Alabama’s Africatown trying to preseve roots

America’s last slaves were taken illegally to community near Mobile BY MATTHEW TEAGUE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS AFRICATOWN, Ala. — For miles, north of downtown Mobile, industrial compounds...

Selma congresswoman opposes renaming ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge

BY JASON DICK CQ-ROLL CALL/TNS Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., who represents Selma and grew up there, has come out strongly against renaming the Edmund Pettus...

RAISE CASH, GO HOME

President Obama returns to Washington from a quick fence-mending and fundraising trip to Florida to refocus on national security, trade agreements, and the Middle...

It’s rough out here

Black grads face tough job market BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON  – College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better...

Obamacare enrollment down since February

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Nationwide enrollment in health plans provided through the Affordable Care Act slipped to 10.2 million...

May was deadliest month in Baltimore in 40 years

43 homicides recorded in city that claimed life of Freddie Gray BY MARK PUENTE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS With three men killed in shootings on May 31, Baltimore recorded...

Bill ends time in ‘the box’ for youthful offenders

BY GARRETT THEROLF LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Daivion Davis, 21, was convicted of second-degree attempted murder and voluntary manslaughter in 2009 after he opened fire in a...

RUNNING OUT THE CLOCK

With time winding down on the Obama administration, the president and ‘Dreamers’ were handed another legal immigration setback from conservative federal court judges. BY MOLLY...

SUMMER STORMS / TORRENTIAL RAINS

Dozens die in Texas floods A destroyed car is submerged in the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas, after a flash flood on Tuesday. Coincidentally, Florida’s...

Fired Hillsborough schools superintendent named New York education commissioner

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Hillsborough County schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was named New York’s next education commissioner on Tuesday. The New York State Board...

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