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March 7, 2017

Ex-Children’s Aid Official Convicted of Murdering Boss at North Philly Bus Stop

A social services official at a private Philadelphia children’s aid organization was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday in what the prosecutor called the execution of his boss a day after she confronted him about $42,000 in missing funds. Randolph... Continue Reading →

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Here We Go: Transgender Candidate Running to become Governor of Connecticut

Jacey Wyatt doesn’t conform to labels the way most politicians do. She has run for local office in Branford, Conn. as a Republican and a third-party petitioning candidate. Wyatt, who grew up as John Christian Pascarella before undergoing gender reassignment... Continue Reading →

Tony Evans and Kimberla Lawson Roby Top the March 2017 BCNN1/BCBC National Bestsellers List

Bestselling authors, Tony Evans (30 Days to Overcoming Addictive Behavior -- Nonfiction) and Kimberla Lawson Roby (Copycat -- Fiction) lead the bestsellers list of Black Christian authors on the March 2017 edition of the Black Christian News/Black Christian Book Company... Continue Reading →

Presiding Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry Leads Pilgrimage to Ghana Pilgrims to Repent of the Ghanian Church and America’s Complicity in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Most Episcopalians and Americans know the United States’ history of slavery, and how Union and Confederate soldiers fought a bloody civil war opposing and defending it. But lesser known is the horrific story that preceded slaves’ journey to the New... Continue Reading →

Before Ben Carson, President Obama Referred to Slaves as ‘Immigrants’

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson caused a stir Monday when he referred to slaves as "immigrants" — but he wasn't the first person to do that. In December 2015, then-President Obama made similar comments during a naturalization ceremony... Continue Reading →

Turkish, US, & Russian Military Chiefs Meet to Discuss Syrian Tensions

The top generals from Turkey, the United States and Russia met Tuesday in Turkey to discuss mutual suspicions over northern Syria military operations, as Russia's military announced a two-week long cease-fire between rebels and the government in the suburbs of... Continue Reading →

Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Suffers Hemorrhage After Surgery

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega suffered a hemorrhage after surgery Tuesday to remove a benign brain tumor and was in critical condition, his daughters reported. Thays and Sandra Noriega said their 83-year-old father was returned to the operating room at... Continue Reading →

Trump Administration to Roll Back Fuel-Economy Requirements

The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to increase significantly the efficiency of new cars and trucks, a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming. The... Continue Reading →

Hundreds of Buildings Destroyed in Midwest Storms & Tornadoes

Mark and Jennifer Swartz moved into their first home in November. On Tuesday, only a section of floor was left of their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Oak Grove, Missouri, after a storm system that dropped more than 30 tornadoes across... Continue Reading →

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