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Dallas Officer Who Killed Black Man In His Own Home Arrested For Manslaughter

Dallas Officer Who Killed Black Man In His Own Home Arrested For Manslaughter

9-10-19-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   UPDATE 09/10/18 1:00 CST The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in the neighbor’s home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney overseeing the case said Monday. UPDATE: Dallas Mayor Mike…MORE

Ayanna Pressley Is The New Face Of American Politics

Ayanna Pressley Is The New Face Of American Politics

9-6-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   BOSTON (AP) — The black Boston city councilor whose upset primary win over a 10-term congressman stunned Massachusetts’ political establishment called her victory “surreal” Wednesday and said the wave of inclusiveness sweeping the nation is the best way to counter President Donald Trump. Ayanna Pressley told cheering supporters she’s thrilled and…MORE

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Sparks Boycott, Online Anger

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Sparks Boycott, Online Anger

9-5-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick is prompting a flood of debate online as sports fans react to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. The deal unveiled by Nike…MORE

Andrew Gillum Wants Opponent To Focus On Issues, Not Race

Andrew Gillum Wants Opponent To Focus On Issues, Not Race

9-4-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The man who could become Florida’s first black governor on Sunday called on his opponent to refrain from name-calling and to focus on the issues. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor, was asked about comments Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis made after Tuesday’s primary.…MORE

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Makes History As First Black Man To Win Fla. Governor Primary

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Makes History As First Black Man To Win Fla. Governor Primary

8-29-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   PHOENIX (AP) — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum upset a crowded field of well-funded candidates in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, a step away from becoming the state’s first black governor. His surprise victory sets up a November showdown with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, a favorite of President Donald Trump. Gillum’s victory…MORE

Man Admits To Burning Black Man Alive In Jailhouse Letter To White Supremacists

Man Admits To Burning Black Man Alive In Jailhouse Letter To White Supremacists

8-28-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   Tennessee authorities have had John Carothers in custody for months. He was charged with murder for burning a black man alive, but investigators were having trouble coming up with a motive. According to News Channel 5, deputies intercepted a letter from Carothers to a white supremacist group and found a motive, Carothers…MORE

McCain Stopping Medical Treatment For His Brain Cancer

McCain Stopping Medical Treatment For His Brain Cancer

8-24-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday. In a statement, the family said McCain has surpassed expectations for survival, but “the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age…MORE

Even The Most Expensive HBCUs Keep Tuition Costs Lower Than National Average

Even The Most Expensive HBCUs Keep Tuition Costs Lower Than National Average

8-23-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   Pursuing higher learning can cost a lot. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, however, have succeeded at staying below the national average when it comes to tuition. The typical cost of attending a private university was $34,740 for the 2017-18 academic year, according to College Data. Costs added up to $9,970 for state residents…MORE

Louisiana Student Sent Home After Her Braids Are Deemed An ‘Un-Natural Hair Style’

Louisiana Student Sent Home After Her Braids Are Deemed An ‘Un-Natural Hair Style’

8-22-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   A video floating around Instagram is prompting outrage after a student in Gretna, Louisiana was sent home from school because of her hairstyle. The student has a simple, pulled back and age-appropriate braided hairstyle, but was sent home because the school deemed her style “un-natural.” School administrators said it’s school policy for…MORE

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TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW TODAY (11-11-19)

TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW TODAY (11-11-19)

Father indicted on federal gun charges after his 3-year-old was shot in the head A federal grand jury has Kedrick Ross on gun and drug charges after his three-year-old son was shot in the head back in Septeimber inside a duplex on Village trail. At the time, investigators said he had a 40-caliber handgun, along with…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-07-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-07-19)

19-year-old killed in Murfreesboro crash A Wednesday morning crash in Murfreesboro claimed the life of a 19-year-old. The man was killed after his vehicle ran off the road and down an embankment before hitting a tree near the southbound lane of NW Broad Street. Several crews were called to remove the 19-year-old from the crashed car. He…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-06-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-06-19)

83 marijuana plants seized in Joelton; four arrested Four people were arrested after Metro police officers found 83 marijuana plants on a property in Joelton. Officers were sent to the property in the 8300 block of Riley Adcock Road after a citizen tip. Brince Woods, 42, Cyndi Green, 26, Wendell Vaughn, 23 and Cory Wair, 19 were…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-05-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-05-19)

Man killed in North Nashville shooting 20 year old Aquan Avant has died at the hospital after a shooting yesterday afternoon in North Nashville in the 1600 block of 25th Ave. North He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he later died. Avant and three acquaintances were standing outside a home when the gunman approached…