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Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

June 28, 2022

The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal, saying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws. It’s an […]

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Congress approves free student meal extension through summer

June 26, 2022

Congress passed a bill Friday that aims to keep up the expanded, pandemic-era distribution of free meals for all students this summer. Final passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act in the U.S. House came less than a week before […]

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

June 24, 2022

By MARK SHERMAN The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly […]

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Title IX Is About Much More Than Sports

June 23, 2022

By DR. JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer On June 23rd we will celebrate 50 years of Title IX. It was enacted into law to prohibit educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees based on sex. “No person in the United States shall, […]

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Dartmouth to eliminate loans for undergraduate students

June 21, 2022

Dartmouth College is removing all federal and institutional loans from its undergraduate financial aid awards and replacing them with expanded scholarship grants, beginning with the current summer term, the school’s president said. Currently, Dartmouth undergraduates from families with an annual […]

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Colombian voters elect country’s first Black vice president

June 21, 2022

By MANUEL RUEDA and ASTRID SUAREZ As Colombia’s voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone — electing the country’s first Black vice president. When former leftist […]

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How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

June 20, 2022

By DANIEL NIEMANN, PAOLA CORONA, JADE LE DELEY and HAU DINH At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing […]

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Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

June 18, 2022

By ANDREW DALTON After two days of deliberations in which they reached verdicts on nearly all of the questions put before them, jurors in a civil trial who were deciding on sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby will have to start from […]

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NC Democratic Black caucus boycotting weekend party events

June 16, 2022

A caucus supporting African Americans within the North Carolina Democratic Party announced on Wednesday it’s boycotting statewide party events this weekend because it said party officials overlooked Juneteenth and Father’s Day.  The state party convention, State Executive Committee meeting and “Unity Dinner,” […]

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Celebrating Juneteenth

June 16, 2022

By DR. JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer For more than 400 years, the economy of our country and white Americans’ wealth were built with the unpaid labor of the Black people they enslaved. The Emancipation Proclamation, signed in 1863 during the […]

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