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Hampton University turns to eSports for creating entrepreneurs

Students at Hampton University soon will be playing video games as part of their studies. The university is building an eSports lab, thanks to a $340,658 technology grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Simone Biles wins record-tying sixth national gymnastics title

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world’s unrivaled No. 1 gymnast with an amazing winning performance Sunday at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

Protesters call for tougher gun laws; blame Trump for deaths of 31 in latest mass shootings

Protesters greeted President Trump’s arrival in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country, as he visited survivors of last weekend’s mass shootings and saluted first responders.

Trump seeks to roll back federal Fair Housing provision

The Trump administration is working to dilute the federal Fair Housing Act in an effort to make it more difficult to bring housing discrimination lawsuits, according to housing advocates.

Gov. Northam praises removal of Confederate honor at Fort Monroe

Gov. Ralph S. Northam praised the state’s removal of Confederate president Jefferson Davis’ name from an archway at the site where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago.

Historian works to humanize the enslaved who built Monroe

A trove of historical re- cords tells that Fort Monroe in Hampton was built on the backs of thousands of enslaved Africans.

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after an as yet unconfirmed report that President Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, July 30, of the first meeting of the state’s legislative body in Jamestown.

Lt. Gov. Fairfax again asks for criminal investigations into women’s allegations

An attorney for Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax said a witness can corroborate the lieutenant governor’s claim that he did not rape a woman while they were students at Duke University nearly 20 years ago.

2018: A record year for exonerations by The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project reported that a record nine clients were exonerated and released from prison in 2018 for crimes they didn’t commit.

Couple trying to save James Weldon Johnson cabin

A New Jersey couple is working to preserve a crumbling hilltop cabin in western Massachusetts where noted African-American author, educator and songwriter James Weldon Johnson wrote one of his most famous works.

White supremacist gets life sentence in Charlottesville rally death

An avowed white supremacist who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring dozens, apologized to his victims before being sentenced on June 28 to life in prison on federal hate crime charges.

Support grows for new hate crime reporting bill

Nearly three years ago, Khalid Jabara, an immigrant from Lebanon, died on his own doorstep in Tulsa, Okla., when his neighbor gunned him down.

Hampton University studying cancer risks, testing for black women

Luisel Ricks-Santi keeps the medical family tree of one of the participants in her study taped to the door of her office in her lab at Hampton University.

Tulsa's Greenwood District residents fear being pushed out

Standing on the corner of Detroit Avenue and M.B. Brady Street on a warm, spring eve- ning holding a smartphone to his ear, Ricco Wright laments about no longer recognizing the location on the northern leg of the Inner Dispersal ...

Lawmakers hear the case for reparations

The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America’s history of slavery and racial discrimination.

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