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NASA announces first African-American space station crew member

While African-American astronauts have flown on the space shuttle and have visited the ISS on technical or supply missions, none have ever been a member of the crew. NASA announced Jeanette Epps will become the first black ISS crew member next year.

Op-Ed: NY school employee — black students look like 'gang in the hood'

Catskill - Several African-American fifth-graders were hanging out together at lunchtime when a support staff employee at Catskill Elementary School allegedly told the kids that they looked like a 'gang in the 'hood.'

Six cops charged in death of suspect that sparked Baltimore riot

Baltimore - Arrest warrants for six Baltimore police officers suspected of responsibility in the in-custody death of a 25-year-old black man were issued Friday, the city’s chief prosecutor said May 1.

African-American boys need to be bolstered, says Obama

President Barack Obama says the United States needs to figure out how to make African-American boys and young black men feel included in society.

Racism, still a hot-button issue in America

According to a new Associated Press poll, America has become slightly more racist than compared with a similar 2008 poll in regard to blacks and Hispanics.

White teenager returns African-American scholarship

Riverside - There was laughter during the awards night at the Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California last month when a white student, Jeffrey Warren, 17, was called up on stage and handed an African-American scholarship.

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Hanging out on the weerkend. Image date: March 10  2019.
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