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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Representative John Rogers is now on track for trial in a federal fraud case. Rogers was arraigned Thursday at the Hugo L. Black U.S. Courthouse. Rogers pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice and obstruction of justice by bribery. “Now we will go over discovery and look at pretrial motions,” explained […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee ranks among the top states for African American maternal mortality rates. Now, Tennessee State University (TSU) is using a multimillion dollar grant to explore the issue that’s disproportionately impacting Black women. TSU working with civil rights attorney in hopes of getting $2 billion in back pay According to state department […]

KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Federal judges on Thursday selected new congressional lines for Alabama to give the Deep South state a second district where Black voters comprise a substantial portion of the electorate. The new map sets the stage for potentially flipping one U.S. House of Representatives seat from Republican to Democratic […]

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges on Oct. 5 selected new congressional lines for Alabama to give the Deep South state a second district where Black voters comprise a substantial portion of the electorate. The new map sets the stage for potentially flipping one U.S. House of Representatives seat […]

A grant program for businesses run by Black women was temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court in a case epitomizing the escalating battle over corporate diversity policies. The 2-1 decision by the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily prevents the Fearless Fund from running the Strivers Grant Contest, which awards $20,000 to […]

Oct 02, 2023 10:15 AM ET Legal Newswire POWERED BY LAW.COM   Attorney Zulu Ali, founder and principal of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, LLP (https://zulualilaw.com/), the largest Black-owned law firm in California’s Inland Empire, wins a landmark decision establishing the standard to present claims under the . . .

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Attorney Zulu Ali, founder and principal of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, LLP (https://zulualilaw.com/), the largest Black-owned law firm in California’s Inland Empire, wins a landmark decision establishing the standard to present claims under the United Nations Convention Against Torture; which he argued before the […]

Ian Freeman, a New Hampshire man in his 40s, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for running an unlicensed bitcoin exchange business. He will also be fined at least $40,000, although the exact amount still has to be determined in a hearing. The Associated Press reports: Ian Freeman was taken away in handcuffs […]

Frank Franklin II/AP Arian Simone, a partner at the Black women-owned venture capitalist firm, the Fearless Fund, speaks during a news conference on Aug. 10, 2023, in New York. CNN  —  A U.S. federal appeals court has granted a conservative group’s request to temporarily block a Black-owned venture capitalist firm from awarding grants exclusively to […]

A grant program for businesses run by Black women was temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court in a case epitomizing the escalating battle over corporate diversity policies. The 2-1 decision by the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily prevents the Fearless Fund from running the Strivers Grant Contest, which awards $20,000 to […]


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