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The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce is threatening a tourism boycott, alleging discriminatory practices by the hospitality industry.
Algiers resident Ernest Marcelle Jr. was recently honored for his trailblazing work as an African-American in law enforcement: He was the first African-American state trooper in Louisiana and has worked for civil rights for 60 years.
Most major pieces of the Affordable Care Act take full effect with the new year. That means people who had been denied coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition can book appointments and get prescriptions.
Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner’s black friend in the classic weeper “Imitation of Life,” has died.
Alicia Keys is no longer the global creative director for Blackberry. The mobile company will officially cut ties with the singer on Jan. 30. “We have enjoyed the opportunity to work with such an incredibly talented and passionate individual,” the company said in an emailed statement.
Janet Hubert, best known for portraying the original Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, paid tribute to her co-star, James Avery, who played Uncle Phil. Avery passed away Tuesday from heart complications following a recent heart surgery. “Acting with James was like a great doubles match! He was one of the best actors I have worked with in my many years. He was like a big strong boulder, that could either crush you or shield you…” she said in a statement to TheGrio.com.