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Where Black Culture Lives! 50 Memorable Moments Highlighted on in 2023

Here are 50 stories we proudly reported on that made this a year to remember.

Folding Chairs, Brutal Cops, Affirmative Action: The 2023 News Stories That Hit Different for Black America

The news through these last 12 months kept us glued to our television and cellphone screens, and we couldn’t stop talking about these stories.

Opinion: Carlee Russell Was Wrong, But Sending Her To Jail Isn’t Right

A judge recommended incarceration for the Alabama woman who admitted to faking her kidnapping.
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Carlee Russell Found Guilty Of Kidnapping Hoax

The judge recommends jail time and a hefty fine.

Alabama Lawmaker Files Bill To Make Faking A Kidnapping A Felony In Wake Of Carlee Russell Fiasco

Senator April Weaver wants “strong prison sentences and mandatory restitution requirements” for false abduction claims.
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Carlee Russell Charged with Making False Statements to Police

Russell turned herself in to the Hoover City Jail and was released soon after on bond.

BREAKING NEWS: Carlee Russell Admits She Was Never Kidnapped

Hoover, Ala., police read a statement on Monday in which Russell said she made up the whole story around her abduction.

Carlee Russell, A Wandering Baby, And The Politics Of A Tall Tale

Opinion: Even if she is lying, it shouldn’t distract from the very real issue of Black women remaining in danger of abduction.

This Week In Good Black News: Usher Gives a Shout Out To His Girlfriend, Burna Boy Sets London On Fire And Carlee Russell Returns Home

Plus, Jermaine Dupri finally gets his flowers.

Investigators Reveal They Are ‘Unable To Verify’ Carlethia Russell’s Abduction Claim

Police are having difficulties finding the evidence that proves the 25-year-old Hoover, Ala., woman’s kidnapping story.