November 14, 2001 |
Seven Jackson State basketball players and another male student were arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual battery and rape. The university had suspended several players on Monday after a female student filed a formal complaint last week. Sophomore guard Damien Smith and Cedric Gilbert are charged with sexual battery and rape and were being held at the Hinds County (Miss.) jail on $100,000 bond.
April 30, 1988 |
Housing discrimination remains "a significant problem" despite 20 years of federal effort to root out bias in the real estate and mortgage industries, Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds said Friday at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Reynolds said the agency's campaign to fight discriminatory housing practices has been "impressive," but critics of the Administration disagreed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989
In an effort to increase the number of blacks entering science and engineering fields, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech signed agreements Tuesday for a joint academic program with seven historically black colleges and universities in the South. "The black colleges and universities have a great resource we have not been tapping," said Martin Leipold, manager of the program for JPL. He said the Pasadena area lab will offer summer research jobs to the students, and JPL scientists and Caltech professors will lecture at the schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2001
Leon Gray, 49, who teamed with John Hannah to give the New England Patriots a formidable blocking duo in the 1970s, was found dead in his Boston home over the weekend. Police said Gray appeared to have died of natural causes, although the cause of death was not immediately determined. A native of Mississippi, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Gray earned academic and music scholarships to Jackson State University, where also he played football.
September 11, 1986 |
A nighttime rumble in the parking lot of a deserted shopping mall: shots ring out. A member of a teen-age gang called the Q Boys is hit in the back and dies. Two members of a rival gang, the Vice Lords, are charged with murder. Such stories are usually associated with the gang-infested ghettos and barrios of cities like Los Angeles, Chicago or New York.