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Press conference to update investigation into police killing of Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police officials will hold a Monday press conference to provide updates on their investigation into the fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams, Deputy Chief Ed Tomba and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim … Continue reading

Ex-NBC employee claims he helped Bill Cosby pay off women

Bill Cosby

LOS ANGELES – Frank Scotti, a 90-year-old ex-NBC employee, is the latest to go public with stories of Bill Cosby’s past. Scotti, who worked as a facilities manager for the Brooklyn NBC Studio where “Cosby Show” was filmed, told the … Continue reading

Answers to Questions About the Ferguson Grand Jury

A Missouri grand jury has been hearing evidence for months as it weighs whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to … Continue reading

Surgeon who contracted Ebola virus in Sierra Leone dies at Nebraska hospital

A surgeon who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone died Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he was being treated in a biocontainment unit, the facility said in a statement. A statement released Monday by Nebraska Medical … Continue reading

Welcome to The National Black Trial Lawyers – Top 100

Welcome to The National Black Trial Lawyers – Top 100! We are enthusiastic and appreciative of your decision to join us in building what we believe will be the premier legal association of its kind. We encourage you to take … Continue reading

Families Want Investigations Into Police Deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men who died in encounters with white police officers, joined with civil rights leaders on Thursday to call for a full federal investigation and charges against those … Continue reading

Times/Herald: Rick Scott Is Appointing Fewer Black Judges Than Charlie Crist And Jeb Bush

By Ashley Lopez Florida Center for Investigative Reporting This week, The Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald published a story looking at the number of African-American judges appointed under the Scott Administration compared to administrations before him. In short, Gov. Rick Scott is falling short of … Continue reading

Jameis Winston’s lawyer, accuser’s lawyer make accusations

By Bud Elliott Original story The TMZ release is as follows … Jameis Winston’s lawyer has fired off a letter to Florida State University … claiming the woman who accused his client of rape demanded $7 MILLION to buy her silence. David Cornwell, … Continue reading

FTC Stops Pinnacle Payment Services Abusive Debt Operation

The Federal Trade Commission has halted the abusive debt collection practices of an operation that used fictitious names and threatened consumers into paying debts they may not have owed. Under settlements with the FTC and a default judgment by the … Continue reading

Obama urges black leaders, law enforcement to ‘build trust’

September 27, 2014, 09:53 pm President Obama said the nation was awakened to the “gulf of mistrust” that exists between local law enforcement and minority communities after the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. “Too many men … Continue reading