African-American

45th Anny Arthur Ashe's Historic Wimbledon Win

(CNN) - Sunday marks 45 years since Arthur Ashe became the first African American man to win Wimbledon. He took down heavily favored, top-seed player Jimmy Connors to claim the victory. Off the court; Ashe was a civil rights…

Smokers Contracting Covid get Sicker

  Health experts are sounding the alarm about covid-19 and smoking. They say the habit can make you much sicker if you contract the virus…

FBI Report: Hate Crimes Remain At High Levels

(CNN) - The number of hate crime incidents in the U.S. did not show much of a decline last year. That's according to FBI's annual hate crime statistic report for 2018. It shows that more than 7,000 hate crime…

Opioids Killing More Middle-Aged Black Adults

(CNN) - Traditionally, opioid overdoses are low in the African-American community. But new research shows opioids and synthetic opioids, like Fentanyl, are killing more middle-aged black adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in large metropolitan…

Starbucks CEO to Meet With 2 Men Arrested

(CNN) - Starbucks says the two African-American men arrested at a Philadelphia store last week, have agreed to meet with the company's CEO. In an interview Monday, CEO Kevin Johnson called the arrests "reprehensible" and promised to take action so…

Federal Appeals Court To Hear Freddie Gray Prosecutor Case

(CNN) - A Federal Appeals Court is being asked to decide whether Baltimore's prosecutor should face a lawsuit by five city police officers. The case involves the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died in Baltimore police…

NAACP Warns Black Passengers About American Airlines

(CNN) - The NAACP  says black people may want to avoid American Airlines. According to an advisory issued Tuesday night, the organization has seen "a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines." The NAACP  says…

Cosby's Image Removed from Famous DC Mural

(CNN) - Bill Cosby is no longer part of a mural on the side of a popular eatery in Washington. The images of Cosby and former president Obama were included in the original mural at Ben's Chili Bowl. But the…