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Papa John’s Scores Shaq To Help Revive Its ImageNEW YORK (AP) — Papa John’s has a new pitchman: Shaquille O’Neal. The chain says basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and promote Papa John’s in other ways. He will also join the com [...]

Harris To Visit Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church In AtlantaATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit. Other 2 [...]

4-Year-Old With Spina Bifida Walks For First Time As Friends Cheer Her On [Video]All kids have dreams and for Four-year-old Kenydii Parker, that dream was to walk. Kenydii’s father, Kenneth Parker, told PEOPLE she was born with Spina bifida and has been using a wheelchair. But Ken [...]

Vegas Cop Arrested For Recording Man’s Genitals, Making Mentally Ill Man TwerkA Las Vegas police officer will face felony police misconduct charges after she was caught running background checks for her friends, making racist and homophobic jokes and sharing demeaning videos of [...]

Booker Nets 1st 2020 Endorsement From S. Carolina LawmakerCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the crucial early-voting state of South Carolina. State Rep. John King t [...]

16-Year-Old Accepted Into 9 Law Schools [VIDEO]Via Bossip: Another brilliant Black girl will make you deeply assess what you’re doing with your life. According to Texas Lawyer, Haley Taylor Schlitz is a 16-year-old who’s already on track to gradua [...]

Defense Expert Says Cop Went By The Book In Teen’s ShootingPITTSBURGH (AP) — East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld did everything by the book in his fatal encounter with an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer, a defense expert says. [...]

Jimmy Carter’s New Milestone: Longest-Lived US PresidentATLANTA (AP) — Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter’s bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot disp [...]

Man Exonerated In Rape Case And Freed After 35 YearsBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man convicted of a 1982 rape in Louisiana‘s capital city walked free Thursday after 35 years in prison, following his exoneration using an updated fingerprint database. The I [...]

ACLU Sues FBI For Records Related To Black Extremists ReportSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI on Thursday for records related to a divisive 2017 report that said black extremists were on the rise following the shooting deaths [...]

Trump Signs Executive Order To Protect Free Speech On College CampusesPresident Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. The new order directs federal agenci [...]

After Two Crashes, Boeing To Make Safety Feature Standard On Troubled Max JetsBoeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. T [...]

Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New Probe Into Atlanta Child MurdersATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city’s black community between 1979 and 1981. Mayor Keisha Lance [...]

Cyclone Idai Death Toll Up To 550 In AfricaCHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Reports from the United Nations and African governments say Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen to over 550 people. A U.N. official says Cyclone Idai has killed 242 people [...]

Prairie View A&M Student Hospitalized After Roommate Pours Bleach On HerJulisha Wyatt, 19, was taken by ambulance to the hospital after the incident caused minor burns on her body as well. [...]

Defense Asks For Cop’s Acquittal On Murder In Antwon Rose’s DeathPITTSBURGH (AP) — After prosecutors wrapped up their case, the lawyer for a white former police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager asked a judge Thursday to issue an ac [...]

Facebook Stored Millions Of Passwords In Plain TextSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook had stored millions of user passwords in plain text for years, the social media company confirmed on Thursday after a security researcher posted about the issue online. F [...]

Black Man Detained While Moving Into His Own HomeThe Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked state officials to investigate after a black man was detained by police while moving into his home, then allegedly harassed f [...]

Brothers Charged After Shooting Pregnant Woman Standing At Bus StopTwo brothers have been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after shooting a 20-year-old pregnant woman Thursday, according to KHOU. Kwan Tayes, 21, and Nickolaus Collins, 19, were arr [...]

Mississippi Governor Set To Sign ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion LawJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s not worried about lawsuits as Mississippi prepares to enact one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. The Republican governor is scheduled to s [...]

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Creole Loaf Cake

Ingredients
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
2 c. flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
Dash of salt
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. soda
1 c. boiling water

Preparation:
Mix first 3 ingredients. Add eggs. Sift flour, cocoa, salt and add alternately with buttermilk. Add soda dissolved in boiling water. Pour into greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. TOPPING: Mix in saucepan 3/4 stick oleo, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup canned milk, 1/2 cup pecans and 1 cup coconut. Melt. Pour over hot cake and place in oven until bubbling.

San Juan Shrimp Boat

Ingredients
2 lg. ripe avocados
Lemon juice
2 med. tomatoes
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
1/8 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. chopped parsley
2 green onions, minced
Sprig fresh mint, chopped fine
1/2 tsp. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. water
Dash of cayenne pepper

Preparation:
Halve avocado and remove seeds. Scoop out pulp and dice. Put shell with lemon juice and set aside. Peel and chop tomatoes. Mix all remaining ingredients except shrimp and watercress. Pour over tomato and avocado pieces, mix carefully. Fold in shrimp. Pile mixture in avocado shells, top with water cress, sprigs and chill. Makes 4 servings.

Dill Marinated Shrimp

Ingredients
26 – 30 peeled, cooked & deveined shrimp–MARINADE:–1/4 c. salad oil
2 tbsp. dry wine
6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. dill
Few grains garlic powder
1 drop Tabasco
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. chopped chives

Preparation:
Cook shrimp. Combine marinade. Add shrimp and marinate for 8 hours. Drain and serve.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Ingredients
1 sm. avocado, peeled & seeded
1/2 c. buttermilk
3 oz. cream cheese
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 sm. garlic clove
1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
6 c. torn romaine lettuce
1 lb. shrimp
18 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 oz. Swiss cheese, cut in strips

Preparation:
Cube avocado. Place in blender with buttermilk, cream cheese, lemon juice, garlic and hot pepper sauce. Arrange lettuce in a bowl. Arrange shrimp, tomatoes and Swiss cheese on to of Romaine. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Toss with avocado dressing.

Shrimp Ball

Ingredients
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 (4.5 oz.) cans shrimp, well drained
2 tbsp. minced onions
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. horseradish
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. minced parsley
1/2 c. chopped nuts (opt.)

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients and form into a ball. Refrigerate until firm. Mix ketchup and horseradish together to taste. Make a well in the center of the shrimp ball and fill with ketchup mixture, spreading the mix over the entire shrimp ball. Serve with crackers or toast. Parent