws. "I don't think the policy is broken, I feel..

Credit: Wochit Entertainment     Duration: 00:31Published

Diet Drinks Linked to Stroke and Heart Attacks [Video]Diet Drinks Linked to Stroke and Heart Attacks

Diet Drinks Linked to Stroke and Heart Attacks New research from the American Heart Association has revealed that diet drinks aren't any healthier for you. One or two artificially-sweetened diet..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:11Published

Search For A Bone Marrow Match Highlights Lack Of Diversity [Video]Search For A Bone Marrow Match Highlights Lack Of Diversity

A journalist's search for a bone marrow match that shares her South Asian ethnicity is highlighting the need for more diverse donors in the registry.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:05Published

Diet Beverages Increase Risk Of Stroke And Heart Attacks [Video]Diet Beverages Increase Risk Of Stroke And Heart Attacks

According to CNN.com, "Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50."..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:38Published

Bill Cosby: I'm A Political Prisoner [Video]Bill Cosby: I'm A Political Prisoner

Bill Cosby said in his first statement since entering prison in September that he will "never have remorse" after his 2018 sexual-assault conviction for drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004...

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Howard County Swears In First Female, African-American Police Chief [Video]Howard County Swears In First Female, African-American Police Chief

Lisa Myers is the department's first African American woman police chief. A 27-year-veteran with the department, she now takes its reins.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:21Published

'United Skates' Rolls Into Chicago [Video]'United Skates' Rolls Into Chicago

The HBO documentary about skate culture had a screening at a Chicago skating ring. The film showcases the history of skating rinks in the African American community. The documentary also features a..

Credit: CBS 2 Chicago     Duration: 00:32Published

Donald Glover Gets 5 NAACP Image Awards Nominations [Video]Donald Glover Gets 5 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

SF Gate reports Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino have been nominated for five NAACP Image Awards. The star is also coming off of a big night at the Grammy awards, where he won 4 awards..

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Bill Cosby Calls Prison An ‘Amazing Experience' [Video]Bill Cosby Calls Prison An ‘Amazing Experience'

Bill Cosby’s spokesperson Andrew Wyatt said in a new TV interview Tuesday that the convicted comedian has lost weight and called his stay thus far in prison an “amazing experience.” “He says,..

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Baltimore Postmaster Makes History [Video]Baltimore Postmaster Makes History

Legretta Rawlings is a Postmaster in Baltimore, and she is the first African American woman to hold the title in Baltimore.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 01:45Published

Black History Month: Judge Kimberly Clark One Of Three African Americans On Allegheny County Court Of Common Pleas Bench [Video]Black History Month: Judge Kimberly Clark One Of Three African Americans On Allegheny County Court Of Common Pleas Bench

February is Black History Month, and all month long KDKA will be celebrating local African-American heritage and some of its leaders.

Credit: KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh     Duration: 03:05Published

Komen Philadelphia Challenging African-American Women To 'Know Your Girls' [Video]Komen Philadelphia Challenging African-American Women To 'Know Your Girls'

The campaign is aimed to educate black women about breast health.

Credit: CBS 3 Philly     Duration: 00:33Published

Honoring black baseball players in San Diego [Video]Honoring black baseball players in San Diego

Baseball historian Bill Swank will share stories covering black history in San Diego baseball at the San Diego History Center Tuesday.

Credit: ABC 10 News | San Diego     Duration: 01:02Published

Diversity: A Wider Vision [Video]Diversity: A Wider Vision

A panel of local African-American professionals, businessmen and entertainers discuss African-American history in Berks County.

Credit: BCTVPublished

Heinz History Center - History Lesson [Video]Heinz History Center - History Lesson

Heinz History Center and C-E-O Andy Masich on one of the most influential African-American of the past who was from Pittsburgh.

Credit: KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh     Duration: 03:25Published

Sixers Host Black History Month Competition At African American Museum [Video]Sixers Host Black History Month Competition At African American Museum

These students addressed some of the most pressing needs in the city.

Credit: CBS 3 Philly     Duration: 00:30Published

Smokey Robinson Defends Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Motown Tribute [Video]Smokey Robinson Defends Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Motown Tribute

Smokey Robinson Defends Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Motown Tribute Lopez took the stage alongside Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and Smokey Robinson to perform a ballad of Motown hits at the 2019 Grammys. Prior to the..

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Virginia Democrats Not Ready To Begin Impeachment of Lieutenant Governor [Video]Virginia Democrats Not Ready To Begin Impeachment of Lieutenant Governor

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia Democrats pressured Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax to resign on Monday over accusations of sexual assault, which he denies, but held off on pursuing impeachment,..

