Dear White People’s Jeremy Tardy Accuses Lionsgate and Netflix of ‘Racial Discrimination’: ‘It is the Very Epitome of Hypocrisy’

Annabel Nugent Sept. 11, 2020 The Independent “Dear White People” actor Jeremy Tardy revealed that he will not be returning to the show due to experiences of “racial discrimination”. In a series of Twitter posts, which have garnered nearly 30,000 likes, Tardy chronicled the events that led to his exit

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Trump Already Leaning Into Kamala Harris Birther Conspiracy Theories

POLITICS 08/13/2020 08:32 pm ET By Lydia O’Connor It only took two days from the time Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for President Donald Trump to begin entertaining a racist birther conspiracy about her. A reporter asked Trump at a Thursday news conference for his

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Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris As His Vice President In 2020 Election

POLITICS 08/11/2020 04:17 pm ET By Amanda Terkel and Nick Visser Joe Biden has tapped Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, choosing one of the Democratic Party’s most visible stars and a former competitor from the primary. Harris, 55, was long considered the front-runner for the job. She is already

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Progressive Challenger Cori Bush Unseats Rep. Lacy Clay In Missouri

POLITICS 08/05/2020 12:21 am ET By Daniel Marans Progressive challenger Cori Bush defeated Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday, adding to the activist left’s winning streak. The primary win in one of the most Democratic House seats in the country assures

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Report: Coronavirus Will Make Income Inequality Even Worse for Black and Brown Americans

by Derek Major August 3, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has hit low-income Black and Latino Americans harder than other groups and, as a result, the income divide in the U.S. will likely rise, according to a new report. The report released July 23 by Deloitte, states before the coronavirus pandemic and the

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Georgia Democrats Nominate State Senator Nikema Williams To Succeed John Lewis

POLITICS 07/20/2020 12:06 pm ET By Tara Golshan and Daniel Marans Georgia’s Democratic Party picked its own party chair, Nikema Williams, a state senator, to run in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, the seat held by the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Lewis died Friday after a battle with

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Barack Obama: John Lewis ‘Risked His Life’ So This Nation Could ‘Live Up To Its Promise’

POLITICS 07/18/2020 02:54 am ET By Mary Papenfuss   Rep. John Lewis battled tirelessly for civil rights inspired by a faith that humanity yearns to do what’s right, former President Barack Obama wrote in a moving tribute to his friend on Friday. “He loved this country so much that he risked

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American Black Film Festival Founders Launch Nonprofit For Social Change and Racial Justice

by Dana Givens June 27, 2020 Hollywood has dealt with issues of diversity and inclusion for many years with campaigns like #OscarSoWhite illuminating the disparities many minorities in the industry face on everything from award nominations to salaries. Now, the founders of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) are coming together

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House Passes Bill to Make DC the 51st State, but GOP Opposition Means Bill Unlikely to Advance Further

Nicholas Wu USA TODAY June 26, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state, though Republicans and the White House have voiced their opposition to the measure. The bill, aptly named “H.R. 51,” passed on a mostly party-line vote of 232-180. One Democrat, Rep. Collin

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GOP Sends Black Georgia Congresswoman Rep. Lucy McBath a “For Sale” Sign with Her Name On It

By Luke Darby February 26, 2020 At Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg got a little too honest. Referring to the wave of newly elected congressional Democrats who flipped control of the House of Representatives in 2018, Bloomberg said, “Twenty-one of those were people that I spent

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