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The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
June 21, 2019 - 10:41 am
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a...
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1972 Philadelphia Gay Pride march
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Cherri Gregg
June 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the Stonewall riots represented a shift in the gay liberation movement, people of color within the community also had to battle racism. Their LGBT identity, oftentimes, had to take a back seat. Blackness vs. gayness "Here in Philadelphia, we had our own things...
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Darlene Star Jones from Star Fusion Restaurant
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Hadas Kuznits
June 07, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Black Restaurant Week is about more than just food. The second annual culinary fest takes over Philly this Sunday through June 23, celebrating the flavors of African-American, African and Caribbean cuisines. Darlene Star Jones from Star Fusion Restaurant in Overbrook...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 11, 2019 - 5:17 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff's deputy whose father helped arrange for his arrest, authorities said Thursday. Holden Matthews, 21, was jailed without bail on arson charges in connection...
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Lori Lightfoot celebrates at her election night rally at the Hilton Chicago after defeating Toni Preckwinkle in the Chicago mayoral election, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
April 03, 2019 - 9:48 am
By Sara Burnett and Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot's resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation's third-largest city. Lightfoot, a...
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New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy leads a meeting at in Camden about Nurture NJ.
David Madden/KYW Newsradio
David Madden
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Assembly will consider a 14-bill package passed in a pair of committees that addresses maternal death rates in the state, particularly among African-American women. At the same time, the state is kicking off an informational campaign targeting new...
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LaPorsha Washington, center, the mother of seven-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes, who was killed on Sunday, speaks to the crowd during a community rally outside Walmart, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Houston.
Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP
January 07, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a turn in the case suggesting the attack was not a hate crime as asserted...
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From left, Lauren Underwood D-IL, Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Ilhan Omar D-MN, during the swearing-in ceremony of Congressional Black Caucus members of the 116th Congress at The Warner Theatre in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo
January 03, 2019 - 1:06 pm
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the speaker's office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshman lawmakers ready to confront President Donald Trump in a...
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Symbols of Kwanzaa on a table at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
December 26, 2018 - 12:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kwanzaa, a celebration honoring African heritage in African-American culture, has been around since the 1960s. It's estimated that millions of people each year celebrate the holiday that takes place the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. But to many, its...
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President Donald Trump and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., wave to supporters after arriving for a rally in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Thomas Graning
November 27, 2018 - 8:45 am
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters are deciding the last U.S. Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a white Republican Senate appointee backed by President Donald Trump and a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was...
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