*(CNN) — Alabama inmate Joe Nathan James Jr. was executed Thursday night for the 1994 murder of Faith Hall Smith, the state’s top attorney said, despite pleas from the victim’s family not to do so. “Justice has been served. Joe James was put to death for the heinous act he committed nearly three decades ago:
*According to reports, a lawsuit filed last year in Brooklyn’s Supreme Court alleges Bishop Lamor Whitehead stole $90,000 in retirement savings from one of his parishioners. Bishop Lamor Whitehead is being accused of persuading Pauline Anderson to invest her entire life savings in one of his firms, Lamor Whitehead Inc., promising that he would assist her
Don’t you hate it when people cheat? How does it make you feel when somebody cuts ahead in line as you patiently wait your turn? How do you feel when someone cheats in a card or board game? I once attended a company picnic and participated in the sack race. It came down to the
*(CNN) — Actress and singer Nichelle Nichols, best known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in “Star Trek: The Original Series,” has died at age 89, according to a statement from her son, Kyle Johnson. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the
Reporters Notebook: Inclusive civic engagement By Deborah Bailey, AFRO D.C. Editor The National Association of Counties (NAC) just ended their annual conference on Inclusive Civic Engagement in Colorado this week. […] The post As counties become more diverse, new voices need to be at the table appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Ariama C. Long, Report for America Corps Member This year marks the 61st anniversary of the 1961 Freedom rides through the segregated South, aimed at dismantling the Jim Crow […] The post Freedom Riders from 1961 honored appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Matthew Lee and Eric Tucker, The Associated Press The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul […] The post In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
Biden promotes assault weapon ban in message to National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
By Deborah Bailey, AFRO D.C. Editor President Joseph R. Biden kicked off a campaign to ban assault weapons on America’s streets in an address to Black law enforcement officers this […] The post Biden promotes assault weapon ban in message to National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers
By Kara Thompson, Special to the AFRO Black America is reveling in the recent release of Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer. Emotions are almost as high as the view […] The post Chadwick Boseman to be honored in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. […] The post Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88 appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .