Byron Allen, Comcast Square Off in Historic Race Discrimination Case

By Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and Chiara Vercellone – November 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — An 1866 Reconstruction era law was put to the test Tuesday when Supreme Court justices wrestled with the standard that television executive Byron Allen must meet to move forward with his discrimination complaint against Comcast Corp. “[The

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Deval Patrick Is Running For President: Reports

11/13/2019 03:08 pm ET By Ryan Grenoble First he definitely wasn’t, then he was rumored to be considering it, and now it’s official: Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told senior Democrats Wednesday he’s running for president, according to The New York Times and CNN. Rumors of Patrick’s potential entrance in the race

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Former Rep. John Conyers, Longest-Serving Black Member Of Congress, Dies At 90

10/27/2019 04:07 pm ET By Hayley Miller and Sanjana Karanth Former Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who spent more than five decades in Congress until he resigned two years ago, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said. The civil rights icon served the Detroit area in the

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Truck Driver Launches Eat Black Owned to Help Travelers Find Black-Owned Restaurants

by  Simone Johnson September 16, 2019 As a truck driver, Edward Dillard understands the struggle of searching for black-owned restaurants when in a different city. That’s why he created Eat Black Owned, a website that helps customers locate black-owned eateries around the country. For nearly 15 years, Dillard has been a

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Bob Johnson, BET Founder, Praises Trump, Says Democrats Have Moved “Too Far Left”

by  Samara Lynn July 9, 2019 Black Enterprise Magazine In an interview with CNBC, America’s first black billionaire and the founder of BET, Robert L. Johnson weighed in on what he sees as problems with the Democratic Party. “The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far

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Presidential Hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, in Selma, says U.S. Failing its People

March 3, 2019 / 1:34 PM by: Katharine Jackson (Reuters) – Presidential hopeful Cory Booker told a service commemorating the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march, a turning point in the civil rights movement, that the United States is still failing many Americans, citing poverty and gun violence as constant threats. Booker,

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Once Fast-Growing Black-Owned Construction Company Now At Critical Juncture

by Jeffrey McKinney February 20, 2019 After experiencing explosive growth, black-owned construction company THOR Companies is reportedly revamping its business model and trying to overcome financial challenges.THOR, a Minneapolis-based contracting and management firm, has hired Manchester Cos. as its chief reorganization officer. Manchester, also based in Minneapolis, is known for turning

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