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‘Fear and flames in Ferguson’

“FEAR AND FLAMES IN FERGUSON” — St. Louis Post Dispatch: “Officer Darren Wilson will not face state criminal charges in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced Monday night that a … Continue reading

Lonmin celebrates BEE milestone

Johannesburg – Lonmin said on Thursday it had brought black ownership in the company to 26 percent following a series of black economic empowerment (BEE) transactions. “This is a milestone that has been a long time in the making and … Continue reading

Florida ‘Warning Shot’ Case Ends in Plea Deal

A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida’s “stand your ground” … Continue reading

‘A Reason to Run’: For Two Men, the Road Leads to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri — When Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills heard about the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, they decided they wanted to do something not only to pay tribute, but also to change the image of African-American men. … Continue reading

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

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