logo20.jpgcandlestable475nublk.jpgAfrican-American Gay Community Scared Over Deaths
Activists fear gay African-Americans are being targeted for murder. Two openly gay men were killed recently on the South Side, as CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports. African-American gay and lesbian groups are talking about the murders of two openly gay Black men in the past month. (Continue Reading…)

Black coaches still getting overlooked in college football
Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley isn’t in the mix for the West Virginia head coaching job, and that doesn’t bode well for the prospects of African-American coaches this season. Contrary to an earlier report on Sporting News, Locksley says he has not interviewed with the Mountaineers. “I have not even been contacted,” Locksley said in a phone interview Thursday. (Continue Reading…)

Floodwaters in Zimbabwe Kill 7
Floodwaters swept a truck down a raging river in remote southern Zimbabwe, killing seven people, police said Friday. The victims drowned Thursday in the Chamakarara River near the town of Masvingo, 190 miles from the capital, Harare, police spokesman Andrew Phiri said. Their deaths bring the number of drownings in the southern African nation to 21 in the past month alone, he said, with forecasts predicting another week of heavy seasonal rains. (Continue Reading…)

Juror: I was pressured to convict black man
A juror who helped convict a black man of fatally shooting a white teenager said he felt pressured by other jurors and the judge to change his vote to guilty during a marathon deliberating session. The jury convicted John White of second-degree manslaughter Saturday in the August 2006 shooting of 17-year-old Daniel Cicciaro Jr. White, 54, remains free on bail and plans to appeal. He faces a prison term of five to 15 years. (Continue Reading…)

French jailed in Chad to return home
Six French charity workers sentenced to eight years of forced labor for trying to kidnap 103 children from this African country will return to France, a Chadian official said Friday. The members of Zoe’s Ark were going back to France on a special flight, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. (Continue Reading…)

Bhutto killing blamed on al-Qaeda
Citing what it said was an intercepted phone call, the interior ministry said the killing had been ordered by “al-Qaeda leader” Baitullah Mehsud. The BBC’s security correspondent, Frank Gardner, says it is too early to establish the truth of what happened. (Continue Reading…)

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