Spike Lee Boycotts Gucci and Prada, Says ‘They Don’t Have a Clue’ About Racism

By Joshua Espinoza Feb 08, 2019 Spike Lee said he will no longer wear Prada or Gucci until the fashion houses “hire some black designers.” The Oscar-nominated director made the announcement via Instagram on Friday in light of the labels’ blackface controversies. Prada received backlash less than two months ago for an

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Celebrities Show Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick Over Super Bowl 2019 Weekend

02/03/2019 07:36 pm ET By Kimberley Richards Celebrities, athletes and activists used social media to share their support for Colin Kaepernick before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted his gratitude, often by posting photos of people sporting #Imwithkap jerseys ahead of the big game. Kaepernick tweeted

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The Historic Political Gains Made By Black Women In 2018

Donna M. Owens Dec, 20, 2018 When Ayanna Pressley heads to Congress in January, the newly elected Massachusetts representative will work from the same office that Shirley Chisholm once occupied decades ago. The symbolism is powerful: Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress 50 years ago, while Pressley

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Lauren Underwood Makes History As Youngest Black Woman To Serve In Congress

By Kimberley Richards 01/03/2019 05:22 pm ET Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) has become the youngest black woman to serve in Congress, according to congressional archives. The 32-year-old was sworn into office on Thursday, after her historic election victory in the 14th Congressional District in Illinois in November. She is the first

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Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Largest Member Group In History

01/03/2019 03:06 pm ET By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman On Thursday, the day of the official swearing-in of the 116th Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus swore in its own group of members, a total of 55 ― its largest number in history. This year’s CBC surpasses its previous record of 49 House

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The Lawyer Helping Social Influencers Protect their Passion and Profits

by Kandia Johnson December 23, 2018 Although social influencers and content creators are a fairly new phenomenon, their ability to inspire an audience to take action makes them highly sought after by small businesses, mega-brands, and even Hollywood film studios. But creators should take note, with a growing demand for influencers,

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Senate Unanimously Approves Bill To Make Lynching A Federal Crime

12/20/2018 12:38 am ET By Dominique Mosbergen After almost a century of attempts to outlaw lynching nationally, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Wednesday that would make the act a federal hate crime. The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act was sponsored by the Senate’s three African-American members: Kamala Harris

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Sheila Oliver Sworn in as New Jersey’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT  Jan 17, 2018 Democrat Phil Murphy was sworn in Tuesday as New Jersey’s 56th governor. He succeeds two-term Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was also sworn in Tuesday. She replaces Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Lt. Gov. Oliver becomes the state’s first Black lieutenant governor.

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