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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Southern California man who assaulted police with pepper spray during the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison, federal authorities announced. Jeffrey Scott Brown, 56, of Santa Ana received a sentence of 54 months in federal prison for felony and misdemeanor charges related […]

Joanne HarrisFriday 28 April 2023 A report published in March by global civil society alliance CIVICUS, which monitors civic space freedoms, has downgraded 15 countries – including several nations widely seen as democracies, such as the UK. The UK’s rating fell from ‘narrowed’ to ‘repressed’ after a year in which its government published a series […]

American participation in the biennial Fería Aeroespacial de México (FAMEX) 2023 from April 26 to 29 furthered bilateral relations, deepened regional economic integration, and strengthened the U.S.-Mexican military partnership. Organized by the Mexican Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), FAMEX has quickly become Latin America’s premier military and civil aviation fair. U.S. involvement at the event, […]

Whenever Barry Black gazes upon the photos of his predecessors in the office of the U.S. Senate chaplain, his own image immediately sticks out. “They go back so far that they start looking like James Madison and Benjamin Franklin. And all of the pictures are in black and white,” Black said. “Two of the pictures […]

Marvel actress Scarlett Johansson has never failed to look drop-dead gorgeous in the 70+ films she has worked in. From Iron Man to Endgame, Natasha Romanoff aka, Black Widow looked breathtaking in all, and she got her exercise in by going to the gym at 6 AM.  However, when Johansson was offered Black Widow as […]

With religious affiliation on the decline, continuing racism and increasing income inequality, some scholars and activists are soul-searching about the Black church’s role in today’s United States. For instance, on April 20, 2010, an African American Studies professor at Princeton, Eddie S. Glaude, sparked an online debate by provocatively declaring that, despite the existence of […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One Black lawmaker and nine white ones have been chosen to negotiate final versions of bills that could expand the territory of a state-run police department inside Mississippi’s majority-Black capital city. Critics say the bills are a way for the Republican-controlled state government to exert control over Jackson, which is 83% […]

The China-brokered Saudi-Iran rapprochement is a major diplomatic breakthrough after years of mutual animosity, suspected attacks and espionage between the two countries. It represents Beijing’s first foray into Middle East mediation, an area that for the past few decades was largely occupied by Washington. The deal is “a much needed pressure valve amid heightened regional […]

This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Las Vegas police officer Herman Moody. Las Vegas was still heavily segregated in 1946 when Moody became the city’s first Black police officer. Because of the color of his skin, his police work was confined to the Historic Westside, the heart of the […]

When Beijing stepped into the role of mediator this week in the surprise rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, it signaled a new level of ambition for Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, who has sought to burnish his image as a global statesman in an escalating rivalry with the United States. China’s top diplomat quickly […]

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