The True Story Behind ‘Green Book’

February 10, 2019  Stephanie Officer There are several scenes in the Oscar nominated film “Green Book,” that are still up for debate in real life — more than half a century later. Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali plays Don Shirley, otherwise known as Doc Shirley, a Classical and Jazz pianist of Jamaican

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Black Venture Capitalists Raising $370 Million This Year. How Much Will Go to Black Businesses?

by Jeffrey McKinney October 29, 2018 In an extraordinary new development, funding for black businesses is flourishing. More than $370 million has been raised or planned this year to back black venture capitalists. However, the percentage that will go to black businesses, remains to be seen. The growing trend is phenomenal

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Obama Rips Trump, GOP In Fiery Speeches for Midwest Democrats

By IVAN MORENO and DAVID EGGERT DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns

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Black Students Sue Texas County Over Limited Early Voting Locations

By Sam Levine 10/23/2018 05:46 pm ET A group of students at a historically black university in Texas is suing county officials for not providing enough early voting locations on campus, saying they are discriminating against students based on their race and age. The five students at Prairie View A&M

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Groups Work to Energize Black Voters in Key 2018 Midterm Election Contests

By Vanessa Williams October 19 at 9:58 AM BlackPAC, which helped to boost turnout among black voters for crucial Democratic victories in Virginia and Alabama, will spend $8 million to mobilize African Americans for key midterm contests for the Senate, House and governorships. The group will use direct mail and

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Trump Administration Plans ‘Maintenance’ Work During Obamacare’s Affordable Healthcare Act Open Enrollment. Again.

Angela Helm 10/10/18 11:45pm After pushing through a Supreme Court nominee who was clearly unqualified for the High Court, and suffering no real repercussions for tearing families apart, the Trump administration continues on its petty AF tour, announcing that it is planning hours-long downtimes for maintenance on healthcare.gov during the

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Racist Stuff From the ’60s Happening in Georgia in 2018

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 18, 2018 Sweet, a loyalty-fueled social marketplace, has partnered with Rock the Vote to spread the word about the importance of young people exercising their right to vote. Sweet’s platform boosts voter engagement by combining a loyalty platform with a digital reward token called Sugar. Sweet

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9 Year Old Black Child Wrongly Accused of Grabbing White Woman ‘Cornerstore Caroline’

By Enjoli Francis  Bill Hutchinson Oct 16, 2018, 2:10 PM With tears streaming down his cheeks, a 9-year-old black child spoke out at a community meeting in New York about being wrongly accused of grabbing a white woman’s backside in a corner store — an incident disproved by security-camera footage.

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The Color of Economic Anxiety

Malaika Jabali 10 Oct 2018   Is the collapse of Democratic fortunes due to economic anxiety? Just ask Black Milwaukeeans. “Studies show that voter suppression was among the least important factors affecting black turnout in Wisconsin.” The building loomed over the intersection like an apparition. Though hollowed out and lifeless,

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