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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National Black News Channel Makes Debut

by: BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press Posted: Feb 14, 2020 / 05:25 PM EST / Updated: Feb 14, 2020 / 05:35 PM EST TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts was beaming like a proud parent as he talked about the launch of Black News Channel — a project

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Amanda Edwards is Working to Become the Third Black Woman to Ever Hold a U.S. Senate Seat

by Selena Hill February 8, 2020 After serving her community as a Houston City Council member for four years, Amanda Edwards is now determined to make history. The 38-year-old Texas native was elected in 2015 as one of Houston’s at-large council members and subsequently represented 2.3 million Texans. She also played

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Barack and Michelle Obama-produced Netflix documentary ‘American Factory’ clinches Oscar nod

Kevin Breuninger @KevinWilliamB Published Mon, Jan 13 202010:26 AM EST A documentary created by former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s production company scored an Oscar nomination, marking the first time an ex-president has snagged a nod at the Academy Awards. Higher Ground Productions, which aims to create

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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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Black Americans Are More Doubtful About Participating In The Census, Survey Finds

10/18/2019 01:23p.m. By Sam Levine Black Americans are roughly twice as likely as their white counterparts to express doubts about participating in the 2020 census, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released Friday. A combined 26% of Black respondents said in the survey that they might not,

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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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12 Black Designers Reveal the Career Advice That Transformed Their Lives

By Monique Valeris Feb 19, 2019 For Black History Month, it’s only fitting that we’d choose to highlight interior designers and design taste makers of color who are making their mark in a competitive industry. Here, a few of our favorites reveal the career gems that have contributed to their

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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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