African American Commuities

‘Grandmama’ recalls last, brief moments with 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee | Chicago Tribune

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Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune Dwright Doty listens to opening statements in his trial for the killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Sept. 17, 2019. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune). Featured Image ertha Lee recalled Wednesday how her 9-year-old grandson, Tyshawn, had stopped at her South Side house after school on a […]
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Locked out of L.A.’s white neighborhoods, they built a black suburb. Now they’re homeless | Los Angeles Times

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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 Pierfax grew up after World War II in Pacoima, one of […]
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Backpacks honoring slain Baton Rouge activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph will be donated to 200 students | The Advocate

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Staff, The Advocate This still image taken from WVLA/WGMB file video shows Sadie Roberts-Joseph. Featured Image 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 on July 12. One of her […]
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‘A godsend’: Sorority donates 17,000 meals for disaster relief after ending New Orleans convention early | The Washington Post

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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). Featured Image Tropical Storm Barry […]
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Harlem’s oldest resident is also America’s oldest — Alelia Murphy feted on her 114th birthday | New York Daily News

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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 age 114, Alelia Murphy has living yet to do. Wearing a tiara, yellow suit and a smile, Murphy celebrated her birthday in Harlem on Friday. She’s believed to be the […]
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