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By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself. Cannon was one of many cheering the decision to appoint Hart as host of the Feb.

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent StacyBrownMedia Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders — especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression. Eaton died on Saturday, Dec. 8, in her

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By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this month to release the 81-year-old disgraced

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By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, bmcadooafro.com Community organizers are furiously working on gaining support as they take to the streets with the Save our Vote petition, which would give D.C. voters the power to put the controversial Referendum 8 on the ballot and take action on Initiative 77. A campaign was launched by the Save Our

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By The Associated Press REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a stolen car crashed after a police pursuit in Maryland, killing a teen passenger. Citing a Baltimore County police release, news outlets report that a patrol officer on Monday spotted a car that had been reported stolen days prior. As the officer exited his car

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(December 10, 2018, Washington, DC) –Today, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty joined the close to 190,000 other commenters in submitting a comment opposing the proposed “public charge rule,” that will prevent immigrant families from pursuing permanent legal residency if they or someone in their household legally uses assistance through certain federal programs including housing...

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By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans on Tuesday to create a $3.5 billion fund for school construction over five years. Much of the money will be available as the result of a constitutional amendment Maryland voters approved last month. It requires the state's portion of casino revenue set

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland pharmacist has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for illegally dispensing thousands of oxycodone pills in exchange for sex with women addicted to the painkiller. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced 64-year-old Richard Daniel Hiller of Owings Mills to 40

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By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe nomination and generating Oscar buzz for his standout role in Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman.' In his first starring role, Washington played

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By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first lady was greeted with smiles, looks of astonishment and applause after entering the second

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