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Confederate chair found in New Orleans; alleged bandits nabbed

The stolen chair dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis has been recovered in New Orleans, and the owners of a tattoo parlor in the “Big Easy” have been arrested on related felony charges, though their attorneys are calling their arrests ...

Chauvin violated policy, training and ethics in pinning George Floyd, chief says

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo joined in condemning the actions of Derek Chauvin during the second week of the trial of the former officer charged with murdering George Floyd while he was in custody.

Boston’s new mayor marks historic ‘firsts’ leading city

Boston has a new mayor. Kim Janey, who took office on Monday, became the first African-American and first woman to lead the city.

Illinois city 1st in U.S. to offer Black residents reparations

Using tax money from the sale of recreational marijuana, the Chicago suburb of Evanston has become the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery.

George Floyd’s family wins $27M settlement in civil suit over his death

The family of George Floyd won a $27 million settlement in a civil lawsuit over his death last year at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer.

Newly approved $1.9 trillion stimulus package to give boost to families, local economy

Percy Bell jumped for joy after learning Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the new stimulus package that provides a new round of direct payments to individuals and families. “I hoped and hoped, and now $1,400 is coming. I ...

Deathbed letter by former NYPD officer tells of conspiracy to kill Malcolm X

Almost 56 years to the day of the Feb. 21, 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, the slain leader’s daughters and noted civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump are shining a light on those whom they believe are responsible for the heartless ...

Golf without Woods? A possibility

The PGA Tour without Tiger Woods was always inevitable purely because of age. His shattered right leg from his SUV flipping down a hill Tuesday morning on a sweeping road through coastal Los Angeles suburbs only brings that closer.

President Biden begins work on unfinished business of Trump administration

President Biden’s launch this month of a series of ambitious goals focused on resetting the nation’s agenda is being steadily packed with suggestions he include the endless list of unresolved issues left on the table by the last president.

Biden nominates Virginia official, former VSU dean, to key USDA post

Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh is heading to Washington to help run the U.S. Department of Agriculture after nearly three years of leading Virginia’s agricultural agency.

Photojournalist from Richmond to have a front row to history – again

Richmond native and photojournalist Lawrence Jackson, who served as an official White House photographer during the Obama administration, will again capture the news and private moments of the nation’s top leaders.

A literary star is born

The country has a new president and a new literary star.

Black officer hailed as hero

A Black U.S. Capitol Police officer is being hailed a hero for steering an angry mob away from the U.S. Senate chambers in last week’s deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the president.

No charges in shootings of Jacob Blake and Tamir Rice

A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, Wis., concluding he couldn’t disprove the officer’s contention that he acted in self-defense because he feared the ...

Minority-owned companies waited months for federal COVID-19 relief loans

Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government’s coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program.

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