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Coming To America Sequel Release Date Revealed [Video]Coming To America Sequel Release Date Revealed

Eddie Murphy's Coming to America sequel now has an official release date. Coming to America 2 now has a release date of August 7, 2020, as reported by Variety. That will position it against a new..

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The History of Blackface In America [Video]The History of Blackface In America

Many prominent politicians and entertainers have worn blackface. The racist practice isn’t new.

Credit: Huffington Post     Duration: 02:06Published

Jennifer Lopez Gains Spotlight In Motown Tribute [Video]Jennifer Lopez Gains Spotlight In Motown Tribute

According to SFGate.com, "Jennifer Lopez turned the Motown tribute into the J-Lo show. The Latin singer-actress hit the Grammys stage on Sunday inserting her energetic dance-pop flavor into memorable..

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New Documentary Honors African-American Women's Contributions During World War II [Video]New Documentary Honors African-American Women's Contributions During World War II

Dan Koob reports.

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21 Savage Will Miss the Grammys [Video]21 Savage Will Miss the Grammys

According to CNN, tonight the Grammys are going to take place, but there will be one notable absence from the show. Rapper 21 Savage, is reportedly going to miss the biggest award show in music...

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Trailblazer: The NFL's first African-American player dies at 92

Wally Triplett, a record-setting running back and the first African-American to play in the NFL who later served in the Korean War, has died.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Fiftieth anniversary of iconic black power salute at '68 Olympics

It's been 50 years since African American Olympians, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised their fists during the 1968 games in Mexico. The photograph of the medal ceremony has been immortalised in..
SBS - Published

Florida candidate makes 'monkey' comment

Florida governor candidate Ron DeSantis, who's backed by President Donald Trump, is under fire for his comments about his African American rival Andrew Gillum.
SBS - Published

Meet the African-American Peter Dutton who has been drawn into our political binfire

He’s a 30 year old African American man from Texas. His wife is expecting a baby girl. He runs a popcorn business. And he may just be the hero Australia needs right now.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

This other Peter Dutton has volunteered to be our new Prime Minister

Peter Dutton, a 30-year-old African-American, has been inundated with messages on Twitter since his namesake launched a leadership challenge in Australia.
SBS - Published

African American Peter Dutton flooded with tweets amid leadership crisis

Peter Dutton has never been so popular on social media - and we're not talking about Australia's possible new prime minister.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'Black Peter Dutton' bombarded on Twitter

Peter Dutton, a 30-year-old African-American, has been inundated with messages on Twitter since his namesake launched a leadership challenge in Australia.
SBS - Published

R E S P E C T: How Aretha Franklin turned an Otis Redding song into a feminist anthem

Aretha Franklin's song Respect turned Otis Redding's 1965 lament of an exhausted working man demanding some slack from his woman into a rallying call for downtrodden African American women.
SBS - Published

Golf - Diversity remains golf's biggest challenge, says PGA of America CEO

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A quick glance at the entry sheet for this week's PGA Championship underscores the work that still needs to be done to make golf a more diverse sport as Tiger Woods is once again..
SBS - Published

San Francisco elects first black woman mayor

San Francisco gets its first female black mayor after a knife-edge election, with the African American population in decline in the famously liberal Californian city.
SBS - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeBrisbane Times

Trump pardons heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson posthumously

US President Trump has posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago.
SBS - Published

Trump pardons ex-heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson for 1913 conviction

US President Trump has posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago.
SBS - Published

Ex-heavywyeight champ Johnson pardoned

US President Trump has posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago.
SBS - Published

Dems pick black woman for Georgia governor

A Georgia lawyer has taken a major step towards becoming the first African-American female governor of a US state.
SBS - Published

African-American Abrams leads charge as women advance in US midterms

Stacey Abrams could become the first female African-American governor in US history when she runs in Georgia during the midterm elections.
SBS - Published

Royal wedding: "We've got a sister in the house now"

Meghan's African-American roots infused the occasion in a way which no diversity campaigner would have dared to dream about, and it worked.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

US bishop's rousing royal wedding address

African-American Bishop Michael Curry invoked the image of Martin Luther King Jr as he brought a flavour of the bride's homeland to the royal wedding.
SBS - Published

Meet the American who will preach at the royal wedding

The first African-American to preside over the Episcopal Church will deliver a sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Two men wrongly arrested at Starbucks settle out of court

Two African-American men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month have reached a settlement with the city.
Brisbane Times - Published

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