Judge tosses conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14

(CNN) — A judge has vacated the conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was executed for allegedly killing two girls some 70 years ago in South Carolina. The judgment against George Stinney, the youngest person to be executed by an American state since the 1800s, effectively exonerates the boy, said family attorney Matt Burgess. A
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RG III going in another direction

ASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III had enough of his words being twisted or taken a direction he had no desire to travel. So, during news conferences, the Redskins quarterback changed his tone. And on social media, once a landing spot for his phrases and sayings, he went silent. Griffin said he is staying off
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How The Informer Scooped Everyone on Bill Cosby

Exactly how did The Washington Informer, a black- and woman-owned newspaper and a member of the National Newspaper Association (NNPA), snag a conversation with Bill Cosby, most sought-after interview subject in the nation? It proved as simple as picking up the phone and calling him. Yes, the African-American press and its journalists can be trusted
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Bill Cosby Breaks Silence, Calls on Black Press for Fairness Amid Scandal

Bill Cosby has finally broken his silence. The much-maligned comedic icon, embroiled in an ever-growing sexual abuse scandal that now includes supermodel Beverly Johnson, appealed to the African-American media to be impartial, requesting that the minority-owned organizations be sure its reporting remains balanced, accurate and fair. “I only expect the black media to uphold the
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