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Emanuel AME Church To Create Memorial For Slain Church Members

June 17 marked the second anniversary of the Charleston Church massacre, in which a white supremacist gunned down nine African American worshippers. To honor their memory, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church announced a plan on Sunday to create a permanent memorial at the church. “This memorial on the grounds of the church will help keep …Read More

Girl Found Guilty For Sending Texts Encouraging Boyfriend’s Suicide

A Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend a multitude of text messages encouraging him to commit suicide has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. A juvenile court judge found that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III. Carter cried as the judge explained his reasoning Friday. Carter was 17 when she sent Roy dozens …Read More

Girl Creates T-Shirt Line To Celebrate Her Melanin

  10-year-old Kheris Rogers knows what its like to feel like an outsider. The Los Angeles fifth grader transferred from her mostly white school to a more racially diverse one to avoid being bullied for her dark skin. But when she got to her new school, she was still taunted by other Black classmates. “I just didn’t feel …Read More

Fed Raises Rates and Unveils Balance Sheet Cuts

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months and said it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year, signaling its confidence in a growing U.S. economy and strengthening job market. In lifting its benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point to …Read More

Mueller Meets With Senate on Russia Investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller met on Capitol Hill with the leaders of the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday afternoon. Lawmakers and federal investigators contemplate a path forward on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.  The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials to …Read More

Family Establishes Foundation With Powerball Winnings

A New Jersey family is giving back after winning 429 million Powerball jackpot last year. Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven adult children opted for a lump sum payment of $284 million. They divided the winnings eight ways, and each family member contributed a portion of their share to establish the Smith Family Foundation. …Read More

Trump to Nominate New FBI Director

President Donald Trump announced plans to nominate Christopher A. Wray, the former assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s criminal division, to be the next FBI director. Trump’s announcement comes one day before former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify in a bombshell hearing before the Senate. “I will be …Read More