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Fla. Killer Not in White Power Group After All

Fla. Killer Not in White Power Group After All

How supremacist trolls spread rumor to media; modern-day redlining found in 61 metro areas; AP's Holland shares in 'Black Panther' phenomenon; FCC watchdog investigates chairman's Sinclair ties; NBC insists on own pronunciation of 'Pyeongchang'; UNC’s invitation to Tucker Carlson draws scorn; Laura Ingraham to LeBron: ‘Shut up and dribble’; columnist says Black History Month has failed;...
Lerone Bennett, Ebony Editor, Historian, Dies

Lerone Bennett, Ebony Editor, Historian, Dies

One of 20th century's most influential journalists; N.Y. Times’ conservative hire out in half a day; Ethiopian journalist freed after 7 years in prison; sensitivity training to follow advertiser backlash; a losing effort to ‘keep America white’; NAHJ to meet with editor over cartoon; Monica Richardson gets expanded duties at AJC; critics weigh in on...
What We Thought We Knew About Africa and Slavery . . .

What We Thought We Knew About Africa and Slavery . . .

Circumstances more complex than most report; defiant immigrant dad leads ‘CBS Evening News’; Sinclair wants news directors to pay into PAC; Joy Reid a heroine of the resistance; 2 more guilty of being both cops, robbers; loophole lets cops evade sexual assault charges; Surprise! Bloomberg has workplace diversity beat; media missing ‘shock doctrine’ in Puerto...
Offensive Dreamers Cartoon 'a Mistake,' Editor Says

Offensive Dreamers Cartoon ‘a Mistake,’ Editor Says

Closer scrutiny pledged after widespread criticism; ‘darker, gayer, different’ too much even for Fox; Reuters moves bombshell by jailed reporters; Ethiopia says it will free press freedom hero — if; Quincy Jones’ blunt conversation goes viral; judge dismisses discrimination case against CNN; white Pittsburgh anchor settles bias suit; Michael Smith says changes muted ‘SportsCenter’; blacks...