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NEWS ROUNDUP: Black Judge Removes ‘Despicable’ Mississippi Flag; Florida Teens Mock Drowning Man…AND MORE

Carlos Moore set off a firestorm on his first day as a municipal judge in Clarksdale, Mississippi—the first African-American to sit at that bench. His first order of business was ordering the removal of the state flag because the Confederate emblem is embedded in it. Moore said the symbol in the “despicable flag” represents a long history of White supremacy and injustice. Displaying the flag is unacceptable, especially since scores of Black residents will seek justice in his courtroom. The judge is no stranger to controversy over the stars and bars. He’s fighting an ongoing legal battle to remove the Confederate symbol permanently from Mississippi’s flag. Read more.

Point Park University hosts Accounting Career Awareness program for local high school students

Pittsburgh-area high school students attended Point Park’s Accounting Career Awareness program, held June 25-30. (Photos by Annie Brewer/Point Park University)

PITTSBURGH—Completing its fifth year, the Accounting Career Awareness Program at Point Park University continues to engage high school students in the accounting field through visits to public accounting firms, hands-on workshops and presentations from a variety of business professionals throughout the Pittsburgh region.

‘The Voice of Romance’…Iconic Singer Johnny Mathis performs at Heinz Hall July 22

JOHNNY MATHIS

Iconic Singer Johnny Mathis performs at Heinz Hall July 22

Music has always had a special place in balladeer Johnny Mathis’ heart, and he’s spent the last 61 years blessing his fans with songs that have stood the test of time.

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

SWAC banking on Celebration Bowl for money, prestige

 

Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Duer Sharp talks to media during the NCAA college football conference’s media gathering, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (Butch Dill/The Advocate via AP)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ The Southwestern Athletic Conference is all-in when it comes to the Celebration Bowl, banking on it to put the league on better financial footing.

Jay-Z and me: Efforts to teach a better way

SHANNON WILLIAMS
President and General Manager
Indianapolis Recorder

I am often extremely direct and see things very clearly. In many instances, from my perspective anyway, things are black and white, with very little gray. Either you are, or you aren’t. You did, or you didn’t. It was, or it wasn’t. 

Trump declines invitation to speak at NAACP convention

Donald Trump (AP Photo/File)

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to speak at the NAACP’s annual convention next week in Baltimore, leading the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to question the president’s commitment to his African American constituents.

Supermodel Iman Returns To Modeling With New Gloria Vanderbilt Ads

Supermodel Iman is quite selective about the modeling jobs she takes. While she’s focusing on her activism and entrepreneurship, occasionally, she will decide to get back in front of the camera.