How The African American Day Parade Has Celebrated Blackness For 50 Years | Blavity

Manseen Logan, Blavity Image Courtesy of Blavity. Featured Image Every third Sunday in September, a grand parade celebrating everything that is good and Black takes over the Harlem, New York City streets. It’s a pretty big deal. In fact, The African American Day Parade (AADP) has been a big deal, since its debut in 1969 […]

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Locked out of L.A.’s white neighborhoods, they built a black suburb. Now they’re homeless | Los Angeles Times

Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times Michelle Vaughn, 24, and Edwin Williams, 31, live in an African American homeless encampment under the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Pacoima. Many of the residents were displaced from homes their parents owned in the 1950s and 1960s.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times). Featured Image Duane Pierfax grew up after World […]

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3-year-old uses lemonade stand profits to buy diapers for babies in need | KMOV4

Associated Press, KMOV4 Photos: Ava’s Lemonade, Durham Rescue Mission via Facebook. Featured Image DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old North Carolina girl and her mother have come up with a sweet way to help struggling mothers provide for their children. Ava Lewis opened a lemonade stand in front of her mother’s hair salon, with the […]

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Backpacks honoring slain Baton Rouge activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph will be donated to 200 students | The Advocate

Staff, The Advocate This still image taken from WVLA/WGMB file video shows Sadie Roberts-Joseph. Featured Image East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and the Professional Athletes Supporting Students organization will donate 200 backpacks to students in memory of slain civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. The body of Roberts-Joseph, 75, a longtime community leader, was discovered […]

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‘A godsend’: Sorority donates 17,000 meals for disaster relief after ending New Orleans convention early | The Washington Post

Morgan Krakow, The Washington Post Latiya White, left, Gina Murray and Gina Holmes, members of Delta Sigma Theta from Atlantic City, N.J., stand in the French Quarter, which was nearly empty as the city braced for Tropical Storm Barry on Saturday in New Orleans, where the sorority was holding its national convention. (Scott Olson/Getty Images). […]

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Harlem’s oldest resident is also America’s oldest — Alelia Murphy feted on her 114th birthday | New York Daily News

Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News Alelia Murphy celebrates her 114th birthday at the Harlem State Office Building in Manhattan on Friday. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News). Featured Image At age 114, Alelia Murphy has living yet to do. Wearing a tiara, yellow suit and a smile, Murphy celebrated her birthday in Harlem on […]

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Manslaughter Charge Dropped Against Alabama Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant | The New York Times

Farah Stockman, The New York Times Prosecutors in Alabama said on Wednesday that they were dropping a manslaughter charge against a woman over the death of the fetus she was carrying when she was shot in the belly, in a case that stirred national outrage. Likewise, Negro Spirituals and the black gospel tradition are legendary—birthing […]

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2nd gang member sentenced for firebombings in Boyle Heights that targeted black families | Los Angeles Times

Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times Gilles Mingasson/Getty. Featured Image A second gang member has been sentenced to prison for his role in the 2014 firebombings of black residents at a Boyle Heights housing project. Edwin “Boogie” Felix, 27, is one of eight gang members of the Big Hazard street gang who prosecutors say participated in […]

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