‘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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At home behind bars: After 66 years in prison, he has lost the desire to leave | The News & Observer

Joseph Neff, The News & Observer John Phillips has been behind bars since April 8, 1952, when he was arrested on sexual-assault charges. He was 18 years old and only in the ninth grade, and he was sent to be evaluated at the state mental hospital for black people. The report classified Phillips as a […]

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A local’s guide to Baltimore | The Washington Post

By Lisa Snowden-McCray + Photos by Andrew Mangum, The Washington Post People from Baltimore can be cagey about the way outsiders see their city. That’s the kind of thing that happens when you live in close proximity to your more moneyed, fancier cousin, Washington, D.C., or when you’re faced with the real tragedy of crime […]

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Revealing the Lives of Black Fathers | The New York Times

Maurice Berger, The New York Times Quadean and Carter. Credit Courtesy of Twenty Eight Ink. Featured Image When Robyn Price Pierre walked down the street with her husband and newborn baby, she often noticed the curious stares and smiles her spouse received from strangers as he pushed his daughter’s stroller. She soon realized why: It […]

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