Police sued over wrongful arrest deny racial profiling claim

By Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Press  A Massachusetts police department whose officers are accused of wrongfully arresting a Black man while pursuing a White suspect said Aug. 5 that an outside investigation found no evidence of racial profiling. The town manager for Arlington, a Boston suburb, and its police chief said in an emailed statement…

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5 Things To Do With Your First Paycheck

Getting your first paycheck is an exciting experience and an opportunity to kickstart your financial journey. Mapping out your short and long-term financial goals early on will allow you to build a strong foundation for your future. “That first paycheck is such a great moment…

Community Banking To Community Building

Juneteenth is a day like no other. It is both a celebration of freedom and a reminder ofthe work that still must be done to bring about a more equitable society. As we recognize Juneteenth this year, now is the…

Why The Habit Of Saving Is Key To Becoming Financially Healthier

Savings is a foundational piece to financial health since research has found that unexpected expenses, like car repairs, can become a hardship when people don’t have access to emergency savings funds. “When it comes to saving, the most important thing to…

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The Itty Bitty Open

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) has been hosting the Itty Bitty Open for boys 3-5 years and girls 3-4 years. The event is always held near the start of the Phoenix Open, where professional golfers from around the world flock to Phoenix/ Scottsdale to participate in the “Greatest Show on Turf.” This year the Itty…

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R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA He famously sang, “I can believe I can fly,” and many of his devoted fans believed him. But on Wednesday, June 29, a federal judge clipped the wings of music superstar R. Kelly sentencing him to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking charges that stemmed from years of…

Local Teens Compete In Musical Theatre Awards

Two Arizona high school students are headed to New York City and Broadway to compete in theNational High School Musical Theatre Awards® known as The Jimmy Awards. Tre Moore from ASU Prep Polytech High School and Haley Raffaele from Maricopa High School were named Best Lead Male and Female leads Saturday night at the ASU Gammage…

Local First Arizona Gears Up for the Next We Rise Cohort

Deadline entrepreneurs to apply is June 17, 2022 PHOENIX (May 27, 2022) — We Rise, a no-cost business accelerator program created tomeet the needs of Arizona’s Black business owners, is accepting applications for its nextcohort. The program is produced and supported by Local First Arizona, but is designed,presented, and driven by local Black business owners.…

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