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A Mississippi grand jury is deciding not to indict the white woman who accused Emmett Till of harassment in 1955 after an unserved kidnapping warrant was found. The LeFlore County jurors north of Jackson deliberated on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter. They heard more than seven hours of testimony from witnesses and investigators in the […]

Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter is in danger of falling through. After initially offering 44-billion-dollars to buy the company in April, Musk announced the deal was “on hold” in May until he knew the number of spam accounts on the website. His team has now concluded Twitter’s numbers on the amount of spam accounts […]

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is being sentenced to just over 20 years in prison on federal charges. Chauvin was sentenced in 2021 to over 22-years on state charges of second-degree unintentional murder after he kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes. He pleaded guilty last year to a federal charge […]

R. Kelly will be spending decades behind bars after being sentenced Wednesday (June 29) on sex trafficking charges.

Caleb Swanigan, the former Purdue standout who won Big Ten Player of the Year in 2017 and was a first-round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 25. According to the Allen County Coroner’s Office, Swanigan died of natural causes. Purdue announced Swanigan’s death on social media Tuesday (June 21), calling […]

Sighs… The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is topping five dollars for the first time ever.  New data from the AAA shows the average price for a gallon of regular rose just over five dollars today.  The Department of Energy says it’s still slightly below the high gas prices of […]

Former President Obama says nothing made him prouder than signing the Affordable Care Act in 2010. During a White House ceremony, Obama noted how difficult it was getting the bill passed with uncooperative Republicans. Obama cited repeated Republican attempts to repeal the law and said it’s “pretty darn popular” now. President Biden said Obamacare proved […]

The nation’s first Black female attorney general will defend the NFL against a racial discrimination lawsuit. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be on the defense team. Former Miami Dolphins Coach Brian Flores interviewed to fill the New York Giants’ head coach vacancy, but says he learned the team had already decided to hire a […]

A house in Inkster, Michigan will become a museum and community space dedicated to Malcolm X. He lived at the house in the 1950s and the group Project We Hope, Dream and Believe has worked for 13 years to make the home a landmark. Work is expected to wrap up in 2023. More on this […]

NEW YORK, N.Y. — A prosecutor has introduced a jury to the sex abuse claims against R&B star R. Kelly, saying the criminal trial is “about a predator” who used his fame to manipulate children and women. Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Cruz Melendez delivered the opening remarks Wednesday at the long-anticipated federal trial arising from […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 70. A statement from his representative says Thomas died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in New Jersey, where he was a resident of Montclair. The soul-funk band is known for such […]

NEW YORK — CNN has fired three employees for violating its policy that employees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The firings were revealed Thursday as part of a memo sent by Jeff Zucker, chairman of WarnerMedia news and sports. CNN did not provide any details about the firings, but Zucker wrote that the […]